RR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: The 4th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday, April 12, 2021.
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The fourth match of the Indian Premier League 2021 will see a thriller between KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals, the champions of the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will hope to put an end to their title drought under the leadership of newly appointed captain Sanju Samson in the 14th season. The
The Royals capped off a forgetful season in domestic cricket’s biggest extravaganza by finishing rock-bottom last year. The one-time champions only managed to bag 12 points from 14 matches. Hoping to make amends in the upcoming season, the Royals parted ways with talismanic batsman and ex-skipper Steve Smith on the retention day of the cash-rich league.
Arriving at the IPL 2021 auction with a much-enhanced purse of Rs 37.85 crore, Rajasthan Royals shattered records by acquiring the services of South African all-rounder Chris Morris. The former RCB all-rounder became the most expensive overseas signing in the history of IPL. RR signed Morris for a record fee of Rs 16.25 crore at the Chennai auction. Former RCB all-rounder Shivam Dube also joined RR by signing a lucrative deal with Rajasthan-based franchise at the IPL auction.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand have gone through a massive changes since the previous edition of the Indian Premier League. The franchise led by KL Rahul will be looking to revive the newly rebranded team and win their maiden title this year.
The franchise roped in some big names including Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson and many. The team lacked firepower in the bowling lineup last season, however, the inclusion of Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson will bolster the bowling attack.
Punjab roped in the World No.1 T20I batsman Dawid Malan for just Rs 2 crore, despite having several options in the batting order. The team even bought an Indian young gun Shahrukh Khan and Australian cricketer Moises Henriques.
Punjab Kings’ top-order batsmen (Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran) had a prolific run last season, with the skipper being the Orange Cap holder, this season they would be expecting a lot from their bowlers.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 4 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings on Monday, April 12, 2021.
RR vs PBKS Match Details
- Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 4
- Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
RR vs PBKS Weather & Pitch Report
The track at the ground has mostly favoured the batsmen and chasing seems to be the wisest at least for the time being. With dew settling in, the team defending a target won’t have it easy by any stretch of the imagination. Even scores of above 200 can’t be deemed safe at the venue. Chasing should be the way forward as the track won’t be expected to change much.
The temperature will hover in the mid-30s whole day in Mumbai and will come down to 28-29 Degrees Celsius during the match. But what will trouble the players is the extreme humidity. Dew will also play a crucial role as it becomes very difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball. No rain is in the forecast.
RR vs PBKS Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai considering the last 5 T20 matches played is 168 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
RR vs PBKS Head-to-Head
Rajasthan Royals & Punjab Kings Form
Rajasthan Royals Form
Punjab Kings Form
RR vs PBKS Injury & Availability Updates
Joffra Archer who recently underwent surgery will miss at least the first four matches for Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan Royals & Punjab Kings Squads
Rajasthan Royals Squads
Sanju Samson (c & wk), Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, Ben Stokes, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
Punjab Kings Squads
KL Rahul (c & wk), Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Sarfaraz Khan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami.
Punjab Kings Playing XI
Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson (C&WK), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Liam Livingstone, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal and Kartik Tyagi.
Top 5 Picks For RR vs PBKS
1. Ben Stokes
He played only eight matches for RR last season as he had to stay back home due to personal reasons. Stokes scored 285 runs in his eight matches at an average of just over 40. Stokes did not have a great time with the ball as he picked up just two wickets, conceding runs at an economy of over 10. But this time, he would be hoping for a different season. He was in great form in a recent T20I series against India.
2. Chris Morris
He was purchased by Rajasthan Royals in the auction as they desperately needed an overseas bowler who could form a bowling partnership with Jofra Archer. Morris picked up 11 wickets for RCB last season in only 9 matches at an average of 19.09. He can be a great pick among All-rounders.
3. KL Rahul
The captain of Punjab Kings claimed his second successive Orange Cap as he managed to score 670 runs in the last campaign at an average of over 55. Rahul will continue to open the batting for Punjab and will hope to carry his side into the playoffs this time around.
4. Chris Gayle
He missed seven games for the Punjab Kings last season, owing to the team management’s decision to keep him out and the player falling ill. But once he was out on the field, there was no looking back. The Universe Boss almost instantly made an impact, helping his side stage a dramatic comeback in the tournament after being down and out. Gayle is expected to play with the same consistency and momentum in their season opener.
5. Jhye Richardson
He was picked up by Punjab Kings in the auction. The Australian pacer was the top wicket-taker in the recent KFC BBL season. Richardson has also represented Australia in 14 T20Is, picking up 13 wickets at an average of just over 32.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
- Wicket-Keeper: Sanju Samson, Lokesh Rahul
- Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Liam Livingstone
- All-Rounders: Moises Henriques, Ben Stokes, Chris Morris
- Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson, Kartik Tyagi
- Captain: Ben Stokes
- Vice-Captain: Lokesh Rahul
RR vs PBKS Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
RR vs PBKS Probable Winner
Rajasthan Royals is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.