Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are in the same situation in the race of playoffs.

Punjab King Team News & Playing XI

In their last match, the Punjab Kings lost by 15 runs against the Delhi Capitals.

Prabhsimran Singh and Shikhar Dhawan must get off to a strong start, as RR has a strong bowling attack. It's good to see Liam Livingstone coming back in form. In the last match against DC, he scored 94 runs in just 55 balls while chasing. They want a strong performance from Shahrukh Khan and Sam Curran in the lower middle order.

Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada, and Arshdeep Singh are the prime bowling options. Arshdeep needs to improve his bowling, as this season he has been a bit expensive. Rahul Chahar and Harpreet Brar are two spin options.

Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royals Team News & Playing XI

In the last five games, RR has won only one. Especially in the last game against RCB, they lost very poorly with 112 runs. Which impacted their NRR.

RR is a well-balanced side. Jaiswal and Butler are both in good form and have given a good start to the team. Samson, Joe Root, and Devdutt Padikka must take the initiative in the middle order. Hetmyer and Jurel are the good hitters in the depth overs.

They have a good spin attack. Ashwin and Chahal are both very experienced and have bowled well throughout the season. Trent Boult and Sandeep Sharma are the two main bowling options.

Playing XI: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult (Impact Player)

India Bet Top Betting Tip

Yashasvi JaiswalMatch Runs: Over 24.5

Yashasvi Jaiswal has played really well throughout the season, he has given a strong start and has been very consistent. We expect a good start from the Left Hand opener.

Bet on Over 25.5 at 1.83 with 10Cric

Shikhar Dhawan Match Runs: Over 25.5

Shikhar Dhawan in the last match got out early. We expect him to come back strong in this crucial match. He can be dangerous if he keeps going.

Bet on Over 25.5 at 1.83 with 10Cric

India Bet Bookmaker Picks

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal 3.25 : Top Batter of the Match betting with Betway
  • Yuzvendra Chahal at 3.00 : Top Bowler of the Match betting with Betway
  • Rajasthan Royals at 1.90 : Team to score Most sixes Betway

India Bet Prediction

Rajasthan Royals at 1.83 - Match Result betting with Betway.

Date: 18th May 2023, Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Note: Odds mentioned are taken at the time of publishing this preview and are subject to change.