PBKS vs RR IPL 2024 Match 27 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Published on: Apr 13, 2024 5:30 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 13, 2024 5:18 pm IST

PBKS vs RR IPL 2024 Match 27 Match-Ups: Top 5 Player Battles to Watch Out For

Punjab Kings will welcome Rajasthan Royals to their new home for the 27th match of the Indian Premier League 2024 on Saturday evening at 7:30 PM IST. Rajasthan Royals are at the top of the points table with 4 wins and 1 defeat. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings are 8th in the points table with 2 wins and 3 defeats.

For Punjab Kings, Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow will have to take more responsibility with the bat, while the trio of Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, and Harshal Patel will lead the bowling attack. On the other hand, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Riyan Parag have been in good form for Rajasthan Royals. Talking about their bowling, Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal are going to be the main men for the Men in Pink. Meanwhile, in this post, we will take a look at the top five player battles to watch out for in the PBKS vs RR contest.

PBKS vs RR Top 5 Player Battles

1 – Shikhar Dhawan and Trent Boult

Matches 12
Runs 86
Balls 78
Outs 1

Trent Boult is known for his ability to trouble the openers with the new ball. However, Shikhar Dhawan has negotiated the thunderbolts of the Kiwi really well so far. In 12 matches, Boult has only dismissed Shikhar Dhawan once, while the latter has scored 86 runs off 78 deliveries.

2 – Jos Buttler and Kagiso Rabada

Matches 8
Runs 71
Balls 49
Outs 2

It is a mouth-watering clash between two powerhouses. In 8 T20 meetings, Jos Buttler has smashed the South African pacer for 71 runs off just 49 deliveries. Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada has also dismissed the Englishman 2 times.

3 – Yashasvi Jaiswal and Arshdeep Singh

Matches 4
Runs 15
Balls 15
Outs 2

Yashasvi Jaiswal is known for taking on the bowlers from the word go. Meanwhile, Arshdeep usually handles the new-ball responsibility for the Punjab Kings. The left-arm pacer has seriously troubled Jaiswal across 4 T20 meetings in the IPL. Yashasvi Jaiswal has only scored 15 runs off 15 deliveries against Arshdeep while getting out 2 times.

4 – Liam Livingstone and Yuzvendra Chahal

Matches 3
Runs 4
Balls 11
Outs 1

Liam Livingstone is known for tearing apart the bowling attacks for fun in the middle overs. However, he hasn’t been able to trouble the willy legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the IPL so far. In 3 meetings, Liam Livingstone has only scored 4 runs off 11 deliveries against Chahal while getting out once.

5 – Riyan Parag and Harshal Patel

Matches 3
Runs 37
Balls 20
Outs 2

It is going to be a very underrated battle between the two players in this contest. Riyan Parag has been in superb form this season and Harshal Patel is handling the death-bowling duties for Punjab Kings. In 3 IPL meetings between the two players, Riyan Parag has smashed 37 runs off 20 deliveries against Harshal Patel. However, the latter has not refused to go down and dismissed the former 2 times already.

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