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Rajasthan Royals, led by Sanju Samson, and Punjab Kings, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, will play against each other in the eighth match of the Indian Premier League 2023 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Wednesday, April 5, 2023. Keep reading to find out IPL 2023 Match 8 RR vs PBKS Match Prediction Who will win today.

Rajasthan Royals, who finished second in the previous season, began their campaign in the current season with an excellent performance. They defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in their home ground by a significant margin. Rajasthan Royals batted first and scored a total of 203 runs, with half-centuries from Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Sanju Samson. Later, the bowlers restricted the opposition team to 72 runs less than the target. This strong performance indicates that Rajasthan Royals could once again be a dominant team this year.

On the otherhand, Punjab Kings had a positive beginning to their season when they won their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders. They were requested to bat first and scored 191 runs. Kolkata Knight Riders responded by scoring 146/7 in 16 overs before the game was disrupted by rain. However, as per the DLS par score, they were seven runs short. Punjab Kings will aim to use this momentum to their advantage in the future matches.

Rajasthan Royal VS Punjab Kings, Match 8 Details

Match: Rajasthan Royal VS Punjab Kings, 2023 Indian Premier League

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 05, 2023 ; 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Barsapara Cricket Staduim, Guwahati

Rajasthan Royal VS Punjab Kings, Match 8 Head to Head

Let's look at the head-to-head between RR and PBKS to determine who will win today's IPL match.





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Rajasthan Royal VS Punjab Kings , Match 8 Pitch Report

The batters should benefit from the Barasara Cricket Stadium's surface. A game with a big scoring potential is probable, therefore bowling first will be favorable because dew may play a part later. Any sum over 200 will be difficult to reach.

Weather Forecast

On Wednesday, Guwahati's high will be 33°C and the humidity level will be about 76%. There is no possibility of rain.

Rajasthan Royal VS Punjab Kings, Match 8 Probable Playing XIs

The first game the Rajasthan Royals played ended in a crushing victory. There is no need to change the winning combination as a result. They ought to use the same starting XI.

On the otherhand , Liam Livingstone of the Punjab Kings was not permitted to play in the opening match because he did not receive a NOC from the ECB. He had had an injury for which he hadn't received a fitness certificate. He would be accessible from this game, according to sources. Due to national obligations, Kagiso Rabada was also absent from the opening game. Additionally, the South African pacer is now available for selection.

Here are the probable starting lineups for the IPL Match 8 between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings.

Rajasthan Royal Probable Playing XIs

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

Punjab Kings Probable Playing XIs

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royal VS Punjab Kings, Match 8 Toss Prediction

The teams might not want to bat first due to the unpredictable nature of the pitch. The moisture factor can also be at play. Therefore, choosing to bowl first after winning the toss would be the best move.

Rajasthan Royal VS Punjab Kings, Match 8 Winning Chances

Kagiso Rabada's comeback means that Rajasthan Royals won't be able to bat with the same ease they had in the previous game. Thus, they wouldn't want to take a chance by setting a target. They would be best off pursuing.

Similar to this, Punjab Kings' batting would improve if Liam Livingstone was available. The risky RR batting lineup would back itself up to pursue the objective if they chose to bat first. Therefore, chasing also gives PBKS a better chance of winning.

Probable Best Batter

In his final innings, in which he hit 54 runs in just 22 balls, Jos Buttler displayed exceptional form. Once more, the RR opener could be a serious threat to the opposing bowlers.

Probable Best Bowler

Against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Arshdeep Singh delivered a fantastic set of deliveries. He came back having taken 19/3 from 3 overs. Arshdeep could be able to deliver the products once more if there is assistance for the seamen.

Probable Match Winner

Here are The cases for who will win today's IPL Match 8 between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings.

Case 1 : Rajasthan Royals win the toss and bowl

Power Play: 35-45

First Innings score prediction: Punjab Kings 170-190

Result: Rajasthan Royals win the match

Case 2: Punjab King win the toss and bat

Power Play: 50-60

First Innings score prediction: Rajasthan Royals : 195-215

Result: Rajasthan Royals win the match

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