Pre Match Analysis
Punjab Kings will be entering this match after defeating the table toppers, Gujarat Titans and thus they will be high on confidence this time. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be coming here after losing their last two matches and hence they will look to get back to winning ways now.
Punjab Kings have got a team that is capable of dominating other teams in the tournament. With Shikhar Dhawan and Mayank Agarwal at the top, the opening pair looks settled and hence the management will hope for some good innings from both of them. In the middle order, they have Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone and Jonny Bairstow which makes them an amazing team to watch out for. However, the lack of runs from Jonny Bairstow is a big concern for the team at this moment. In the bowling department, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh are the star bowlers for the team. Rahul Chahar and Sandeep Sharma have also done well for them and hence they will look to perform even better now.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have been playing so well this season as Jos Buttler with the orange cap has been so good. He has already scored three centuries this season and will look to score more. Besides him, Devdutt Padikkal and Sanju Samson have also done well for the team. In the middle order, Karun Nair hasn’t done much and this has been a problem for them. Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag have played well and hence the team management will be hoping for some big hits from them at the end. The bowlers are in good form as Yuzvendra Chahal with the purple cap has done well. Apart from him, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen are in top form too.