IPL 2022, Match 52: PBKS vs RR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury And Weather Updates – Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Prediction for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Contest - Playing XI, Injury Updates, Pitch Report and Weather report for the clash between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Match 52 of the IPL 2022 season.
PBKS vs RR Dream11 Prediction Team IPL 2022 Match 52

PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match Preview

Punjab Kings are at the 7th position with 5 wins in 10 matches. They defeated the Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets in their last game. Punjab needs to win all their remaining matches for a confirmed qualification to the play-offs. They were struggling before the last match but they played as a team in the last game and will look to do well in the remaining matches including this one. 

Shikhar Dhawan is in good form and has been the best batter for his side. Jonny Bairstow opened the innings in the last match. That is his preferred position and he can be very destructive at the top. Liam Livingstone was at his destructive best in the last match while Bhanuka Rajapaksa too has played well. Punjab’s strength is their explosive batting unit and they will look to continue their good form.

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The bowlers have been pretty consistent for Punjab Kings. Kagiso Rabada has bowled really well in the last 3 matches and has picked wickets in heaps. He has got good support from Sandeep Sharma who is their new ball bowler. Arshdeep Singh has been phenomenal in the death overs. Rahul Chahar and Liam Livingsotne have been good as their spinners. Rishi Dhawan too has bowled well. Punjab Kings have a good bowling attack and they’ll expect their bowlers to be consistent. 

Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, are one of the top teams of IPL 2022. They are in 3rd position with 6 wins in 10 games. They lost their last match by 7 wickets against KKR. Jos Buttler carried the RR batting for the first few matches as he has been in exceptional form in IPL 2022. Sanju Samson is in terrific touch as well. The other batters need to start performing as they can’t depend on only two batters to do the scoring in every match. Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer have played a few good knocks.  

Rajasthan’s bowlers have been little inconsistent in the last two games. Yuzvendra Chahal has picked only 1 wicket in the last 3 matches and that is a bit concerning for the Royals as he has been their best bowler and main wicket-taker. Trent Boult too has failed to pick wickets as he has only 2 wickets in the last 5 games. Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Sen have bowled well and Ravi Ashwin has been excellent with his off-spin. Big names in the bowling department need to start picking wickets for RR.


PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match Venue, Date and Time

Match: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 52, Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date and Time: 7th May 2022, Saturday, 3:30 PM IST


PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match Venue and Pitch Report 

Wankhede has been a good venue for the batters and it will be the same for this game as well. There will be bounce for the pacers but the ball won’t swing as much because it’s a day game. Spinners will get good purchase from the wicket and will be crucial for this game. Teams batting first have enjoyed more success at this venue, they have won 4 out of the last 7 games played here. The average first innings score here is 168 runs. Teams may look to bat first as it is a day game.


PBKS vs RR Dream11 Prediction

Punjab Kings are coming off a win in their last game and will be high on confidence. Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, will look to bounce back on the winning track by winning this game. Based on current form and team balance, Punjab Kings are expected to win this game.


PBKS vs RR Dream11 Probable Playing XI

Punjab Kings will be unchanged for this game. 

Punjab Kings: Johnny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuk Rajapaksa,, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh


Rassie van der Dussen may replace Karun Nair in this match for the Rajasthan Royals.

Rajasthan Royals: Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Rassie van der Dussen/Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal, Prasidh Krishna


 Top Captaincy Choices for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match


  • Jos Buttler: Jos Buttler will be the default captaincy pick for this match. He is the highest run-scorer of IPL 2022 with 588 runs at an average of 65.33. He has 3 hundreds and 3 fifties to his name. Buttler can play a big knock once he gets going.


  • Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan has been in terrific form. He is the 3rd highest run-scorer with 369 runs at an average of 46.12. Dhawan scored 62 runs in the last game. He is the main batter for Dhawan and will look to play till the end and score big for his team. He will be a top captaincy option.

  • Liam Livingstone: Liam Livingstone will be an excellent captaincy option for your fantasy team. He will bat at number 4 and is currently one of the most destructive batters in the world. He scored 30 runs off just 10 balls in the last game and picked a wicket as well.  


Budget Picks for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match

  • Rishi Dhawan (8 Credits): Rishi Dhawan will be an excellent budget option at just 8 credits. He will bowl 4 overs and  is more than handy with the bat. He is in good form with the ball. He also scored 21 runs against Lucknow.

  • Kuldeep Sen (8 Credits): Kuldeep Sen is another top budget pick at 8 credits. He is a key bowler for Rajasthan and is in good form as well. He will bowl in the power play and in the death overs. He picked one wicket in the last game. 


Differential Pick for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match

  • Jonny Bairstow: Jonny Bairstow will be the best differential option for this game. He is back at the top where he has been very successful. He can take advantage of the field restrictions and can win the game on his own if he gets going. 

Small/Head-to-Head League Team for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match


If PBKS Bats First: C - Jos Buttler, VC - Shikhar Dhawan

If RR Bats First: C - Liam Livingstone, VC - Shimron Hetmyer


Mega League Team for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match

PBKS vs RR Dream11 Team


If PBKS Bats First: C - Sanju Samson, VC - Kagiso Rabada

If RR Bats First: C - Jonny Bairstow, VC - Devdutt Padikkal


Which Contests to Join for PBKS vs RR Dream11 Match 

Joining small league contests of upto 7 members are recommended from the small/head-to-head league team. Join Mega contest and all the other contests with a big prize pool with the mega league team.