The costliest IPL player 'Chris Morris' is set to debut for his new side Rajasthan Royals, while Punjab Kings (PBKS) with a new name will aim towards writing a new chapter by winning their maiden IPL title.
This will be a battle of two wicket-keeper captain's, KL Rahul is ready to lead Punjab Kings (PBKS) while Sanju Samson is the commander-in-charge for Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Champions of IPL's inaugural season Rajasthan Royals (RR) and are set to lock horns with a Punjab Kings (PBKS) in their opening match of IPL 2021 today. The previous season was poor for both the teams as Punjab at number six while Rajasthan Royals deescalated to the bottom of the table at number 8.
Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have played 21 matches so far in the IPL, of these, 12 matches were won by Rajasthan Royals and 9 by Punjab Kings. These two teams have never met face-to-face in the IPL playoffs. Rajasthan Royals won both the matches in last season's IPL 2020. Rahul Tewatia's magical innings helped them achieve the target of 224 runs, defeating the Punjab Kings in the first match of the season. Chris Gayle's 99 run stunner helped the Rajasthan Royals to complete the chase of 186 runs in just 17.3 overs.
In all the matches between the two teams, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson (406) has scored the most runs. followed by KL Rahul (350), Jose Butler (251) and Chris Gayle (217). Among the bowlers, Jofra Archer is on top with 7 wickets, then Andrew Tye (6) and Ben Strokes (6) jointly occupy the second position.
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Predicted Playing 11:
Ben Stokes, Yashasvi Jaiswal/Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye/Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Squad:
Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (C), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Manan Vohra, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Singh.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Predicted Playing 11:
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan/Deepak Hooda, Mandeep Singh/Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan/Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson/Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami
Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad:
KL Rahul (wk/C), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH IPL 14 ONLINE AND ON TV:
PBKS vs RR is scheduled at 7:30 pm IST at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The afternoon matches will start at 3.30 pm and the night matches will start at 7.30 pm.
In 2015, the rights to show all the matches of IPL went from Sony TV to Star TV. You can catch all the live IPL action on Star Sports Channels.
Disney + Hostar has the rights to show IPL 2021 online. IPL will be available on both the type of subscription that Hotstar has to offer, you can either opt-out for a cheaper VIP Plan at Rs 399/month or Get a Premium Subscription for Rs 1499/month.
Many mobile network providers are providing annual subscriptions of Disney + Hotstar VIP to their viewers with Pre-Paid and Post-Paid plans. On many networks including Jio, VI, Airtel, you can recharge your mobile as well as get a subscription to watch IPL-2021. You just have to select a plan, which along with the recharge gives Disney + Hotstar subscription as well.
Tata Sky DTH customers can watch the IPL free online on their mobile app. Your Tv must have an active Tata Sky plan with the subscribed channels that you wish to watch online. The users will be asked to log in through their registered Mobile No. (RMN) or Set-Top Box number.