RR Playing 11: The Rajasthan Royals team have been average in the IPL 2021, and have secured 4 victories in 8 league matches. They have to win atleast 3-4 games out of the remaining 6 league fixtures.
They will be quite upbeat to win their last league match against the Punjab Kings by 2 runs. The team’s batting department, especially the top order were terrific to help the team in posting a strong score of 185 on the board, with the contributions from Yashasvi, Lewis, Livingstone, and Lomror. Then, the bowlers were impressive in the later half of the game to secure a much-needed victory for the team.
The Rajasthan Royals will look to keep the momentum high after the terrific performances from them in the last league match against Punjab Kings. The overseas players, Evin Lewis and Liam Livingstone provided contributions, which will be a positive thing for the team. While, the youngsters Lomror and Jaiswal were impressive to stitch the partnership and score runs in a confident manner.
The bowling department of the RR team need to rethink on their strategies and players like Morris and Mustafizur Rahman would look to take the responsibility of containing runs and taking wickets. While Kartik Tyagi would be confident of continuing his good performances in the power-play as well as death overs,.
RR Playing 11 (likely)
RR Squad: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Oshane Thomas, Evin Lewis, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Glenn Phillips
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1. Evin Lewis
The best pick for this fixture is an established T20 player and is coming into this season after performing really well in the CPL 2021. He has the ability to provide a blistering start to the team ad can stabilize as well. In his debut match for RR, he scored 36 runs off 21 balls. In 183 T20 matches, he has scored 5298 runs.
2. Liam Livingstone
The England player has been in terrific form in the T20 cricket for the last 1 year and has scored in Vitality Blast, The Hundred, and for the England cricket team as well. In the last league match, Livingstone scored 25 off 17 and is off to a positive start in the IPL 2021. In 150 T20 appearances, Livingstone has amassed 3975 runs.
3. Yashasvi Jaiswal
The opener of the Rajasthan Royals team has been an impressive player for the Mumbai team in the domestic cricket. In the last league match against PBKS, he proved his worth by scoring 49 off 36 balls that provided a strong foundation for the team to post 185 runs on the board. In 12 T20 matches, he has scored 258 runs.
4. Mahipal Lomror
The captain of the Rajasthan team in the domestic cricket will be happy to contribute for the team in the last league match. This was the best performance by him in the Indian Premier League. He played terrific shots against the experienced spinner Adil Rashid and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture. He has scored 1085 runs with an average of 27.12 in the T20 format.
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