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Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Tips - Rahul to blast Kings to victory as IPL returns
- Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals predictions for Wednesday’s IPL cricket match
- KL Rahul averages over 65 runs per innings in the 2021 IPL
- Can KL Rahul pick up where he left off?
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Punjab Kings backed for victory on IPL return (Getty Images)
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Tips
The Punjab Kings welcome back most of their stars for the conclusion of the IPL. The Rajasthan Royals have however lost their star man, Jos Buttler which could have a huge effect on their results. My best bet is for the Kings to come away with a crucial win.
- Punjab Kings’ KL Rahul averages 66.20 in the 2021 IPL.
- Punjab Kings’ KL Rahul is the 2nd highest run scorer in the 2021 IPL.
- Punjab Kings’ KL Rahul has scored 60 & 91 runs in 2 of his last 3 IPL matches.
- Punjab Kings won their last match against the Rajasthan Royals.
- Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson scored 48 runs in his last IPL match.
- Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson averages 46.16 in the 2021 IPL.
Head to Head
The Punjab Kings have won three of their last five against the Rajasthan Royals. That includes earlier this season when the Kings won by four runs.
Punjab Kings Form
The Punjab Kings go into this match third from bottom with three wins from their eight matches. They will hope that the break in the IPL will turn their fortunes around.
In their last match before the IPL took a break, Mayank Agarwal smashed 99 runs in a total of 166 runs against the Delhi Capitals. The Capitals however comfortably chased the score down to win by seven wickets.
KL Rahul was the top run scorer in the 2020 IPL and after a good start to his 2021 season, he got injured and was set to miss the remainder of the competition. The break has however allowed him to make a full recovery.
Punjab Kings Team News
KL Rahul is fit again and should open the batting. Prior to the break he had scored 331 runs in seven matches at an average of 66.20.
Rajasthan Royals Form
The Rajasthan Royals are level on points with the Punjab Kings but hold a slight net run rate advantage. They can also still make a late run for the playoffs but will require a few wins in the coming weeks.
The Royals’ form had started to pick up in the last few games and they will be hopeful of regaining that momentum. They beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 55 runs in their last match.
Jos Buttler smashed a magnificent 124 off just 64 balls as the Royals posted 220-3 in their 20 overs. The Sunrisers never threatened the score, eventually reaching 165 in their 20 overs.
Rajasthan Royals Team News
The hero from their last outing, Jos Buttler will no longer be participating in the 2021 IPL. That means there will be extra pressure on the likes of Sanju Samson, Evin Lewis and Shivam Dube to find some form.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals FAQs
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What time does Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals start?
The fixture will be played in Dubai at 00:00 AEST on Wednesday, September 22.
KL Rahul was enjoying a magnificent IPL season before the break. He is backed to top score in a Punjab Kings victory and win the man of the match award.
In the absence of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson holds the value for the Royals. He is tipped to top score for them.
Best Bet: Punjab Kings Win Result $1.80 at Palmerbet - 3 Units
Best Punjab Kings Batsman Tip: KL Rahul Best Punjab Kings Batsman $2.75 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit
Best Rajasthan Royals Batsman Tip: Sanju Samson Best Rajasthan Royals Batsman $3.60 at Neds - 1 Unit
Man of the Match Tip: KL Rahul Man of the Match $7.00 at bet365 Australia - 1 Unit