Sharjah Cricket Stadium: Rajasthan Royals have game plans…
Rajasthan Royals have game plans against Kings 11 Punjab to play their best players this way: Firstly, RR (Rajasthan Royals) will be using their bowlers in a way to contain the flow of runs. Jofra Archer will bowl the first over if Punjab chooses to bat first. And RR will be keen to field first if they win the toss. Losing the toss for both teams will be a blessing in disguise. And mostly, the matches went in favor of the team batting first this IPL.
UAE has batting tracks for their 3 venues. Lights are not so bright but still the players adopted these conditions very well. Catches dropped not because of poor lights but the anticipation and timing of the players has been poor. Talking about Jofra Archer, whose first spell is not so good than his death overs’ spell. Considering this, RR have some more good bowlers, who can rip through the batting order of Punjab (Kings 11). However, Punjab is playing good T20 cricket while some big hitters not in good form.
Another good bowler RR (Rajasthan Royals) have, who can bowl tidy and can threaten Punjab a lot, is Jaydev Unadkat. But it’s not yet known how Steve Smith picks RR’s playing 11. RR’s dashing batsman Sanju Samson scores runs at a very high strike rate. And with Steve Smith supporting him then it looks like anything over 170 would be set as a winning target. And Kings 11 Punjab has to bat extremely well to reach a target of over 170.
Rajasthan Royals have Game Plans for Sunday’s Match
Excluding big hitters like Glen Maxwell, Kings 11 Punjab has the best opening pair of KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal. These two are the game changers or you can say match winners. Rajasthan Royals knows this very well and they’ll have to attack only 4 Kings 11 Punjab’s top batsmen. The rest are not reliable and couldn’t tackle RR’s not so good bowling attack. Having said RR have not so good bowling attack but they have some good powerful stroke players.
So, RR will field first if they win the toss. Looks like another good game for Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals and KL Rahul of Punjab can make the difference.
Still, Punjab is the favorite to win Sunday’s IPL match against Rajasthan. Punjab has good bowling attack and good batsmen. Mohammed Shami can pick wickets along with couple of other Punjab’s bowlers. Yes, rightly so, Rajasthan Royals have game plans against Kings 11 Punjab. And their game changers will be Sanju Samson and Jofra Archers.
Sunday’s match will be an interesting contest as both teams are equally have 50% winning chances. I would say Punjab can win this game even if Rajasthan Royals have game plans or determination to win desperately.