The evening of September 21st, 2021, is expected to see some fireworks as Rajasthan Royals (RR) go head-to-head with Punjab Kings (PBKS). This match has all the elements to be a thriller! The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been keeping fans on the edge of their seats since it began, and it continues to do so even today, years after the first game.
The RR vs the PBKS match will be the third game of the second leg, and it is a must-win for both teams as both would want to maintain the winning momentum. It also offers an interesting opportunity for cricket betting online.
Strengths of The Teams
With players like KL Rahul and Chris Gayle, the Punjab Kings are known to bat hard and fast to keep the scoreboard moving. On the other side, we have players like Sanju Samson and Steven Smith who can keep the boundaries busy. This game is expected to be a medium to high scoring one. It would be a key consideration in placing your cricket bet online.
Weaknesses of The Teams
While the Punjab Kings are a strong team, there is a vacuum in the bowling line-up for quality spinners. For the Rajasthan Royals, chink in their armor will be the absence of Jofra Archer in their bowling line-up.
History May Repeat Itself
If the past is anything to be relied on, Rajasthan Royals have a clear advantage over Punjab Kings as they step into this game with a win ratio of 12:9 to date. A healthy win ratio is certainly a confidence booster for Rajasthan Royals, though the game of T20 is highly unpredictable. Well, they say history repeats itself. But you never know when the tables turn when it comes to IPL. Therefore, place your cricket bet online after due deliberation.
The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium is known to be flat and great for batting. It can offer some assistance to the spinners as well. Therefore, a medium to high scoring game can be expected as the average score at the Dubai International Stadium is around 155 runs for T20 matches. But a good number of games exceed the average by a wide margin. Statistics indicate that winning the toss would be like winning half the battle as the win percentage is skewed in favor of the team’s batting second.
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C & WK), Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Nathan Ellis, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami
Both teams being equals, this game is poised to be a nail-biter and a difficult one to predict. A lot depends on the toss and, of course, the form of each player. Since the conditions are known to favor batting strengths, the team that can capitalize on their batting strengths on game day might be the winner. Therefore, do take into consideration these factors while placing your cricket bet online.