RR vs PK Dream11 Team, Probable Playing XI, Toss, Pitch and Match Preview: It’s a battle of big-hitting top-order batsmen in Dubai.
Quite a few international players of either side are shuffled in the second leg. It would be interesting to see which international players make it into the playing 11.
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
RR have bolstered their side by replacing the unavailable trio of Buttler, Archer & Stokes by Evin Lewis, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas & G Phillips. Lewis is an explosive opening batsman and is in splendid form; in the recently concluded CPL he was a star performer. Shamsi is the number one World T20 bowler. Their captain - S. Samson played a splendid knock against Punjab yet they lost a very close match by 4 runs. There is every chance that L Livingstone might get into the playing 11 as well. C Morris & C Sakariya bowled well in the first leg and RR would want them to continue the good work.
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
PBKS have struggled to get going this season - they have played 8 matches overall but won only 3 games. The biggest problem for Punjab is their inconsistent middle-order batting followed by their iffy bowling. Punjab Kings have strengthened their lineup by adding Adil Rashid & Nathan Ellis. It would be interesting to see if Aiden Markram gets a go-ahead before Gayle, considering that Gayle had a poor CPL tournament as per his standards.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The Dubai pitch is two-paced and hence the Captain would want to set a target rather than chase on this ground. Overall, 62 T20 Matches have been played on this ground and the sides batting first have won 34 matches whereas the sides batting second have won 27 matches with one match ending in a tie. In the first match between MI VS CSK, it was seen that the fast bowlers get some assistance from the pitch making it an even battle between the bat and ball.
Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals: E Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson © (wk), L Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal / K Tyagi, T Shamsi and C Sakariya.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul © (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle / Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Moisés Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Nathan Ellis, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Match No 32 of Indian Premier League 2021
Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Date & Time: 21st Sept 2021, Tuesday – 7:30 PM IST
Live Telecast: Star Sports Network & Disney + Hotstar
Rajasthan Royals: E Lewis, C Morris and Sanju Samson
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, M Agarwal and M Shami
Rajasthan Royals: E Lewis, L Livingstone and Sanju Samson
Punjab Kings: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Moisés Henriques
Death Over Bowlers
Rajasthan Royals: C Sakariya and Chris Morris
Punjab Kings: Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami