Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of IPL 2021 Match 26 between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) has no shortage of batting firepower, with KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda and Nicholas Pooran in the ranks. Big runs, however, were hard to come by, leading to four losses for PBKS in six outings.
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The most recent failure came on Monday, when PBKS was able to muster just 123 for nine in a one-sided loss to Kolkata Knight Riders. Most concerning is the form of West Indian Pooran, who is averaging a dismal 5.6 for the tournament. Calls to include Dawid Malan – a proven T20 performer – in the game eleven have grown louder.
RCB: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (w), Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams, Shahbaz Ahmed
PBKS: KL Rahul (w / c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar