- Rajasthan Royals to face Punjab Kings today in the 32nd match of IPL 2021
- In the 22 matches played between the two teams, RR has won 12
- PBKS vs RR match will be played at Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM (IST)
The Indian Premier League franchise Punjab Kings will be facing the match against the mighty Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams have won 2 of their last 5 matches in IPL 2021.
PBKS played their last IPL match on 30th April this year while RR played their last IPL match on 2nd May, in which both the teams came out as winners. However, owing to the big gap neither of the teams would be carrying any momentum from the winnings.
In IPL 2021 campaign, PBKS and RR will face each other for the 2nd time, the first time they faced each other in what was the 4th match of IPL 2021 played on 12th April which was won by PBKS by 4 runs. It was a high scoring match where PBKS set a mighty target of 222 runs for the franchise from Rajasthan.
As of now, there is not much to differentiate between the two teams on IPL 2021 points table. Rajasthan Royals sits at the 6th position while PBKS sits on the 7th position. However, RR does enjoy a 1-game advantage.
PBKS Vs RR Head To Head Stats
The last time PBKS met RR was in IPL 2021 itself on the 12th of April in Match 4 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match was won by PBKS who set a colossal target of 222 for Rajasthan Royals. Punjab won the match by 4 runs.
An explosive inning from skipper KL Rahul of 91 from 50 deliveries hitting 5 maximums helped Punjab score 221 after losing 6 wickets. Deepak Hooda, too, played an important role hitting 6 maximums and scoring 64 from 28 deliveries.
For Rajasthan Royals, their skipper Sanju Samson played a much needed inning scoring 119 runs from just 63 deliveries, hitting 12 boundaries and 7 maximums. Even after such a stellar performance, Rajasthan Royals fell short of the target by 4 runs.
In the 22 matches PBKS and RR have played against each other, Rajasthan Royals have emerged winners more number of times (12).
PBKS Vs RR Last 5 Encounters
12th April 2021: Punjab Kings won by 4 runs
30th October 2020: Rajasthan Royals won by 7 wickets
27th September 2020: Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets
16th April 2019: Punjab Kings won by 12 runs
25th April 2019: Punjab Kings won by 14 runs
Additioanl Stats Of PBKS & RR
PBKS highest score against RR: 222
RR highest score against PBKS: 226
Highest Individual Score against RR: 115 (Shaun Marsh)
Highest Individual Score against PBKS: 119 (Sanju Sampson)
Most wickets for PBKS against RR: 14 (Piyush Chawla)
Most wickets for RR against PBKS: 11 (Siddharth Trivedi)
Lowest PBKS score against RR: 124
Lowest RR score against PBKS: 112
There is very little to differentiate between the two great teams in today’s match. On one hand, Rajasthan has more overall wins while Punjab Kings have won more games out of their last 5 meetings. One of which comes in IPL 2021 itself.
We think the Punjab Kings would emerge victorious in today’s game.