The Punjab Kings will face the Rajasthan Royals as both teams start their IPL 2021 campaigns. From an IPL betting standpoint, this is a really fascinating match because the two teams are fairly evenly matched. Many adjustments have been made to the overseas players available to both sides, and we may see some significant alterations in the way they lineup.
Change is usually helpful for clever bettors because it allows them to exploit uncertainty to locate good value in the betting markets. The match will take place on September 21, 2021, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Match Details to Note
Match: Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021, Match 32
Date: September 21, 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Team Previews
Punjab Kings have only won three of their eight games this season, making them one of the underperformers in the IPL 2021. Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, and Dawid Malan, three of their major purchases, will all be unavailable.
The Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have recruited Aiden Markram, Nathan Ellis, and Adil Rashid to their roster. We don’t believe Ellis will be able to play right away, but Adil Rashid will undoubtedly improve their lineup.
However, there are some significant holes in the Punjab Kings team. KL Rahul has a low strike rate and can really damage the team if he does not get a huge score. At this point in his career, Chris Gayle has been hit or miss, while Shahrukh Khan and Deepak Hooda have not delivered as the power hitters in the lower order.
We all know Nicholas Pooran’s ability, but he has four ducks in six matches and cannot be taken for granted.
Ravi Bishnoi, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, and Mohammad Shami headline the bowling roster.
Punjab Kings Squad
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Aiden Markram, Nathan Ellis, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh
Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan/Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, Mohammad Shami, and Arshdeep Singh
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Andrew Tye, and Jofra Archer have all left the Rajasthan Royals. These are significant names to be missing, but we believe the Rajasthan Royals will be in a stronger position following the start of the IPL in 2021.
Evin Lewis and Liam Livingstone are expected to start for the Rajasthan Royals. Both of these athletes are in fantastic shape. Evin Lewis just set the CPL record for the most sixes, while Livingstone also scored England’s quickest T20 century.
Livingstone will also bring great spin, something the Rajasthan Royals have struggled with.
This batting lineup includes Sanju Samson, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, and Chris Morris. In this regard, we believe they have a distinct edge over the Punjab rulers.
The bowling is the weakest link. The spinners for the Rajasthan Royals struggled to make an impression in the first half of the IPL 2021. Mustafizur Rahman, on the other hand, appears to have restored his confidence after a series of strong performances for Bangladesh recently.
Rajasthan Royals Squad
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Tabraiz Shamsi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, KC Cariappa, Glenn Phillips, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
Predicted XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat/ Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman/ Tabraiz Shamsi, and Chetan Sakariya
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will most likely prefer to bat first. Because the pitches are at their freshest right now, the chasing team will have a little edge.
To Win the Toss – Punjab Kings – 1.85
To Win the Toss – Rajasthan Royals – 1.85
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The field in Dubai will be completely flat for batting, although it will not have the same bounce as the ground in Abu Dhabi. It should benefit the spinners slightly, but the batsmen should be able to play their strokes after getting in.
Batting first, a score of about 165-175 is considered normal.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction
While both of these teams appear to be well-balanced, PBKS appears to be a more established unit than RR. It may take some time for the new members to gel as a squad, giving PBKS an advantage.
Punjab Kings is the favorites to beat Rajasthan Royals at the odds of 1.80.
- Both teams have six points so far, however the Punjab Kings have played eight games while the Rajasthan Royals have played seven.
- RR has four substitute players, while the Punjab Kings have three.
- In the first part of the competition, Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs.
Overall Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – ComeOn
Who will win the toss? – Punjab Kings
Who will win? – Punjab Kings
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals), KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Morris (Rajasthan Royals), Mohammad Shami (Punjab Kings)
Most Sixes – Evin Lewis (Rajasthan Royals), Chris Gayle (Punjab Kings)
Player of the Match – KL Rahul
Team Scores Batting first – Rajasthan Royals 175+, Punjab Kings 180+
*Note: These predictions might change at the start of the match once the final playing squad have been announced.
More Odds & Betting Tips
- KL Rahul has 2.75 odds in the team top batsman market for Punjab Kings while Chris Gayle follows with 3.75 odds. BET NOW!
- For Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson leads to be the top batsman with odds of 3.60. Whereas, Evin Lewis and Liam Livingstone follow with 4.00 and 4.50 odds respectively. BET NOW!
- Mohammad Shami is priced at 3.40 to be the top Punjab Kings bowler. Chris Morris, on the other hand, leads to be the top RR bowler at odds of 3.00. BET NOW!
- In the player to score most sixes market, Chris Gayle has odds of 4.50 while Liam Livingstone and Evin Lewis are priced at 5.00 and 5.50 odds respectively. BET NOW!
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PBKS Top Batsman – KL Rahul – 2.75
Most Sixes in Match – PBKS – 1.93
Most Fours in Match – PBKS – 2.05
Highest Individual Score – Over 66.5 – 1.85
Highest Individual Score – Under 66.5 – 1.85
The Highest Opening Partnership:
1st Over Total Runs – Over 5.5 – 1.95
1st Over Total Runs – Under 5.5 – 1.75