RR vs PBKS IPL 2021: The 4th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 will be played between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali). The game will be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar.
Rajasthan Royals will take on the newly named Punjab Kings in their first game of the 14th season of the IPL on the 12th of April at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both these teams didn’t have great seasons last year as PBKS finished sixth on the points table while RR finished with the wooden spoon. RR has changed their captain and appointed the young Sanju Samson as their new captain.
KL Rahul who had a tough season last year as a captain will continue leading the PBKS side in the upcoming IPL edition. The pitch at Wankhede is a great batting wicket and both the teams have some great ball strikers so it is going to be a high-scoring thriller as these two teams will be aiming to start the 14th edition of the IPL on a winning note.
RR vs PBKS Weather Report for Match 4:
The temperatures are rising in Mumbai and so it will be pretty hot with a lot of humidity. Apart from that, there is no chance of rain on match day.
Both the teams will enjoy batting here as the wicket has true bounce and the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Batting second can get easier consider a bit of dew will come into play.
Average first innings score:
Defending is tough at this venue but still, a total around 180-190 would be a good total to defend.
Record of chasing teams:
Won – 37, Lost – 36, Tied – 0
Injury and Availability News:
Jofra Archer who had surgery recently will miss at least the first four games for RR. Apart from that everybody else is fit and available for selection from both the teams.
RR vs PBKS IPL 2021 Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Sanju Samson (C), Mahipal Lomror, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi / Chetan Sakariya
Liam Livingstone, David Miller, Mustafizur Rahman, Akash Singh, Anuj Rawat, Yashwasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat
KL Rahul (C, WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda / Mandeep Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan / Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammad Shami
Sarfaraz Khan, PrabhSimran Singh, Moises Henriques, Fabian Allen, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel, Darshan Nalkande, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh Harpreet Brar
RR vs PBKS Top Picks for 4th Dream11 Match
Ben Stokes will be opening the batting, and he can score big once he gets set.
Sanju Samson generally starts off an IPL season with a bang and so he could score heavily in the first few games.
KL Rahul was the Orange Cap holder of the last edition of the IPL and he will carry on that form into this season.
Jhye Richardson will look to impress in his first IPL game and the pitch at Wankhede will offer him good bounce.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Fantasy Captain Options – Ben Stokes, KL Rahul
Fantasy Vice-Captain Options – Sanju Samson, Nicholas Pooran
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket for IPL 2021:
Keeper – KL Rahul (C)
Batters – Sanju Samson, Nicholas Pooran, Jos Buttler, Deepak Hooda
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (VC), Rahul Tewatia
Bowlers – Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal
The top-order batsmen from both teams will enjoy batting on this surface at the Wankhede Stadium so it will be a smart move to pick those players in your Fantasy XI.
RR vs PBKS – Who will win?
Rajasthan Royals have good batting depth and some good pacers in their XI, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they start their campaign on a winning note against Punjab Kings.