Punjab Kings (PBKS have won the toss against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 32 of IPL 2021 and elected to bowl first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Punjab Kings will lock horns against Rajasthan Royals in the 32nd game of IPL 2021 and also the 3rd fixture of the UAE leg at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Both Punjab and Rajasthan, have had a poor first leg of IPL 2021 as both these teams are currently paced in the bottom half of the IPL 2021 points table. While Rajasthan Royals sit on the 6th spot with 3 wins and 4 losses in 7 games, Punjab sit on the penultimate spot with 3 wins and 5 losses in 8 games so far in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)- Toss Report
Both sides have had to make substantial changes in their squad ahead of the second leg of IPL 2021. Punjab Kings have added the likes of Adil Rashid, Nathan Ellis, and Aiden Markram as replacements of Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, and Dawid Malan respectively. Rajasthan, on the other hand, too, have made quite a lot of changes in their squad for the second leg of IPL 2021.
RR have added Tabraiz Shamsi, Glenn Phillips, Oshane Thomas, and Evin Lewis to their squad. These players have come in as replacements of Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, and Jos Buttler respectively. Both the teams will certainly have a headache in finalizing their four overseas players as they take to the field on Tuesday in Dubai.
Punjab Kings Playing XI: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Mahipal Lomror, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Dubai’s Wicket Assisting The Bowlers
In the first fixture of the IPL 2021 UAE leg, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) took on each other at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Both the teams couldn’t get to a high total as the wicket seems to assist the bowlers with a dual-paced track. It will be interesting to see if PBKS vs RR takes place on the same wicket as CSK vs MI.
In such conditions, it is always advisable to win the toss and field first. RCB skipper Virat Kohli mentioned that dew had set in early in Abu Dhabi and if this remains a key factor in Dubai too, we might see the teams winning the toss bat second.