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IPL 2024: RR vs PBKS, Match 65 – Top 3 player battles to watch out for

IPL 2024 RR vs PBKS, Match 65 - Top 3 player battles to watch out for

PBKS vs RR. (Source -IPL/BCCI)

In the 65th game of the Indian Premier League 2024, Punjab Kings would be playing their penultimate game of the season against Rajasthan Royals. The Punjab Kings have already been eliminated but would be looking to derail the party for others. Rajasthan Royals have been on the brink of qualification for a while now but three consecutive losses have surely hurt their momentum.

A win for the Rajasthan Royals will guarantee them a spot in the playoffs but another loss might just bring in the possibility of the team not qualifying despite being the first to complete eight wins. Punjab Kings would be looking to end their campaign on a winning note and bow out of the competition with pride and two wins from their final two games.

Ahead of this enthralling fixture, let’s take a look at the top three player battles to watch out for during the game between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals

Here are the top three player battles to watch out for ahead of RR vs PBKS in IPL 2024, Match 65:

3. Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Arshdeep Singh

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Arshdeep Singh. (Source -Twitter/X)

Two of Team India’s brightest stars in the shortest format of the game would be up against each other in the upcoming game. The flamboyant Yashasvi Jaiswal would have to deal with the swing and pace of Arshdeep Singh and this is surely a match-up the fans would be waiting for. Jaiswal has still not lived up to the hype that was generated prior to the season but has shown glimpses that he can convert his knock into a big one whenever he gets settled at the crease.

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On the other hand, it has been a decent campaign so far for Arshdeep Singh as he has been able to lead the bowling attack for the Punjab Kings. He has claimed 16 wickets across the 12 matches that he has played in so far this season and is currently in the running for the purple cap as well. The pacer would be looking to have a great end to the IPL season and then can start his preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

2. Shashank Singh vs Yuzvendra Chahal 

Shashank Singh and Yuzvendra Chahal. (Source – Twitter/X)

One of the most consistent batters this season for the Punjab Kings has been Shashank Singh. His story and journey before this season and throughout the campaign have been exemplary to watch. He has surely made the number four spot his own and is currently one of the few players that have a great chance of getting retained ahead of the mega auction next year.

The right-handed batter would be up against one of the best spinners in the world, Yuzvendra Chahal. The form of the latter has surely dropped over the past two to three games but it is not a cause for concern as the leg-spinner is known to make great comebacks. He would be hoping to get the wickets for his side during the middle overs phase and give his side the much-needed momentum.

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1. Sanju Samson vs Rahul Chahar

Sanju Samson and Rahul Chahar. (Source -Twitter/X)

The skipper of the Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson has been having a great tournament so far. He has been the leading run-scorer for the team this season and has been a great leader on and off the field. He would be looking to play a great knock once again in the upcoming game against the Punjab Kings as he looks to see his side through to the playoffs without much trouble.

The captain would be up against Punjab Kings’ best bowler during the middle overs, Rahul Chahar. The bowler has a knack for producing wickets and getting the breakthroughs for the side more often than not. He would be looking to get the prized wicket of Sanju Samson in the upcoming match. Whosoever wins this battle will surely give the additional confidence that their side needs during the game and can also shape up the proceedings of the game as well.

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