PBKS vs RR Dream11: Top fantasy picks, Strongest Playing XIs for Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Pitch Report
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PBKS vs RR Dream11: Shikhar Dhawan’s Punjab Kings (PBKS) will take on Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 27 of the TATA IPL 2024. The fixture (PBKS vs RR) will be held at Punjab’s new home – Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh – on April 13, starting at 7:30 PM IST.

The home side have had a bittersweet outing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far. After going through the five games, PBKS have managed to get hold of just two and are thus placed in the eighth position in the points table.

Punjab’s biggest concern would be the form of their top assets, who haven’t performed consistently. Shikhar Dhawan, who looked good at the start of the tournament, hasn’t fired often. Sam Curran has followed the same suit.

However, as a bright spot in a dark area, the likes of Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma have managed to keep things under control with their brilliant finishing abilities. They turned the tables against the Gujarat Titans (GT) and narrowly missed the chance to defeat SRH.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) have had a comfortable appearance so far in the IPL 2024. Just a single loss and four wins is what they have achieved in the tournament. The inaugural champions of the IPL are seated at the top spot in the points table as well.

It’s noteworthy that this is where the actual season starts for the Sanju Samson-led side. RR had managed to get a good head-start in the IPL 2023 as well with the same scoreline of 4 wins and 1 loss in five matches. But what unfolded next was something any team would never want. RR went on to lose six of their nine games, before eventually losing a ticket to the playoffs.

They have the same scoreline in the IPL 2024 as well. It remains to be seen whether they would be able to amend the history a bit for good, or the history dictates them.

Now let’s take a look at PBKS vs RR Dream11: Top fantasy picks, Strongest Playing XIs for Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Pitch Report.

PBKS vs RR Dream11 Team

Wicketkeepers: Josh Buttler, Sanju Samson

Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma

All-Rounders: Riyan Parag, R Ashwin

Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

PBKS vs RR Top Fantacy Picks

PBKS vs RR Dream11: Top fantasy picks, Strongest Playing XIs for Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals, Pitch Report
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  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) Josh Buttler is a must-have pick for the PBKS vs RR Dream11 Team. Buttler has got a decent form to support his name.
  • Riyan Parag has been phenomenal so far in the IPL 2024. The RR batter is among the leading run-scorers in the season with 261 runs to his name already in 5 matches.
  • Trent Boult is another must-have player in the game against PBKS vs RR. The Kiwi pacer has the knack of picking up wickets upfront and the wicket at Mullanpur will suit his bowling style.

PBKS vs RR Pitch Report

The new home of Punjab Kings (PBKS) has offered decent assistance to the pacers, in what we have seen so far in the limited games held here. The pacers have scalped 23 wickets in the two outings at this venue. However, it gets a little easier to bat once the ball becomes old. With dew being a major factor, chasing has always been preferred by the captains. The average score at this venue is in the vicinity of 170s.

PBKS vs RR Strongest Playing XIs

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Prabsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza/Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada [Impact sub: Arshdeep Singh]

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (C, wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, R Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal [Impact sub: Keshav Maharaj/Nandre Burger]

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