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Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Rajasthan Royals will play Punjab Kings in the 65th match of the IPL 2024. The game will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati and will start at 7:30 PM IST on May 15.

The two teams are placed at the opposite end of the points table. Rajasthan Royals are placed second with 16 points while PBKS have been eliminated after losing eight out of the 12 games they have played.

This is a very important match for RR as they need a win to seal the top two finish that guarantees a place in Qualifier 1 where the winner goes through the final and the loser gets another shot in Eliminator.  The Royals have lost a bit of form, suffering defeats in the previous three matches.

Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

RR vs PBKS Match Toss Prediction

The captain winning the toss should bowl first. This is the first game of IPL 2024 at this venue and the captains will be unsure how the wicket will play which could inspire them to bowl first..

RR vs PBKS Pitch Report

The pitch at the Barsapara Stadium is generally very flat and good for runs scoring. However, new ball could move a bit while spinners may get some grip and turn in the second innings.  A score of 180 could be par here. 

Jaipur Weather Report

It will be a humid evening with temperature hovering around high 30s. The humidity will be 62 per cent and the wind speed will be 10 kmph. There is a 10 per cent chance of rain.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Indian Premier League 2024

RR Team News & Playing 11

RR Team News

Jos Buttler will not be available due to national commitments. Also, Shimron Hetmyer is all set to make a return to the playing XI. Tanush Kotian could replace Buttler in the playing XI. 

RR Key Players

  • Riyan Parag – Riyan Parag scored 47 on a tough Chepauk surface against CSK. Parag has been on fire in IPL and played a massive role in Royals juggernaut this season, scoring 483 runs.
  • Sanju Samson – Sanju Samson has been mighty consistent. He has broken the record of most runs by him in an IPL season, with 486 runs at a strike rate of 158. Every time Royals have found themselves in trouble, Samson has put his hand up and took the team to the position of strength.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal – Yuzvendra Chahal lost some form in the previous few games but he still is one of the key members of the bowling unit. Chahal has taken 15 wickets so far in IPL 2024.
  • Sandeep Sharma – Sandeep Sharma has got the ball to swing both ways and picked clutch wickets with the new ball, something he would be expected to do against PBKS. Overall, he has taken 10 wickets in seven games so far.

RR Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Tanush Kotian,  Rovman Powell, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Nandre Burger, Keshav Maharaj

Rovman Powell could be used as an impact player while Shimron Hetmyer can be picked in playing XI in place of Shubham Dubey. In case RR need a bowler, Nandre Burger can be used.

RR Team Form

RR have been outstanding throughout the season, winning 10 games, however, the team suffered defeats in the last three matches of the IPL 2024.

RR Predicted Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tanush Kotian, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

For PBKS, Shikhar Dhawan is all set for a comeback after missing a major chunk of action due to an injury. Liam Livingstone will also not be available as he has flown back to UK to fix his knee issues ahead of T20 World Cup. Jonny Bairstow and Sam Curran should be available for this clash but they too are set to leave PBKS this week.

PBKS Key Players

  • Shikhar Dhawan – Shikhar Dhawan would be raring to make an impact after missing most of PBKS’ matches this season due to injury. With PBKS already out of the playoff race, Dhawan could play without any pressure which could get the best out of him.
  • Jonny Bairstow – Jonny Bairstow started slow but found form in the latter end of the tournament that also saw him score a match winning hundred against KKR. Overall, he has scored 284 runs in 10 games this season.
  • Shashank Singh –  Shashank Singh has been a great find for PBKS. Coming at tough situations, Singh did well to bail out PBKS from trouble and put them on the brink of a win. He has scored 352 runs in 12 games in IPL 2024.
  • Harshal Patel –  Harshal Patel might leak a few runs but almost always gets important wickets for the team. With 20 wickets in 12 games, he is the joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament along with Jasprit Bumrah.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Ellis, T Thyagarajan, Shubham Dubey 

Jitesh Sharma can be used if PBKS need a batter while Harpreet Brar can be a good bowling impact player

PBKS Team Form

PBKS have been ordinary in IPL 2024, winning just four games. They have been knocked out of the tournament.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Jonny Bairstow (wk), Shikhar Dhawan (C), Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran, Ashutosh Sharma, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa

RR vs PBKS Head to Head

The Royals have maintained a clear dominance over PBKS, winning 16 out of the 27 games. Royals have also won four out of the last five games.

RR vs PBKS Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played RR Won PBKS Won Tie NR
Overall 27 16 11 0 0
Last 5 5 4 1 0 0

RR vs PBKS Betting Odds

The favourites with the bookies ahead of this game are Rajasthan Royals who can be backed at 1.70. Those same bookmakers have Delhi Capitals to lose their second match in a row, although they can be backed to win at 2.15.

Who will win Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings T20 Match?

There are some seriously strong batters in both line-ups as well as some brilliant left-arm bowlers. There is not much to choose between the sides but we have Rajasthan Royals as the stronger XI.

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