Rajasthan leads their head to head by a narrow margin as they have won 12 games to Punjab's 10 in their 22 combined meetings. The margin of error in this game is very low as both sides will be careful not to avoid any major slip due to their precarious positions on the table. This sets the match up to be a belter as neither side can afford a loss due to their hopes of qualifying for the later rounds.
Probable Playing XIs for Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals:
Lokesh Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Adil Rashid, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, David Miller, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Tabraiz Shamsi
PBKS vs RR Dream11 Fantasy Playing XI
1) KL Rahul-Captain- 11.5 credits
The stylish right-hander is the second-highest run-getter in this season's IPL and has a good chance of overtaking Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul is also the anchor for his side and an experienced batsman who can get crucial knocks in clutch moments.
2) Mayank Agarwal- Vice-Captain -9.5 credits
Mayank Agarwal had a brilliant start to the first leg of IPL 2021 and will look to carry forward his good form into the second leg. The stylish right-hander can pick apart the best bowling lineups once he gets going.
3) Sanju Samson- Wicketkeeper- 9.5 credits
The captain and wicketkeeper-batsman of the Rajasthan Royals is a key cog in his side's campaign to qualify for the play-offs. Samson has a knack for scoring big at vital moments.
4) Chris Morris- All-Rounder- 9.5 credits
Chris Morris is a proven match-winner with both the bat and the ball. The South African All-Rounder has picked up 14 wickets in 7 matches and scored 48 runs in 4 innings during the first leg of IPL 2021.
5) Liam Livingstone-All-Rounder- 9 credits
Livingstone is known to be a tremendous striker of the ball who can clear the boundary at will. The English all-rounder will most likely be expected to open the innings with the absence of Jos Buttler.
6) Riyan Parag- Batsman- 8.5 credits
Rajasthan Royal's batsman Riyan Parag is one of the brightest upcoming stars. The classy right-hander not only chips in with runs but can also bowl and is an excellent fielder that will give you more returns.
7) David Miller- Batsman- 9 credits
David Miller is one of the most consistent yet explosive batsmen in the league and can tear apart the best bowling lineups at a moment's notice.
8) Tabraiz Shamsi- Bowler- 8.5 credits
Currently, the best bowler in T20 cricket, Tabraiz Shamsi, will look to have an immediate impact as he wreaks havoc on the opposing batting lineup.
9) Mohammed Shami- Bowler- 9 credits
Mohammed Shami has always been lethal in pace friendly pitches and has caused the most damage in foreign conditions. The ace bowler has picked up 8 wickets in 8 matches at an economy of 8.16 during the first leg of IPL 2021.
10) Jayadev Unadkat- Bowler- 8.5 credits
The right arm seamer will look to cause chaos for the opposing batting lineup with his brilliant use of his variations at important junctures of the match. Unadkat has picked up 4 wickets in 4 matches in the first leg at an economy of 7.06.
11) Harpreet Brar-Bowler-8 credits
The left-arm spinner had a brilliant start to the first leg of IPL 2021 picking up 4 wickets in 2 matches at an economy of 5.42. He will be looking to continue that upward trend in the second leg.