Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 52, PBKS vs RR. Punjab Kings will play against Rajasthan Royals on 7th May 2022 at 3:30 pm at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India in the 52nd match of IPL 2022. Rajasthan Royals lost their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders and sit 3rd on the points table. The Punjab Kings have moved up to the 5th spot after their win against the Gujarat Titans.
Rajasthan Royals opener Jos Buttler has scored 588 runs this season with three hundred to his name and won games for the side. Rajasthan has won the last three out of four games they have played against Punjab Kings, and this adds to their confidence. Punjab Kings’ middle order has looked inconsistent as most of the players haven’t contributed in most of the games.
It was just the kind of performance Mayank Agarwal-led Punjab Kings needed to get things back on track. The side defeated the table-toppers Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets. The fact that it came against the Gujarat Titans would add to the side’s confidence. They need to maintain the same momentum and a win against Rajasthan would take them closer to a berth in the playoffs.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan has been the star performer for the side, and he would need support from Jonny Bairstow while opening the batting. Jonny Bairstow’s lack of form is hurting the side and he needs to come up with a good show. Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Liam Livingstone must show consistency and add runs with Mayank Agarwal in the middle order. Jitesh Sharma and Rishi Dhawan will face a good bowling attack and they must do well.
Pacer Kagiso Rabada bowled his side to a win in the last game and a similar show would be expected from him and Sandeep Sharma with the new ball. Arshdeep Singh has done well and the side he would have to put brakes on the scoring rate in the middle overs. Rahul Chahar must get over his poor form as it has hurt the Punjab Kings’ side. Liam Livingstone and Rishi Dhawan add to the side’s bowling options.
On the other hand, Sanju Samson’s side Rajasthan Royals will need to come out of their back-to-back losses. The side lost against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game where they failed to accelerate and ended up 20 runs short of a good score. They are placed 3rd on the points table and a win here would assure them of a berth in the next round. Sanju Samson would like his side to regain form as they enter the most crucial phase of the tournament.
Jos Buttler has scored more than 500 runs and his performance is crucial for the side’s fate. He will look to set up a big opening wicket stand with Devdutt Padikkal. Sanju Samson has looked good, and he will look to add runs with Daryl Mitchell and Riyan Parag in the middle overs. In Shimron Hetmyer they have a good finisher, and he would need support from Ravichandran Ashwin in this crucial game.
Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna form a good new ball attack as they complement each other, and the side would like to see early strikes from them. Yuzvendra Chahal has bowled well, and he would be tasked with keeping the score under check with Ravichandran Ashwin. Riyan Parag, Daryl Mitchell, and Kuldeep Sen add to the bowling options for the side which is an advantage for them.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Head To Head Records, IPL 2022, Match 52, PBKS vs RR
In the 23 matches played between these 2 teams, Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) have won 10 matches and Rajasthan Royals have won 13 matches. Sanju Samson is the leading scorer with 529 runs in head-to-head matches between the two sides. He is followed by KL Rahul (490 runs) and Shaun Marsh (409 runs). Ajinkya Rahane (373 runs) and Shane Watson (313 runs) have also scored in excess of 300 runs. Sanju Samson, Shaun Marsh, and Mayank Agarwal have hit tons in head-to-head matches.
Piyush Chawla (14), Siddharth Trivedi (11), Arshdeep Singh (10), Mohammed Shami (10), and James Faulkner (10) are the leading wicket-takers in head to head matches between the two teams. Arshdeep Singh (5/32) has the best bowling figures.