Rajasthan Royals will look to launch the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League on a winning note when they face Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. They had one of the worst seasons in the IPL last year. The 2008 champions will look for a fresh start under new coach Sanju Samson, while the Punjab Kings should look forward to inspiring leadership from KL Rahul at the helm. Though Rajasthan Royals finished last in the IPL 2020 league stage, Punjab Kings faltered after a promising start to finish sixth in the points table last season.
Fans should expect a mouth-watering clash in Mumbai due to the presence of hard-hitting stroke makers like Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Gayle, Rahul Tewatia, and Shahrukh Khan.