PBKS vs RR, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Prediction for Match 66 of IPL 2023

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Match Preview

In the 66th game of the IPL, it will be PBKS vs RR at Dharamshala yet again tomorrow evening.

Both these teams are struggling to get a win in the latter half of the league stage.

Meanwhile, talking about their last games, the Punjab Kings got defeated by Delhi Capitals yesterday by 15 runs at the same venue.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals got a huge loss of 112 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at home in Jaipur.

Furthermore, looking at the points table, the Punjab Kings are in 8th place with 12 points and an NRR of -0.308.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals are in 6th place with 12 points and an NRR of +0.140 which they will look to improve on.

Both these teams got a good start in the first half of the tournament and racked up wins one after the other.

But, now the scenario has changed for these two and they will look to one-up each other in tomorrow’s game.

Thus, we will get an excellent game between these two sides.

Match Details

Match: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 66

Venue: HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala

Date: 19th May 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

Ideally, the wicket at HPCA Stadium is a batter’s paradise as was seen in yesterday’s game between PBKS and DC. Therefore, a score of 200 runs or more will be a good one to defend here as the dew will come into play in the second half of the game. Moreover, the team winning the toss should look to bowl first.

Full Squads for PBKS vs RR, Match 66

Punjab Kings

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

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

Probable Playing XI for PBKS vs RR, Match 66

Punjab Kings

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royals

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal

Match Prediction for PBKS vs RR, Match 66

As this is a do-or-die game for both sides, they will perform well against each other in this game.

Ultimately, all will depend on whose NRR is strong to make it to the playoffs. But, Rajasthan Royals can win this game.

Furthermore, Punjab Kings will have to perform well with the ball as they conceded 213 runs in yesterday’s game.

Therefore, this will be a game to watch for fans tomorrow on both sides.

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