Punjab vs Rajasthan Match Prediction : Rajasthan Royals (RR) will play the first game of their IPL 2021 campaign today against the Punjab Kings(PBKS). Both sides struggled to find their groove in last season, so winning the first game must be on top of the checklist for each team.
RR has once again appointed a new captain for the team as Sanju Samson will take the helm of the franchise for the first time in his career. Being a skipper is not an easy task by any means and when you are facing an explosive batting lineup such as PBKS, the job becomes even tougher.
Moreover, the match will take place at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, which has always been a great pitch to bat. So both sides would be looking to chase instead of putting runs on the scoreboard in the first innings.
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, and Ravi Bishnoi.
Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Jaidav Unadkat, and Mustafizur Rahman.
With the match scheduled to start in a few hours, it’s the perfect time to take a look at what Khiladi Adda’s “Fan Battle” has in store for fantasy cricket fans today. That being said, here are the 10 combos that are available on the app for today’s battle between RR and PBKS.
Punjab opener Mayank Agarwal had an amazing IPL 2020 season as he scored a career-high 424 runs including 2 half-centuries and his debut century as well. On top of that, Agarwal batted with a strike rate of 156.45.
Over the past few years, Ben Stokes has established himself as one of the best all-rounders in the world. Last year, Stokes had a great season and managed to produce 285 runs in just eight innings. Rajasthan will hope that Stokes pick it up from where he left in the last season.
First-time skipper Sanju Samson will have a double burden this year. First, fans expect him to score a good amount of runs with his bat and now they will expect the 26-year-old to help the team win games with his strategies as a captain as well. As far as his batting is concerned, Samson produced 375 runs with an average of 28.84 in IPL 2020.
Like we said earlier, Ben Stokes’ form could make or break the season for RR. If you are a die-hard fan of RR then this combo on Khiladi Adda is perfect for you. Don’t wait and invest a few coins in this incredible combo.
KL Rahul had a great ODI series while representing his national team, but his form in T20I is something that might concern a few sections of the crowd. But if we were to look at his last season, Rahul was a different beast. He managed to produce a total of 670 runs with an average of 55.83! On a pitch like Wankhede, KL Rahul might torment RR’s bowling attack with ease.
Speaking of Rajasthan Royals, the next player in the combo is Indian all-rounder, Rahul Tewatia. In IPL 2020, Tewatia shined with both bat and ball. He gathered 255 runs in 11 innings and also proved himself to be a wicket-taking bowler as he grabbed 10 wickets with an economy of 7.08.
Nicholas Pooran has already proved in his career that he has the ability to change gears when needed for his team. But can the Trinidadian batsman outscore his 353 runs from IPL 2020? Additionally, his ability to score runs with a strike rate of 169.71 is enough to give any bowler a few nightmares,
This combo on Khiladi Adda is all about the batsman who can smash the ball out of the park with ease. Jos Buttler certainly possesses that talent and is a fan favorite as well. However, he must be looking forward to improving his batting average from the last season. In IPL 2020, scored runs with an average of 32.80, which is not bad but considering Buttler’s reputation, fans might be expecting him to surpass that stat this year.
RR’s Shivam Dube could one day become a great player but as of now, he lacks the experience to be considered that. However, this could be his chance to make a name for himself, if he’s given ample opportunities by the team management.
IPL is incomplete without the introduction of “Universal Boss” Chris Gayle. Despite being 41 years old, Gayle has the talent to demolish any bowling attack on his day. Although last season Gayle played only 7 matches for the team, he still managed to rack up 288 runs with an impressive average of 41.14. If he’s given a chance in the playing 11 today, Gayle might put an incredible show for the fans.
Talking about fans, this combo could turn out to be a double-edged sword. So investing your coins in it could a bit risky.
If you are looking for a well-balanced combo to invest in then this combo with Nicholas Pooran and Ben Stokes should be enough for you!
Once again this combo is for the Rajasthan Royal fans. Moreover, with Tewatia being an all-rounder it’s a no-brainer to have this combo at least in your backup.
While Shivam Dube is still trying to make a name for himself, Dawid Malan has already flaunted his skills in international cricket. In the 20-over format, Malan has is currently scoring runs with an average of 50.15 and with a 140+ strike rate as well. But can he bring the same form in his debut IPL season as well? That remains one of the biggest questions.
This duo of opening batsmen is arguably a top option for cricket fans to invest their coins on the Khiladi Adda app. Both players have a knack for scoring runs and with Wankhede being a batting wicket, these two players are expected to put on a show for fans.
The last combo for today’s match between RR and PBKS features Punjab’s duo of KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran. Last season, these two players showed signs of great chemistry with each other. The team management will expect the same level of performance from them in IPL 2021 as well.