PBKS vs RR in IPL 2021: Top 5 matchups to watch out for in Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals game – KL Rahul led Punjab Kings will kick start their IPL 2021 phase 2 with an encounter against Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals here at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai on Tuesday. The Royals and Punjab have met each other on 22 occasions. The rivalry has been fierce and their head to head stats are quite competitive. Sanju Samson’s side has won 12 times while KL Rahul’s side has emerged victorious 10 times.
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We at Insidesport will take you through five matchups to watch out for in Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals game.
KL Rahul vs Mustafizur Rahman
Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul was in top-notch form in the first half of the IPL while he was in great form when India toured England earlier. KL Rahul will look to continue his form while Rajasthan Royals will look to counter the KL Rahul threat with Mustafizur Rahman. The Bangladesh bowler has played 11 T20I matches in 2021 where he has picked 18 wickets. Rahman will look to send KL Rahul back as early as possible
Chris Gayle vs Chetan Sakariya
Universe Boss Chris Gayle will be up against Rajasthan’s latest bowling sensation Chetan Sakariya. Gayle was in was a bit out of form in the first phase of the IPL where he could only score 178 runs in eight games. Gayle will look to dominate from the start of the match phase 2 while Chetan Sakariya will want to continue his dream form from IPL 2021 phase 1. He had picked seven wickets in seven games for RR.
Sanju Samson vs Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson was in top-notch form in the first half of the IPL. Where he scored 277 runs in seven games at an average of 46.16 and strike rate of 146. While on the other hand, Mohammed Shami will look to improve his performance in the second phase. He could only take 8 wickets in 8 IPL games in IPL 2021 phase 1.
Liam Livingstone vs Adil Rashid
Rajasthan Royals will want Liam Livingstone to continue his form from The Hundred into the IPL 2021 phase 2. He was the highest run-scorer in the league. PBKS will expect Adil Rashid to take care of the Livingstone threat as he has struggled against the leg-spinners in past.
Nicholas Pooran vs Tabraiz Shamsi
West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran was going through one of the worst patches of his cricketing career in the first phase of the IPL. However, he has turned the tables upside down with quality performances for the Windies and for his CPL side. On the other hand, South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi is in sublime form with the ball. He was one of the highest wicket-takers from South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka.