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RR vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the RR vs PBKS match in IPL 2024 at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati on 15th May, Wednesday.

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Rajasthan Royals will host Punjab Kings in match no 65 of IPL 2024 on Wednesday, 15th May, at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. RR have won 8 out of 12 games they have played so far this season and are sitting at the second spot of the points table. The Kings are at the bottom of the points table with only four victories. They will be desperate to end the season on a positive note while RR can get back to the winning path as they have lost their previous three games consecutively. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 team predictions, here is everything you need to know about the RR vs PBKS match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

RR vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match venue: Guwahati
RR vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match venue: Guwahati | Image: Wikipedia

How to watch the RR vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match?

The Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

Barsapara Cricket Stadium is a batting-friendly pitch, especially in white-ball cricket. The surface offers little assistance to the bowlers, but the batters will have the upper hands. The presence of significant dew during the second innings can significantly impact the game, especially for matches played in the evening. Teams batting first must set a big target for the oppositions because the dew will help the side batting second.  

The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius. Humidity of about 66 percent is expected but there is no chance of rain.

RR vs PBKS: Head-to-Head Record

Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have faced each other in 27 matches. RR have a good lead as they have won 16 games while PBKS have won only 11.

  • Matches played: 27
  • Rajasthan Royals won: 16
  • Punjab Kings won: 11
  • No result: 0

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Team News

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals are sitting at the second spot of the points table and have already qualified for the playoffs with 16 points. But, they are coming after three straight losses and will be desperate to win the two remaining games. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal have scored some valuable runs at the top for their side which have given the middle-order batters more freedom. But they haven't been so consistent which has created some problems in recent games.

Sanju Samson has been the most crucial player for Rajasthan in the top order, scoring 486 runs in 12 matches. Riyan Parag is set to bat at no 4 and he has been brilliant for the side. He has already scored 483 runs for RR in 12 matches which speaks volume. Dhruv Jurel played a crucial cameo in the last game and he has been decent so far this season.

RR vs PBKS: Riyan Parag finished unbeaten on 47
Riyan Parag finished unbeaten on 47 against CSK | Image: AFP/Getty

Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma are highly expected to feature as the leading pace bowlers with Avesh Khan bowling the death overs. But, they proved to be very expensive in the last game. Although Avesh bowled a tight 2-over spell but couldn't scalp any wicket.

Yuzvendra Chahal bowled a sensational spell against CSK and proved why he is one of the best spinners India have ever produced. Although he got only wicket but that could have been the game changer if it wasn't for other bowlers. He didn't get enough support from the others and the defending total also very less.

Ashwin finally getting some wickets and improving a lot in the middle overs. Chahal and Ashwin were the only positive from RR's bowling unit from the last game and they will try to replicate that in the game against Punjab. 

Punjab Kings

PBKS are coming into this game after a huge loss against Bangalore. Bairstow got off to a good start but Prabhsimran could only add four runs. The opening pair has been hot and cold for the entire season and Punjab haven't been able to improve. Jitesh Sharma's struggle continues. He is a huge flop for PBKS this season. Shashank Singh played another impressive knock in the previous game but that wasn't enough as PBKS couldn't chase the title.

Rilee Rossouw played a brilliant knock of 61 after facing only 27 deliveries. He will try to replicate that performance in the game against Rajasthan too. Liam Livingstone featured but left the field without scoring any runs. Ashtosh Sharma is also expected to feature on Wednesday but his form is a worrying sign.

Harshal Patel picked up three wickets while Kaverappa scalped two in the previous game. Harshal is improving game by game and has already scalped 20 wickets this season. Arshdeep Singh did concede 41 runs and he is not consistent despite getting 16 wickets this season. Rahul Chahar also went very expensive and his performances are not up to the mark.

Possible XIs

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (C), Dhruv Jurel, Yashasvi Jaiswal, T Kohler-Cadmore, Shubham Dubey, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Avesh Khan, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Impact Player Subs: Kunal Singh Rathore, Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, D Ferreira, NA Saini, N Burger, Sandeep Sharma, Abid Mushtaq, KR Sen, TK Kotian, KA Maharaj

Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow (wk), Prabh Simran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, R Rossouw, Ashutosh Sharma, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran (C), Chris Woakes, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel

Impact Player Subs: Harpreet Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, A Taide, LS Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, R Dhawan, T Thyagarajan, Harpreet Brar, K Rabada, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Nathan Ellis

Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings: Dream XI Team Prediction

RR vs PBKS Fantasy Team Prediction
RR vs PBKS Fantasy Team Prediction | SportzPoint
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