IPL 2023 8th Match Predictions: RR vs PBKS

On 5th April 2023, Rajasthan Royals will be up against Punjab Kings in the Tata Indian Premier League. The tournament’s 8th match will feature two teams who have always fought hard and hence this match will be no less than a blockbuster for the fans. Sanju Samson vs Shikhar Dhawan will be an amazing battle where they both will be looking to come out as the winners of the contest.

RR Players List & Role

Details about the Rajasthan Royals team: players, history, achievements.
Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Sanju Samson (c)Wicketkeeper-Batsman
Yashasvi JaiswalBatsman
Jos ButtlerWicketkeeper-Batsman
Devdutt PadikkalBatsman
Riyan ParagAll-rounder
Shimron HetmyerBatsman
Ravichandran AshwinAll-rounder
Prasidh KrishnaBowler
Trent BoultBowler
Obed McCoyBowler
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler
Navdeep SainiBowler
Kuldeep SenBowler
Kuldip YadavBowler
KC CariappaBowler
Joe RootBatsman
Dhruv JurelWicketkeeper Batsman
Donavon FerreiraWicketkeeper Batsman
Kunal Singh RathoreWicketkeeper Batsman
Adam ZampaBowler
KM AsifBowler
Murugan AshwinBowler
Jason HolderAll-rounder
Akash VashistAll-rounder
Abdul BasithAll-rounder

PBKS Players List & Role

Details about the Punjab Kings team: players, history, achievements.
Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Shikhar Dhawan (c)Opening Batter
Arshdeep Singh Bowler
Jonny BairstowWicketkeeper Batter
Baltej Singh Bowler
Raj Bawa All-Rounder
Rahul Chahar Bowler
Sam Curran All-Rounder
Rishi Dhawan All-Rounder
Nathan Ellis Bowler
Harpreet Brar Bowler
Harpreet Singh Batter
Vidwath Kaverappa Bowler
Liam Livingstone Batting All-Rounder
Mohit Rathee Batting All-Rounder
Prabhsimran SinghWicketkeeper Batter
Kagiso Rabada Bowler
Bhanuka Rajapaksa Top order Batter
M Shahrukh Khan Batter
Jitesh SharmaWicketkeeper Batter
Shivam Singh Batting All-Rounder
Sikandar Raza Batting All-Rounder
Atharva Taide Batting All-Rounder

First Face-Off

The first face-off between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals happened in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League where Rajasthan Royals managed to beat Punjab Kings by 6 wickets as they easily chased the target of 166 runs. From the Punjab Kings camp, Yuvraj Singh scored a fifty and while chasing, Shane Watson from the Rajasthan Royals camp played an amazing knock as he made 76 runs and provided his team with an amazing platform that was laid during the run chase.

Previous IPL Results

Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals have faced each other 24 times and out of those 24 times, Rajasthan Royals have come out as the winners 14 times. The other 10 times, Punjab Kings have won the contest. This time again, both teams will be looking to play hard against each other.

Previous Results

Date of the MatchWinner of the MatchWon by
07-May-2022Rajasthan Royals6 Wickets
21-Sept-2021Rajasthan Royals2 runs
12-Apr-2021Punjab Kings*4 Runs
30-Oct-2020Rajasthan Royals7 Wickets
27-Sep-2020Rajasthan Royals4 Wickets
16-Apr-2019Punjab Kings*12 Runs
25-Mar-2019Punjab Kings*14 Runs
8-May-2018Rajasthan Royals15 Runs
6-May-2018Punjab Kings*6 Wickets
20-Apr-2015Punjab Kings*One-Over Eliminator
9-Apr-2015Rajasthan Royals26 Runs
22-May-2014Punjab Kings*16 Runs
19-Apr-2014Punjab Kings*7 Wickets
8-May-2013Rajasthan Royals8 Wickets
13-Apr-2013Rajasthan Royals6 Wickets
4-May-2012Rajasthan Royals43 Runs
5-Apr-2012Rajasthan Royals31 Runs
20-Apr-2011Punjab Kings*48 Runs
6-Apr-2010Rajasthan Royals9 Wickets
23-Mar-2010Rajasthan Royals31 Runs
4-May-2009Rajasthan Royals78 Runs
25-Apr-2009Punjab Kings*27 Runs
27-May-2008Punjab Kings*41 Runs
20-Apr-2008Rajasthan Royals6 Wickets

Pre-Match Analysis

The match between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings has always been exciting as in the last few matches, both the teams have played well. Moreover, with the players like Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, and many more, the battle looks to be an exciting one at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.

Betting on the Rajasthan Royals team: odds, forecast.

Probable best batter of the Match

The best batter of the match looks to be Jos Buttler as he has been playing well and even in the last 10 matches, he has scored 377 runs with an amazing strike rate of 135. He has been the backbone of the Rajasthan Royals team.

Probable best bowler of the Match

In the match between Punjab and Rajasthan, Kagiso Rabada looks to be a batter who can easily come out with his bowling and can deceive the opponents. With 19 wickets in the last 10 innings, he looks to be on the radar to be the best bowler of the match.

Match Details

The 8th match of the Indian Premier League between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on 5th April 2023. The match will be streamed live from 7:30 p.m. on Jio Cinema and other streaming apps.

Pitch Report

The Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati being a small ground has been a batting paradise as it provides the batters with an opportunity to take on the bowlers and hence get a good total. Moreover, the bowlers will always have a hard day on this ground because of the flat pitch.

Today’s match prediction: Final Thoughts

Betting on the Punjab Kings team: odds, forecast.

After considering the way both the teams have been playing, it can be predicted that Rajasthan Royals have a better chance of winning the match as they have been performing well and the runners-up of the last season will be looking to go one step further this time.