Punjab and Rajasthan will play the third match of the UAE leg of the Indian T20 League. They will be playing this game at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, starting at 7:30 PM (IST).
Rajasthan is placed in the 5th position, while Punjab is placed in the sixth position in the points table. Rajasthan has won three out of their seven games, and Punjab has won three out of the eight games.
Rajasthan will be missing several key players, including Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Andrew Tye, and Ben Stokes. They have added some players to their squad to replace these unavailable players. Rajasthan has picked Tabraiz Shamsi, the number one T20I bowler at this time. Evin Lewis, Glenn Phillips, and Oshane Thomas are also part of the 2008 champions. Rajasthan has six points across their name. They need to win at least four of the remaining seven games to qualify for the playoff.
For Punjab, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, and Dawid Malan have pulled out of the tournament. The team has added Nathan Elis, Adil Rashid, and Aiden Markram to the squad. Punjab needs to win four of the remaining six games to qualify to the playoffs stage. This article contains playing 11 today Indian T20 League match, today's match prediction, live pitch report today match, and fantasy cricket suggestions.
Punjab and Rajasthan have played a total of 22 matches among each other in the Indian T20 League. Punjab has won ten games, and Rajasthan has won 12 games. Both the teams have somewhat matching records in the Rajasthan vs Punjab head-to-head results.
Punjab has won three of the last five games against Rajasthan. They played the first game of the season on 13th April 2021. Punjab made 221 runs for the loss of six wickets in the game. Rajasthan made 217 runs in 20 overs and lost the match by five runs.
Punjab Playing 11
KL Rahul (c&wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan Playing 11
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (c&wk), Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
1. KL Rahul
KL Rahul is the leading run-scorer for the Punjab team in the season. He has made 331 runs in seven games at an average of 66.20 and a strike rate of 136.21. He has been continuously scoring runs for the team since 2018. Rahul was also the orange cap holder in the 2020 edition, where he made 670 runs in 14 matches at an average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34. In the recently completed Test series against England, Rahul made 315 runs in four matches at an average of 39.38. He was the first centurion for India in the series.
2. Nicholas Pooran
In the CPL 2021, Pooran made 263 runs in 11 matches at an average of 32.88 and a strike rate of 163.35. He was the captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Pooran didn’t have an excellent first half of this season. He could only make 28 runs in seven games. Last year, Pooran made 353 runs in 14 games at an average of 35.30 and a strike rate of 169.71.
1. Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson is the captain of the team and the leading run-scorer as well. He has made 277 runs in seven games at an average of 46.17 and a strike rate of 145.79. In the last game against Punjab, Samson made 119 runs off 63 balls. It is the highest score by a captain on his debut in the IPL. However, he couldn’t get his team to the other side, and Rajasthan lost the match by a mere margin of five runs.
2. Chris Morris
Chris Morris is the highest-paid player in the auction in Indian T20 League’s history. He managed to deliver on the line of expectation. Morris is the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament. Morris has picked 14 wickets in seven matches at an average of 16, an economy of 8.61, and a strike rate of 11.14.
On 24th April 2021, Morris picked four wickets in a game against Kolkata. He gave away just 23 runs in four overs. His spell restricted Kolkata to 133 runs, and Rajasthan won the match by six wickets. Morris was adjudged player of the game for his performance.
This section contains fantasy team predictions for today's Indian T20 League match.
You can pick KL Rahul or Sanju Samson as the captain of today's T20 match. You can pick Chris Morris or Evin Lewis as the vice-captain of the today playing 11.
Today Match Pitch Report
Punjab and Rajasthan will be playing the Indian T20 League match today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The cricket pitch is likely to provide enough support to both batters and bowlers. We might witness a high-scoring encounter.
Today’s Weather Report
The temperature during the game is likely to be over 30°C. The atmosphere is expected to remain clear and warm. The humidity will be very high, and the probability of precipitation is low.
Punjab has retained the core players from the first half. Rajasthan has lost some of the key players, and the replacement players might take some time to get used to the environment. This is not a new season, and there will be a tremendous amount of pressure on both teams. Our match prediction today in Punjab might win this game. This concludes our Rajasthan vs Punjab match prediction article. Do follow our social media handles to know more fantasy cricket tips & tricks.