RR vs PBKS Team Prediction: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings – 12 April 2021 (Mumbai). KL Rahul and Ben Stokes will be the best fantasy picks for this game.
Rajasthan Royals will take on Punjab Kings in the league match of IPL 2021, aka Indian Premier League, which will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Rajasthan Royals finished at the bottom in IPL 2020, and they would want to turn their fortunes. Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, and Jos Buttler will be the leading batsmen of the side, whereas Liam Livingstone needs to support them. The addition of Chris Morris is a huge plus, whereas Jofra Archer will be a big miss.
Punjab Kings would want their new name to turn their fate for them. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal will again be the openers of the side, whereas they have brilliant middle-order players in Gayle, Malan, Pooran, and Shahrukh Khan. Jhye Richardson will partner Shami with the new ball, whereas Ravi Bishnoi is the best spinner of the side.
Pitch Report – This pitch has always been a brilliant batting wicket. The average 1st innings batting score in the last 6 IPL games played here is 173 runs.
Last 6 IPL Games: Batting 1st Won: 0; Batting 2nd Won: 5; Tied: 1.
Match Details :
Time:- 7.30 PM, Stadium:- Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai; Live on Star Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Rajasthan Royals – Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi.
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Clean-Hitters in the Team
Rajasthan Royals – Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, and Sanju Samson.
Punjab Kings – KL Rahul, Dawid Malan, and Nicholas Pooran.
Death Overs Specialist Bowlers
Rajasthan Royals – Chris Morris
Punjab Kings – Mohammed Shami
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
KL Rahul, Ben Stokes, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, and Chris Morris.
RR vs PBKS Team Wicket-Keepers
KL Rahul (Price 10.5), Jos Buttler (Price 9.5), and Sanju Samson (Price 9) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. KL Rahul won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020, where he scored 670 runs at an average of 55.83. Buttler scored 328 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 32.80, whereas Samson scored 375 runs at an average of 28.84. All three of them are aggressive players.
RR vs PBKS Team Batsmen
Mayank Agarwal (Price 9) and Dawid Malan (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Punjab Kings. Agarwal scored 424 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 38.54, whereas Malan is the current number one batsman in the ICC T20I rankings. Both of them bats at the top-order and they are genuine stroke players.
Liam Livingstone (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Rajasthan Royals. Livingstone scored 426 runs at an average of 30.42 in BBL10, whereas he scalped five wickets in bowling. He will open the innings for Rajasthan in this game.
RR vs PBKS Team All-Rounders
Ben Stokes (Price 10.5) and Chris Morris (Price 9) will be our all-rounders from the Rajasthan Royals. Ben Stokes scored 285 runs in IPL 2020 at an average of 40.71, whereas Morris scalped 11 wickets at an economy of 6.63. Both of them are world-class all-rounders, and they have the ability to turn the game with both bat and ball.
RR vs PBKS Team Bowlers
Mohammed Shami (Price 9), Jhye Richardson (Price 8.5), and Arshdeep Singh (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Punjab Kings. Shami scalped 20 wickets in IPL 2020, whereas Singh scalped nine wickets in eight games. Richardson was the highest wicket-taker of BBL10 with 29 wickets, whereas he had a strike rate of 139.13 in batting. All three of them are brilliant pacers.
[You can also take Kartik Tyagi instead of Arshdeep Singh]
Match Prediction: Punjab Kings will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Ben Stokes and KL Rahul
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Jos Buttler and Mayank Agarwal
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.