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Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021, Today Match Prediction

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE

183/4 in 20.0

9.15

185/10 in 20.0

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Toss Winner - Punjab Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first

Rajasthan Royals beat Punjab Kings by 2 runs

Punjab kings and Rajasthan Royals in a quest to resurrect their campaign in the IPL second half

  • Both teams have 6 points so far but Punjab Kings have played 8 matches while Rajasthan Royals have played 7 matches.
  • RR have 4 replacement players while Punjab kings have 3 replacement players.
  • Punjab kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs in their tournament opener in first half.

PUNJAB KINGS will win the match

Tournament: Indian Premier League 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE | Toss: To Bat

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Name
CSK
DC
RCB
MI
KKR
RR
PBKS
SRH
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
8
6
2
0
0
12
1.223
8
6
2
0
0
12
0.547
8
5
3
0
0
10
-0.706
8
4
4
0
0
8
-0.071
8
3
5
0
0
6
0.11
7
3
4
0
0
6
-0.19
8
3
5
0
0
6
-0.368
7
1
6
0
0
2
-0.623

IPL is all set to restart with all teams gearing up for the mega event. All teams will have to build their momentum from the scratch as it is a fresh start but the teams in the bottom half cannot afford to lose more matches as they might be pushed to elimination with every loss. Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals are both reeling at the bottom half and will need a win in their first match to put a right step in the tournament. Both teams have a lot of new faces as replacements and will look to work on their best playing XI to get the right team balance.

Punjab Kings Preview

Skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal has been their batting stalwarts in the last 2 seasons scoring the bulk of runs. Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, and Aiden Markram might fight out for 2 middle order spots with Deepak Hooda and Shahrukh Khan joining them. They have a strong batting line-up with big-hitters in the middle order and classy batsmen at top.

Mohammed Shami will lead their pace attack with Chris Jordan and Nathan Ellis for company. They have strengthened their spin department by including Adil Rashid with the likes of Fabian Allen, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi. They will be delighted to have a headache of lot of quality bowlers to choose in the playing XI.

Top players to bet on:

KL Rahul – Rahul had a good time in England recently in the Test format and will be high on confidence after their splendid performance. He will look to anchor the innings with other players playing around him in this match.

Mohammed Shami – Shami is a seam bowler who can land the seam with perfection and trouble any batter on the world on his day. He has the ability to bowl in the power play and death overs too.

Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI:

KL Rahul (c & wk), Myanak Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran/Aiden Markaam, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

Punjab Kings Actual Playing XI:

Arshdeep Singh, AU Rashid, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Lokesh Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Aiden Markram, Ishan Porel, Mayank Agarwal, Deepak Hooda

Rajasthan Royals Preview

Rajasthan Royals will miss their England trio of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Jofra Archer. Sanju Samson will rely on the likes of Liam Livingstone, Evin Lewis, and Glenn Philips to make up for them with Yashaswi Jaiswal, Parag, and Dube. Rajasthan have a fairly new look batting line-up in the middle order.  

Chris Morris, Oshane Thomas, Mustafizur Rahman, Karthik Tyagi, Jaydev unadkat, and Chetan Sakariya form a strong squad of pace bowlers who can got some experience in T20s. Tabraiz Shamsi will be their trump card in spin department with Shreyas Gopal, and Rahul Tewatia fighting for the second spinner`s slot.

Top players to bet on:

Liam Livingstone – Livingstone is in his form of life and he has never got a continuous game time in IPL so far. With Buttler and Stokes missing he will be their key player in the middle overs in this match.

Mustafizur Rahman – Mustafizur Rahman troubled the batsmen with his variations on dead surfaces of Dhaka and piled up a lot of wickets recently. He might find similar assistance in the UAE tracks too.

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI:

Sanju Samson (c & wk), Yashaswi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Liam Livingstone, Glenn Philips, Riyan Parag, Mustafizur Rahman, Chris Morris, Karthik Tyagi/Chetan Sakariya, Shreyas Gopal, Tabraiz Shamsi

Rajasthan Royals Actual Playing XI:

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, R Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Liam Livingstone, Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
31
0 mm.
1.52 k/h
From: NNE
75%
03h
31
0 mm.
3.14 k/h
From: SSE
50%
06h
33
0 mm.
4.2 k/h
From: SW
25%
09h
34
0 mm.
6.1 k/h
From: W
0%
12h
34
0 mm.
5.43 k/h
From: WNW
1%
15h
32
0 mm.
4.77 k/h
From: WNW
4%
18h
32
0 mm.
3.58 k/h
From: W
5%
21h
31
0 mm.
3.45 k/h
From: W
4%

Weather Conditions

Dubai will have a hot and humid weather with no chances of even a slight drizzle. Players will need to keep themselves hydrated in the temperatures of early 40s.

Venue Details

Dubai is one of the bigger grounds where we can see a lot of singles and doubles and lesser boundaries. Pacers might enjoy early assistance from moisture and spinners will get assistance as the match progresses. We expect the average scores to be around 150-160 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bat

The pitch is expected to slow down as the match progresses and almost 20+ run difference between average scores of teams batting first and second. We expect both captains to bat first on this pitch.

Punjab kings have been very smart in their replacement players picking in-form players. They have a quality batting line-up and bowling attack but their only worry is lack of an all-rounder in top-6 which leaves them with only 5 bowling options. Rajasthan Royals have new look batting line-up but are a very capable one to perform well in these conditions. They rely heavily on the foreign recruits in both batting and bowling departments with very less contribution from local players especially in batting department. We expect Punjab kings to win this match.

PUNJAB KINGS will win the match

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar