IPL 2023: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals in Himachal Pradesh | 66th IPL Match Preview Including Probable XIs, Pitch Report & More!

The 66th match of the IPL 2023 will take place at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala between Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals at 7:30 PM IST. This clash is, however, not going to conclude anything because both these teams have very less to do to qualify for the playoffs. However, RR captain Sanju Samson can try his team’s luck as they have to win this game by a big margin and remain dependent on the MI & RCB to lose their upcoming match. According to the 2023 points table, PBKS is sitting at the 8th position and RR is in the 6th position. So far in this IPL season, PBKS & RR have unlocked 6 victories in 13 matches but their NRR (Net Run Rate) hovers.

In the head-to-head encounters, they faced each other 25 times and the host team Punjab Kings won 11 games and RR secured 14 victories. In their previous match, Punjab Kings stamped their elimination chances as they were defeated by 15 runs to DC. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals also faced a big defeat by Royal Challengers Bangalore by 112 runs. However, in this IPL season so far, both teams are clashing for the 2nd time. When they met in the 8th match, PBKS emerged as the winning team by 5 runs.

Here are the details of the 66th match of the IPL 2023 at HPCA Stadium between PBKS vs RR:

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PBKS vs RR | Pitch Report of IPL 2023 66th Match

You would be amazed to know that the HPCA Stadium & its pitch is a Nirvana for bowlers, especially medium pacers. Since the last few matches, bowlers have had a dominating side. So accordingly, the 66th match on 19th May is expected to see batsmen struggling in the first few overs. However, once the batters settle, this pitch has an average 1st inning score of 155+ runs. However, the batting team would score 170-180+ runs in order to secure good winning chances.

PBKS vs RR Probable Teams XI


Prabhsimran Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c), Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh (Potential Impact Substitute – Rishi Dhawan for Prabhsimran Singh)

For RR

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk) (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

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PBKS vs RR Match Venue?

The 66th IPL 2023 between PBKS vs RR would be played at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow on 16th May.

When will the PBKS vs RR match start?

Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) will lock horns on May 19 (Friday) at 7:30 PM IST.

How to watch it on TV?

The online streaming of the PBKS vs RR IPL 66th match will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. Moreover, you can also enjoy live streaming on Viacom18’s JioCinema mobile app.

How to watch live streaming?

The 2023 edition of IPL including the PBKS vs RR 66th match will be live-streamed on the JioCinema app.


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