In the 8th match of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, both the teams Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are coming off with a victory. Hence, we expect this game to be a high-scoring nail bitter as both teams’ confidence is high but there will be a slight advantage to the Royals as they will be playing this game on their second Home Ground in IPL 2023. RR vs PBKS Match 8 dream11 prediction, match prediction, probable playing XIs, pitch conditions & weather forecast are discussed below in more detail to help cricket fans like yourself make an informed decision for maximum reward.
RR vs PBKS Match Details
Below are the RR vs PBKS match 8 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 8
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 5th April 2023
Time: 06:30 IST
Ground: Barsapara Cricket Stadium
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There is a chance of rain around 11 PM Indian Standard Time so it can impact the second innings which is something teams will definitely take note of. The temperatures will drop from 28 to 23 degrees while the humidity ratio will increase as the match progresses from 55 to 75 percent. There will be a bit of cloud cover at the start of play so we might see some early swing with the new ball.
Today’s RR vs PBKS Match 8 in IPL 2023 is a historic occasion for Royals fans as it will be the first time an IPL match is being played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium. We expect the pitch to be batter friendly but with cloud cover and possible rain interruptions in the 2nd innings, it can get a bit sluggish. The average first innings score here in T20Is is around 155 runs while batting first.
RR vs PBKS Match 8 Probable Playing XIs
Both the teams have some good options available in the dugout which they can use as an Impact Player’s Rule for example Rajasthan Royals can repeat subbing out Jaiswal for Navdeep Saini if they are asked to defend the total yet again or they can also bring in someone like Sandeep Sharma or Kuldeep Sen. While chasing RR have the option to bring in Padikkal to bat at 4.
Similarly, Punjab Kings can utilize Impact Player Rule by bringing in Rishi Dhawan who can bat a bit and is handy with the ball if they are defending the total. While chasing they can name only three overseas players and then replace Arshdeep with Rajapaksa to further strengthen the batting.
Below are the probable team XIs for RR vs PBKS match 8 of IPL 2023.
Possible bat-first XI: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Sanju Samson (capt, wk), 4 Devdutt Padikkal, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Riyan Parag, 7 Jason Holder, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Trent Boult, 10 KM Asif, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
Possible bowl-first XI: 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 2 Jos Buttler, 3 Sanju Samson (capt, wk), 4 Shimron Hetmyer, 5 Riyan Parag, 6 Jason Holder, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Trent Boult, 9 KM Asif, 10 Yuzvendra Chahal, 11 Sandeep Sharma/M Ashwin.
Possible bat-first XI: 1 Prabhsimran Singh, 2 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Sam Curran, 7 M Shahrukh Khan, 8 Harpreet Brar, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Kagiso Rabada
Possible bowl-first XI: 1 Prabhsimran Singh (wk), 2 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 3 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 4 Sikandar Raza, 5 Sam Curran, 6 M Shahrukh Khan, 7 Harpreet Brar, 8 Rishi Dhawan/Raj Bawa, 9 Rahul Chahar, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Kagiso Rabada.
RR vs PBKS Match 8 Dream11 Prediction
Both teams have an equally balanced squad strength so it was a difficult decision to pick our best possible RR vs PBKS Match 8 Dream11 fantasy team which can provide you the maximum possible points during the game. Fans would hope Jos Butler continues his sublime form and entertain the local crowd and win his team another game in IPL 2023.
Below is our RR vs PBKS Match 8 Dream11 Fantasy for Grand Leagues.
Wicket Keeper – Jos Butler, Sanju Samson (vc)
Batsmen – Shikhar Dhawan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shimron Hetmyer
All-rounders – Sam Curran (c), Sikandar Raza, Jason Holder
Bowlers – Arshdeep Singh, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sam Curran even though didn’t quite perform as per his big price tag and expectations in the last game we are backing him to shut his critics big time and perform brilliantly for his franchise tonight hence we picked him as our captain. Sanju Samson is our vice-captain who is a very consistent batter at the IPL level and we expect him to go gun blazing in front of his franchise home venue as a leader.
RR vs PBKS Head To Head Record
Rajasthan has had the upper hand against Punjab in IPL history and recently as well as they won 4 of the last 5 matches played against each other so there will be extra pressure on the Kings as they will have these stats in mind while the Royals will feel confident to continue their dominance over them.
Below is the complete RR vs PBKS stats head-to-head in all IPL seasons.
|Matches Played||RR Won||PBKS Won||Tie||NR|
|Last 5 Matches||5||4||1||0||0|
RR vs PBKS Match 8 Prediction
Previous head-to-head record and a thumping victory by Royals against Sunrisers Hyderabad have made them the favorites for this match as per the expert bookmakers. They got the winning probability in their favor of around 55 percent. Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Trent Boult are the top players who are expected to play a big role to help Rajasthan register another win in IPL 2023.
For Punjab to win, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Sam Curran have to play a key role with the bat to give a strong-looking RR team a close contest.