PBKS vs RR Match Preview: In the second phase of IPL, there will be a tough competition between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday. Under the leadership of KL Rahul, the team of Punjab will enter the field, on the other hand, the command of Rajasthan Royals is in the hands of Sanju Samson. Both the teams have a chance to reach the fourth position in the points table by winning the match here on Tuesday.
Rajasthan team is very strong
The powerful batting of Evin Lewis and Liam Livingstone will compete with the strength of Chris Gayle and the strategy of captain KL Rahul. The Royals will definitely miss Jos Buttler, while the arrival of Lewis in the team will strengthen the team’s batting. Livingstone has been in excellent form in the shortest format of the game over the years. He is coming to Dubai after a stellar performance in ‘The Hundred’.
There is a possibility that he can open with Lewis of West Indies on Tuesday. If both manage to give Royals an explosive start in the powerplay overs, there will be more for skipper Sanju Samson to pursue Pari. All-rounder Chris Morris should not be forgotten. He is also the second highest wicket-taker in this IPL season (14).
Punjab also has a strong batsman
Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are expected to open for Punjab along with Chris Gayle. On Monday, Punjab also posted a video of Gayle sweating in the nets. This will also be Gayle’s 40th match for Punjab. Punjab’s bowling looks a bit weak after Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith have decided not to participate in the second phase of the IPL.
Head to head stats for both teams
Royals and Punjab have come face to face 22 times. Samson’s team has won 12 times while Rahul’s team has won 10 times.
Punjab Kings team
KL Rahul (captain, wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Fabian Allen/Adil Rashid, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami.
Rajasthan Royals team
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c, wk), Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dubey, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Karthik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria/Jayadev Unadkat.