The 4th match of IPL 2021 will be played between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Let us figure out the strength and weakness of both these teams who have failed to reach to the playoff stage in recent years.

Teams: Punjab kings vs Rajasthan Royals

Date: April 12th 2021, Monday

Venue: Wankhede stadium (Mumbai)

Timing: 7.30 pm (Indian standard time)

  • Captain:
  • Rajasthan Royals – SANJU SAMSON
  • Punjab Kings IPL 2021 squad:
Mayank AgarwalMohammed ShamiKL RahulDeepak Hooda
Chris GayleArshdeep SinghNicholas PooranSharukh Khan
Mandeep SinghDarshan NalkandePrabhsimran SinghMoises Henriques
Sarfaraz KhanHardeep BrarFabian Allen
Dawid MalanM AshwinJalaj Saxena
Ishan PorelSaurabh Kumar
Ravi BishnoiUtkarsh Singh
Chris Jordan
Jhye Richardson
Riley Meredith
  • Punjab Kings playing 11 for IPL 2021
  • 1>Lokesh Rahul(c)
  • 2>Mayank Agarwal
  • 3>Chris Gayle
  • 4>Nicholas Pooran (wk)
  • 5>Deepak Hooda
  • 6>Mandeep singh
  • 7>Chris Jordan
  • 8>Jhye Richardson
  • 9>Mohammed Shami
  • 10>Ravi Bishnoi
  • 11>Arshdeep Singh
  • Rajasthan Royals full squad IPL 2021
Yashasvi JaiswalJofra ArcherSanju SamsonBen Stokes
Mahipal LomrorMayank MarkandeJos ButtlerRahul Tewatia
Manan VohraShreyas GopalAnuj RawatChris Morris
Riyan ParagJaydev UnadkatShivam Dube
David MillerKartik TyagiLiam Livingstone
AJ Tye
Chetan Sakariya
Mustafizur Rahman
KC Cariappa
Akash Singh
Kuldip Yadav
  • Rajasthan Royals playing 11 for IPL 2021

1) Manan Vohra

2) Ben Stokes

3) Sanju Samson (c)

4) Riyan Parag

5) Jos Buttler (wk)

6) Shivam Dube

7) Chris Morris

8) Rahul Tewatia

9) Jofra Archer

10) Shreyas Gopal

11) Jaydev Unadkat

  • Head-to head Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals

Total of 21 matches have been played till date by Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Punjab has won 9 matches while Rajasthan Royals have been victorious in 12 matches. Rajasthan Royals was not part of the IPL tournament in the year 2016 and 2017 due to ban.

  • Strength and weakness:
  • Punjab Kings:


Punjab Kings have one of the most destructive top 3 at the moment. Last season, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal had sensational IPL. Both of these Indian players went after the bowling and Punjab got very good starts in a lot of matches. The universal boss Chris Gayle comes at no 3 which is a very deadly combination for Punjab.


Punjab kings have one of the least experienced bowling attacks at the moment. If we exclude Shami, no other bowlers have played regularly for Punjab. Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith are having their debut this season. Even Fabian Allen does not get opportunity.

  • Rajasthan Royals:


Rajasthan Royals have a good combination of local Indian players and some key foreign players in their side. Ben stokes, Jos butler are very dangerous batsmen in the team. Local players such as Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia have performed good for the team last season.


One of the main weakness for Rajasthan Royals is their bowling unit. They lack quality bowlers apart from Jofra Archer and Ben stokes.