Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson decided to bowl first after winning the toss against Punjab Kings. In this way, the Punjab Kings led by Shikhar Dhawan will bat first. Both teams are going head to head at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Dharamshala. At the same time, the importance of this match is very high. In reality, the losing team in this game will be out of the playoff race. That is, the journey of the losing team in this match will end.
Apart from Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals have played 13-13 matches. Both teams have won 6-6 games while both teams have lost 7-7 games. At present, Rajasthan Royals is at number six on the points table. While Punjab is at number eight in the Kings Points chart. Though both teams are at 12-12 points, but due to better net run rate, Rajasthan Royals are above Punjab Kings in point table.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (week/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Navdeep Saini, Sandeep Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Atharva Tyde, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (week), Shah Rukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh
After the toss, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson said that we will bowl first. Especially when it comes to this tournament, I think bowling first would be a better option. At the moment, our team needs a win. He also said that Ravi Ashwin will not play in this match. At the same time, Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan said that this is our last match, I hope there is no dew effect. He said that since there will be no effect from the spray, so I think if you hit first or after… it won’t have much of an effect. He also said that there are no changes to our starting XI for this match.