PBKS vs RR IPL Prediction 19 May 2023

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Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Indian Premier League 2023

Punjab Kings
Rajasthan Royals
  • Date: 2023-05-19
  • Start Time: 19:30
  • Location: HPCA Stadium, Dharmasala

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  • Prediction:
    Rajasthan Royals to win
  • Best Odds:
    Rajasthan Royals: 1.87
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The 66th match of the Indian Premier League 2023 will witness Punjab Kings taking on Rajasthan Royals at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. As the hosts, Punjab Kings have had a challenging IPL season and currently sit in the eighth position on the table.

  • This upcoming match holds significant importance for them as they strive to improve their standing.
  • On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals faced a defeat in their recent home game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 14, Sunday.
  • Sitting in the sixth position, the Royals are determined to improve their prospects of securing a spot in the playoffs by securing a win in this crucial match.

PBKS vs RR – IPL – Venue Details

Venue: HPCA Stadium, Dharmasala

Date: May 19th 2023

Time: 19:30 (local)

PBKS vs RR – IPL – Team Previews

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings’ defeat against Delhi Capitals dealt a significant blow to Shikhar Dhawan’s team, as it was a crucial match that they needed to win. The persistent issues with their seam attack were evident, as Curran, Rabada and Nathan Ellis struggled with conceding too many runs. This allowed the Capitals to set an imposing total of 213 runs. Despite a valiant effort from Liam Livingstone, the task of chasing down the target became too challenging with wickets falling regularly.

To turn the tide, Punjab Kings will rely on a strong start from Prabhsimran Singh and Dhawan, who will face a formidable bowling attack. The team will also look to capitalize on the recent good form of Liam Livingstone, who can contribute quick runs. Sam Curran and Kagiso Rabada, being experienced bowlers, will be crucial in taking early wickets and gaining control over the match.

Depending on the match situation, the Kings may consider including Prabhsimran Singh as their Impact Player, either in place of a seamer during a chase or as an opening batsman if they bat first, and then bringing in an additional bowler for their defense. As of now, there are no known fitness concerns for the Kings.

Rajasthan Royals

Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals have been enduring a rough patch, managing only one win in their last five games. Their loss of form at such a crucial stage of the tournament is proving to be detrimental for the team. The Royals suffered significant defeats in their last two matches, including a 112-run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore. To keep their playoff hopes alive, they will require a resounding victory in this match and will also need other results to go in their favor.

The presence of Punjab Kings’ spinner Rahul Chahar will be crucial in challenging Rajasthan’s vulnerable middle order. If the Kings can strike early and dismiss key batsmen from the Royals’ lineup, their middle order, which has shown vulnerabilities at times this season, might struggle against the skillful spinner who has a knack for taking important wickets.

In conditions that favor swing, there is a possibility of Trent Boult making a comeback for the Royals, potentially replacing leg-spinner Adam Zampa. RR have not followed a consistent pattern regarding the utilization of the Impact Player rule. If they opt to bowl first, there is a chance that Navdeep Saini might make way for an additional batsman in the lineup.

PBKS vs RR – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s

Punjab Kings: Prabhsimran Singh, S Dhawan (Cap), Atharva Taide, L Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, S Curran, R Chahar, K Rabada, N Ellis, Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royals: Y Jaiswal, J Buttler, S Samson (Cap & wk), J Root, D Padikkal, S Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravi Ashwin, A Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, T Boult

PBKS vs RR – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction

The HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala provides an advantageous setting for fast bowlers, especially with the new ball. However, the smaller dimensions of the ground favour stroke players, allowing them to capitalize on scoring opportunities. The ball doesn’t offer as much turn compared to other tracks in the country.

PBKS vs RR – IPL – Win Prediction

Rajasthan have the better chance between these two teams for qualifying with their netter NRR and should be able to win this game.