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Indian Premier League 2021

Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, 4th T20 Match Prediction

2021-04-13

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

Rajasthan Royals

Punjab Kings

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

RR vs PK Prediction

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Kings XI Punjab look for a bright start against Rajasthan Royals

  • Last year, Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals failed to qualify for the playoffs of the competition.
  • Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and Mohammad Shami were consistent performers for Kings XI in the previous edition played in UAE.
  • Last year, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer proved to be bankable performers for Rajasthan.

Expect Kings XI Punjab to register a comfortable win over Rajasthan Royals.

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Match Preview

Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab will lock horns in the 4th game of the 2021 Indian Premier League to be played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.

Inaugural IPL Champions, Rajasthan Royals, have struggled to deliver positive results in the previous two editions of the league. Newly-appointed captain Sanju Samson will be hoping that the side can start their season on a positive note.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab have failed to qualify for the playoffs of the competition since 2014 Indian Premier League and have been dubbed as “perennial underachievers”. Captain Lokesh Rahul will be hoping that the side can maintain their consistency with bat and ball in this year’s competition.

Both teams have competed in 21 matches in the history of the Indian Premier League where Rajasthan Royals have an upper hand with 12 wins compared to Kings XI Punjab’s nine victories

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Rajasthan Royals

The franchise certainly went on a spending spree and bought South Africa all-rounder, Chris Morris, for a whopping fee of 16.5 crore. With this acquisition, Morris became the most experienced player to be sold in the history of Indian Premier League.

Besides Morris, England’s Liam Livingstone, all-rounder Shivam Dube and Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman are notable signings made by Rajasthan for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes to do the bulk of the scoring. Last year, Sanju Samson finished the competition as leading run-scorer for Rajasthan. In 14 outings, Samson accumulated 375 runs at a strike rate of 158.89, which includes three half-centuries to his name.

Besides Samson, wicket-keeper opener, Jos Buttler, showed decent form with the bat and scored 328 runs with two half-centuries to his name.

Ben Stokes, Chris Morris and Rahul Tewatia will make the middle-order for Rajasthan Royals for this opening encounter.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mustafizur Rahman, Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat to deliver wickets in this contest.

Rajasthan Royals Predicted Playing XI

Sanju Samson (captain), Jos Buttler (wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tewatia, Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman and Jaydev Unadkat.

Punjab Kings

West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen, Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques, Australian pacers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith have been signed by Kings XI for the coming season of Indian Premier League.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Last year, Lokesh Rahul was the standout performer in the competition and was nothing short of sensational with the bat for Kings XI Punjab. He topped the batting charts in the tournament with 670 runs in 14 outing with one century and five half-centuries.

Besides Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, was consistent as well and scored 424 runs in 11 innings with one century and two half-centuries.

England’s Dawid Malan, Mandeep Singh and Nicholas Pooran will make up the middle-order for Punjab for this opening fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mohammad Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Chris Jordan to make crucial breakthroughs. Leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin will be other bowling option for Kings XI for this game.

Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI

Lokesh Rahul (captain &wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds

Traditionally, the wicket at Mumbai will suit the batsmen rather bowlers. The weather forecast for Monday’s game is going to be clear skies with gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is going to host the 4th match of 2021 Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.

Last year, Rajasthan Royals won both of their round-robin matches against Kings XI Punjab.

Toss Prediction

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first. The average first innings score at Wankhede is around 193 runs.

Winning Prediction

After analysis of both the squads, Kings XI Punjab will be favorites to win this contest against Rajasthan Royals. With likes of Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle and Dawid Malan in the batting department, Punjab will be looking to bring their A-game to the table in this opening clash.

On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will have to come with plans to stop Kings XI’s star-studded batting lineup.

Expect Kings XI Punjab to register a comfortable win over Rajasthan Royals.

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