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.
The good thing for the Royals is the weak bowling of Punjab, which does not have much experienced bowlers except Shami. Spin will be responsible for Adil Rashid or Ravi Bishnoi. Arshdeep Singh is not looking that strong in fast bowling.
Chris Morris, David Miller and world number one T20 spinner Tabrez Shamsi will be selected as the third and fourth overseas players in the Royals squad. In the next four weeks, Indian players like Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya will be responsible for taking the team to the playoffs as Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are not playing.
Rahul and Mayank Agarwal can open the innings for Punjab while Gayle will be the biggest threat to the Royals bowlers. In the middle order, Nicholas Pooran and M Shahrukh Khan will be responsible for better performance. On Monday, Punjab also posted a video of Gayle sweating in the nets. This will also be Gayles 40th match for Punjab. Punjabs bowling looks a bit weak after Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith have decided not to participate in the second phase of the IPL.
Royals and Punjab have come face to face 22 times. Samsons team has won 12 times while Rahuls team has won 10 times.
Fans can enjoy the match live on Star Sports Network, Jio TV and Disney + Hotstar.
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.
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.