PBKS Playing 11 for Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 8 of IPL 2023; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction

Published on: Apr 4, 2023 10:00 am IST|Updated on: Apr 5, 2023 2:12 pm IST

Punjab Kings will travel to Guwahati to face Rajasthan Royals in match 8 of IPL 2023. The high-octane encounter will be played on Wednesday (April 5) at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. The Punjab Kings are coming into this game with high confidence. Despite the unavailability of Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, the Shikhar Dhawan-led side did extremely well to beat Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening game.  

Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shikhar Dhawan were the top scorers with the bat, while Arshdeep Singh was the star with the ball as they registered a 7-run win via the DLS method. They will be aiming to replicate a similar performance against Rajasthan Royals.

Punjab Kings Playing XI Team News 

  • Shikhar Dhawan will open with Prabhsimran Singh
  • Kagiso Rabada has joined the squad and is likely to replace Nathan Ellis in the XI.
  • Liam Livingstone is still not available for Punja and will miss RR vs PBKS.

PBKS Playing 11

1. Shikhar Dhawan(c)
2. Prabsimran Singh
3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
4. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
5. Sikandar Raza
6. Shahrukh Khan
7. Sam Curran
8. Harpreet Brar
9. Arshdeep Singh
10. Kagiso Rabada
11. Rahul Chahar

Punjab Kings squad

Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Matthew Short

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RR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction

Arshdeep Singh Stats in IPL

Arshdeep has been the MVP of the Punjab Kings in last 2 seasons. He started this season with another noteworthy performance. Arshdeep picked 3 wickets while giving away just 19 runs. The pacer has a good record against Rajasthan Royals and he will be raring to get to the ground again.

Matches Wickets Last 3 performances in IPL Last 3 performances against RR BBM in IPL
38 43 3/19, 0/25, 3/37 2/29, 5/32, 3/35 5/32

Shikhar Dhawan Stats in IPL

The veteran opener played a good 40-run knock against Kolkata Knight Riders. While Dhawan has been out of the Indian side for a while, his innings showed that he hasn’t lost his aggressive touch. He will be once again crucial in the powerplay for Punjab.

Matches Runs Last 3 performances in IPL Last 3 performances against RR Highest Score in IPL
207 6284 40, 39, 19 12, 8, 9 106*

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