Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings
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The match between RR and PBKS is the thirty-second meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on September 21st 2021.
RR vs PBKS History:
The teams competed against each other 22 times, till date. Out of them, RR won 12 times but lost 10 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against PBKS are LWWLL.
The teams faced each other 6 times at the home ground of RR. The host won 5 times. On the other hand, visitors won just once.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against PBKS are LWWWW.
The teams competed 7 times at the home ground of PBKS. The home team won 4 times and lost thrice.
Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against RR are WWLLW.
The teams met 9 times at the neutral venue. RR won 4 times, whereas PBKS won 5 times including one super over victory in a tied game.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against PBKS LWWLL*.
Points and Ranks:
In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.
RR is at the sixth position, currently and may come to fourth or fifth position with earning 2 points after winning the match. The team will come to seventh position in case of losing the game.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RR are WLWLL.
PBKS is at the seventh position currently and may come to fourth or fifth position with earning 2 points after winning the outing. The team will stay at the current position after losing the encounter.
Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS are LWLWL.
Weather forecast for Dubai shows the weather would be sunny during daylight and clear till the end of the match. The precipitation percentage would be 1% to 3% as of now, so there would be almost no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 34 Celsius throughout the game. The wind would be between 11 to 17 km/h. The speed of wind would decrease gradually and the temperature would be steady throughout the play.
Toss and Pitch (Record of IPL):
Teams chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 16 times in 34 games. The selection didn’t favor the teams, as the team won 7 times and lost 9 times, though once the team lost a match in the second super over.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are WLLLL*.
On the other hand, the team chose to field first after winning the toss, won 5 times and lost 13 times, though the teams lost the match in super over twice.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLWWL.
Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 12 times and lost 22 times, including those three super over defeats.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLLW.
The first batting team won the matches 20 times including two ties. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won 14 times, only, including one tie.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLWWL.
The lowest successful defended total was 126. On the other hand, Highest successful chase is 179 at the ground.
The first inning lowest total was 110, and the highest total was 219 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109 runs, whereas the highest was 201 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 30.42 and 23.64 is for the second innings.
T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:
Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against PBKS at the venue are – – – – -.
Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:
RR had 7 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has a horrendous record as the team won just once and lost 6 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of RR at the venue are LLLLW.
PBKS got 8 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has an above average record, as the team won 5 times including a victory in the second super over, as the first super over and a game was tied, and lost 3 times including a super over defeat in a tied match.
Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS at the venue are WWW***LL.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The team would like to go with 3 pacers and a spinner combination, as the team has an all-rounder and a bowling all-rounder, both with pace.
Rajasthan Royals: E. Lewis, Y. Jaiswal, S. Samson, L. Livingstone, R. Parag, S. Dube, C. Morris, R. Tewatia, K. Tyagi, M. Rahman, C. Sakariya
The team may go with a combination of 3 pace and a spin, as the team has 2 all-rounders and a bowling all-rounder, all with spin.
Punjab Kings Eleven: K. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Gayle, D. Hooda, N. Pooran, S. Khan, F. Allen, R. Bishnoi, A. Singh, M. Shami, N. Ellis
*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left. *Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator. *Notes: “***” means the match was tied as well as the first super over was also tied but the match was resulted with the help of second super over.