IPL 2021 Dream11 Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Prediction, April 12
In their first IPL 2021 battle, RR and PBKS will play against each other. This match will take place at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. Rajasthan Royals will join this tournament with a new and young captain in the form of Sanju Samson, while Punjab Kings are looking to turn their fortunes in the IPL with a new name for their franchise, signalling a fresh start. Although Punjab Kings have some explosive batsmen, Rajasthan Royals also have some capable firepower in their batting unit. Since both teams are relying on their high run scoring skills, this match is an absolute must-see for audiences.
21 matches have been played between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings which 12 have been won by Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings has managed to win 9 times. Though these records indicate that Rajasthan Royal is a dominant side against Punjab Kings, but in the past few years Punjab Kings has gone through several team changes in recent years and has emerged as a stronger franchise in the IPL.
Rajasthan Royals Team Report
Rajasthan Royals, champions of the inaugural season of the IPL, have struggled to qualify for the playoffs in the previous two seasons. RR has made some major changes to their squad in order to improve their prospects in the tournament. Sanju Samson will captain RR in the IPL 2021, a surprising decision made by team management when they decided to release Steve Smith.
Rajasthan Royals rely heavily on Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to direct their batting order and post runs on the board. Another batsman to keep an eye on in this squad is Sanju Samson. Yashashvi Jaiswal will get another chance to open the innings for RR although his performance in the previous edition of the IPL was below par. Captain Sanju Samson will have to decide on the team’s batting order, as lack of dependable opening batsmen in this team will force Sanju Samson to open the innings for RR. Shivam Dube, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, and Rahul Tewatia are the team’s young guns. RR has a batting unit comprised of experienced overseas and young domestic players; it is critical for the squad to find the right batting combinations in order to excel this season.
Jofra Archer is the team’s top bowler, but he will miss the first few IPL 2021 matches due to injury. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman could get a chance to show off his skills and lead RR’s bowling strike. Jaydev Unadkat and Chris Morris will bolster the pace bowling. Shreyas Gopal’s spin bowling has been excellent, and he has taken several crucial wickets for RR in the past. The contributions of Rahul Tewatia and Ben Stokes provide this squad with a variety of bowling alternatives. Kartik Tyagi is another pace attack bowler to keep an eye on in this squad.
On paper, the Rajasthan Royals seem to have a very strong team, but when it comes to forming a playing 11, it seems there are many weak links in this squad. The reason for this is that the strength of this squad is with the overseas players, and no matter how good their bench strength is with the overseas players, only four will be a part of the team. As a result, players such as David Miller, Andrew Tye, and Liam Livingstone will be left out of the game.
Key players for RR: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia.
Punjab Kings Team Report
Punjab Kings have made a few changes to their team while keeping their core unit intact. With all the new changes and a fresh start for this franchise, it would be exciting to see how they can overcome their IPL history.
The batting unit of PBKS is led by Captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, who were also one of the most successful opening pairs in the IPL 2020. Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, and the most recent addition, Moises Henriques, provide this batting unit with the required firepower for T20 cricket. David Malan, the top-ranked T20I batsman, is also a part of this squad. PBKS has a strong batting order that is ideal for the match at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium’s red soil pitch.
Punjab Kings’ bowling attack will be led by Mohammad Shami and Jhye Richardson. PBKS has a solid bowling force, and Ravi Bishnoi, a young and talented Indian spin bowler, has the potential to be a game changer for the team. PBKS’ bowling attack will be supported by Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, and Deepak Hooda.
Key players for PBKS: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, David Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Shami, Jhye Richardson, Ravi Bishnoi.
Dream11 Fantasy Team for RR vs PBKS, 4th Match IPL 2021
Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, David Malan, Riyan Parag
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Chris Morris
Wicket keeper: Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Gopal, Ravi Bishnoi
Captain: KL Rahul, Vice-Captain: Ben Stokes
Dream XI Fantasy cricket team
Dream11 Team Summary
This is both teams’ first match in the IPL 2021, and both will certainly want to start the season with a win to establish winning momentum early in the tournament. RR captain Sanju Samson will be put to the test for the first time with his captaincy, and PBKS will have a difficult task in selecting the ideal playing 11 because they have numerous alternatives and a strong bench.
In this Dream11 squad, we have chosen three batsmen and three wicket keepers. Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, and Riyan Parag will form a strong core for Rajasthan’s batting unit, while KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and David Malan will lead the PBKS batting attack. Chris Morris and Ben Stokes are our picks for all-rounders because they have contributed consistently with both the bat and the bowl in the past and are expected to do so again this IPL season.
Shreyas Gopal is our choice among Rajasthan’s bowlers, and since Jofra Archer will miss a few games at the start, he is not included in this squad. Since IPL 2020, Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi have led the bowling attack for PBKS, making them a strong contender for the Dream11 fantasy team.
This match will be played at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, and based on previous matches, it seems that there will be a run riot. As a result, we have included as many batsmen as possible in this Dream11 squad. Please choose your team wisely.
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