Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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Preview: Both Rajasthan and Punjab are all set to restart their Indian T20 League campaign by locking horns in Match 32. With the tournament now being held in UAE, there is no complete assurance of any team making it to the playoffs. However, with the 2.0 version of the fourteenth edition of the Indian T20 League starting, both these teams are sitting in the points table with 6 points each registered against their names.
Analysis: Dubai has always been an unpredictable ground to play cricket on. However this will be the second game played on that pitch since the restart of Indian T20 League. Rajasthan as well as Punjab have both made elite additions to their squad and will be hoping to present them since the opening encounter. It is vital for both these teams to resume the tournament on a winning noted, especially for Punjab who have played 8 games, to keep their playoff hopes alive.
While choosing fantasy team, one should keep in mind that that both teams have relied upon their key sources for inspiration and leadership. On one hand, where KL Rahul has been elected as the captain of the Punjab side, he has always been able to score runs for the team. Moreover, knowing that he is a wicketkeeper as well, will provide one more chances of gaining fantasy points. On the other hand, all-rounder Chris Morris has been in impeccable form since joining Rajasthan. He has taken wickets, but most importantly had contributed with his quota of four overs and scored runs as well coming down the order.
Punjab- KL Rahul (c) (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Rajasthan- Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (wk) (c), Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
Dafa Bet Prediction of the Game:
As mentioned earlier both Rajasthan and Punjab are placed in the lower half of the points table with 6 points registered against their name. Given the urgency of the latter team, the KL Rahul led men can edge over their opposition in the game with the primary reason being ‘player availability’, given that both teams have witnessed changes in personnel ahead of the start of the second edition.
Head-to-Head Record: Although Rajasthan do have the lead by 12-10 in head-to-head contest with Punjab, in the previous 5 encounters, Punjab have won 3 out of 2, which also includes a win over the inaugural Indian T20 champions earlier in the 2021 edition of the Indian T20 League.
Player Form: The captain of Punjab, KL Rahul is coming on the back of a good run in England. Moreover, with Mayank Agarwal known to make runs in the first game for the team, he has been rightly picked up by the cricket fans as well in their respective fantasy teams.
Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Nicholas Pooran
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Riyan Parag
All-rounders: Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Chetan Sakariya
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