the Royals of Rajasthan will come up against the Kings of Punjab during the IPL 2021 fourth match at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
This place is famous for producing high level matches. The Chennai Super Kings faced the Delhi Capitals at this stadium on Saturday in a game that saw the Delhi-based franchise easily chase a goal of 189 points.
The Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings staged a top-notch thriller last year in Sharjah. Fans should expect a similar contest between the two franchises in their respective first matches of the 2021 IPL.
With Wankhede Stadium ready to host the battle between Royals and Kings, here’s a look at some vital stats you need to know from previous IPL matches played on this pitch.
T20 matches played: 74
Matches won by teams at bat first: 36
Matches Won by Second Batting Teams: 38
Best score in the 1st round: 235/1 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Indians of Mumbai, 2015
Lowest score in 1st round: 67 – Cavaliers of Kolkata Knight against the Indians of Mumbai, 2008
Most successful chase race: 198/7 – Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, 2019
Average score of the 1st rounds: 167
What happened during PBKS and RR’s previous outings at Wankhede Stadium?
The Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals have never crossed swords at Wankhede Stadium before. However, during the 2019 season, the two franchises played a game against the Mumbai Indians on this pitch.
The Mohali-based franchise scored 197/4 in their 20 overs, straddling KL Rahul’s hundred. However, the Mumbai Indians recorded the most successful chase in IPL matches at Wankhede Stadium to beat Punjab by three wickets.
Meanwhile, the Jaipur-based franchise beat the Mumbai Indians by four wickets at Wankhede Stadium in the 2019 IPL. The Royals chased 188 runs in 19.3 overs, thanks to Jos Buttler’s fantastic 43 89 balls.