It is time for Dream11 game(RR vs PBKS) number 4 of this year’s Indian T20 league. It is a clash between those two sides which produced one of the best game of last season as Rajasthan Royals get ready to take on Punjab Kings.
Punjab have bought some exciting players to make their side a formidable unit. The likes of Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith have strengthened their pace bowling department. They also have one of the best T20 batters in the world with the inclusion of David Malan it now looks like quite a balanced side this year.
On the other side of the Pitch, the new captain Sanju Samson will lead Rajasthan this year. With the inclusion of Chris Morris, they have strengthened their all-rounder’s bench this year. With both the teams struggling to get through the playoffs in their last couple of seasons it would be fascinating to see who can gain the early momentum in the tournament.
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
Time: 7:30 PM IST
What to Expect (PITCH REPORT):
The Pitch at Wankhede is a dream for every batsman to bat on. One can expect a high-scoring match on this pitch. Delhi Capitals chased down 188 runs in just 18.4 overs in the last match played on this track against CSK. With due might come into play later on in the second innings both the teams will look to bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs for RR vs PBKS:
Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Josh Butler(WK), Sanju Samson (C), Riyan Parag, Mahipal Lomror/ Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Andrew Tye, Karthik Tyagi.
Punjab Kings: K L Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle/ Dawid Malan, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques/ Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Md. Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Top Picks and Captains choice for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Match:
Jhye Richardson: He had a stunning Big Bash League last year and also looked decent in his recent series against New Zealand. He has picked up 4 wickets in the last 5 T20 matches. He has conceded more than 35 runs in only one of his last five T20 matches.
Andrew Tye: He has picked up 8 wickets in his last 5 T20 matches. While playing for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League he looked impressive and he would like to continue his decent form with them in this match as well.
Mayank Agarwal: He has scored 25+ scores in 3 of his last five T20 matches. He was exceptional for Punjab Kings in the last edition of IPL and thus was also the part of fantasy dream team in the last edition of the competition.
Chris Gayle(Alternate Captain): The name says it all. He scored 100+ runs in the recent two matches he played in the Pakistan Super League 2021. He can not be ignored in any game as he can win you games single-handedly.
Jos Buttler((alternate Vice-Captain): The attacking wicket-keeper batsman has the potential to grab huge points with both bat as well as gloves. He scored two half-centuries in his last 5 T20 matches against India. In one of the matches, he played a sublime knock of 83 runs with a strike rate of 160.
KL Rahul((Vice-Captain): He might be out of touch in his recent T20 games but was exceptional in the recent ODI series against England. He scored 170+ runs in the 3 ODI games. He is a must pick for this match.
Ben Stokes(Captain): Obviously he is a must-pick in any game he plays a no-brainer to pick him. He can deliver with all the positions on the field whether it’s batting, bowling or Fielding. The perfect all-rounder scored 60+ runs and also took two crucial wickets in his last two T20 games.
Chris Morris: He is the most expensive buy in this year’s IPL edition but looking at his ability to finish with the bat and bowl some crucial death overs at the end the price tag might be justified. He has picked up 5 wickets in his last 5 T20 matches with an exceptional economy rate of 4.
Suggested team for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Let’s see how our team stands in Dream11 fantasy game in RR vs PBKS fixture.