Punjab vs Rajasthan: A battle featuring fearless strikers

Introduction

Punjab has a lot to accomplish in the 2021 edition of the Indian T20 League. They had the highest purse heading into the auction and they emerged with some of the best buys while keeping in mind their current set of players and the requirements if there occurs any moment of distress. 

Hopefully, the KL Rahul-led side figures out a way to solve their major issue, which is their inability to remain consistent with wins, eventually costing them a place in the knockouts in 2018, 2019, and 2020 editions, where all they needed was an additional win in their stride. 

Rajasthan has a new leader in Sanju Samson leading the side in what promises to be another thrilling season for both franchise and fans across the globe. Their last playoff appearance was in 2018, and since then have struggled to win matches at clutch moments to grab a spot in the eliminators. The Men in Pink have solidified their batting and bowling units, which could get them an edge over their rivals in the 2021 edition.

Punjab vs Rajasthan: Head to Head Records

MatchesPunjabRajasthanTie/NR
21912

Rajasthan won both their matchups against Punjab in the 2020 edition. In their first encounter, they beat Punjab by chasing down a 224-run target, then riding on Ben Stokes’ show in the second encounter staged at the fag end of the tournament, where they chased 186 runs with 7 wickets to spare. 

Top 3 Performers Comparison & Stats

Punjab and Rajasthan have the right amount of hard-hitters and wicket-taking bowlers who can keep their head to head evenly poised in the 2021 edition of the tournament. Hence, don’t forget to check the key performers from Punjab and Rajasthan before making the team on the MPL app during Indian Fantasy T20 League. 

Batsmen (Punjab)

BatsmenRuns v Rajasthan
Chris Gayle499
KL Rahul390
Mayank Agarwal270

Bowlers (Punjab)

BowlersWickets v Rajasthan
Mohammed Shami7
Moises Henriques3
Murugan Ashwin3

Batsmen (Rajasthan)

BatsmenRuns v Punjab
Sanju Samson512
Jos Buttler361
Ben Stokes132



Bowlers (Rajasthan)

BowlersWickets v Punjab
Chris Morris13
Ben Stokes6
Jaydev Unadkat6

Punjab vs Rajasthan, Indian T20 League Schedule 2021

The matches are being played at neutral venues between each of the competing sides, and in this case, between Punjab and Rajasthan, the venues would be Mumbai and Bengaluru – two of the highest-scoring grounds in T20 cricket. Here’s the full schedule featuring Punjab and Rajasthan in the 2021 edition of the Indian T20 League. 

DateMatchesVenueTime (IST)
Monday, April 12, 2021Rajasthan vs PunjabMumbai7:30 PM
Saturday, May 22, 2021Punjab vs RajasthanBengaluru7:30 PM

Statistics and Facts of Punjab and Rajasthan

It has usually been a run-fest when Punjab and Rajasthan have locked horns in the cash-rich tournament. The fans would be eager than ever to see the sides take a go at each other in the upcoming encounters. Here are some of the interesting numbers surrounding Punjab and Rajasthan – 

  • Punjab has five scores of 190-plus against Rajasthan in the Indian T20 League. 
  • Rajasthan’s highest score against Punjab is 226/6, which they recorded in 2020 in Sharjah. In the same match, Punjab registered their highest tally over Rajasthan, 223/2 in 20 overs. 
  • In terms of victory by a margin of runs and by wickets, Punjab’s biggest win over Rajasthan is by 48 runs and 7 wickets, while it’s 78 runs and 9 wickets for Rajasthan over Punjab. 
  • Punjab’s lowest tally against Rajasthan is 124, while it’s 112/7 for Rajasthan versus the former. 
  • KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal recorded the highest partnership in terms of runs scored against Punjab (183), which is also the biggest opening partnership by a duo against Punjab. 
  • Among the current players on both sides, Chris Gayle has the most sixes (29) followed by Sanju Samson (22). 
  • Rahul Tewatia’s 31-ball 53 against Punjab in the 2020 edition of the Indian T20 League witnessed a tally of 7 sixes, joint-most alongside Sanju Samson, who too struck the exact number of sixes in that match. 

Punjab vs Rajasthan: Overall Head to Head Stats

Rajasthan’s 12-9 dominance over Punjab can be attributed to the period before the 2015 edition, where the former won majority of the matches, and while it has been another one-sided affair for either Punjab or Rajasthan in the last few seasons, the power-packed inclusions this season could make the fans witness even out contests. Here’s the edition wise breakdown between both the sides in the Indian T20 League – 

YearMatchesPunjabRajasthanTie/NR
2020202
2019220
2018211
2015211
2014220
2013202
2012202
2011110
2010211
2009202
2008211

How will Punjab vs Rajasthan Stats help you on MPL?

The updated stats between Punjab and Rajasthan can help you reap rewards during the Indian Fantasy T20 League. Both sides are flocked with match-winners. Thus, read the players’ and team’s statistics before joining single or multiple contests on the MPL app to increase your chances of winning cash prizes. Download the MPL app today!

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