The fourth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is set to be played on 12th April between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings
Sanju Samson has been appointed as the new captain of this side and must be looking to successfully lead the team. Rajasthan has got an explosive opener in Jos Buttler, he can single-handedly change the game for his side.
In the middle order, the team has young players like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Riyan Parag. Rahul Tewatia, a newfound star for Rajasthan, will take the charge as a finisher for the team.
For PBKS KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal provide a consistent start to the team. The middle-order has players like Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, and Nicholas Pooran. Mohammed Shami will lead the pace attack for Punjab Kings. In the spin department, Ravi Bishnoi and Murugan Ashwin will take the charge.
Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings have faced each other in 21 games, out of which Punjab won 9 games while Rajasthan won 12 games.
The unavailability of their best pacer, Jofra Archer, can make things difficult for Rajasthan. The pace attack will have to be led by Rajasthan’s newest recruit – South African all-rounder Chris Morris, who will be eager to justify his huge price tag of Rs 16.25 crore.
Mohammed Shami is fit for selection in the first game after missing out on a few international games due to injury. The Punjab Kings finished at the 6th spot in the previous season of VIVO IPL and will be looking to change their fortune this season.
Match Info: Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings, 4th MATCH 2021
Date – 12th April 2021
Time – 07:30 PM IST
Venue – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The pitch at Wankhede provides help for both batsmen and bowlers with an extra edge to batsmen in the 2nd innings due to the dew factor at night. The match is expected to be high-scoring.
Average first innings score:
The average first innings score in IPL at Wankhede is 176 runs.
Record of chasing teams:
The chasing team has won 52.7% of IPL games at Wankhede. Delhi Capitals won while chasing 189 at this pitch.
Predicted Playing XI:
Probable XI Rajasthan Royals – Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shivam Dubey, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye/Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat/ Kartik Tyagi.
Probable XI Punjab Kings – KL Rahul(C), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Ravi Bishnoi, Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin.
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the information mentioned, and make your own decision.
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