PBKS vs RR Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 27

Updated - 13 Apr 2024, 05:27 PM

PBKS vs RR Match Prediction
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The PBKS vs RR IPL 2024 match will be played at the Mullanpur Stadium in Chandigarh on Saturday, April 13. This is the second game at this venue for the Kings.

The Mullanpur Stadium is one of the two home venues for the Punjab Kings. The match starts at 7.30 pm IST and is the only match on Saturday.

Team Analysis

Punjab Kings

The Kings lost their previous match against SRH as they could not chase down 182. They lost the match by just 2 runs. Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma scored 26 off the 29 runs required in the final over from Jaydev Unadkat.

They have played with good intent in the first few games of the tournament. They should have won this game have they played with a bit more intent in the middle-overs. 

Rajasthan Royals 

The Royals lost their first game of the season to Gujarat Titans. With them losing every team has now lost at least one game in IPL 2024. Despite the loss, they have ticked almost every box in the tournament so far.

They were almost unbeatable at home before this game. The franchise has seen a different player stand up for the team in different matches which has been the key to their success so far in the season. They won their previous away match against Mumbai Indians. 

PBKS vs RR Key Factors 

Pitch Conditions

The pitch at the Mullanpur stadium has seen two relatively high-scoring games. The Punjab Kings chased down 175 in the first game against DC while they failed to chase 182 against SRH.

The wicket has been a good one for batting and there has been enough help for the bowlers as well. Harpreet Brar and Arshdeep Singh have been the two best bowlers for the Kings at home.

Form and Fitness 

Talking about form, Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow are struggling with form for the Kings. For the Royals, Yashasvi Jaiswal has been struggling form form.

Jos Buttler after scoring a century against RCB was dismissed cheaply against GT. The bowlers from both sides are relatively in better form. 

Fitness-wise, The Kings will be missing Liam Livingstone who coped with a hamstring injury in the match against LSG and has not played since.

He is still recovering as Shikhar Dhawan said in the last match against SRH. The Royals are also missing Praidh Krishna who is ruled out after a surgery that he had and is recovering at the moment. Sandeep Sharma too is out with a hamstring niggle. 

Tactical Acumen

Shikhar Dhawan as captain will need to stop the RR openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler from getting a flying start. Some tactical thought also has to be around the selection of Jonny Bairstow who has struggled so far.

Sanju Samson as skipper also has to be tactically astute against the likes of Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma especially in the final overs.

PBKS vs RR Score Prediction

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
Punjab Kings 180-200 160-180
Rajasthan Royals 200-220 160-180

Recent Venue Records (Mullanpur Stadium, Chandigarh)

IPL Matches Played 2

Matches Won Batting First 1

Matches Won Batting Second 1

Matches Won Winning Toss 1

Matches Won Losing Toss 1

Matches with No Result 0 

Average 1st Inns scores 182

Average 2nd Inns scores 180

Who Will Score Most Runs For PBKS: Shikhar Dhawan / Shashank Singh

Who Will Take Most Wickets For PBKS: Kagiso Rabada / Harpreet Brar

Who Will Score Most Runs For RR: Sanju Samson/ Riyan Parag

Who Will Take Most Wickets For RR: Yuzvendra Chahal / Kuldeep Sen

PBKS vs RR Match Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match? IPL 2024, Match 27

RR have a better head-to-head record against Punjab Kings and are ahead in this game due to their sheer consistency so far in his campaign. The Kings can surprise them though at home.


RR leads the head-to-head count against PBKS by 15-11. The two teams have played some really close contests over the years in the last few years. Both teams won one game each last year and this match has all the makings of a tight contest.

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