The 32nd match of the second phase of the Indian Premier League pits Punjab Kings against Rajasthan Royals. Both teams are in the lower quarter of the leaderboard and need a victory to move up. The game will begin at 7.30 p.m. IST and will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
PBKS vs. RR- The Match Preview
Sanju Samson will lead Rajasthan Royals to confront KL Rahul leading Punjab Kings on September 21 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. So far, the Punjab Kings have only won three of their eight games, and they are currently ranking sixth in the table. On the other hand, the Rajasthan Royals have won three of their seven games and are currently ranked fifth in the IPL overall rankings.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 21, 2021
PBKS and RR have confronted each other 22 times in the history of IPL. RR takes the lead in this count because they won 12 games while PBKS won 10 matches. The last time these two teams played against each other, PBKS won by four runs.
Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings by seven wickets in their most recent match in Ahmedabad. Punjab Kings scored 166 runs in their 18th over of batting first, which the Rajasthan Royals chased down. While this is the case, Rajasthan Royals’ most recent game was a 55-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Delhi. SRH could only summon up 165 runs against the 220 scored by Rajasthan Royals and thus lost their second straight game.
Probable XI Players Of Both Teams
- KL Rahul.
- Shahrukh Khan.
- Nicholas Pooran.
- Mayank Agarwal.
- Chris Gayle.
- Ravi Bishnoi.
- Arshdeep Singh.
- Fabian Allen/Chris Jordan.
- Jhye Richardson.
- Deepak Hooda/Sarfaraz Khan.
- Mohammed Shami.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 21, 2021
- Sanju Samson.
- Ben Stokes.
- Shivam Dube.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal.
- Jos Buttler.
- Chris Morris.
- Rahul Tewatia.
- Riyan Parag.
- Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat.
- Shreyas Gopal.
- Mustafizur Rahman.
The Key Players To Look Forward To
Lokesh Rahul: Lokesh Rahul is the leading batsman of PBKS and scored 91 runs against RR in their last match. So far, this batsman has a tight score of 331 runs with an average of 66.20 for the seven games he played in.
Mustafizur Rahman: Mustafizur Rahman is a trump card of RR because he has picked up 18 wickets from the last 11 matches. He bowled at an average rate of less than 4 in his previous game against Australia and still defeated the Aussies beautifully.
Mayank Agarwal: Mayank Agarwal scored a 99 for 58 in his last match against the Delhi Capitals and remained not out. In the first seven matches of PBKS, he scored 260 runs, which is an impressive strike rate.
Riyan Parag: Riyan Parag is a brilliant allrounder of RR because he can handle batting, bowling, and fielding with equal expertise. With 78 runs and one wicket in his name, this man will be one of the star players of future Indian cricket.
Shahrukh Khan: Shahrukh Khan has 107 runs in 8 innings but could not claim any wickets in those matches. So, as far as being an allrounder goes for PBKS, this player has an extraordinary hitting record to show the world today.
Liam Livingstone: Liam Livingstone will open the match for RR since Jos Buttler is absent. With a tremendous strike record for England in recent times, RR has firm faith in this player to win today’s match.
Mohammed Shami: Mohammed Shami is always the most effective bowler on overseas pitches and pace-friendly grounds. This striking bowler of PBKS has eight wickets in 8 matches so far in his name.
Jaydev Unadkat: Jaydev Unadkat is one bowler of the RR who has the most variations in bowling techniques and can use those in different situations of a match. The four-wicket record in 4 games speaks highly of this bowler.
What We Think
Did you see how KKR won yesterday’s match with 9 wickets and beat RCB? It was unexpected, right? So, even though most predictions are running in RR’s favor, we can’t reach a conclusion now. The boundaries of this stadium are more extensive than usual, so it will probably be in favor of fast bowlers. However, once the batsmen get the hang of the pitch, they have a pretty good chance of scoring high. We think whichever team gets the first shot at batting will win the match, so let’s hope the best team wins.