PBKS vs RR Prediction – Match Preview

Rajasthan Royals will lock horns with the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium for match number 52 on Saturday. Get up to speed by reading our PBKS vs RR prediction!

Rajasthan Royals have won 6 out of their 10 games and they are currently placed at the 3rd position on the points table of IPL 2022 whereas, Punjab Kings have registered 5 wins and 5 defeats this season and they are placed at the 7th position on the points table of IPL 2022. 

Rajasthan Royals lost their previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders. Rajasthan posted 152-5 on the board courtesy of a 54-run knock from Sanju Samson. Kolkata chased down the total in the last over with 7 wickets in hand. 

On the other hand, Punjab Kings won their previous game quite convincingly against Gujrat Titans by 8 wickets. Batting first, Gujrat Titans posted 143-8. on the board that was chased down by Punjab Kings with 24 balls to spare. Shikhar Dhawan scored 62* runs while Kagiso Rabada picked up 4 wickets in that match.

Head to Head  

Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in IPL. 

Total Matches Played: 23

PBKS won: 10

RR won: 13

Tie/ no result: 0   

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium will assist the batters and due to shorts boundaries, a high scoring game is expected between these two sides. Defending totals will be harder as compared to chasing on this pitch. 

Weather Report

The temperature will most likely hover around 34°C during the match with 66% humidity during the daytime. There are just 6% chances of rain during match timings. 

Average First Innings Score

The average first innings total at the Wankhede Stadium is 184.

PBKS vs RR Prediction – Probable XI

Punjab Kings Predicted XI

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma.

PBKS Complete Squad

Mayank Agarwal (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Sgtth, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.

Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI

Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.

RR Complete Squad

Sanju Samson (captain/wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna, Riyan Parag, Devdutt Padikkal, Navdeep Saini, Karun Nair, Rassie van der Dussen, James Neesham, Anunay Singh, Daryl Mitchell, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, KC Cariappa.

RR VS PBKS: Match Prediction 

Wicketkeeper: Sanju Samson 

Batsmen: Jos Buttler, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, and Jonny Bairstow 

All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, and Ravichandran Ashwin. 

Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, and Rahul Chahar. 

Winner Prediction

After a convincing victory in their previous game against a top side like Gujrat Titans, the confidence of Punjab Kings will be pretty high. They were outstanding in both batting and bowling departments and they will be hoping to repeat that performance against Rajasthan to stay alive in the tournament. 

Rajasthan Royals have a strong side and they have the ability to make a good comeback in this match. The batting department needs to fire and stop depending only upon Jos Buttler. The team combination of Rajasthan Royals is better than Punjab Kings. 

Hence, we predict that Rajasthan Royals will beat Punjab Kings in match 52 of IPL 2022. 

Broadcasting 

The match is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM IST. Star Sports network will broadcast the game on television, and its live streaming will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar. 

Our PBKS vs RR Prediction

  • Who will win the toss? Rajasthan Royals 
  • Who will win? Rajasthan Royals 
  • Top Batsman (Runs scored): Jos Buttler 
  • Top Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, and Rahul Chahar.
  • Team Scores Batting First: Between 170 to 190

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Last Updated on May 6, 2022

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