IPL 2023 Match 8 : Can Jos Buttler continue his magic tonight? Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings (RR vs PBKS)

Today is the clash of two teams i.e. Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings (RR vs PBKS) who have won their opening matches of IPL 2023. On one side is Rajasthan Royals who registered their splendid win against Sun Risers Hyderabad. On the other side is Punjab Kings who outperformed Kolkata Knight Riders despite absence of its key players Liam Livingstone and Kagiso Rabada.

In the previous match of Rajasthan, Jos Buttler’s 54 runs off 22 balls and Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 54 runs off 37 balls gave them a flying start whereas Sanju Samson scored a rapid fifty which led Rajasthan to a huge score of 203 runs. On bowling side, Yuzvendra Chahal was impressive with 4/17 and reached a new record of being the first Indian to touch 300 wickets mark in T20 International matches.

Talking about Punjab Kings, we saw some good performances from batting side where Bhanuka Rajapaksa knocked 50 off 32 balls and Shikhar Dhawan scored a quick 40 off 29 balls whereas PBKS’ star bowler Arshdeep was great with ball by claiming 3/19 in just 3 overs.

Match Details : RR vs PBKS

Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Watch Live on: Star Sports Network & JioCinema

Pitch Report : RR vs PBKS

The pitch at Barasara Cricket Stadium is favourable for batting. The game is expected to be high scoring. The toss winning side would prefer to bowl first as second innings is likely to get impacted by dew.

Team Prediction : RR vs PBKS

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Jos Buttler

Sanju Samson (C/WK)

Devdutt Padikkal

Shimron Hetmyer

Riyan Parag

Jason Holder

Ravichandran Ashwin

Trent Boult

KM Asif

Yuzvendra Chahal

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Shikhar Dhawan (C)

Prabhsimran Singh

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Jitesh Sharma (WK)

Liam Livingstone

Shahrukh Khan

Sam Curran

Harpreet Brar

Rahul Chahar

Kagiso Rabada

Arshdeep Singh

Prediction for Best Performance : RR vs PBKS

Best Batsman

Jos Buttler:In the last match, Jos Buttler’s performance was splendid. Since it’s a batting pitch today, Jos is expected to put a put a big score on the board. Best choice for Batsman of the day.

Best Bowler

Arshdeep Singh

The ace bowler of PBKS shown amazing performance in the last match with bowling figures 3/19 in three overs. It is expected that he can repeat the same in this match as well. Best pick for the bowler of day.

Today’s Match Winner Prediction

Punjab Kings is likely to win the match

Disclaimer: The above predictions are based on personal understanding and analysis of the author. Kindly make your own decision while making any prediction based on the predictions mentioned above.

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