The Dubai International Cricket Stadium presents the 32nd match of the Continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday (September 21).
The KL Rahul-led Punjab is in second last place in the points ladder with three wins from eight matches. Similarly, IPL 2008 winners Rajasthan are just above Punjab in sixth place with three wins from their seven matches.
Both sides had to go through some forced international substitutes due to the unavailability of players, but it could work in their favor given the current form of the substituted players.
While the royals ended up in the world’s first T20I bowler in the world – Tabraiz Shamsi, the Kings, acquired the services of another T20 talent Adil Rashid, who recently completed The hundred as the largest wicketkeeper together.
During the match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), the track has shown its ambiguous nature, and something can be expected in the coming games. The bowlers will get help, while the batsmen find it a bit challenging to put big totals on the board.
Played: 22 | Punjab Kings: 9 | Rajasthan Royals: 12 | No result: 0
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c, wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle / Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Adil Rashid, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami.
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c, wk), Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
- PBKS wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 40-45
- RR total: 150-160
- RR wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 35-40
- PBKS total: 140-155
RR to win the match.