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IPL 2022 – Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match 52 – Preview

Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will square off in Match 52 of the Indian Premier League 2022 in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. The Kings are fifth in the points table with five victories, while the Royals are third with six wins in ten appearances.

PBKS defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) by an eight-wicket margin in their most recent match. They chased down the total in 16 overs after restricting the opponents to a score of 143. Kagiso Rabada was the team’s best bowler, taking four wickets, while Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored 62* and 40, respectively.

RR, on the other side, has suffered two consecutive losses. In their previous match, the team scored only 152 runs, despite Sanju Samson’s half- Later, Trent Boult gave it his all, but spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin returned wicketless as the squad failed to maintain its lead.

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match 52 – Pitch Report

The Wankhede Stadium has been a great surface for batsmen in the past and is set to do so again this year On the majority of times, the side chasing the score has triumphed. The totals of roughly 180 will be a par score at this location.

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match 52 – Tactics and Lineups

Punjab Kings

In their most recent outing, PBKS recorded their best performance in the tournament. The Proteas pacer Rabada has been consistent in taking wickets, and the likes of Dhawan, Rajapaksa, and Englishman Liam Livingstone have been fantastic with the bat to help the team to a large score.

Despite his poor form, Jonny Bairstow is anticipated to get more chances as an opener. Spinner Rahul Chahar injured his hand in the last fixture and is set to miss the game. Harpreet Brar can fill in for him in this game.

Predicted Lineup – Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar/Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma

Rajasthan Royals

RR, one of the best teams on paper, has suffered two consecutive losses and is in a difficult situation. The squad attempted Daryl Mitchell in the middle order, but he delivered just ordinary results. Karun Nair was given an opportunity in the last league encounter and is likely to keep his spot despite being dismissed for 13. The bowlers have done well on most occasions, and Chahal and Ashwin will seek to rebound in this match.

Predicted Lineup – Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match 52 – Trivia

Punjab and Rajasthan have won only three tosses in 20 IPL 2022 games.

This season, Livingstone is second in the list of SR, just a few paces behind leader Dinesh Karthik (100+ balls).

Trent Boult has the worst economy rate in 2022 in terms of death overs (minimum eight overs). He has leaked at a rate of 13.62

Rabada is seven away from the 100-wicket milestone and has claimed four wickets apiece in each of the last two outings.