Punjab Kings will take on Rajasthan Royals in the 32nd match of IPL 2021 in the Dubai International Stadium on Tuesday. This will be the third match of Phase-2 of IPL 2021 and the first match for both teams. Ahead of the PBKS vs RR clash, we will discuss the position of both the teams in the IPL 2021 points table and their previous head-to-head record.
With both the teams having an ordinary 1st leg of IPL 2021, Rajasthan and Punjab are placed in the middle of the points tally. Rajasthan Royals have won 3 out of their 7 matches and currently occupy the 5th spot in the table. Whereas, the KL Rahul-led PBKS are placed 6th in the table with 3 wins in 8 matches. Both the teams still have a chance to qualify for the play-offs, given they play at their level best. Five more wins in the remaining matches can fix their spots.
PBKS vs RR Head to Head 2021
Both the teams have had a rivalry in the past and the matches between the two sides have turned out to be nail-biters on many occasions. Let it be the last season’s Sharjah match between the two sides or the match they played against each other in the first leg of IPL 2021 or any other match from the past, more often than not it would’ve been a blockbuster. Interestingly, there is not much of a difference between the number of wins both sides have had over each other.
|Stats||Matches||PBKS Won||RR Won|
|In the last 5 matches||5||3||2|
The PBKS vs RR match is the second fixture in the Dubai International Stadium. In the first match which was played between Mumbai and Chennai, the two-paced nature of the wicket was seen. It was difficult for the batsmen to play their shots throughout the match. And the same is expected in the matches to be played ahead.
Pitch Report for PBKS vs RR match
The Pitch has a lot of assistance for the fast bowlers. Both seam and swing movement will be seen in the initial overs. The spinners would have a tough time here as the batsmen would target them mostly. Batting first and putting the scoreboard pressure on the opposition usually works in the Dubai International stadium. Anything above 160 would be a difficult target to chase here.
PBKS vs RR, 32nd Match
Date: September 21, Tue
Time: 7:30 PM IST; 02:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai