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IPL 2021 RR v PBKS: Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Tips & Probable XI For Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings

IPL 2021: RR v PBKS Dream11 tips
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

In the fourth game of IPL 2021, Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mumbai – here are some Dream11 fantasy predictions and tips for the game.

The Mumbai surface is in focus as Rajasthan and Punjab, two batting heavyweights this season, clash on the flat surface that quickens up in the second half of the innings. While the dew makes the toss important, both teams will be hoping to out-bat the other with the kind of bowling attack they have in their arsenal.

Head to head record

Overall: RR 12 – 9 PBKS

Since 2019: RR 2 – 2 PBKS

Team record in Mumbai

Rajasthan Royals: Won 4, Lost 4

Punjab Kings: Won 5, Lost 6

RR PBKS Dream11 Fantasy tips

  • The choice you are likely going to end up making is between Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle and Sanju Samson with Jos Buttler and KL Rahul no brainers in the wicketkeeping category. Samson is possibly a better pick compared to Pooran, especially given the short boundaries and Pooran’s issues against bounce. But Gayle has favourable match-ups and a short boundary to his liking and should be picked
  • Chris Morris and Ben Stokes are clearly ahead of others in the all-round department. It makes sense to captain Stokes mainly because he opens and is likely to bowl at least two overs. Morris is a death bowler and hitter in the same phase and is another solid pick.

Predicted XI and match preview for RR v PBKS available here.

  • Mohammed Shami as death bowler and Ravi Bishnoi (due to his better prowess against lefties than Murugan Ashwin) are good picks from the PBKS bowling group.
  • Shahrukh Khan is the designated finisher and even If the Punjab line-up is packed with batsmen, given the shortage of good batsmen in the pure batting category on Dream11 for this game, Shahrukh is a decent pick. That said, if Deepak Hooda plays, he is possibly a better pick than the youngster.
  • Jhye Richardson swings the new ball, like Shami, and is a good pick from the Punjab attack. He is also likely to be used in the death alongside Shami and Jordan, if he plays.

Rewind: IPL 2020 matches between PBKS & RR

Game 1: Rajasthan win

Game 2: Rajasthan win

RR PBKS Dream 11 Team

Potential swaps

Vohra/Hooda (if they play) for Shahrukh
Samson/Pooran for Gayle
Meredith (if he plays) for Jhye Richardson

Captaincy options in order

Stokes, Rahul, Buttler, Mayank, Shami, Morris

 

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