Indian Premier League: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, Match 8

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Match Preview

Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are going to face each other for the 8th game of IPL today at Guwahati.

Furthermore, looking back at their previous games, then Rajasthan Royals started off in style against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings also won a crucial game against the Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs.

Moreover, while the Punjab Kings have been bolstered by the addition of Kagiso Rabada to their squad, they are entering this contest as second favorites.

Additionally, looking at their head-to-head records in the IPL, then PBKS has lost four out of the last five games against the Rajasthan Royals.

Therefore, we will get a good game against these sides today at Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

Match Details

Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 8

Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Date: 5th April 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

The surface at Barsapara Cricket Stadium is a batting-friendly one when it comes to T20 cricket. Moreover, the average first innings score at this venue is 153 runs, and teams batting second have won just two out of the six T20 games here.

Full Squads for Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 8

Rajasthan Royals

Devdutt Paddikal, Joe Root, Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abdul Basith, Akash Vasisht, Donovan Ferreira, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Kunal Singh Rathore (wk), Sanju Samson (c & wk), Adam Zampa, KC Cariappa, KM Asif, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Sandeep Sharma, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Punjab Kings

Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shivam Singh, Gurnoor Brar, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Probable Playing XI for Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 8

Rajasthan Royals

Shimron Hetmyer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Paddikal, Riyan Parag, Kuldeep Sen, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Jitesh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Probable Winner

From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that Rajasthan Royals will win this game easily.

Furthermore, PBKS will have to play really well if they want to get ahead in this tournament.

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