Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals match prediction: RR to win
  • Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals toss prediction: RR to win the toss and field first

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals prediction

  • PBKS vs RR date and time: April 13, 7:30 PM IST
  • PBKS vs RR venue: Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh

RR vs PBKS head-to-head

PBKS vs RR match preview

Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will lock horns in the 27th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Chandigarh will host the contest.

The Royals have mostly been dominant in the championship until now. The Kings, on the other hand, would be ruing the fact that they missed out on winning their close matches against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). They need a win desperately to make sure that they do not fall behind a lot when the second half of the IPL starts.

The Kings and the Royals have faced each other 26 times since their first meeting in 2008. RR have won 15 games while PBKS finished on the winning side 11 times. In their previous meeting, the Royals beat the Titans by 4 wickets at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. Devdutt Padikkal, who is currently with Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), won the Player of the Match award.

The upcoming PBKS vs RR prediction is expected to be exciting keeping in mind that both teams are in decent form.

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: PBKS vs RR IPL 2024
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Punjab Kings

The Kings, led by Shikhar Dhawan, are currently languishing at the bottom half of the table with 4 points and a net run rate of -0.196 thanks to wins in 2 out of 5 matches. They will go into the game after losing to Pat Cummins’ Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 2 runs.

After being asked to bat, SRH scored 182 for 9 in 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh was excellent after he finished with impressive figures of 4-0-29-4. Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma scored 46 and 33 respectively, but their valiant efforts went in vain.

The PBKS vs RR prediction will depend on how the Kings can stage a comeback after their heartbreaking loss to the Sunrisers.

Punjab Kings Possible 11: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ashutosh Sharma, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royals

The Royals began their campaign with 3 wins on the trot. But they lost to the Gujarat Titans by 3 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After being asked to bat, RR put up a massive score of 196 for 3 on the board. Thereafter, GT romped home off the last ball. Kuldeep Sen accounted for 3 wickets while Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 2 wickets, although both bowlers were expensive.

The outcome of the PBKS vs RR prediction will depend on how the Royals can return to winning ways after agonisingly falling short against the Titans.

Rajasthan Royals Possible 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch in Mullanpur has been a belter until now in the tournament. Run-making has not been an issue until now. Bowlers need to be on their mark to make an impact.

There is no chance of rain for the time being, but playing conditions will be hot and humid. Temperatures will be around the 35-degree Celsius mark. The humidity will be on the lower side with the numbers below 20s. Wind gusts of 32 km/h will be there.

PBKS vs RR Dream11 prediction

Our PBKS vs RR Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson
  • Batter(s): Shikhar Dhawan, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • All-rounder(s): Sam Curran, Riyan Parag
  • Bowler(s): Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
  • Recommended captain: Sam Curran
  • Recommended vice-captain: Riyan Parag

Sam Curran has been effective for PBKS in the ongoing edition of the IPL and so, he is the captain of our Dream11 teams. In 5 matches, the youngster has notched 120 runs at an average of 24 and a strike-rate of 126.31. Curran has also done his job effectively with the ball, having picked up 6 wickets at an economy rate of 9.07.

Riyan Parag has batted beautifully for the Royals in the T20 league and hence we have picked him as the vice-captain of our fantasy teams. In 5 games, he has racked up 261 runs at an average of 87 and a strike-rate of 158.18 with 3 fours and top score of 84 not out to his name.

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PBKS vs RR match prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win

As per the PBKS vs RR match prediction, the Royals will go into the match as favourites. They had a great chance of beating the Titans, but faltered at the finishing line. However, they should be able to return to winning ways.

PBKS vs RR toss prediction: Rajasthan Royals to win the toss and field first

As per the PBKS vs RR toss prediction, teams should opt to field first after winning the toss. The track is not expected to change much and sides will have a chance to chase down targets of more than 200.

Player of the Match prediction: Riyan Parag

Riyan Parag will again be one of the contenders to win the Player of the Match. He has been on top of his game after he failed to perform to the best of his abilities. If he gets going, it would be tough for the Kings to stop him. Jos Buttler recently found his form and he will again be on focus. Yashasvi Jaiswal is due for a big score and he needs to strike form as well.

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals betting odds

  • Punjab Kings odds: 2.180
  • Rajasthan Royals odds: 1.685

The PBKS vs RR betting odds are in favour of the Royals as they have been in decent form, although they lost their previous game.