Fantasy Tips

RR vs PBKS: Dream11 Prediction (Match 8 of IPL 2023)

With their new home venue, Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati, Rajasthan Royals are taking on Punjab Kings in their second game of the season. After the dominating performance against SRH on their opener, RR is pumped up to make their victory follow. At the same time, PBKS looked pretty smart against KKR with both the bat and the ball.

Head to Head

Matches played: 31

KKR Won: 20

PBKS Won: 11

Match Details

Date: 05/04/2023

Time: 7.30 PM IST

Venue: Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati

Pitch Report

Good batting wicket, which will help the spinners. At the same time, the seamers may enjoy the swinging conditions when the ball is brand new. Shorter square boundaries and their impact will be huge.

What to Expect?

A high-scoring game is expected as both teams are filled with power hitters. Again the team chasing will have an advantage as the dew factor will affect the defending team.

Probable Playing XIs

RR Possible XI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal

PBKS Possible XI:

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Fantasy Picks for the RR vs PBKS Match

Captain: J Buttler

J Buttler has started this edition with a bang. He is known for his consistency. And this game against PBKS will prove it once again.

Vice captain : J Holder

There is no doubt J Holder is a match-winner. And also, he has been given more priority by the RR team this time. So he is going to make the mark. Expect more from his bowling.

Batsmen : S Dhawan, Y Jaiswal, S Hetmyer

The two opening batters, Dhawan and Jaiswal, are long innings, players. Once they see off the new ball with their usual trait of smashing, they will score high. Y Jaiswal is excellent in touch, and he will continue the same.

S Hetmyer finished off well in the last game. That confidence might be an essential factor.

Wicket keepers : J Buttler, P Singh

The attacking nature of P Singh is impressive, and it reveals his vast potential in this game. It can come out at any point this season.

All rounders : J Holder, S Raza, S Curran

S Raza and S Curran are the backbones of the Punjab-based franchise team. They bat in the middle and bowl a full quota of four overs each. They have a considerable possibility of making an impact.

Bowlers : Y Chahal, A Singh, N Ellis

Being an all-time wicket-taker, Y Chahal will be a prominent option for us.

A Singh’s swinging ability makes him a dangerous contender to face with the new ball. And also, he has got the variations to bowl at the depth.

Ellis impressed the side’s captain in the last game picking up the dangerous-looking Gurbaz and will be a crucial bower again.

Winning Dream11 Team

Key Players

If Jos Buttler can continue the golden run he is in now, he will be unstoppable against any bowling side and might again end up with a massive run spree this year, too, in the tournament.

Yuzi Chahal and Arshdeep Singh will be the key bowlers for the respective sides as the team bowling second would like them to pick a lot of wickets.

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