Date: May 19, 2023
Time : 7:30 pm
Venue : Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala
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Punjab Kings clashed against the Delhi Capitals on May 13, and took them down by 31 runs. Speaking of Rajasthan Royals, they clashed against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last home game and got defeated by a huge 112-run margin. Both the teams will clash against each other amidst the scenic beauty in Himachal to secure their berth in the top four of this season.
The pitch at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is not known for favouring the batters. The surface has always been favourable to the fast bowlers and provides good pace and bounce. The games at the Dharamshala Stadium have always been low scoring as the batters generally face difficulty in scoring runs here. The stadium has witnessed nine IPL games, out of which the side batting first won five, and the chasing side won four.
Punjab Kings have a total of 12 points from a total of six wins in the tournament, and with it, they are in the race of playoffs. Their bowling side have been decent throughout the tournament. It is the batting department that will be shouldering the hopes of the Kings’ squad, and especially names like Prabhsimran Singh. The PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan has also scored decent runs, but the team requires additional significant contributions from the rest of the batting lineup.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Punjab Kings
Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis
Rajasthan Royals clearly dominated the first half of the season but significantly lost their momentum in the second half of the tournament and ended up losing six out of the eight matches. The bowling department has some big names such as Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, and more. Talking about the batting department, the emerging star of the Royals’ squad Yashasvi Jaiswal has been doing wonders in the tournament, and seeing how he has performed throughout the season, it goes without saying that the youngster will be shouldering hopes of many in the next game.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Rajasthan Royals
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C, wk), Jos Buttler, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, R. Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Adam Zampa
Rajasthan Royals will emerge victorious in their upcoming clash against Punjab Kings.
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