In the Match 32 of the tournament, the Punjab Kings will lock horns against the Rajasthan Royals. The Punjab Kings have the presence of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran as their key players, while Rajasthan Royals have Liam Livingstone and Evin Lewis who are their new recruits. The PBKS team will led by KL Rahul and Sanju Samson will captain the RR team.
The Punjab Kings have 3 wins in 8 matches, and are positioned at 6th rank in the points table and need to to win most of the matches to stay alive in the tournament. While, Rajasthan Royals also have same wins with a better net run-rate, and need crucial wins to get back on the track for reaching the playoffs of the tournament.
The Match 32 of the Indian Premier League 2021 will feature PBKS and RR up against each other. The both teams have established players in their ranks and would look to maintain their form in the T20 format to help their respective teams to reach the playoffs. The replacements have been announced for both the teams with few of them opting out due to different reasons.
Fixture Name: Match 32
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 20 September
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
PBKS(recent last): L W L W L
RR(recent last): W L W L L
Standings: PBKS 6, RR 5
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The match between PBKS and RR will be played at Dubai. In the first match of the Phase 2, the bowlers generally had a upper hand with the new ball and were successful in dismissing the batters. The score of around 150 will be a par total on this venue, and the batters need to apply themselves better to compete well against the tough bowlers.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Chennai Super Kings 156/6 won by 520 runs against Mumbai Indians 136/8 in Match 31 of Indian Premier League 2021.
The 5 players from RR and 6 from PBKS are chosen for the third match of IPL 2021 Phase 2. The both wicket-keepers have been terrific in the T20 format. While. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis are coming into this tournament after performing well in the CPL 2021. The all-rounders will be the best pick for this match due to their fine track record and capabilities. While, all the three bowlers are quite terrific.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
BATSMEN: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal
ALL-ROUNDERS: Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Deepak Hooda
BOWLERS: Mustafizur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
The Rajasthan Royals team are expected to win this fixture due to the additions of T20 stars like Evin Lewis and Liam Livingstone. While, their bowling department has performed as well in the Phase 1. While, Punjab Kings also have a potent batting line-up and can compete well, but few of the players are out of touch in the T20 cricket and the team is little too dependent on KL Rahul.
The Punjab Kings have been average in the tournament, and will be on the look out to bag crucial wins in the upcoming matches to get confidence. In their last appearance, the Delhi Capitals beat them by 6 wickets and chased down the score of 167. The top picks for this fixture would be the captain KL Rahul and the fast bowler Mohammed Shami who have optimum experience in T20 cricket.
KLR is at the second position in the orange cap race, and he is not so far off the first position. He is a star at the IPL, and scores runs as a run machine, he is a front-runner top pick from the Punjab Kings, and Rahul would potentially be worth the pick. In the 7 matches of IPL 2021, he has scored 331 runs at an average of 66.20 and will be the most vital pick for this fixture.
Shami has been decent in the first half of the season, and he will be hope to do his best in this half. He is a top pick from the bowling department, as he will lead it from the front. He could help the team, grab some early wickets, or bring his experience at the death. In the IPL 2021 season, he has scalped 8 wickets at an average of 29.25 and would look to leak less runs in the Phase 2.
Captain: KL Rahul
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul
Possible Top Four: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran
Opening Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Overseas Players: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
The Rajasthan Royals team also have same wins in the 2021 season, but will be boosted by the additions of players like Liam Livingstone and Evin Lewis. In the last league match, they scored 220 runs with the contribution of Jos Buttler (unavailable for rest of the season) and Sanju Samson. In the bowling unit, the overseas bowler Morris and Rahman were impressive to contain the opposition.
Morris has been excellent with the ball in the first half of the season, he picked up 14 wickets in the 7 games, he played, which is pretty good. He is a all-rounder, who can bat good as well, so he will lead the bowling attack of the team, as well as be a finisher RR needs. With a good track-record in the T20 format, he can be trusted and can be a differential pick for this fixture.
Liam is coming off a great form from England, and he will be expected to be the same for the Rajasthan team in this season. He has played some terrific innings in the last couple of months, and he will be the key batsman and the top batting pick from the team. In 4 appearances for Rajasthan Royals in IPL, he has scored 71 runs and will play as a middle-order batsman.
Captain: Sanju Samson
Wicket-keeper: Sanju Samson
Possible Top Four: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone
Opening Bowlers: Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya
Overseas Players: Evin Lewis, Liam Livingstone, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman
The x-factor for the team would be Tabraiz Shamsi who can take crucial wickets and contain runs due to his fine track-record and will be picked ahead of Mustafizur Rahman for this fixture.
RR Playing 11 (likely)
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The PBKS vs RR match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports TV Network in different languages like Star Sports 1 English, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, and Star Sports Malayalam. The Star India has won the broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League Phase 2. to All the cricketing nations including 100 countries will be able to view the Indian Premier League 2021 on their Television Sets.