IPL 2021: 4th Match Between PBKS and RR

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

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4th Match:

The match between PBKS and RR is the fourth meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on April 12th 2021.

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PBKS vs RR History:

The teams competed against each other 21 times, till date. Out of them, PBKS won 9 times but lost 12 times.

PBKS Home:

The teams competed 7 times at the home ground of PBKS. The home team won 4 times and lost thrice.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against RR are WWLLW.

RR Home:

The teams faced each other 6 times at the home ground of RR. The host won 5 times. On the other hand, visitors won just once.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against PBKS are LWWWW.

Neutral Venue:

The teams met 8 times at the neutral venue. PBKS won 4 times including one super over victory in a tied game, whereas RR also won 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against RR LLWW*L.

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Points and Ranks:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

Punjab Kings:

PBKS will earn 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS are LLWWW.

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Rajasthan Royals:

RR may earn 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR are LWWLW.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Mumbai shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be 1% to 6% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 30 to 31 Celsius. The wind would be between 8 to 16 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss and Pitch:

Record of Last IPL (2019):

Teams prefer to field first 6 times in 7 matches. The selection favored the teams, as the team won 4 times and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WWWWL.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened just once out of 7 matches, won once, though through one over eliminator in tied game, and never lost.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are W* – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 5 times and lost twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WW*WWW.

The first batting team won the matches 3 times including a tie. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won also 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LW*LLL.

Score:

The lowest defended score was 162 runs and successful defended total was 170 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 198 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 133, and the highest total was 213 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 133 runs, whereas the highest was 198 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.62 and 27.05 is for the second innings.

Record of IPL 2021:

Teams prefer to field first in the played game. The selection favored the team, as the team won the outing.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are W – – – -.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first never happened, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are – – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 1 times and never lost, yet

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are W – – – -.

The first batting team won the matches 0 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the outing.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are L – – – -.

Score:

The highest successful chase is 189 on the ground.

The first inning total was 188 runs. For the second inning, the total was 190 1runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 26.86 and 63.33 is for the second innings.

T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR against PBKS at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:

PBKS got 11 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has a below average record, as the team won 5 times, and lost 6 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS at the venue are LLWWL.

RR had 8 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has an average record, as the team won 4 times and lost also 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RR at the venue are WWLLL.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Punjab Kings:

The team may go with a combination of 3 pace and a spin, as the team has 2 all-rounders with pace with a batting all-rounder with spin.

Punjab Kings Eleven: K. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Gayle, N. Pooran, M. Henriques, M. Singh, J. Saxena, R.Meredith, R. Bishnoi, A. Singh, M. Shami

Rajasthan Royals:

The team may go with 2 pacers, as the team has plenty of all-rounders. The team has 6 all-rounders, 3 with spin and 3 with pace.

Rajasthan Royals: B. Stokes, J. Buttler, S. Samson, R. Parag, M. Lomror, S. Dube, C. Morris, R. Tewatia, S. Gopal, K. Tyagi, M. Rahman

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.