Rahul’s selection headache for all-rounder in RR clash

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PBKS Playing XI vs RR: KL Rahul's selection headache, PBKS struggling to choose XI with options galore: Follow PBKS vs RR LIVE Updates
PBKS Playing XI vs RR: KL Rahul’s selection headache, PBKS struggling to choose XI with options galore: Follow PBKS vs RR LIVE Updates

PBKS Playing XI vs RR in IPL 2021 – PBKS vs RR LIVE: KL Rahul’s headache Allen or Henriques –Perennial underachievers Punjab Kings have chopped and changed a lot over the years meaning that the franchise has far from a set XI. Their squad also saw a lot of changes with Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith pulling out of Phase 2. Punjab have drafted replacements in Adil Rashid, Nathan Ellis and Aiden Markram coming into the team – Follow PBKS vs RR LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

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PBKS Playing XI vs RR: KL Rahul’s selection headache, PBKS struggling to choose XI with options galore: Follow PBKS vs RR LIVE Updates

PBKS vs RR LIVE: Punjab Kings lack batsmen who can bowl, meaning that KL Rahul and the team management have to settle on Deepak Hooda as their sixth bowling option in the XI. Among overseas picks, Chris Jordan and Chris Gayle are nailed on picks, while Nicholas Pooran should also be on the side, to add dynamism to the middle order.

PBKS Playing XI vs RR in IPL 2021: With KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal set to open, Chris Gayle is set to bat at No.3. Deepak Hooda and Shah Rukh Khan impressed in Phase 1 and are likely to retain their places in the playing XI. Nicholas Pooran should start ahead of Aiden Markram, as the West Indian provides a left-handed option and could take up the role of the finisher in the side.

IPL 2021 – PBKS Playing XI vs RR: KL Rahul’s selection headache; Allen, Henriques battle for all-rounder’s slot

Fabian Allen should pip Moises Henriques for the all-rounder’s slot, with pitches in the UAE providing assistance to spin. Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh are nailed on as pacers, while Chris Jordan should ideally start ahead of Nathan Ellis. Ravi Bishnoi and Harpreet Brar will contend for the Indian spinner’s slot, but Brar’s ability with the bat could see him take the spot. Alternately, Moises Henriques could start instead of Fabian Allen, while Adil Rashid could slot in for Chris Jordan, to strengthen their spin department.

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PBKS vs RR in IPL 2021: Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI 

Openers: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, No.3 Chris Gayle, No.4 Deepak Hooda, No.5 Nicholas Pooran, No.6 Shah Rukh Khan, No.7 Fabian Allen, No.8 Ravi Bishnoi, No.9 Chris Jordan, No.10 Mohammed Shami, No.11 Arshdeep Singh.

PBKS vs RR in IPL 2021: Punjab Kings squad

PBKS vs RR LIVE: KL Rahul (Captain), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Pratyush Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Nathan Ellis, Adil Rashid, Aiden Markram

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