The 66th match of IPL 2023 is to be played between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals (PBKS vs RR) at HPCA Stadium Dharamshala on 19th May. This match will be played from 7:30 pm.
Punjab Kings had earlier played the 64th match of IPL 2023 against Delhi Capitals on the same ground, but in this match, Punjab lost by 6 wickets, and with this, the team was also out of the playoff race.
At the same time, Rajasthan Royals are currently in the sixth position on the points table with 12 points. In this match, the pitch battle of both teams will be seen. While on the one hand, Shikhar Dhawan will try to rectify the mistake made in the last match; on the other hand, the Rajasthan team would like to maintain their winning streak.
If RCB and Mumbai team lose all their remaining matches to reach the playoffs, then the way for Rajasthan Royals to reach the playoffs will be clear. If we talk about Dharamshala’s pitch, the batters get a lot of help in scoring runs.
The first match of this season was played between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, in which the Delhi team won by 6 wickets. As the match progresses, the bowlers will also get help here. Due to the small boundary, the batters will be seen hitting big shots. In such a situation, this match is expected to be a high-scoring match. The team winning the toss will decide to bowl first.
Regarding statistics, 10 matches have been played on this ground so far, out of which the team has won in 5 matches and lost in 5.
There is very little chance of rain in the match between Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals (PBKS vs RR) at Dharamshala. The weather in Dharamshala will be clear. The temperature can range from a minimum of 18 degrees Celsius to a maximum of 28 degrees Celsius.
Possible Playing XI Of PBKS:- Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, A Taide/ Rishi Dhawan, L Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, K Rabada/M Short, Harpreet Brar, N Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Possible Playing XI Of RR:- Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Joe Root, S Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, T Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif