RR vs PBKS in IPL 2021: 3 key battles and how to watch Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings live streaming on TV and Online It’s now the turn of Rajasthan Royals and the newly-renamed Punjab Kings to start their IPL 2021 campaign. They will face each other at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday evening.
The match will see Chris Morris, the most expensive buy in IPL history, taking the field for his new team. It will also feature a host of other stars. As a prep-up for the match, let’s look at three mini contests within the match that would be most appealing to watch for fans.
RR vs PBKS in IPL 2021: Chris Gayle vs Ben Stokes
This would be a mouth-watering contest in the match. Ben Stokes has an uncanny ability to make an impact in every match, with both bat and ball. If he comes up against Chris Gayle, it would be a very interesting fight.
Most people remember Ben Stokes getting hit for four consecutive sixes in the 2016 World T20 final. But Stokes is a hard cookie and failures have only made him come back stronger. Against the ‘Universe Boss’ who can tear apart bowlers, Stokes will have his task cut out.
RR vs PBKS in IPL 2021: Mustafizur Rahman vs KL Rahul
KL Rahul is a classy batsman who was in great form last season. But he will be facing a canny and clever operator in Mustafizur Rahman. ‘The Fizz’ is going to use his cutters a lot and Rahul will have to cleverly negotiate them.
Mustafizur had foxed the Indian batsmen in the first two games of his career, picking up 11 wickets in his first two games. But now that the novelty factor has gone away, Rahul can deal with the Bangladesh left-armer more efficiently. The duel between the two would be very interesting and a must-watch.
RR vs PBKS in IPL 2021: Chris Morris vs Nicholas Pooran
Now comes the time when Chris Morris has to prove that the 16 crore rupees spent on him by Rajsthan Royals were well deserved. Morris will have to prove himself against a star-studded batting line-up, including a flamboyant and fluent stroke maker in Nicholas Pooran.
Pooran’s shot-making skills are unsurpassed but can he play with a plan and not take unnecessary risks against a bowler who knows all the tricks in the game. The Pooran-Morris fight might turn out to be a magnificent contest.
RR vs PBKS in IPL 2021: Live Streaming on TV and Online
The match will be telecasted live on TV by the Star Sports network. The channels on which the live telecast would be aired are Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Select, and Star Sports 1 Hindi. The HD version of these channels will also carry the live feed.
For those looking for live streaming online, they can use the Hotstar platform.