Punjab Kings Captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to field first against Rajasthan Royals in the 32nd Match of the IPL 2021. The match is being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
RR lead the head-to-head record against PBKS by 12-10. However, these two teams have many high scoring thrillers played between them in the past. In the first leg of the tournament as well, Punjab scored 221/6 while batting first, to which RR replied with 217/6 in 20 overs, losing the match by just 4 runs. Playing XI of both teams are:
Punjab Kings (PBKS) - KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Adil Rashid, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami
Rajasthan Royals (RR) - Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman.