IPL 2024- Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings (May 15th, 2024)

On 15th April, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are going to play their next match against each other. This match is going to be an important match for Rajasthan Royals. This match will help them to fix their seat for playoffs. For Punjab, it's just another match. Punjab has been already disqualified from the IPL playoffs. Punjab will play this match to make some good innings for the team. 

This article will help you to understand all about this match. So let's start our article by letting you know the venue and timing of this match. 


Venue and timing 

This match number 65 of 74 is going to be played at Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati. This is the second home ground of Rajasthan. The match will be played on 15th May at 7:30 p.m. Rajasthan will try to win this match so that they can confirm their seat in the playoffs. Although they have another two matches after this, where they have to record a win only for playoffs. On the other hand side, Punjab has lost the way to be in playoffs. They have to play this match only as a part of league matches. 

Both teams journey so far: IPL 2024

Punjab Kings (PBKS): For Punjab Kings, this season is totally unexpected for them. Punjab has shown poor performance in this IPL season. Till now they have played 12 matches and in this, they have won only 4 matches and lost all 8 matches. Due to this, they are seated at the last position of the points table. The bowling, as well as the batting department of the team, is struggling this season. Punjab will try to win this match to regain some name in this season. For Punjab, this is only a match for the namesake. They have been disqualified from the IPL playoffs. 

Rajasthan Royals (RR): In contrast, the Rajasthan Royals are enjoying this season. They have performed very well in this season, for a long time they have been seated in the first position. Currently, they are seated in second position in the points table. They have played a total of 11 matches and in this, they have recorded a win in 8 matches, they have lost only 3 matches. The last two matches were not good for RR, they lost their last two matches. Rajasthan will try their best to win this match. If Rajasthan wins this match, they will qualify for the playoffs. In league matches, Rajasthan has to play three matches and in this, they have to win only one match. So Rajasthan will try to fix the playoff season by winning this match. 

Head to head in IPL history 

In IPL history Rajasthan royals and Punjab Kings have played 27 matches against each other. Both teams played very aggressively against each other. In all 27 matches, Punjab won 11 matches and Rajasthan won 16 matches. Rajasthan is leading the head-to-head battle. Also, this season is not a good season for Punjab. So between both teams, Punjab is struggling on both sides. So there might be a high chance that RR will continue this lead in IPL matches. Let's check out the players from both sides who can show some good innings in this upcoming match. 

Player to watch out for RR vs PBKS match 

Rajasthan Royals is full of energy. They are on a winning streak. This season is fantastic for the team. Rajasthan has some constant faces who are performing good innings in every match. They are helping the team in every match. From the batting side Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, and Jos Buttler are smashing runs in every inning. They are helping the Rajasthan Royals to win every other match. They are the players from the batting side who can perform well in this upcoming match. The bowling department is led by Yuzvendra Chahal and Awesh Khan. These bowlers can make or break any match. They are in the top performer list in this IPL season. 

Punjab is struggling to perform in every match. They are losing their league matches in a row. However, Punjab has some good names too who are doing well. And in this upcoming match, we can expect some good batting and bowling innings from them. From the batting side, we have only one or two names who is performing well in this season. Shashank Singh is doing well. Another batsman who can play a good innings is Jonny Bairstow. Punjab bowling department is led by Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh. Both are in top 5 bowlers in this IPL. So in this upcoming match too they both can perform well. If these players perform well with the team then Punjab can win this match. 

Expected playing XI 

Rajasthan Royals (RR) 

Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Ravichandran Ashwin,  Dhruv Jurel, Avesh Khan, Jos Buttler, Shubham Dubey, Sandeep Sharma 

Punjab  Kings (PBKS) 

Sam Curran ©, Shashank Singh, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Prabhsimaran Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Jitesh Sharma, Harshal Patel, Rilee Rossouw, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh 

Fantasy Playing XI (Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings)

Captain: Sanju Samson 

Vice-captain: Yashasvi Jaiswal 

Wicket-keeper: Sanju Samson

All-rounder: Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin 

Batsman: Yashaswi Jaiswal,  Shashank Singh, Jonny Bairstow

Bowler:  Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Awesh Khan, Harshal Patel 


The upcoming match of Rajasthan vs Punjab created chaos in your mind. Who can be the winner?  The answer to this question is not easy to guess. But if you look at the journey of both teams in this IPL then RR looks strong. They are competing with every team. And their players are doing well. So we have a high belief that RR can win this match. However, winners will be decided on the match day itself. So stay tuned for the match. 

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