RR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, IPL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, & More For Today's IPL Match - Apr 12th 2021

RR vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI Updates, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 4 – Apr 12th 2021

Jos Buttler played well in the recently-concluded T20I series against India.


Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings share a lot of similarities. They are two teams who played the role of bottom-dwellers in the last couple of seasons, but have made some interesting changes for this season. The Royals have made Sanju Samson, a player who has been with the franchise for a long time, their captain.

They have also added to their balance by signing Chris Morris, as he is a player that can win matches both with his batting and his bowling. Punjab Kings lacked bowling firepower last season, something that should not be a problem for them this year, as they have added two talented Aussie pace guns in Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith. All of that being said, it will come down to the execution of game plans, which will make the difference between the two sides.

Match Details:

Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings

Venue: Wankhede Stadium

Time: 7:30 PM

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Wankhede is always a wonderland for the batsmen and hell for the bowlers, which was evident once again in the second game of the season. Anything under 180 is a below-par total here.

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Probable Playing XIs for RR vs PBKS:

Rajasthan Royals:

Ben Stokes, Maman Vohra, Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman

Punjab Kings:

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami

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Top Picks for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Batsmen

Mayank Agarwal was outstanding for the erstwhile Kings XI Punjab in the last edition of this competition. He was a part of the fantasy Dream Team in all of his last 5 IPL games, having scored 25+ runs in 3 of those matches.

Chris Gayle’s selection in the team doesn’t require any justification. He might not have been on song in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, but in his last two Pakistan Super League 2021 games, he scored 100+ runs.

Top Picks – All-Rounders

Ben Stokes was always going to be a points-magnet in this format, and with reports suggesting that he will open the innings, he will be a popular captain as well. He picked up 2 wickets and scored 60 runs in his last two T20Is.

Chris Morris might have been sold for a hefty price tag, but since he is a player that bowls at the death and is also a great finisher, the price tag is justified. His bat hasn’t made much noise recently, but in his last 5 T20 games, he has picked up 5 wickets, while also being economical in 4 of those matches.

Top Picks – Bowlers

After a stunning Big Bash League season, Jhye Richardson did decently in the series against New Zealand. In his last 5 T20I matches, he has picked up 4 wickets. He conceded more than 35 runs in only one of those games.

Mustafizur Rahman has picked up 162 wickets in 122 T20 games. His career T20 economy rate is just over 7 runs per over.

Top Picks – Wicketkeepers

Jos Buttler played well in the recently-concluded T20I series against India. He scored two half-centuries in 5 games, which included a sublime knock of 83 at a strike rate of almost 160.

KL Rahul has been out of touch lately in the T20I format, but in the ODI series against England, he smashed 170+ runs in just 3 games.

RR vs PBKS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (Last 5 T20 matches) Dream11 Points
Ben Stokes 84 runs, 3 wickets 53, 103, 6, 29, 29
Chris Morris 37 runs, 5 wickets 8, 73, 21, 80, 77
Jos Buttler 172 runs 78, 27, 126, 10, 36
KL Rahul 15 runs 28, 2, 2, 5, 8
Mayank Agarwal 143 runs 41, 25, 34, 69, 78

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Manan Vohra, Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes (C), Chris Morris, Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson, Chetan Sakariya

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RR vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Jos Buttler (C), KL Rahul Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal (VC), Shahrukh Khan, Ben Stokes, Chris Morris, Shivam Dube, Mohammad Shami, Mustafizur Rahman, Arshdeep Singh

RR vs PBKS Risky Captaincy Choices:

Sanju Samson has not been in the greatest of form in T20 cricket recently, but the skipper of the Royals has scored 2500+ IPL runs at an average of over 25 and a strike rate of nearly 135. He is another risky captaincy option.

Player you should avoid:

Nicholas Pooran has not scored 30+ runs in any of his last 5 T20 games. With Sanju Samson, KL Rahul and Jos Buttler all listed as wicketkeeper, you might give Pooran a miss.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.