IPL2021 Match4 Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction, head to head, Probable Playing XI, Match Preview.
Punjab Kings (PBKS) will start their IPL2021 campaign against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Kings finished their IPL2020 campaign in the 6th spot in the point table but this time they will eye to finish in the top 4.
Punjab Kings’ skipper KL Rahul was in top form in the previous edition as he was the top scorer in the IPL2020. Kings definitely want their skipper to go big this time too. Punjab has Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Fabien Allen, Mandeep Singh, and Sarfaraz Khan in their batting department. Kings’ batting looks very strong after adding some new players to their squad.
Punjab Kings bowling depends on Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson, and Riley Meredith. Kings have a strong bowling unit too this season as compared to last season.
Rajasthan Royals finished last season at bottom of the point table. This time they will be eyeing a strong finish.
Rajasthan Royals appointed Sanju Samson as their skipper for IPL2021 and left out ‘Smudge’ Steve Smith. Royals; have a strong batting order too, the likes of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson, and Shivam Dube make it stronger too. Sanju Samson finished the highest run-getter (375 runs) for his franchise in the last season of the IPL.
Ben Stokes joined the team in the mid-season of the IPL2020 and impressed everyone with some powerful innings. He scored only a century from his franchise in the last season. Ben Stokes will be the go-to man for Rajasthan Royals.
Rahul Tewatia performed very well for his franchise in the last edition and justify his role as a finisher. Rajasthan Royals looking for the same from Rahul Tewatia.
Jofra Archer’s absence will create a huge impact on the Rajasthan Royals bowling department. By signing Chris Morris they have done something good. Chris Morris is likely to burden the Rajasthan Royals bowling department.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Pitch and Condition
The Wankhede Stadium pitch always supporting the batting unit. We have seen in the first match between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. It is supposed to be a run feast pitch where batters enjoy going big. Teams Prefer to field first after winning the toss. The average first inning score here on is 179. The temperature is expected to be around 30 degrees Celcius.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XI
Punjab Kings Probable Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c/wk), Chris Gayle, Shahrukh Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh, Deepak Hooda, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami.
Rajasthan Royals Probable Playing XI: Riyan Parag, Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson (c), Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Rahul Tewatia, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Probable Top Performers
KL Rahul (Punjab Kings)
KL Rahul regained his form in the recently concluded three-match ODI series against England. Rahul was the top score for Team India as he scored 177 runs at an average of 88.50. KL Rahul was the ‘Orange Cap’ winner too in the last edition of the IPL. Rahul scored 670 runs with the help of one century in the IPL2020. Punjab Kings surely wants this time too from skipper to step up.
Ben Stokes (Rajasthan Royals)
Ben Stokes joined the last edition of the IPL in mid-way. Stokes was looking after his father in the hospital at that time. Ben Stokes changed the complexion of the Rajasthan Royals as soon as he joined them. He scored a century too that was a solo century hit by Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020. Ben Stokes accumulated 285 runs in just 8 outings at an impressive strike rate of 142.50. Rajasthan Royals wants his charismatic all-rounder to replicate his IPL2020 performances.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Head to Head:
Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals have met on 21 different occasions in the IPL. Rajasthan Royals (RR) have the upper hand over Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League history. RR have won 12 affairs whereas Kings won 9 affairs.
Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Live Streaming
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Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Match Prediction:
Punjab Kings will win IPL2021 Match4.