RAJASTHAN ROYALS VS PUNJAB KINGS 4TH MATCH PREDICTION
- Rajasthan Royals have an immaculately balanced side with the presence of versatile all-rounders at their disposal
- Punjab Kings do not have the presence of Indian batsmen in their middle-order and that takes a bit of balance away from their side
- Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, and David Miller are coming off some terrific performances in their recent respective matches
Date- 12 April 2021
Time – 19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
Venue- Wankhede Stadium – Mumbai, India
Winner – Punjab
Indian Premier League has always been divided between two kinds of teams. There are the likes of Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have done justice to the on-paper strength they have. And then, we have the kind of teams who have largely underperformed despite having the on-paper strength.
Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals are two such sides that have consistently underperformed regardless of the talent they had at their disposal. This might be the season wherein either of the two sides can turn that notion around in their favor. They both are set to play their opening contest of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League against each other and will be looking to start off with a win.
RR VS PK TOSS PREDICTION
As we saw in the first match of this season here, chasing at this venue is extremely difficult. The presence of early dew means that the team batting first needs to score at least 15 runs over par to stay in the game. Not only it is difficult for the bowlers in the second innings here, but the surface also gets easier to bat on as the game progresses. For that reason, the team winning the toss is likely to field first in this match.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
This match will be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the same venue as the one in the match between CSK and DC. The two sides were greeted by Mumbai’s humidity that time around and the same will be the case yet again. Largely because of the dew factor, the pacers have enjoyed more success here than the slower bowlers.
This stadium has short boundaries and as it is close to the coast, the ball just flies off the bat. Besides, it is going to be a terrific surface to bat and a high-scoring contest is going to be the order of the day.
The team batting first will be looking to post at least 195 runs on the board.
Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing 11
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Rahul Tewatia, Liam Livingstone, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat
Punjab Kings Predicted Playing 11
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sharukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin
RR vs PBKS Dream 11 Team Prediction
- Batsmen:Mayank Agarwal, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone
- All Rounder:Ben Stokes(vc), Rahul Tewatia
- Wicket Keeper:Jos Buttler, KL Rahul(c), Nicholas Pooran
- Bowler:Mohammad Shami, Riley Meredith, Kartik Tyagi