IPL 2021, Match 4 – RR vs PBKS: The fourth match of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is set to be played on 12th April between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals, with newly appointed captain Sanju Samson, will be banking heavily on Ben Stokes. Stokes will be keen to get some runs under his belt and so will be the likes of Englishman Jos Buttler. In the middle order, the team has young players like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Riyan Parag. Rahul Tewatia, a newfound star for Rajasthan, will take the charge as a finisher for the team. In the bowling department, the unavailability of their best pacer, Jofra Archer, can make things difficult for Rajasthan.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will begin their IPL 2021 campaign with a new name, new jersey and few new players. Punjab Kings has always been a tough side. They have an amazing batting line up. However, their bowling has always failed them. Nevertheless, this season will be quite different from them as they roped in Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, two of the most dangerous bowlers in their squad.
KL Rahul-led Punjab Kings will eye a top-four finish this time around after narrowing missing out on a playoff spot last season. Their batting line up has got more strength after the addition of Shahrukh Khan, their bowling unit will need to step up to the fore. All eyes will be on star acquisition Jhye Richardson, who is set to make his IPL debut against the Royals. With Shami and Bishnoi expected to line up alongside Richardson, the Punjab Kings will fancy a winning start to their IPL 2021 campaign.
Although there isn’t much to separate the two teams on paper, the Kings boast a more balanced and experienced unit. However, one cannot take Sanju Samson and the team lightly. All in all, a cracking game of cricket beckons as both teams eye a crucial win to set the ball rolling in IPL 2021.
RR vs PBKS Match Details
- Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings
- Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- Time: 7:30 PM IST
- Broadcast Details: Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar
As the match between Chennai and Delhi on Saturday showed, the Wankhede pitch is a batting paradise and anything less than 200 would be tough to defend, especially with the dew expected to play a major role. Though it tends to turn square at times, the dew might negate that possibility on Monday. The team winning the toss is expected to field first given that no score is safe at the venue.
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.
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Record Of Chasing Team
53℅ of the matches have been won by the chasing side.
RR vs PBKS Head To Head
Rajasthan Royals & Punjab Kings Recent Form
Rajasthan Royals Form
Punjab Kings Form
RR vs PBKS Predicted Playing XIs
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI
Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shivam Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye/Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat/ Kartik Tyagi.
Bench: Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Jofra Archer, KC Cariappa, Chetan Sakariya, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI
KL Rahul(C), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin.
Bench: Fabian Allen, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, David Malan, Riley Meredith, Darshan Nalkande, Ishan Porel, Prabhsimran Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Jalaj Saxena, Shahrukh Khan, Utkarsh Singh.
Here is Our IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Match Prediction
Here are the cases for who will win today’s IPL Match 4 between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings.
PBKS Win The Toss & Bowl
- RR Powerplay Score: 55-60
- RR Overall Score: 180-190
Punjab Kings will win the match.
RR Win The Toss & Bowl
- PBKS Powerplay Score: 60-65
- PBKS Overall Score: 185-195
Rajasthan Royals will win the match.
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