Notably, both the teams have struggled in the past season and hence they will look to start this season with a win along with their name. RR has named Sanju Samson as their new skipper and will also welcome South African all-rounder Chris Morris into the squad as their premium fast bowler Jofra Archer has been sidelined because of injury.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings spent big on pacer Jhye Richardson and would be hoping that their gamble pays off.
Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Dream11 Team Prediction
TOSS: The Indian Premier League match toss between Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings will take place at 7 PM IST, April 12.
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
RR vs PBKS Dream11 Team
RR vs PBKS Dream 11 captain: Ben Stokes
RR vs PBKS Dream 11 vice-captain: Jos Buttler
RR vs PBKS Dream 11 Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
RR vs PBKS Dream 11 Batsmen: Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yashasvi Jaiswal
RR vs PBKS Dream 11 All-rounder: Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris
RR vs PBKS Dream 11 Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Jhye Richardson, Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi
Probable Playing XI for both sides:
Jos Buttler (WK), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C), Shivam Dube, Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, and Mustafizur Rahman
KL Rahul (C&WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jhye Richardson, Fabian Allen/Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, and Ravi Bishnoi
Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahim, Chetan Sakariya, K.C. Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar