Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) are ready for their start in the new 2021 IPL season The match will be held at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) this Monday (April 12) evening. In the previous IPL (IPL 2020) season, Rajasthan Royals finished 8th in the standings, while the Punjab Kings were content with 6th in the tournament.Bet Now!
Rajasthan Royals' sixth captain Sanju Samson is set to lead the team for the first time this Monday. The absence of England player Jofra Archer is one of the team's biggest losses as he became the most efficient player in the IPL 2020 (with 113 runs and taking 20 wickets) despite finishing only 8th in the table.
However, the roster also includes strong legionnaires such as BBen Stokes (England), Jos Buttler (England), Liam Livingstone (England), Andrew Tye (Australia), as well as the most expensive player in IPL history, Chris Morris (South Africa). David Miller (South Africa) and Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh) will not be able to help the team. They will miss the first game due to the quarantine rules. Legionnaires have always been very important to Rajistan Royals.
Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran will also provide solid support in the game, even though the team lost several previous games due to their weak mid-range hitting. Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Fabian Allen and others will do their best to reverse this trend in the IPL 2021.
The team also has legionnaires like Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Ishan Porel, Jhye Richardson, Arshdeep Singh, etc. Besides Ravi Bishnoi, they also have spinners like Murugan Ashwin, Jalaj Saxena wagon, etc.
Talking about their head-to-head records, Rajasthan Royals have achieved better success as they are leading it by 12-9 (including one Super Over defeat for Rajasthan Royals).
Our forecast - Punjab Kings the match winner for 1.88
Chennai Punjab Kings win the toss 1.91
Top team batsman - Jos Buttler 1.66