PBKS Playing 11: It will be Punjab Kings to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in an important match of IPL 2021 here at Ahmedabad. Both have had contrasting performances so far. While it’s been a great season for RCB with most things going their way, Punjab has lots of questions to answer. The head-to-head record is quite close as out of 26 matches, 14 have gone Punjab’s way while Bangalore has won 12. In the last season, PBKS won both the games but this time, it’s not going to be easy for them against an in-from RCB side.
All players in the squad are available for selection for Punjab. They are likely to retain their combination that lost to KKR.
KL Rahul (C) (wk)
The opening pair of Rahul and Agarwal needs to fire at the top as that lays a perfect platform for the middle order. Despite being amongst the runs, Rahul’s low strike rates haven’t helped the team’s cause. Gayle and Pooran haven’t been at their best leading to middle order collapses. Shahrukh Khan has been the biggest positive and he may be promoted here. Bowlers led a superb fightback in the last game and PBKS will expect another spirited performance from them.
PBKS Squad for IPL 2021
KL Rahul (C), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 30 April and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).