RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team: Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Predictions
Tonight, one-time IPL Champion Rajasthan Royals will be playing against Punjab Kings at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai on 12th April. Punjab is yet to win an IPL season and this time they have changed their name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings with a hope of bringing some luck for their team.
Tonight’s match will be the first match for both the teams in this season’s IPL. Amid the COVID restriction the match will be played without audience making into the stadium. The match will be live streamed on Star sports network from 7.30pm IST.
Prior to this match, one match has already been played at Wankhede Stadium. It was the 2nd game of IPL 2021 season. In a high scoring game, Chennai Super Kings lost to Delhi Capitals. In 20 overs, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led side was able to put up a total of 188 runs after losing 7 wickets. Delhi Capitals chased down the target in just 18.4 overs losing 3 wickets.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction: Suggested Team
Wicket Keeper: KL Rahul and J Buttler
Batsman: C Gayle (VC), R Parag and M Agarwal
All-rounder: Ben Stokes (C), R Tewatia and F Allen
Bowler: M Shami, A Tye and S Gopal
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: Team News
Despite some good performances in the IPL 2020 edition, both Punjab and Rajasthan finished the season at the bottom of the table. Sanju Samson has been appointed as the new captain of the team after releasing Smith.
KL Rahul Will be leading his side again, after disappointing 2020 season in UAE.
Rajasthan Royals will miss the services of Jofra Archer for the start of the tournament given a finger injury, while Mustafizur Rahman will miss the first two games.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicketkeeper
Among the wicketkeepers from both the teams KL Rahul will be the best preferred as compared to rest. Punjab Skipper K L Rahul ended as the top scorer of the season with 670 runs including a hundred and five fifties in last IPL season. In recently ending India vs England series, he had some good show in ODI matches.
The English wicketkeeper, Jos Buttler will be one of the key players for Rajasthan Royals. He has been in good touch recently and will be hoping to continue his good form.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
Both Punjab and Rajasthan have some of the great top order batsman. For Punjab all eyes will be on universe boss Chris Gayle. He is one man who can change the course of any match single handily. In last IPL season, he was part of Punjab’s Playing XI for last 7 matches. His exceptional performance kept for Punjab qualifying for knock outs alive.
Mayank Agarwal did look in great touch last season. He scored at over 38 runs per match and had 1 century and 2 half centuries to his name.
Dawid Malan and Nicolas Pooran will also be key batsman in Punjab’s side. Both have been in great touch lately. They could help steer the course of match by themselves.
English batsman Liam Livingstone was seen smashing bowlers during his training session. It is highly expected of him being part of Playing XI for this game.
Youngster Riyan Parag even after repeated opportunity in last IPL season, failed to impress with his performance. This season he will be expected to help his team in setting up a good score.
Mahipal Lamror and Yashashvi Jaiswal may not be given opportunity in first game. Both the batsman played very few games last season and did not prove to be impressive.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: All rounders
Rajasthan Royals has a lethal combination of all-rounders. The all-rounder department of Rajasthan will be led by Ben Stokes. His flexible nature with respect to his batting position raises curiosity among the Rajasthan Royals fans. He is the perfect example of a three-dimensional cricketer who can bat at any position, bowl all four of his overs in a T20 game, and field excellently too.
Rahul Tewatia too will be one player to watch out for. In last IPL season, Rahul Tewatia in 14 games that he played, he scored at an average of 42.5 runs and took 10 wickets.
Chris Morris may be given place in Playing XI in tonight’s game. Morris did not play any match in last season. This season a lot will be expected from him.
Punjab will rely highly on West Indies all rounder Fabian Allen. Fabian Allen has been in good touch this year and can stir the course of game by himself.
The Australian Moises Henriques may be given opportunity for tonight’s game. He will be looking to impress the RR fans with his performance.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Jofra Archer and M Rahman is set to miss tonight’s game due to injury. The Rajasthan Royals will be looking upon Shreyas Gopal in absence of Archer and Rahman.Shreyas Gopal is the most experienced bowler for Rajasthan Royals.
Karthik Tyagi had an average IPL 2020 season. He played 10 games for his team and was able to take 10 wickets. He is expected to be part of Playing XI for tonight’s game.
Andrew Tye played only one match in last IPL season. However, he is expected to be part of Playing XI in tonight’s game.
Jaydev Unadkat too will be part of Playing XI. He took 4 wickets in 7 matches that he played in last IPL season.
Punjab’s bowling attack will be led by Indian pacer Mohammed Shami. Shami has been in good touch this year and even in last season’s IPL he took 20 wickets in just 14 games.
Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was of great company to Shami in bowling department in last IPL season. He had 12 wickets to his name.
Murugan Ashwin is expected to be part of Playing XI. He can bowl well and he had 10 wickets to his name in last IPL season.