IPL 2021 Match 4: RR vs PBKS - Head-to-head record, highest run-getters, top wicket-takers

In the previous five matches between the two teams, Rajasthan Royals hold a slight advantage over Punjab Kings, winning three times compared to PBKS' two.

Rajasthan Royals has squared off against Punjab Kings 21 times in the Indian Premier League, holding a 12-9 win-loss advantage (File Photo).   -  Getty Images

The inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) champion Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on the 2014 season's runner-up Punjab Kings (PBKS), previously known as Kings XI Punjab, in match four of the 2021 IPL at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: (21 MATCHES - RR 12 | PBKS 9)

Rajasthan has faced off against Punjab 21 times in the IPL since 2008, holding a 12-9 win-loss advantage. RR wasn't part of the tournament in 2016 and 2017 due to a two-year betting ban.

RECENT FORM:

In the last five encounters between the two sides, the Royals hold a slight edge over the Kings, winning three times. RR won both the games against PBKS last season.

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During match nine of IPL 2020 in Sharjah, Rajasthan defeated Punjab by four wickets with three balls to spare after successfully chasing a mammoth 224. Quickfire half-centuries from Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia overpowered Mayank Agarwal's 106 on the night.

During the reverse fixture in Abu Dhabi, the Royals came up with a brilliant chase yet again as they achieved a target of 186 in just 17.3 overs. An all-round performance from Ben Stokes (50 runs off 26 balls and 2/32 in four overs) gave RR the win, despite PBKS star Chris Gayle scoring 99 in the first innings.

TOP PERFORMERS IN THIS FIXTURE (2008-15, 2018-20):

RankBest BatsmenTeamRuns Scored
1.Shaun MarshPBKS: 2008-15409
2.Sanju SamsonRR: 2013-15, 2018-Present406
3.Ajinkya RahaneRR: 2011-15, 2018-19373
RankBest BowlersTeamWickets taken
1.Piyush ChawlaPBKS: 2008-1314
2.Siddharth TrivediRR: 2008-1311
3.Kevon CooperRR: 2012-149

 

STARS FROM LAST SEASON (IPL 2020):

RankBest BatsmenTeamRuns Scored
1.KL RahulPBKS670
2.Mayank AgarwalPBKS424
3.Sanju SamsonRR375
RankBest BowlersTeamWickets taken
1.Jofra ArcherRR20
2.Mohammed ShamiPBKS20
3.Ravi BishnoiPBKS12