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Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Tips - Top-two spot in sight for the hosts

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Last updated: 15 May 2024
Siddhu Bharadwaj 15 May 2024
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  • Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings IPL match predictions to be played in Guwahati on Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30pm IST
  • Rajasthan won 4 of their last 5 home matches
  • Punjab lost 6 of their last 8 matches against Rajasthan
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Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings
Can the Royals confirm their playoff spot with a win? (Getty Images)

Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings


Looking to seal their playoff spot, the Rajasthan Royals will look to overturn their three-game losing streak as they come up against the Punjab Kings. The IPL 2024 match #65 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati will be played on Wednesday.
  • Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings
  • Head to Head
  • Rajasthan Royals Form
  • Rajasthan Royals Team News
  • Punjab Kings Form
  • Punjab Kings Team News

The Royals lost their way a little with three consecutive losses. They reached the playoffs after Delhi's win over Lucknow on Tuesday, and a win here will put them in contention for a top-two finish. I am backing the Royals to win here.

  • Rajasthan Royals have won 6 of their last 8 matches against Punjab (IPL)
  • Rajasthan Royals have won 4 of their last 5 home matches (IPL)
  • Punjab Kings have lost their last 2 matches (IPL)

Head to Head


This will be the 28th match between the Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings teams. Of the previous 27, there have been 16 wins for Rajasthan and 11 wins for Punjab.

When the sides met earlier in Mullanpur, the Royals won by three wickets. Avesh Khan and Keshav Maharaj took two wickets each to restrict the Kings to 147 for 8. The chase saw Yashasvi Jaiswal (39) give an aggressive start for Rajasthan, but that ended in the last over as Shimron Hetmyer remained not out on 27 off ten balls.

Rajasthan Royals Form


The Rajasthan Royals are second in the standings with 16 points from 12 matches. They had Delhi to thank for confirming a playoff spot even before this match, but they will need at least one more to seal a top-two finish.

Three defeats in a row dented the Royals’ charge as they looked to make the most of their home venue change to Guwahati. That would need them to continue their home form, having won four of their last five matches where they were hosts.

Captain Sanju Samson (486 runs) and Riyan Parag (483) remain Rajasthan’s best batters, while Yuzvendra Chahal (15) continues to be their best bowler.

Rajasthan Royals Team News


Jos Buttler has left the Royals camp to join the national team. Tom Kohler-Cadmore could be a like-for-like replacement.

Punjab Kings Form


The Punjab Kings are at the bottom of the points tally with eight points from 12 matches. They are already eliminated from the playoff race and have lost their last two matches.

Going further back, Punjab lost six of their last eight games. They can make things tricky for the Royals with a win here, although that’s something they couldn’t achieve in four of their last five matches against Rajasthan.

The rookie Indian batter Shashank Singh (352 runs) leads the batting charts for the Kings, while Harshal Patel (20) is one of the three bowlers with at least 14 wickets this campaign.

Punjab Kings Team News


Sam Curran will play his last match of the campaign before leaving for international duty. Liam Livingstone has left the Punjab camp to get his knee ‘sorted’ before the World Cup.

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What time does Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings start?

This Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings match is being played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati at 7:30pm IST on Wednesday, May 15.

Verdict

Rajasthan are likely to go all-out to secure that win, which will confirm their top-two spot. That is not out of reach for the Royals, as the Punjab Kings continue to struggle. I am backing the Rajasthan Royals to win.

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