On May 19, the game between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Dharamshala’s HPCA Stadium will determine which team will advance to the IPL 2023 playoffs. Notably, both clubs dropped their most recent contest and thereby jeopardised their standing in the standings. Even though a victory might keep them in the running, their destiny in the competition will ultimately depend on their net run rate.
Rajasthan lost their most recent match by a huge margin of 112 runs, with the Sanju Samson-led team being bowled out for 59 runs. Their bowlers also have a lot of space for development, so their batsmen will need to come up big time. They lack good Indian pacers in the mix, while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been unreliable this season. Although consistency has been a major aspect, Sandeep Sharma has done a wonderful job.
Regarding the home team, Liam Livingstone had a brilliant game in the most recent game, scoring 94 runs off only 48 deliveries. However, the Shikhar Dhawan-led team was trounced by 15 runs, thus his power-hitting was unable to turn the tide. Since they let up 213 runs to DC, the bowlers will need to improve in their upcoming game, and the captain will need to shoulder much more responsibility at the plate.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 65th, IPL 2023
Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Date & Time: Friday, May 19, 7:30 PM IST
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Pitch Report: The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium’s surface is ideal for batting. Any score that is near to 200 will be a solid score, and bowling first will be great because dew may be quite important in the game’s second half.
PBKS vs RR Probable Playing XIs
Punjab Kings (PBKS):
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh
Rajasthan Royals (RR):
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk/c), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal