The inaugural champions Rajasthan Royals will face Punjab Kings in match 52 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will be played on Saturday, May 7, starting from 3:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals: IPL 2022 standings

Punjab Kings have won five matches (10 points) from the 10 matches so far. A win will take them to the fourth place on the points table.

Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, have been one of the in-form teams of IPL 2022 and are currently third on the points table with six wins (12 points) from 10 matches and a healthy net run rate of +0.340. A win will see them leapfrog Lucknow Super Giants for the second spot

PBKS vs RR odds for IPL 2022

  • Dafabet: Rajasthan Royals 1.84, Punjab Kings 2.02
  • Bet365: Rajasthan Royals 1.80, Punjab Kings 2.00
  • 10Cric: Rajasthan Royals 1.81, Punjab Kings 1.98
  • Parimatch: Rajasthan Royals 1.81, Punjab Kings 1.97
  • 1xBet: Rajasthan Royals 1.86, Punjab Kings 2.068

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals head-to-head

This is the first time Punjab Kings face Rajasthan Royals this season. Punjab Kings don’t have a favourable record against Rajasthan Royals and have lost 10 from the 23 matches played between them. 

Last season, Punjab Kings won the first match by 4 runs followed by a 2-run loss later in the tournament.

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals probable playing XI

PBKS: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (captain), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wicket-keeper), Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma.

RR: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (captain, wicket-keeper), Karun Nair, Riyan Parag,6 Shimron Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals top picks

PBKS: Shikhar Dhawan (369 runs from 10 matches) and Kagiso Rabada (17 wickets from 9 matches) have been leading the attack for Punjab Kings with equal efficiency in their respective departments. They both have found good support from Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa in the batting order, and from Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh in the bowling department. 

RR: Jos Buttler is the main man for Rajasthan Royals with 588 runs from 10 matches at an average of 65.33 and a strike rate of over 150. He is the orange cap holder. Yuzvendra Chahal, meanwhile, holds the purple cap with 19 wickets from 10 matches at an average of 15.31. 

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 prediction

Bookies have favoured Rajasthan Royals to win the match with Jos Buttler and Yuzvendra Chahal in red-hot form. Punjab Kings will have to click as a team to expose the dependency of Rajasthan Royals on Chahal and Buttler.

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 33°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 65%

Wind: 24km/h