Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl, 3 players including Adil Rashid got a chance for IPL debut
In IPL-2021 Phase-2, today the match is being played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS). The match started with Punjab winning the toss and electing to bowl. In the match, fast bowler Ishan Porel, batsman Aiden Markram and spinner Adil Rashid got a chance to debut for Punjab. At the same time, Evin Lewis is playing his first match for Rajasthan today.
Whichever team wins this match, it will be equal to the fourth-placed Mumbai Indians in terms of points. Mumbai currently has 8 points from 8 matches, while Rajasthan (7 matches) and Punjab (8 matches) have 6 points each. However, both will have to win by a huge margin to snatch the fourth spot from Mumbai. Mumbai’s net run rate is -0.071. The net run rate of Rajasthan is -0.190 and that of Punjab is -0.368.
Rahul can become the second fastest batsman to score 3000 runs Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul has scored 2978 runs in 79 innings of 88 matches in IPL. That is, they are just 22 runs away from completing 3000 runs. Rahul has a chance to become the second fastest batsman to score 3000 runs in IPL. The record for the fastest to reach this milestone is in the name of Chris Gayle of his own team. Gayle had scored 3,000 runs in 75 innings in the IPL.
Evin Lewis to open in place of Jos Buttler England’s star batsman Jos Buttler has recently become a father and has distanced himself from IPL Phase 2. West Indies’ Evin Lewis will open in his absence. The wicketkeeping captain will be Sanju Samson. Lewis was previously considered weak against spin, but recently he has overcome this weakness. In the CPL, he has scored against spinners at an average of 57 and a strike rate of 138.
Punjab may suffer from lack of speed In Phase I, Punjab Kings had two great fast bowlers in the form of Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, but both of them have decided not to play in Phase 2. Punjab can try Natham Ellis of Australia itself. 26-year-old Ellis is considered a death over specialist.
166 runs is the average score in the first innings So far 34 matches of IPL have been played in Dubai. In this, the average score of the first innings has been 166 runs. The fast bowlers get more help here than the spinners. The fast bowlers have taken an average of 3.76 wickets in each innings. At the same time, spinners have taken an average of 1.64 wickets per innings.
Both the teams compete to become the Sixer King. In this season of IPL, sixers have been planted fiercely from both the teams. The batsmen of Punjab Kings have hit 57 sixes so far. The Rajasthan batsmen are also not far behind and have scored 52 sixes. In the 2021 season, the Royals team is at the forefront of getting the sixer in the death overs. This team has scored 20 sixes in the death overs.
both teams Punjab Kings – KL Rahul (w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Ishan Porel, Adil Rashid, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh. Rajasthan Royals – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria, Karthik Tyagi.