PBKS vs RR: Who will hit Dubai today ?; Read with which potential players Punjab and Rajasthan will come down
Punjab and Rajasthan have met 22 times in the history of the IPL.
In the second phase of IPL 2021, Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will face each other today. Punjab, led by KL Rahul, and Rajasthan, led by Samson, will meet at 7.30 pm at the Dubai International Stadium. Punjab is seventh and Rajasthan is sixth. So both teams have to start with a win to get a place in the playoffs.
Punjab and Rajasthan have met 22 times in the history of the IPL. Punjab has won 10 times and Rajasthan has won 12 times. In the first round of the tournament, Punjab had beaten Rajasthan in a close match.
Speaking of the Punjab Kings, the team’s playing XI is almost certain. There could be disagreements over whether to give Chris Gayle a chance to include Aidan Markram in the form in the playing XI. With the exception of Nicholas Puran, Adil Rashid, Nathan Ellis, one of Markram and Gayle’s foreign players can be seen playing today.
The Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have suffered a major setback as they do not have players like Jose Butler, Ben Stokes and Joffra Archer. In such a scenario, Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan will give a chance to Evin Lewis as opener, Liam Livingstone as an all-rounder and Chris Morris and Tabrez Shamsi as bowlers today.
Possible playing XI for both teams
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul (captain and wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle / Aiden Markram, Nicholas Puran, Deepak Hooda, Shah Rukh Khan, Adil Rashid, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis and Mohammad Shami.
Rajasthan Royals – Evin Lewis, Yassvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (captain and wicketkeeper), Ryan Parag, Shivam Dubey, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakaria, Karthik Tyagi and Tabrez Shamsi.