Rajasthan Royals lost their previous match.
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Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will face each other in the 52nd match of IPL 2022 on Saturday. Punjab Kings kept their hopes alive with a win against table-toppers Gujarat in the previous match and are currently placed seventh in the points table with a bad NRR. Rajasthan Royals are third in the points table with 6 wins and 4 losses in 10 matches, they won their lost the previous match against Kolkata and will be looking to bounce back as they look to go to the top 2.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 52
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 7th May at 3:30 PM IST and Local
Time Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
PBKS vs RR, Match 52 Pitch Report:
The surface at Wankhede Stadium is good for batting and since this is an afternoon game we can expect a bit of help for the spinners but overall it will be a good track for the batters.
PBKS vs RR, Match 52 Probable Playing XIs:
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma.
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen.
Top Picks for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shikhar Dhawan: He has been batting really well and has scored 369 runs in 10 matches at an average of 46 and a strike rate of 124 and will be a key player for this match.
Shimron Hetmyer: Shimron Hetmyer with 260 runs in 10 matches is one of the best option in this section. The left hander can be backed to do well in this match.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Liam Livingstone: He is a very destructive player and has shown good form scoring 293 runs in 10 matches at a strike rate of 186. He can also chip in with a few overs of spin.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Yuzvendra Chahal: He holds the purple cap and has been exceptional picking up 19 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 15.32.
Kagiso Rabada: He has picked up 17 wickets in just 9 matches at an average of 16 and has been bowling really well in the previous few matches.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
Jos Buttler: He is the leading run scorer of this season amassing 588 runs in 10 matches at an average of 65 and a strike rate of 150.
PBKS vs RR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Edition)|
|Jos Buttler||588 runs|
|Shikhar Dhawan||369 runs|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||19 Wickets|
|Kagiso Rabada||17 Wickets|
630 Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shimron Hetmyer, Liam Livingstone (c), Ravi Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Buttler (c), Jonny Bairstow, Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shimron Hetmyer, Liam Livingstone, Ravi Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Kagiso Rabada.
PBKS vs RR Risky Captaincy Choices:
Shimron Hetmyer: He has looked good and he could get a big score if he gets enough balls against this opposition. Risk him as captain for this match.
Player you should avoid:
Mayank Agarwal: He has demoted himself down the order and is not in the best of form with the bat, hence avoid him for this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.