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Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Tips - A Royal bounce back on the cards

Siddhu
12 Apr 2024
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 12 Apr 2024
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  • Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL match predictions to be played in Mullanpur on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30pm IST
  • Punjab have lost 3 of their last 4 matches
  • Rajasthan have won 5 of their last 7 matches against Punjab
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
Can the Royals make a strong come back? (Getty Images)

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals


Having played out two close games with contrasting results, the Punjab Kings will hope to burst the bubble of the Rajasthan Royals when the sides meet next. The Yadavindra Stadium in Mullanpur will host the IPL 2024 match #27 on Saturday, with the match starting at 7:30 p.m. IST.
  • Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
  • Head to Head
  • Punjab Kings Form
  • Punjab Kings Team News
  • Rajasthan Royals Form
  • Rajasthan Royals Team News

The Kings have been up and down with their performances. It was only the late show from Shashank Singh that landed a win and nearly another in their last two games. The Royals may not give them the same leeway. I am backing the Rajasthan Royals to win here.

  • Punjab Kings have lost 3 of their last 4 matches (IPL)
  • Rajasthan Royals have won 4 of their last 5 matches (IPL)
  • Rajasthan Royals have won 5 of the last 7 matches against Punjab (IPL)
  • Sanju Samson has scored at least 42 in 4 of his last 7 matches against Punjab (IPL)

Head to Head


Punjab have played 26 matches against Rajasthan so far, with the Royals winning 15 and the Kings winning 11.

Last season saw the teams share one win each, with the Kings winning by five runs in Guwahati and the Royals winning by four wickets in Dharamsala.

Punjab Kings Form


The Kings have four points from five matches, winning two and losing three. They are in the bottom three teams of the competition and need a win to move into top-four contention.

They are coming off two closely fought matches, winning by three wickets against Gujarat and losing by two runs to Hyderabad. Shashank Singh (137 runs, SR 195.71) has been instrumental in reviving their season.

Bowling has been led by the pacer duo of Arshdeep Singh (eight) and Kagiso Rabada (seven), although both are conceding more than eight runs per over. Harshal Patel has also chipped in with six wickets, along with Sam Curran.

Punjab Kings Team News


Liam Livingstone missed the last couple of matches with an injury but should start this match. The struggling unit could look at Nathan Ellis to give them some incision with the ball.

Rajasthan Royals Form


The Royals have eight points from five matches with four wins and are at the at the top of the table. They are coming off a three-wicket loss to the Gujarat Titans in a close affair, their first defeat of the season.

Riyan Parag and Sanju Samson have been blazing away for the Royals, aggregating 500 runs between them. Jos Buttler seems to have regained his mojo, which is an ominous sign for other teams.

With the ball, it’s the irrepressible Yuzvendra Chahal spinning his way to the top of the wickets tally (ten). Nandre Burger and Trent Boult have been offering help in the powerplays.

Rajasthan Royals Team News


Sandeep Sharma’s injury remains the Royals’ only concern. He could replace Kuldeep Sen.

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What time does Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals start?

This Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals match is being played at the Yadavindra Stadium in Mullanpur at 7:30pm IST on Saturday, April 13.

Verdict

Punjab have shown glimpses of their potential in the last two matches, although they have been largely led by Shashank Singh. The Royals, on the other hand, are looking like a settled side despite losing their last match, which was a close encounter. I am backing the Royals to bounce back and win this match.

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