Punjab Kings vs Royals Tips, Prediction and Preview

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Punjab Kings vs Royals Tips

The Kings battle it out against the Royals on Wednesday (AEST) as they both look to break into the top four.

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Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals free IPL tips, predictions and preview โ€“ The Kings have won seven of the last 11 meetings.

Punjab Kings vs Royals Tips


  • Jos Buttler hit eight of the Royals sixes last match and will be unavailable
  • The Kings have had a player score over 66 in their last two matches, whilst KL Rahul averaging 66 so far this season with the bat

Punjab Kings vs Royals Match Details


๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Competition: IPL
๐Ÿ—“ Date: Wednesday September 22
โฐ Time: 12:00am (AEST)
๐ŸŸ Stadium: Dubai International Stadium ย  ย 

Punjab Kings vs Royals 2021 Form (last five matches)


Kings (LWLWL)

  • Punjab Kings lost to the Capitals by 7 wickets
  • Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers by 34 runs
  • Punjab Kings lost to the Knight Riders by 5 wickets
  • Punjab Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets
  • Punjab Kings lost to the Sunrisers by 9 wickets

Royals (WLWLL)

  • Royals defeated Sunrisers by 55 runs
  • Royals lost to the Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets
  • Royals defeated Knight Riders by 6 wickets
  • Royals lost to the Royal Challengers by 10 wickets
  • Royals lost to the Super Kings by 45 runs

Punjab Kings vs Royals Head to Head (last five matches)


  • 12/04/2021: Kings won by 4 runs
  • 30/10/2020: Royals won by 7 wickets
  • 27/09/2020: Royals won by 4 wickets
  • 16/04/2019: Kings won by 12 runs
  • 25/03/2019: Kings won by 14 runs

Punjab Kings vs Royals Preview


The Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals are set to restart their season for the first time since May as they both look to break into the top four at the midway point of their respective campaigns.

The Kings have been inconsistent as of late with two wins in their previous five matches and will look at this match with the intention of improving their lacklustre net run rate of -0.368.

The winning side will be more dependent on their top order, with both sides possessing damaging opening batsmen against the unpredictable Dubai pitch. KL Rahul has been superb and has the highest average in the IPL this season, with 66.20.

Similarly, the Royals also have two wins in their previous five matches and have underachieved in the previous IPL seasons. If they are to make it into the playoffs this season, they will need to win crunch matches like these against similar quality opponents.

However, their second top scorer this season Jos Buttler has chosen to pull out of the IPL and remain in England. Buttler top-scored with a whopping 124 run innings in his sides comfortable victory against the Sunrisers.

It will be a tricky encounter, but I believe the Punjab Kings will have the firepower and depth with the bat to run over the top of the Rajasthan Royals and should come away with the two points in this encounter.

Kings vs Rajasthan News


*Team news will be updated when squads are announced

The two sides last met in April this year, which saw the Kings win by four runs.

Kings vs Rajasthan Stats


  • The Kings have won seven of the last 11 meetings
  • Jos Buttler hit eight of the Royals sixes last match and will be unavailable
  • The Kings have had a player score over 66 in their last two matches, whilst KL Rahul averaging 66 so far this season with the bat

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