RR vs PBKS: A choice should be made between Ace batsman Yashavi Jaiswal or Manan Vohra to acquire the opener’s slot along with Buttler or Stokes for Rajasthan Royals. Captain Sanju Samson should bat at No 3 for the team. Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia & Riyan Parag should form RR’s middle order with the new inclusion of Chris Morris. Andrew Tye should team up with Morris to form a strong pace attack in the absence of Mustafizur Rahman and Archer. Shreyas Gopal will be RR’s main spinner for this match with Kartik Tyagi or Chetan Sakariya likely to acquire the third pacer’s slot in the squad.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal/ Manan Vohra, Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson (C), Ben Stokes, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye, Chetan Sakariya/ Kartik Tyagi.
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In the first match itself, the Punjab Kings will have to make a tough choice between Dawid Malan and Chris Gayle to bat at the No.3 slot. KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal should continue batting at the top order with Nicholas Pooran batting at No.4. They can also opt to Moises Henriques to give them more solidity with bat & Moises could bowl some overs as well.
Newbie Shahrukh Khan should form their middle order by batting at No 6. Jhye Richardson & Mohammed Shami should lead their pace bowling attack with Arshdeep Singh likely to play as their third fast bowler. Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin should continue their spin bowling combination this season as well.
Punjab Kings Predicted XI:
KL Rahul (C/WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle/ Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, and Arshdeep Singh.
When: Monday, April 12 2021.
Where: RR vs PBKS will be hosted at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Time: 7.30pm IST
Live Telecast: RR vs PBKS match will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network.
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar will live stream RR vs PBKS match.
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