Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

A rivalry that has given endless memories to the fans will be back in action once again this year. Be it Rahul Tewatia’s five sixes or Kartik Tyagi’s superb last over while defending just 4 runs, both the teams have performed well against each other and hence one more time, both the teams will be looking to give another exciting match to the fans.

Previous Encounters

Both the teams have performed well in the last few matches against each other and fans will be waiting for this match now. Sanju Samson vs Mayank Agarwal will surely be a contest to watch out for as both the young captains will be looking to dominate each other and hence take those two crucial points at this moment of the league.

Head to Head Matches

  • Matches played: 23 matches
  • Matches won by Punjab Kings: 10 matches
  • Matches won by Rajasthan Royals: 13 matches

So, the head-to-head record is in the favor of Rajasthan Royals and hence they will be looking to get an advantage of it at this stage and will look to take those 2 points.

Pre Match Analysis

Punjab Kings will be entering this match after defeating the table toppers, Gujarat Titans and thus they will be high on confidence this time. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be coming here after losing their last two matches and hence they will look to get back to winning ways now.

Punjab Kings on the cricket fields.

Punjab Kings have got a team that is capable of dominating other teams in the tournament. With Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal at the top, the opening pair looks settled and hence the management will hope for some good innings from both of them. In the middle order, they have Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow which makes them an amazing team to watch out for. However, the lack of runs from Jonny Bairstow is a big concern for the team at this moment. In the bowling department, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh are the star bowlers for the team. Rahul Chahar and Sandeep Sharma have also done well for them and hence they will look to perform even better now.

Rajasthan Royals on the cricket fields.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have been playing so well this season as Jos Buttler with the orange cap has been so good. He has already scored three centuries this season and will look to score more. Besides him, Devdutt Padikkal and Sanju Samson have also done well for the team. In the middle order, Karun Nair hasn’t done much and this has been a problem for them. Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag have played well and hence the team management will be hoping for some big hits from them at the end. The bowlers are in good form as Yuzvendra Chahal with the purple cap has done well. Apart from him, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen are in top form too.

Final Thoughts

The stage is set for both the teams to come and give their best. Sanju Samson vs Mayank Agarwal will be a contest to look at. So, we predict that Rajasthan Royals are going to win this match and Sanju Samson will be the one to take them home in this contest. Thus the bettors can opt for Rajasthan Royals to bet in order to gain some good profits.