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IPL 2023 PBKS vs RR: List of impact players in today’s match

In the match between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, RR won the toss and opted to field first.

Ahead of the game, RR faced a setback as Ravichandran Ashwin was unable to play due to a spasm. Navdeep Saini was included in the playing XI as his replacement. On the other hand, PBKS stuck with the same lineup that lost to the Delhi Capitals.

Both teams announced their Impact Player substitutes for the match. PBKS included Nathan Ellis, Sikandar Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Matthew Short, and Mohit Rathee, while RR named Dhruv Jurel, Donovan Ferreira, Akash Vasisht, Kuldeep Sen, and Murugan Ashwin.

During the toss, RR captain Sanju Samson emphasized the importance of playing well in order to overcome Punjab.

“We’re going to bowl first,” Sanju said. “Looking at the dimensions of the ground and requirements at this point of the tournament. To be honest, we have to win the game first of all. We have to respect the game, respect the opponent.”

“If you want to play good T20 cricket, you have to be really good at forgetting things,” he added. “We’ve had 4-5 days off and are trying to go about it nicely. When you start the game, you have to go back to basics and understand the conditions.”

On the other hand, PBKS captain Shikhar Dhawan predicted that the pitch would remain consistent and dew would not have a significant impact.

“It’s going to be a good wicket throughout, so it doesn’t matter much with dew not playing a part,” Dhawan said. “We want to enjoy the game and keep the process going. We want to give it our best shot and end on a high note. We have to look to take more wickets in the first six overs.”

As the match unfolds, both teams will strive to deliver a competitive performance and secure a crucial victory. The clash between RR and PBKS promises to be an intriguing encounter, with players eager to make their mark on the game.