IPL 2021 Match 4 – Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Stats Preview

Both Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings will open their IPL 2021 campaign on April 12 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 12 April 2021 3:50 pm

Rajasthan Royals will be facing Punjab Kings at Wankhade Stadium, Mumbai for the 4th match of the IPL season in 2021. Last time when they clashed against each other in 2020 IPL season, RR ended up winning both the times. In both clashes RR chased a high total against Punjab Kings, recording the highest ever total of 224 in IPL history.

It will be interesting clash as both teams look heavily dependent on their batting department with bowling being an area of concern for both the teams. Punjab's batting at top-order looks pretty strong with the likes of KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran. In the absence of Jofra Archer it will be interesting to see who will lead their bowling attack.

Let us look at some of the important numbers before the game

Most runs for PBKS (Current Players) vs RR - KL Rahul (350 runs)

Most runs for RR (Current Players) vs PBKS - Sanju Samson (406 runs)

Most wickets for RR (Current Players) vs PBKS - Ben Stokes (6 wickets) [Archer misses out the 1st game]

Most wickets for PBKS (Current Players) vs RR - Mohammad Shami (5 wickets)

6: Sanju Samson will become the 6th captain lead RR in IPL.

2000: KL Rahul needs 78 more runs to become only the 2nd batsman to smash 2000 runs for Punjab Kings alone after Shaun Marsh. Sanju Samson needs 93 more runs to become only the 3rd batsman to smash 2000 runs for Rajasthan Royals alone after Ajinkya Rahane and Shane Watson.

350: Chris Gayle needs 1 more six to smash 350 sixes in IPL. Also, he needs just 4 more sixes to have most sixes for Punjab Kings in IPL. Currently, Chris Gayle has smashed 84 sixes in for Punjab Kings in IPL and only David Miller has smashed more sixes(87) for Punjab Kings than Chris Gayle.

50: Shreyas Gopal needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 wickets in IPL.

45.13: Jos Buttler averages 45.13 against Punjab Kings with a very good S.R of 153.62. He has scored 361 runs in the 9 innings vs Punjab Kings. He will be the key player to be looked upon.

1000: Ben Stokes needs 80 more runs to complete 1000 runs in IPL and there is a chance that he could achieve that milestone if he plays as an opener. Rahul Tewatia needs 35 more runs to complete 1000 runs in T20 cricket.