Rajasthan vs Punjab Preview: Dream Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Top Fantasy Picks

Punjab might still be happily hungover from that KL Rahul knock vs Bangalore, but they need to tighten up and go for Rajasthan next in game 9 of the Indian T20 League. Once again we will be treated to the small boundaries of Sharjah and this could be an exciting, high scoring game, which generally translates to a lot of fantasy points.

Rajasthan vs Punjab - Match 9: Venue Details

The match between Rajasthan and Punjab will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Dubai and telecasted live at 7:30 pm IST.

  • Average 1st Innings score on this ground: 216 (Based on the 1 Indian T20 League match here)
  • Record of chasing teams here: Won - 0, Lost - 1

Rajasthan vs Punjab: Pitch Report & Weather Conditions

Sunday evening will be hot in Sharjah and strong winds are expected in the desert arena. Short boundaries and a pitch heavily favouring the batsmen should mean another high-scoring encounter.

Know more about Rajasthan vs Punjab teams below:

Top Picks for Your Dream Fantasy Team 11:

The following should be top picks for playing fantasy cricket on Rajasthan vs Punjab match:

  • KL Rahul obvious choice, how can you not pick him after that knock of 132 runs at a strike-rate of 174.
  • Sanju Samson had an even better strike rate in his knock of 74 vs Chennai, striking at 231.
  • Mohammad Shami has been one of the best fast bowlers this tournament with 4 wickets in 2 games at an economy rate of under 5.
  • Steve Smith is likely to continue his good form after scoring 69 runs vs Chennai, he seems to have found that sense of timing that can be dangerous for opposition bowlers.

Expert Opinion on Rajasthan vs Punjab match

Even though Jos Buttler or Chris Gayle are unlikely to play just as yet, short boundaries in Sharjah might prompt respective team management to play them. If they do play, it wouldn't be amiss to take a chance on them as captain or vice-captain.

Captain & Vice-Captain choices for your fantasy XI team

  • Captain choices: Steve Smith, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle

Vice-Captain choices: Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Mohammad Shami

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