The Indian Premier League 2023 has kicked off with a bang, and the Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have both started the season on a positive note. These two teams will face each other in the 8th game of the tournament, and it promises to be a thrilling encounter.
Rajasthan Royals, who have always been one of the most exciting teams in the IPL, defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by a massive 72 runs in their opening game. It was an excellent all-around performance by the Royals, with their batsmen and bowlers shining.
Their openers, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal, started brilliantly and smashed the bowlers all over the park in the powerplay. Both batsmen scored a fifty, along with Sanju Samson, who was equally impressive. The middle-order also contributed well, and the Royals posted a massive total of 220 runs on the board.
With the ball, their bowlers were equally impressive, and they picked up wickets at regular intervals. The pick of the bowlers was Yuzvendra Chahal, who took four wickets, while Trent Boult was exceptional in the powerplay and took two wickets.
On the other hand, the Punjab Kings also announced themselves in style, with a thumping win against the Kolkata Knight Riders. They were impressive with both bat and ball, and it was a complete team effort.
Batting first, the Punjab Kings scored 191 runs, with Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa scoring 40 and 50 runs, respectively. The middle-order also contributed well, and they posted a challenging total on the board.
With the ball, the Punjab Kings bowlers were excellent and never let the Knight Riders settle. Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowlers, with three wickets, while Sam Curran and Sikandar Raza also picked up a wicket each.
As both teams come off their opening wins, they will be looking to carry the momentum forward and win this match.
RR vs PBKS Match Timing and Venue
- Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings (RR vs PBKS)
- League: TATA IPL
- Date: Wednesday, 5th April 2023
- Time: 07:30 PM (IST) – 02:00 PM (GMT)
RR vs PBKS Match Pitch Report
The game will be held at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati, which is known for its batting-friendly wicket. The average first innings score at this venue is 178 runs, and the pitch is expected to offer some help to the pacers in the powerplay. However, the spinners may not get much assistance from the pitch. Teams will prefer chasing on this ground, and we can expect a high-scoring game.
Sawai Mansingh Stadium Records and Stats
|Batting first won:||(0%)|
|Bowling first won:||1 (100%)|
|1st inn avg score:||164|
|2nd inn avg score:||166|
RR vs PBKS Possible Playing XI
- Jos Buttler
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Devdutt Padikkal
- Sanju Samson (c & wk)
- Riyan Parag
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Jason Holder
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Trent Boult
- KM Asif
- Yuzvendra Chahal
- Shikhar Dhawan (c)
- Prabhsimran Singh
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Jitesh Sharma (wk)
- Sikandar Raza
- Sam Curran
- Shahrukh Khan
- Harpreet Brar
- Nathan Ellis
- Rahul Chahar
- Arshdeep Singh
RR vs PBKS Head to Head
RR vs PBKS Recent Form
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team
RR vs PBKS Team News
Rajasthan Royals are expected to stick with their current playing 11.
Punjab Kings will have the advantage of adding Kagiso Rabada to their bowling attack, which can strengthen their performance.
Unfortunately, Liam Livingstone is still out of the game due to injury and will not be available for PBKS.
RR vs PBKS Live Match – RR vs PBKS Live Score
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 matches will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network in various languages. Fans can enjoy the entire tournament for free in 4K resolution by streaming it on the JioCinema application and website. So You can watch Live RR vs PBKS Match on Jio cinema.
RR vs PBKS Squads
|Rajasthan Royals (RR) Squad||Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||Shikhar Dhawan (C)|
|Jos Buttler (WK)||Prabhsimran Singh (WK)|
|Sanju Samson (WK)(C)||Bhanuka Rajapaksa (WK)|
|Devdutt Padikkal||Jitesh Sharma (WK)|
|Riyan Parag||Sikandar Raza|
|Shimron Hetmyer||Sam Curran|
|Ravichandran Ashwin||Shahrukh Khan|
|Jason Holder||Rahul Chahar|
|Trent Boult||Harpreet Brar|
|KM Asif||Nathan Ellis|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Arshdeep Singh|
|Dhruv Jurel||Harpreet Singh|
|Obed McCoy||Liam Livingstone|
|Abdul Basith||Shivam Singh|
|Adam Zampa||Baltej Singh|
|Sandeep Sharma||Kagiso Rabada|
|KC Cariappa||Vidwath Kaverappa|
|Murugan Ashwin||Mohit Rathee|
|Akash Vasisht||Matthew Short|
|Donavon Ferreira||Atharva Taide|
|Kunal Singh Rathore (WK)||Rajangad Bawa|
|Kuldip Yadav||Rishi Dhawan|