PBKS vs RR, IPL 2021 Match 32: The Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be playing their first match in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 Phase 2 against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on 21 September in Dubai. The KL Rahul-led team are currently placed at the seventh spot on the points table with three wins from seven matches so far in the tournament. It will be really important for them to pick the right combination from the start of the UAE leg.
The Punjab Kings roped in England leg-spinner Adil Rashid as replacement for pace bowler Jhye Richardson for the IPL 2021 Phase 2 keeping in mind the conditions in UAE. Rashid has picked up a total of 232 wickets in 201 T20 matches at an economy of 7.43 and moreover, he has been a consistent performer for England with the ball in limited-overs cricket. Thus, the leggie is very much likely to walk straight into the Punjab Kings playing 11 and make his IPL debut in the today match against RR. The likes of Adil Rashid, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran and Chris Jordan will be four likely overseas players for the Punjab Kings.
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
It will also be interesting to see whether Nathan Ellis who has included as a replacement for Riley Meredith finds a place in the playing XI or not. The opening duo of skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have done well for the Punjab Kings in the last two seasons and they will be really crucial if the franchise are to qualify for the playoffs this season.
Punjab Kings Squad
KL Rahul (Captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Pratyush Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, Aiden Markram.
Related: Possible Rajasthan Royals Playing 11
The IPL 2021 Match 32 between the Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals live streaming will be available on the Star Sports Network and the HotStar app. The first ball of the match will be bowled at 7:30 PM IST.
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