Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will get their season underway at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
Both these teams have been inconsistent in the IPL in the last decade and they will aim to come up with a better performance in this season. Thus, both of them will look to get off to a good start.
We have the Match Prediction that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head to head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Punjab Kings have strengthened their death bowling as they have added bowlers Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith to give support to Mohammed Shami and Chris Jordan. However, the team’s lower middle-order could be one of the concerns for the team.
Rajasthan Royals will be lead by a new skipper in Sanju Samson. The Kerala player will aim to get off to a good start and will aim to get the best out of his players. RR could struggle in their bowling department as Jofra Archer is likely to miss the season whereas they don’t have much experience in their Indian contingent.
Bowling will play a crucial role at the batting paradise of Wankhede Stadium.
Head to Head record: Overall matches – 21, Won by RR – 12, Won by PBKS – 9.
Stats: Chris Gayle has scored 4772 runs in his IPL career and thus the Universe Boss is 228 runs away from reaching 5000 runs in the tournament.
Players to look out for: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, and Nicholas Pooran will be the key players for PBKS.
Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Mustafizur Rahman, and Chris Morris will hold the key for RR.
Match Prediction: Punjab Kings will hold the advantage against Rajasthan Royals as they have a better balance in their squad.