Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be up against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Match 52 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on Monday, May 07.

With six wins out of ten matches, the Royals are sitting comfortably at the third spot in the points table. On the other hand, with five victories and as many losses, PBKS are placed at the seventh position.

Pitch report:

The track at Wankhede will be a batters’ paradise, but the red soil shall also provide some assistance to the seamers. Dew is likely to make its impact, pushing captains to bowl first after winning the toss.

Head to head record:

Played: 23 | RR won: 13 | PBKS won: 10 | No result: 0

Probable XIs:

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen

Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

RR wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 40-50
PBKS total: 155-165

Case 2:

PBKS wins the toss and bowls first
Powerplay score: 45-55
RR total: 165-180

Team batting second to win the contest.

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