IPL 2023 8th Match Predictions: RR vs PBKS
On 5th April 2023, Rajasthan Royals will be up against Punjab Kings in the Tata Indian Premier League. The tournament’s 8th match will feature two teams who have always fought hard and hence this match will be no less than a blockbuster for the fans. Sanju Samson vs Shikhar Dhawan will be an amazing battle where they both will be looking to come out as the winners of the contest.
RR Players List & Role
|Name of the Player||Role of the Player|
|Sanju Samson (c)||Wicketkeeper-Batsman|
|Dhruv Jurel||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Donavon Ferreira||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Kunal Singh Rathore||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
PBKS Players List & Role
|Name of the Player||Role of the Player|
|Shikhar Dhawan (c)||Opening Batter|
|Jonny Bairstow||Wicketkeeper Batter|
|Liam Livingstone||Batting All-Rounder|
|Mohit Rathee||Batting All-Rounder|
|Prabhsimran Singh||Wicketkeeper Batter|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa||Top order Batter|
|M Shahrukh Khan||Batter|
|Jitesh Sharma||Wicketkeeper Batter|
|Shivam Singh||Batting All-Rounder|
|Sikandar Raza||Batting All-Rounder|
|Atharva Taide||Batting All-Rounder|
The first face-off between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals happened in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League where Rajasthan Royals managed to beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets as they easily chased the target of 166 runs. From the Punjab Kings camp, Yuvraj Singh scored a fifty and while chasing, Shane Watson from the Rajasthan Royals camp played an amazing knock as he made 76 runs and provided his team with an amazing platform that was laid during the run chase.
Previous IPL Results
Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals have faced each other 24 times and out of those 24 times, Rajasthan Royals have come out as the winners 14 times. The other 10 times, Punjab Kings have won the contest. This time again, both teams will be looking to play hard against each other.
|Date of the Match||Winner of the Match||Won by|
|07-May-2022||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets|
|21-Sept-2021||Rajasthan Royals||2 runs|
|12-Apr-2021||Punjab Kings*||4 Runs|
|30-Oct-2020||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets|
|27-Sep-2020||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets|
|16-Apr-2019||Punjab Kings*||12 Runs|
|25-Mar-2019||Punjab Kings*||14 Runs|
|8-May-2018||Rajasthan Royals||15 Runs|
|6-May-2018||Punjab Kings*||6 Wickets|
|20-Apr-2015||Punjab Kings*||One-Over Eliminator|
|9-Apr-2015||Rajasthan Royals||26 Runs|
|22-May-2014||Punjab Kings*||16 Runs|
|19-Apr-2014||Punjab Kings*||7 Wickets|
|8-May-2013||Rajasthan Royals||8 Wickets|
|13-Apr-2013||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets|
|4-May-2012||Rajasthan Royals||43 Runs|
|5-Apr-2012||Rajasthan Royals||31 Runs|
|20-Apr-2011||Punjab Kings*||48 Runs|
|6-Apr-2010||Rajasthan Royals||9 Wickets|
|23-Mar-2010||Rajasthan Royals||31 Runs|
|4-May-2009||Rajasthan Royals||78 Runs|
|25-Apr-2009||Punjab Kings*||27 Runs|
|27-May-2008||Punjab Kings*||41 Runs|
|20-Apr-2008||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets|
The match between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings has always been exciting as in the last few matches, both the teams have played well. Moreover, with the players like Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, and many more, the battle looks to be an exciting one at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
Probable best batter of the Match
The best batter of the match looks to be Jos Buttler as he has been playing well and even in the last 10 matches, he has scored 377 runs with an amazing strike rate of 135. He has been the backbone of the Rajasthan Royals team.
Probable best bowler of the Match
In the match between Punjab and Rajasthan, Kagiso Rabada looks to be a batter who can easily come out with his bowling and can deceive the opponents. With 19 wickets in the last 10 innings, he looks to be on the radar to be the best bowler of the match.
The 8th match of the Indian Premier League between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on 5th April 2023. The match will be streamed live from 7:30 p.m. on Jio Cinema and other streaming apps.
The Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati being a small ground has been a batting paradise as it provides the batters with an opportunity to take on the bowlers and hence get a good total. Moreover, the bowlers will always have a hard day on this ground because of the flat pitch.
Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts
After considering the way both the teams have been playing, it can be predicted that Rajasthan Royals have a better chance of winning the match as they have been performing well and the runners-up of the last season will be looking to go one step further this time.