Rajasthan Royals Aim to Regain Winning Form Against Inconsistent Punjab Kings in IPL 2022

Rajasthan Royals will aim to put their batting issues behind them and get their season back on track, while Punjab Kings will want to maintain their winning streak in their IPL match on Saturday. The Royals were once in a solid position to challenge Gujarat Titans for first place, but the previous champions have recently experienced slight setbacks. They have lost back-to-back games, including against the eighth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders and the laggards Mumbai Indians.

Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will be full of confidence after defeating table-toppers GT by eight wickets. Mayank Agarwal’s team will be eager to keep the winning streak going as they attempt to break out of the mid-table rut and move closer to a playoff berth.

Rajasthan are currently third in the points rankings, thanks largely to the flamboyant Jos Buttler. With 588 runs, the Englishman is the league’s leading scorer. He fought alone with the bat against Mumbai, and he failed to build on his start against KKR. Rajasthan was defeated in both games.

Sanju Samson, the captain, and Devdutt Padikkal, the other two men at the top, have been good in parts but need to take on more responsibility, especially with the team shuffled to number four. They can rip apart any bowling attack if they get going with Shimron Hetymar’s strong hitting.

Three of Rajasthan’s four losses have occurred while setting a total, therefore the inaugural edition winners must improve their game while batting first.

The Royals boast one of the greatest bowling assaults in the league, if not the best, but their bowlers have failed to defend 158 and 152 in their past two games.

In the win over the Titans, the bowling attack was spot on, limiting them to just 150 yards.

After a disappointing season by his standards, South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada has been on a tear, taking four wickets in each of the last two games.

Punjab’s bowling assault is formidable and diverse. Arshadeep Singh has also been outstanding this season, and although not picking up many wickets, the 23-year-old has bowled efficiently.