PBKS VS RR: IPL 2023 66th Match Predictions

In the 66th game of the TATA Indian Premier League’s 2023 season, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will square off. Punjab Kings have stumbled, suffered, and failed to maintain consistency despite a strong start to their campaign. The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have had a successful start, and they have advanced to qualify for the playoffs for the second time in a row this year.

Basic information about the match:

🗓️ Date19-May-23
⏰ Time7:30 PM
🏏 TeamsPunjab Kings VS Rajasthan Royals
⚡ Match66
🏟️ VenueDharamshala

PBKS Players List and Role

The squad of the PBKS in the IPL2023.
Arshdeep SinghBowler
Shikhar Dhawan (c)Batter
Kagiso RabadaBowler
Matthew ShortAll-Rounder
Shahrukh KhanAll-Rounder
Harpreet BrarBatter
Prabhsimran SinghBatter/Wicket-keeper
Jitesh SharmaBatter/Wicket-keeper
Rahul ChaharBowler
Liam LivingstoneAll-Rounder
Gurnoor SinghAll-Rounder
Rishi DhawanAll-Rounder
Baltej DhandaAll-Rounder
Nathan EllisBowler
Atharva TaideAll-Rounder
Bhanuka RajapaksaBatter
Sam CurranAll-Rounder
Sikandar RazaAll-Rounder
Harpreet BhatiaBatter
Vidwath KaverappaBowler
Mohit RatheAll-Rounder
Shivam SinghAll-Rounder
Arshdeep SinghBowler
Shikhar Dhawan (c)Batter
Kagiso RabadaBowler

RR Players List and Roles

The squad of the RR in the IPL2023.
Riyan ParagAll-Rounder
Jason HolderAll-Rounder
Donovan FerreiraAll-Rounder
Akash VashishtAll-Rounder
Abdul PAAll-Rounder
Jos ButtlerBatsman
Yashasvi JaiswalBatsman
Shimron HetmyerBatsman
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman
Joe RootBatsman
Sanju Samson (c)Batsman/Wicket-keeper
Dhruv JurelBatsman/Wicket-keeper
R. AshwinBowler
Trent BoultBowler
KC CariappaBowler
Sandeep SharmaBowler
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler
Navdeep SainiBowler
Obed McCoyBowler
Kuldeep SenBowler
Kuldip YadavBowler
Adam ZampaBowler
KM AsifBowler
Murugan AshwinBowler
Kunal RathoreWicket-keeper

First Face-Off

The TATA IPL 2008’s 10th game pitted Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals against one another for the first time on April 20, 2008. Both teams attempted to start off strong in the first season, but the legendary all-rounder Yusuf Pathan’s outstanding performance helped the Rajasthan Royals win by 6 wickets.  

Previous IPL Results

In the 24 times that both teams have faced off against one another in the TATA IPL’s history, there have also been some games that have been extremely close. The teams would like to tip their records in their favour in this game because it is neck-and-neck. Rajasthan Royals have also been successful in winning 14 games, while Punjab Kings have won 10 of these games.  

Previous Results

07-May-2022Rajasthan Royals6 WicketsMumbai
21-Sep-2021Rajasthan Royals2 runsDubai
12-Apr-2021Punjab Kings*4 RunsMumbai
30-Oct-2020Rajasthan Royals7 WicketsAbu Dhabi
27-Sep-2020Rajasthan Royals4 WicketsSharjah
16-Apr-2019Punjab Kings*12 RunsMohali
25-Mar-2019Punjab Kings*14 RunsJaipur
8-May-2018Rajasthan Royals15 RunsJaipur
6-May-2018Punjab Kings*6 WicketsIndore
20-Apr-2015Punjab Kings*One-Over EliminatorAhmedabad
9-Apr-2015Rajasthan Royals26 RunsPune
22-May-2014Punjab Kings*16 RunsSharjah
19-Apr-2014Punjab Kings*7 WicketsMohali
8-May-2013Rajasthan Royals8 WicketsMohali
13-Apr-2013Rajasthan Royals6 WicketsJaipur
4-May-2012Rajasthan Royals43 RunsMohali
5-Apr-2012Rajasthan Royals31 RunsJaipur
20-Apr-2011Punjab Kings*48 RunsMohali
6-Apr-2010Rajasthan Royals9 WicketsJaipur
23-Mar-2010Rajasthan Royals31 RunsMohali
4-May-2009Rajasthan Royals78 RunsDurban
25-Apr-2009Punjab Kings*27 RunsCape Town
27-May-2008Punjab Kings*41 RunsMohali
20-Apr-2008Rajasthan Royals6 WicketsJaipur

Pre-match Analysis

Both teams would like to take advantage of their strengths and make sure they have the valuable two points at the end of this match.

Probable Best Batter of the Match

Jos Butler has shown why he is regarded as one of the most dangerous batters in T20 cricket. He struck every ball that came his way and showed his power and skills for the Rajasthan Royals in various matches over the years. This is why he may be the best batter of the match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

For several seasons now, Arshdeep Singh has been a standout bowler for Punjab Kings. He has also been in good form this season. He would like to keep up the same approach and make sure he emerges as the top bowler in the contest between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Match Details

The 66th match of the TATA Indian Premier League 2023 will take place on May 19 from the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala and pit the Punjab Kings against the Rajasthan Royals. The game will be broadcast live for viewers at 7:30 pm on the Star Sports network on television and Jio Cinema on your mobile device. 

Pitch Report

The HPCA Stadium, which is situated in the valleys of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the most stunning stadiums in the entire world. Due to the location of the stadium, the Pacers frequently benefit from the field. The pitch also has a predictable bounce, which the batters will find useful after the first few overs. Additionally, the pitch offers assistance, and the set hitters are free to use their own strokes. If you play between September and March, the dew also affects the evening significantly. Teams prefer to chase at this location because of this.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

It is expected to be a cracker of a contest as two strong teams will be against each other and both teams would like to make amends and get a win. The form and the merits suggest that Rajasthan Royals might emerge victorious but Punjab Kings will look to give a tough fight.