Punjab Kings (PBKS) will clash against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 52nd match of IPL 2022 on 7th May from 3:30 PM onwards at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Punjab Kings are currently in a do-or-die situation as they have to win all their remaining games to be alive in the playoffs race. However, the Royals are in a good position although, they have to win at least two games to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals – Match 52
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Date & Time: 7th May 2022 at 3:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar, and JIO TV.
Pitch Report: The pitch at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai is a balanced pitch. The pacers have earned some movements in the earlier phase of the game. However, the rest is for the batters to enjoy. Batting second will be a good option on this pitch as dew will make a huge factor in the second innings.
Matches Played: 23
Won By RR: 13
Won By PBKS: 10
There is no injury news till now from both teams.
Mayank-led Punjab Kings have managed to get back into winning ways in their previous game against Gujarat Titans. They bowled brilliantly at first then chased down the target with the help of Dhawan and Rajapaksa. Now, they will be looking to grab another victory here against the Royals, who are looking down currently losing their last two games. In the last game, Bairstow comes up to open with Shikhar while Mayank didn't bat till number five.
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Rajasthan Royals have lost their rhythm after losing two consecutive games against Mumbai and Kolkata. The Royals have secured 12 points in 10 games and need to win at least two games to stay alive in the playoffs race. Sanju has to find a way to grab a crucial win here or they will go down in the points table day by day. Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravi Ashwin both went wickets against KKR in their previous game as the Royals suffered a five-wicket loss.
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Captain: Jos Buttler
Vice-Captain: Liam Livingstone
Other C/VC options: Kagiso Rabada, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa
You must change your team if any of these players aren't announced in the starting lineup.