RR Playing 11: The Rajasthan Royals team will meet Punjab Kings in their 8th fixture of the Indian Premier League 2021. The Rajasthan Royals Royals team have 3 wins in 7 matches and need to win most of the remaining fixtures to qualify for the playoffs. In their last league match, they won the game by a huge margin of 55 runs. The team posted a strong total of 220, with the contribution of Jos Buttler (unavailable for rest of the matches) and Sanju Samson. Then, the overseas fast bowlers, Mustafizur Rahman and Chris Morris scalped 3 wickets each to win the match for the team.
The team will be missing the services of their key players like Jofra Archer (unfit), and Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Andrew Tye opted out of the tournament due to personal reasons. Therefore, 4 quality replacements were announced for the team.
The Rajasthan Royals have replaced equally good players for the IPL 2021 Phase 2. The players like Liam Livingstone, Evin Lewis, Chris Morris and Tabraiz Shamsi are likely to the first-choice overseas players for the opening fixture against the Punjab Kings team. While the opener alongside Lewis will be Jaiswal who performed well for Mumbai against Oman in the recently concluded T20 series. The middle-order batters, Sanju Samson, Parag, and Dube would look to b the backbone of the team, if the overseas players fail to perform against PBKS. The bowling options for the team will be Tewatia, Chris Morris, Tarbraiz Shamsi, Chetan Sakariya, and Kartik Tyagi.
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. Liam Livingstone
The England batsman has the flexibility to perform well at any batting position. In the past 1 year, he has been excellent for the England team, Lancashire in English T20 Blast, and was the leading run-scorer in the recently concluded The Hundred with 348 runs in 9 matches at an average of 58, and can take crucial wickets as well.
2. Evin Lewis
The opening batsman is one of the consistent run-scorers in the T20 cricket. With prior experience of playing in the IPL, he can go all guns blazing in this fixture. In the CPL 2021, he amassed 426 runs at an average of 47.33 and was one of the reasons for the team reaching the finals of the tournament and ultimately lifting the trophy.
3. Chris Morris
The South African all-rounder has been a fine contributor in the Indian Premier League. In the IPL 2021, he has taken 14 wickets and also scored 48 runs and will be vital to the team’s campaign. The main highlight of his Phase 1’s performance will be taking wickets in the death overs, and providing lusty blows in the lower-order.
4. Sanju Samson
Last but not the least, the captain of Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson has been incredible for the Rajasthan Royals team for the past few years. In this season, he has scored 277 runs at an average of 46.16. He has not been quite consistent, but his performance in the last game against Delhi Capitals would keep him confident.
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