PBKS vs RR: Punjab Kings will face Rajasthan Royals in the 66th match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be held at the Dharamshala Stadium in Himachal Pradesh.
Both teams have a remarkable performance this season. They had a good start in their opening match. Later, some consecutive failures shook their confidence. But still, they managed to keep their points table at a decent position. Winning this match is significant for both teams to reach the playoffs.
Punjab Kings lost their previous match with DC by 15 runs. Currently, they are at a point of losing the playoffs, but a win could help them to enter the playoffs platform.
On the other side, Rajasthan Royals also lost their last contest with RCB by 112 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium. This will be the final match for both teams so winning the match is very important.
PBKS vs RR: Pitch Report
Dharamshala Stadium is the home ground of the Punjab Kings. It’s a spin bowler’s space. The stadium is known for its altitude and has a reputation for hitting six. The venue will host 2 matches this season. The short boundaries favour the batters to score runs easily. However, the dew is likely to play a crucial role to bowlers in the contest.
PBKS vs RR: Past Performance
Punjab Kings Defeated Rajasthan Royals in the 8th match of this season. The match was held at the Barasapara Stadium. Captain Shikhar Dhawan scored 86 runs in 56 balls. Prabhsimaran Singh and Jithesh Sharma played a significant role to hike the scoreboard with their good contributions.
Rajasthan Royals tried several attempts to achieve the chase target of 197, but they lost their key contributors in the powerplay and they could manage to score only a total of 192/7 in 20 overs. Although, the strong defence of the batters Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jurel kept RR in the chase.
Punjab Kings Team Squad
Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jithesh Sharma(wk), Prabhsimran Singh(wk),Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Shivam Singh, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Gurnoor Brar, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa.
Rajasthan Royals Team Squad
Sanju Samson (c, wk), Dhruv Jurel(wk), Jos Buttler(wk),Devdutt Padikkal, Joe Root, Donovan Ferreira, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Obed Mccoy, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kunal Singh Rathore, Adam Zampa, KC Cariappa, K M Asif, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abdul Basith, Akash Vasisht.