Today’s Sports article will focus on the third match of the second leg-PBKS vs RR. Both teams have waited for almost four months. Yes, there was a four months delay due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now we are going to cheer for our favorite teams as IPL is starting from 19th September. Thirty games have been played in the first leg. During that phase, both Punjab and Rajasthan have won three matches, accumulating 6 points each. But Kings have played one extra game, but they lost, due to which they are behind the Royals. Both have these teams have not fared well in these past many years. But their head-to-head record says that this match is going to be a thriller! Rajasthan has won 12 battles while Punjab has won 10. It clarifies that Rajasthan is winning the personal battle too.
The first two matches will happen in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals will happen in Sharjah, Dubai. Punjab spent 34.4 crores in the auction to buy nine players. They spent the highest, but they are still behind Rajasthan! This states that playing as a team is what matters the most. One of the best examples is Chennai Super Kings. If cricket was a one-man army game, then RCB would have won more titles than Mumbai by now!! Punjab began the tournament badly, but their comeback by winning three games gives them some hope. They are still behind the Royals, which is why they will be looking to win this game. Rajasthan was the title winner in the first season. Since then, their train has gone only backward. Let us see who is more capable of glory as we will analyze and predict PBKS vs RR.
PBKS vs RR: Match Time & Details
PBKS vs RR will take place on 21st September. The whole second leg of the IPL 2021 will happen in UAE. The third game will happen in a different stadium this time, other than Sheikh Zayed. The famous Sharjah stadium in Dubai is where the match between PBKS and RR will take place. PBKS vs RR match timing is 8:00 PM (IST). This gruesome match will be on Tuesday, September 21. You can watch the game live, in the Sony liv app and Hotstar app too. Bing Sports also provides live content and exclusive coverage. You can refer to other free applications like YuppTV, IPL2021, ThobTV.
Rajasthan Royals are in a bad shape
Rajasthan is the worst-affected team ahead of the second leg in UAE. Three of their top overseas players are unavailable. This will affect their chances heavily of winning the IPL this year. Rajasthan is a team that has been mostly dependent on their foreign player’s magic. Now that many are not there, they will have to reshuffle the team. When analyzed, except their captain Sanju Samson, most of their domestic players are inexperienced. This will again hurt their chances of winning.
Probable Line-ups For PBKS vs RR:
Kl Rahul and Chris Gayle will fill up Punjab’s top-order slots. Their genius can destroy any team. Mayank Agarwal, Shahrukh Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda will fill the middle-order with grace and pure strength. Fabian Allen and Jhye Richardson can finish off the innings. Jhye Richardson will lead the bowling attack, followed by the experienced Mohammad Shami, leggie Ravi Bishnoi, and Arshdeep Singh.
Liam Livingstone and Yashaswi Jaiswal will play at the top. There is a lot expected from Livingstone. The Captain Sanju Samson will come one-down, as the rest of the middle-order will be filled with Riyan Parag and the experienced David Miller. The all-rounders will be very important for RR. Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube will play the finisher’s role. Chetan Sakaria will lead the bowling attack with the world’s number one spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and Kartik Tyagi.
The head-to-head record says that Rajasthan is a stronger team. The current team of Punjab, when compared with Rajashtan, looks much stronger and efficient. Especially Punjab Kings is more well-balanced than Rajasthan Royals. If I had to choose a dream 11, I would choose Punjab’s batsmen and RR’s bowlers. As many of the important RR players will be missing, the probability of them winning is less than 40%. It is going to be a high-scoring game, and PBKS is going to win it this time. They should go up to the table with this win. If Jos Buttler is playing, then chances are there for RR to win. Or else, there only hope lies upon Sanju Samson.
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