IPL 2024 Match 65 | RR vs PBKS | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview

Rajasthan Royals will be locking horns with the Punjab Kings in match 65 of IPL 2024. The Royals are almost certain of making it to the next stage of the tournament; however, their performance has seen a major slump lately. Punjab, on the other hand, joined Mumbai Indians to become the second team to knock out of the season. PBKS would aim to finish the bitter season on a sweet note by winning their remaining games. 

IPL 2024 Match 65 | RR vs PBKS | Fantasy Tips, Prediction & Preview
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Rajasthan Royals, after a strong start to the season, have seen their form dip, losing their last three matches. In their previous match against Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals were defeated by 5 wickets, with Riyan Parag scoring 47 runs. However, he didn't get support from other batters. In the bowling, Yuzvendra Chahal bowled beautifully which helped the Royals to drag the game. Ravichandran Ashwin and Nandre Burger bowled superbly giving excellent support to Chahal which helped the Royals to take the game till 19th over. RR will be hoping all these to continue their good form and expect good support from other batters, especially top-order batters.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings’ season has been disappointing, with the team already out of the playoff race. Despite this, they have shown glimpses of what could have been, with narrow defeats highlighting their competitive spirit. In their last game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, PBKS lost by 60 runs, with Rilee Rossouw scoring 61 runs. Shashank Singh was looking fantastic and unfortunately, he got a runout and Kings lost him at the wrong time. But these two didn't get support from other batters. Harshal Patel and Vidhwath Kaverappa bowled well but all other bowlers were expensive. The team will expect an all-round show to end the season on a positive note with a win.

Match Timings

Match Toss Time - 07:00 PM IST (01:30 PM GMT)

Match Start Time - 07:30 PM IST (02:00 PM GMT)

Match Venue - Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati

Head to Head

Matches Played - 27 

RR won - 16      PBKS won - 11

Last 5 meetings

RR won - 3        PBKS won - 2

Pitch Report

The surface at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati provides a batting-friendly surface for white-ball cricket. It is expected that the pitch will provide little help to the bowlers and there will be dew effect during the second innings.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for this game is not looking that great, with a strong thunderstorm a likely chance as the night wears on. The temperature is likely to be around 31°C on the match day with 62% humidity and 5 km/h wind speed. There are 38% chances of precipitation during the game.

Probable Playing XI  

Rajasthan Royals (RR) - Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore , Sanju Samson(c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shubham Dubey, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Impact Player - Nandre Burger

Punjab Kings (PBKS) - Jonny Bairstow(wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Taide, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran(c), Ashutosh Sharma, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Impact Player - Jitesh Sharma

Must Picks

RR - Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag

PBKS -  Sam Curran, Shashank Singh

RR vs PBKS Fantasy Team

Wicket-Keeper : Jonny Bairstow, Sanju Samson, Jitesh Sharma

Batters : Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal

All-rounder : Sam Curran, Riyan Parag

Bowlers : Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Sandeep Sharma

Captain and Vice-Captain picks

Captain : Sanju Samson

Vice-Captain : Sam Curran


Rajasthan Royals should find Punjab Kings a relatively easier challenge to contend with. On paper and on the field, Royals look a far better side than Kings at the moment, and  hence are favourites to win this clash.

Sportco predicts Rajasthan Royals to beat Punjab Kings in match 65 of IPL 2024.


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