Punjab Kings will play against Rajasthan Royals on 7th May, it will be the 52nd match of Tata IPL 2022. PBKS vs RR will take place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The playoff will begin at 3:30 pm and it is available live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar. It will be the first time both Punjab and Rajasthan will be playing against each other this season.
Punjab Kings have played ten matches in this season of IPL 2022 and won half of those matches. PBKS have 10 points to their name, and are currently in the seventh position on the points table. They previously played with Gujarat Titans and won the game by eight wickets. It was an incredible win by PBKS, where they managed to defeat the target score of 143 runs by Gujarat. Shikhar Dhawan was the highlighted player as he scored 62 and remained not-out. Bhanuka Rajapaksa also earned 40 runs for Punjab Kings and, closed off the difference and won. Kagiso Rabada took four wickets for Punjab, and Rishi Dhawan took two wickets.
Rajasthan Royals also played ten matches and won six of those games. RR currently has 12 points and is placed in the third position on the points table. Rajasthan Royals played their latest match against Kolkata Knight Riders and lost to them by seven wickets. RR couldn’t defend their set target of 152 runs in 20 overs. KKR batted well and took the win from RR. Sanju Samson played well and scored 54 runs for Rajasthan Royals, whereas Shimron Hetmyer made 27 runs. Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Sen, and Trent Boult each took one wicket for Rajasthan.
Today’s match between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals is quite substantial as both need this win to go further into the qualifying round. It will be the first match between PBKS and RR in Tata IPL 2022.
The 52nd match of the Tata IPL will be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Wankhede’s pitch is known for assisting batsmen and helping them predict the direction and the bounce of the ball. The stadium suffers from dew, and batting first wouldn’t be recommended.
The average temperature during the match will be around 33 degrees celsius. Humidity will be approximately 57%, and the wind speed will be 23 km per hour. There will be no chances of precipitation.
Mayank Agarwal(C), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(WK), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(C, WK), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Sen, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Shikhar Dhawan is Punjab King’s left-handed batsman, he has made a total 369 runs for PBKS in this season’s IPL 2022. His presence will create a significant impact.
Kagiso Rabada is a left-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler. Rabada has seventeen wickets to his name in IPL 2022 for Punjab Kings.
Jos Buttler is the Orange cap wearer of IPL 2022, from Rajasthan Royals. He has smashed a total of 588 runs this season for RR. Jos will be a crucial pick for the team.
Yuzvendra Chahal is a right-handed batsman and right-arm leg-break bowler from Rajasthan Royals. He has taken nineteen wickets for RR and is also the Purple cap holder of IPL 2022.
Shimron Hetmyer is a left-handed batsman from RR. Hetmyer scored reasonably well in his previous match and will score today also.
Jos Buttler, Shikhar Dhawan
Kagiso Rabada, Yuzvendra Chahal
Wicket-Keeper: Jos Butler(C), Sanju Samson
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-Rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada(VC), Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Wicket-Keepers: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan(C), Shimron Hetmyer, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal
All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal(VC), Kuldeep Sen
For mini grand leagues and smaller tournaments, Jos Buttler will be a recommended choice as a captain. Shikhar Dhawan fits well for larger and much greater leagues in the role of captain. Mayank Agarwal and Kuldeep Sen are the top[ punt picks for the leagues. Super4 suggested playing combinations are 2-3-3-3.
Rajasthan Royals have both the best scorer and the best wicket-taker in their team, but the other player’s form isn’t quite strong. Punjab Kings are growing in their batting counterpart and are likely to emerge victorious in today’s round.