Cricket fans will be treated with yet another doubleheader in the Indian Premier League on Saturday (May 7). In the first match of the day, Punjab Kings will take on Rajasthan Royals at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. As the playoff race is getting heated up and every team is doing their best to keep their chances alive for the next round, both the teams will look to win the game to better their chances for the next round.
While Punjab Kings defeated table topper Gujarat Titans in their last fixture, Rajasthan Royals are coming after back-to-back defeats in their last two games. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan (62 off 53), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (40 off 28) and Liam Livingstone (30 off 10) have been in tremendous form recently, and that will provide a massive edge to the Kings. Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh and Rahul Chahar will be vital for the squad in the bowling department.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have lost their last two matches and would like to regain their winning momentum. The franchise is ranked third in the points table and would like to stay amongst the top four by winning their next game. Jos Buttler has been incredible throughout the tournament, and a lot will depend on his batting. Devdutt Padikkal has been hot & cold, and he needs to pull up his socks as the tournament progresses.
Sanju Samson has done fairly well with the bat, while Shimron Hatmyer and Riyan Parag will strengthen the middle-order. Rajasthan has a solid bowling side. Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna have taken care of pace, while spin duo Yuzvendra Chahal and R Ashwin have outplayed the greats of the game.
The upcoming fixture will surely be a nail-biting thriller as both the teams will fight hard for a win. Let's take a look at details regarding when and where to watch the game.
When will the match between Punjab Kings & Rajasthan Royals be played?
The match between both the quality sides will take place on May 7, 2022 at 3:30 PM IST.
Where will the match take place?
The match will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Where can one watch this match on TV?
Star Sports will live telecast the IPL 2022 PBKS vs RR match. Star Sports 1/1HD/1 Hindi/1HD Hindi will be the different channels where one can watch the broadcast.
Where can one live stream the match?
Disney+Hotstar will live stream the matches on its app & website.
Where to tune in for Latest Updates?
One can visit www.sportstiger.com for live ball-by-ball updates. He/She can also download the SportsTiger App, available on Google Play Store & Apple App Store.
Punjab Kings :
Last playing XI: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
Bench: Benny Howell, Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Shahrukh Khan, Prerak Mankad, Odean Smith, Ishan Porel, Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel, Raj Bawa
Rajasthan Royals :
Last playing XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
Bench: James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Navdeep Saini, KC Cariappa, Obed McCoy, Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anunay Singh, Dhruv Jurel, Shubham Garhwal, Daryl Mitchell