Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings will kick off their IPL 2021 campaign at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The venue offers one of the most placid wickets in the country and is known to produce high scoring thrillers.
In the first game of this season’s IPL, Delhi Capitals chased down the target of 189 set by Chennai Super Kings without breaking a sweat. Both, Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings boast of a quality batting line up thus the fans could expect a run feast in Mumbai.
Here’s are some of the stats you should know before the Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings match.
The average 1st inning score at this venue in 74 games is 167, with the teams batting second winning 38 times. The teams batting first has won the remaining 36 games.
The highest score on this ground is 235-1, set by the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians in 2015 while Kolkata Knight Riders were bowled out for 67, the lowest score on this venue, against Mumbai Indians in 2008.
In terms of the highest successful run chase, Mumbai Indians chased 198 against Kings XI Punjab, now Punjab Kings in 2019.
This will be Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals first clash at the Wankhede Stadium. In the 2019 season, both teams played Mumbai Indians here. Punjab Kings posted a healthy score of 197-4, thanks to a brilliant hundred by KL Rahul but Mumbai Indians chased the target with seven wickets down. Rajasthan Royals, however, went on to defeat the hosts by 4 wickets. Jos Buttler played a blistering knock of 89 in just 43 balls as Royals chased 188 with 4 wickets to spare.
As for the head to head stats, both teams have played each other in 22 games with RR leading with 12 victories while PBKS has 9 wins to their name.