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IPL 2021: PBKS vs RR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals? The two perennial under-achievers in IPL, Rajasthan Royals will take on Punjab Kings in the 32nd match of IPL 2021 on Tuesday. Both sides haven’t fared too well in the first leg of IPL 2021. Rajasthan Royals are currently placed at fifth position on the table, managing three wins out of seven. On the other hand, Punjab Kings are sitting sixth with 3 wins in 8 games.

Big names in Rajasthan Royals’ camp such as Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer will continue to miss out due to different reasons. Also, Jos Buttler has withdrawn from the second leg of the tournament due to the impending birth of his second child. Their absence is certainly going to hurt them but one couldn’t really do anything about that.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals (Image Credit: Twitter)

They have made great replacements though, in the form of Ewin Lewis, Glenn Phillips, Tabraiz Shamsi. Andrew Tye also won’t be available for them. Oshane Thomas has been roped in as his replacement. In a big boost for them, Liam Livingstone is also back into the mix for the second leg of the tournament.

All three big hitters namely Evin Lewis, Liam Livingstone and Glenn Phillips are in sensational form with the bat. It will be interesting to see which four overseas players make into the playing XI for the Royals. Sanju Samson and Chris Morris were the standout players for the franchise in the India leg of the tournament. Samson led the way with the bat, while Morris was their highest wicket-taker.

The biggest concern right now is their Indian contingent. The likes of Riyan Parag, Tewatia and Yashasvi Jaiswal haven’t really stood up to the expectations. The trio needs to step up to the plate if Rajasthan fancies their chances in the playoffs.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings have had a disappointing run in the first leg of the tournament. They could only secure three wins in 8 matches. Thanks to those three wins, they find themselves at number sixth on the points table.

Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab (Image Credit: Twitter)

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been the scorer-in-chiefs. However, players in the middle-order haven’t been able to capitalize on the starts provided by the openers. With only 6 games remaining, Punjab can’t afford to start the second leg on a losing note. The likes of Nicholas Pooran, Chris Morris and Aiden Markram need to come up with substantial performances if Punjab ought to make a turnaround from here.

Their bowling unit too doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence either. Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith have pulled out from the second leg. The onus will now be more on the shoulders of M Shami and Chris Jordan.

To add strength to their spin bowling department, they have roped in Adil Rashid. Punjab already have the likes of Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi in the squad. How many spinners would be they be going with against Rajasthan Royals remains to be seen.

IPL 2021: PBKS vs RR- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals?

KL Rahul and Sanju Samson
KL Rahul and Sanju Samson (Credits: IPL)

Teams’ Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches  PBKS Won  RR Won Tied
Overall 22 10 12
At Dubai International Cricket Stadium 0
In the last 5 matches 5 3 2
IPL 2021 1 1 0

Recent venue records (Records at Dubai International Cricket Stadium )

STATS – T20

Total matches 61
Matches won batting first 34
Matches won bowling first 26
Average 1st Inns scores 144
Average 2nd Inns scores 122
Highest total recorded 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 71/10 (19 Ov) by KEN vs IRE
Highest score chased 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended 134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK

Toss Prediction for Match 31

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for Match 31

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
PBKS 150-160 120-140
RR 140-150 130-140

IPL 2021 form

Latest standings in the IPL 2021 points table

TEAMS P W L Points NRR
Chennai Super Kings 8 6 2 12 1.223
Delhi Capitals 8 6 2 12 0.547
Royal Challengers Bangalore 7 5 2 10 -0.171
Mumbai Indians 8 4 4 8 -0.071
Rajasthan Royals 7 3 4 6 -0.190
Punjab Kings 8 3 5 6 -0.368
Kolkata Knight Riders 7 2 5 4 -0.494
Sunrisers Hyderabad 7 1 6 2 -0.623

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Punjab Kings: LWLWL

Rajasthan Royals: LLWLW

(Players’ form)

Punjab Kings: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
KL Rahul 7 331 66.2
Mayank Agarwal 7 260 43.33
Chris Gayle 7 178 25.43
Nicholas Pooran 7 28 4.67
Shah Rukh Khan 7 107 21.4
Deepak Hooda 7 116 19.33

Who will score the most runs for Punjab Kings in the match: KL Rahul or Mayank Agarwal 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Mohammed Shami 8 8 29.25
Arshdeep Singh 6 7 21.43
Harpreet Brar 2 4 9.50
Ravi Bishnoi 4 4 24.75
Chris Jordan 3 2 38.00
Murugan Ashwin 3 1 97.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Punjab Kings in the match: Mohammed Shami or Arshdeep Singh 

Rajasthan Royals: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Sanju Samson 7 277 46.17
Jos Buttler 7 254 36.29
Shivam Dube 6 145 24.17
Yashasvi Jaiswal 6 102 22
Riyan Parag 7 78 19.5
Chris Morris 7 48 24

Who will score the most runs for Rajasthan Royals in the match: Sanju Samson 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Chris Morris 7 14 16.00
Mustafizur Rahman 7 8 28.00
Chetan Sakariya 7 7 31.17
Jayden Unadkat 4 4 28.25
Rahul Tewatia 7 2 9.75

Who will pick the most wickets for Rajasthan Royals in the match: Chris Morris or Muztafur Rahman