IPL 2021 Match 4
Time : 7:30 PM IST
Date : Monday, April 12 2021
Venue : Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings will start their journey of IPL 2021 today at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Last season in UAE both the teams finished at 8th and 6th positions respectively. This time they will be eager to turn the tables and qualify for the knockout round.
The sensational pick of IPL 2021 auction, Chris Morris and newly appointed captain Sasnju Samson will be on the display. The revamped Punjab Kings have not qualified for the top fours since their outstanding season of 2014. They will be eager to get a good start today.
The first champions of IPL, Rajasthan Royals has never reached the final again and the reason is lack of consistency. RR mostly depends on foreign players, this time as well they have Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Andrew Tie, Liam Livingstone besides Chris Morris, the most expensive player in the IPL Auction history.
In the first match of IPL 2021 RR will miss David Miller and Mustafizur Rahman as they have to follow quarantine rules. The absence of Jofra Archer is a big blow for RR as he is ruled out of the entire IPL due to injury.
Sanju Samson will take the reins in hand the first time and he will be sixth captain for RR. The skipper is a key player and he was the leading run scorer for the team last season. Other Indian players have to improve their performance and status to make an impact with their assigned role in the tournament.
Talking about Punjab Kings the most important and consequently highest scorer for the team is none other than skipper KL Rahul. KL Rahul and their new signings will be the hope of a playoff berth. The addition of no. 1 ranked T20 batsman David Malan will bolster the already strong batting order of Punjab Kings.
Punjab Kings look weaker in the spin department but still with better guidance and support from experienced team mates, not so famous names in the team can make trouble for opponents. Both of the teams in their last encounters have put tough challenges to each other but overall RR had an edge over the Punjab Kings.
Like a treat for batsmen this pitch has always been a brilliant batting wicket. Some turn can be expected but pacers would be more effective. Keeping in mind the dew factor toss winning captain would prefer chasing. Anything above 180 runs would be a challenge to chase.
Head to Head Stats:
Total Matches : 21, RR Won: 12, PK Won: 9
Likely Playing XIs:
Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. This is the spin department that adapts to the conditions and makes a difference. Overall Punjab Kings comes up as favorite team in this match and are likely to register a win over rajasthan royals.
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