RR Playing 11: Rajasthan Royals will be facing Punjab Kings in the 4th match of IPL 2021 here at Mumbai. RR is the winner of the first edition of the tournament but since then, they have seen disappointments. Led by young Sanju Samson, the Royals will be looking to repeat that feat this year. These two sides have produced some close contests over the year. In 21 matches played between these teams so far, Rajasthan has won 12 games while Punjab has won 9. In the last season, it was Rajasthan which went on to win both the fixtures. Both these teams are not considered to be a big contender for the title, but both of them would look to prove this wrong.
RR has released Steve Smith and new captain Sanju Samson will have big responsibility on his shoulders. With Archer unavailable due to injury, the eyes will be on big buy Chris Morris to lead the bowling department. Miller will be in unavailable as he is in quarantine. Here is how their eleven could be shaped up for this match:
S Samson (C)
J Buttler (wk)
The top order looks solid with Stokes, Samson and Buttler. However, the inexperience in the middle order may worry the Royals. They will also hope for a big performance from allrounder Rahul Tewatia who was the star of the last season.
RR Squad for IPL 2021
Sanju Samson (C), Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
You can watch the ball by ball and the Live score coverage of the Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings match on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The match will be played on 12 April and will start at 7:30 pm (IST).