In match 66 of the IPL 2023 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium on May 19, 2023, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) will square off for the second time.
The last meeting between the two teams took place in the eighth game of the current season, with Punjab Kings emerging victors by a margin of five runs. Shikhar Dhawan (87), PrabhSimran Singh (60), and the rest of the batting order helped PBKS score a massive total of 197/4 in 20 overs.
Sanju Samson (42) of RR led the comeback in reply, with cameos from Shimron Hetmyer (36) and Dhruv Jurel (32) for RR. However, they were unable to cross the finish line since they missed their target by 5 runs. Check complete details on PBKS vs RR head-to-head records.
Punjab Kings will enter the match on the heels of a spoiler play committed by Delhi Capitals in the previous game. Despite Liam Livingstone’s heroics in the closing innings while pursuing a huge 214, they were defeated by DC by a margin of 15 runs.
To qualify for the playoffs, PBKS will now need more than just a sizable victory. They will also need a lot of favourable results. They will definitely be eliminated from the competition if they lose the upcoming game.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will be entering the match after suffering a humiliating loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match.
Their qualifying campaign has been hindered by a significant 112-run defeat margin. In order to get past RCB and MI, RR now requires a victory over PBKS in addition to a favour from SRH.
Head-to-Head IPL 2023 Record of PBKS vs RR
Rajasthan Royals have won 14 of the 25 meetings between the two teams, while Punjab Kings came out on top in the other 11 games.
Total – 25
RR – 14
PBKS – 11
List of matches played between PBKS and RR since IPL 2008
|5-Apr-23||Punjab Kings||5 Runs||Guwahati|
|7-May-22||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Mumbai|
|21-Sep-2021||Rajasthan Royals||2 Runs||Dubai|
|12-April-2021||Punjab Kings||4 Runs||Mumbai|
|30-Oct-2020||Rajasthan Royals||7 Wickets||Abu Dhabi|
|27-Sep-2020||Rajasthan Royals||4 Wickets||Sharjah|
|16-Apr-2019||Punjab Kings||12 Runs||Mohali|
|25-Mar-2019||Punjab Kings||14 Runs||Jaipur|
|8-May-2018||Rajasthan Royals||15 Runs||Jaipur|
|6-May-2018||Punjab Kings||6 Wickets||Indore|
|21-Apr-2015||Punjab Kings||One-Over Eliminator||Ahmedabad|
|10-Apr-2015||Rajasthan Royals||26 Runs||Pune|
|23-May-2014||Punjab Kings||16 Runs||Sharjah|
|20-April-2014||Punjab Kings||7 Wickets||Mohali|
|9-May-2013||Rajasthan Royals||8 Wickets||Mohali|
|14-April-2013||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
|5-May-2012||Rajasthan Royals||43 Runs||Mohali|
|6-April-2012||Rajasthan Royals||31 Runs||Jaipur|
|21-April-2011||Punjab Kings||48 Runs||Mohali|
|7-April-2010||Rajasthan Royals||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|24-Mar-2010||Rajasthan Royals||31 Runs||Mohali|
|5-May-2009||Rajasthan Royals||78 Runs||Durban|
|26-April-2009||Punjab Kings||27 Runs||Cape Town|
|28-May-2008||Punjab Kings||41 Runs||Mohali|
|21-Apr-2008||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Jaipur|
Most runs in PBKS vs RR fixtures
Sanju Samson (RR) – 594 runs
Most wickets in PBKS vs RR fixtures
Arshdeep Singh (PBKS) – 14 wickets
Punjab Kings Squad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Sikandar Raza, Matthew Short, Rishi Dhawan, Mohit Rathee, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Baltej Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Gurnoor Brar, Shivam Singh
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(w/c), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Jason Holder, Murugan Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Akash Vasisht, KC Cariappa, Obed McCoy, Riyan Parag, Devdutt Padikkal, Kuldip Yadav, Kuldeep Sen, Donavon Ferreira, Abdul Basith, Kunal Singh Rathore
Also Read: IPL 2023 Qualification Race: How Can Punjab Kings (PBKS) Still Make It To The Playoffs