Rajasthan Royals will start off their IPL 2021 against Kings Punjab in Mumbai on 12th April.In the first match between the Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the probability of winning of both teams as in the Rajasthan Royals Versus Punjab Kings Match Prediction is of the Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals have more chances of winning as the previous record of the Rajasthan Royals is better than Punjab Kings. Now, since the match is going to be played in the evening, so the victory of the teams also depends upon the toss winning team, as the team who wins the toss will bat first and start with better energy and rock in the match in comparison to the one who will bat at midnight.
In 2008, Shane Warne became the captain of Rajasthan Royals. In 2009, under the captaincy of Shane Warne, the team finishes sixth out of eight teams. In 2010, Yusuf Pathan hits the then fastest IPL 100 off of just 37 balls, but this time team finished the 7th this time. In 2012, Rajasthan Royals finished in seventh place after a disappointing season, the team won 7 matches out of 16. In 2014, Rajasthan Royals failed to qualify for the playoffs and finished fifth. In 2018, the team made their comeback after 2 years of ban. In 2020, the team finishes last on the points table with just 6 wins in 14 games and at a negative net Run Rate of 0.569. Whereas, in 2008 Yuvraj Singh was appointed as the captain of Punjab Kings. In2009, the team finished off in 5th place. In 2010, Kumar Sangakkara was appointed as the captain of the team. In 2017, Glenn Maxwell is appointed as the captain of the team and finished as 5th on the table. In 2020, new players were added in the team and they again finished in 6th on the point table.
This match is going to be played on 12th April 2021, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The pitch is going to be bating friendly for the batsman.
The weather is expected to be dry with maximum temperature of 31 degree Celsius, and no rainfall is expected.
With Jofra Archer’s elbow a point of debate in recent times, IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals is waiting to hear from England and Wales Cricket Board on whether the pacer will join the team post the India-England ODI series or his arrival into the camp will be a delayed one.
Top Players Of Rajasthan Royals
Unarguably Ben Stokes is the most versatile all-rounder at the moment in cricket. Ben is going to be RR’s trump card in this IPL.David Miller has lit up IPL seasons on several occasions with his cruel batting and no doubt he is going to do so yet again this time. Sanju Samson was just a young talent when he got drafted to RR. But today he has risen to the position of the Rajasthan Royals captain. With his hitting abilities and his warm young blood, he can cause some serious trouble for the opposition. Chris Morris, is back with the Royals with the role of the primary all-rounder. He will be analyzed, evaluated and criticized for every ball he bowls or faces in the tournament.
Top Players Of Punjab Kings
KL Rahul has been at the top of his form recently and since joining Kings XI Punjab he has been dominating the IPL. And, now after being appointed captain, KL gets to prove his abilities as a leader. In IPL 2020, he topped the charts of the highest run-getters. There is no name bigger than Chris Gayle. At this stage of his career Gayle commands respect from his opponents, thanks to his hard-hitting batsmanship and ability to take the game away from the opponents single-handedly. India’s ace pacer, Mohammad Shami is one of the important pillars of the squad. Although Shami has not been up to his full potential at the IPL till now, he still managed to bag 20 wickets last season.
RR vs PK Squads and Playing XI | RR vs PK Dream11 Prediction
RR vs PBKS SQUADS
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (C), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Manan Vohra, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Singh.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (wk/C), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (C), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (C/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi.
RR vs PK Dream11 Prediction
Jos Buttler, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul(C), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes(VC), Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Kartik Tyagi