PBKS vs RCB: Possible Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11 for Match 3, Players Stats for Today’s Dream11 Team Prediction

Updated on: Mar 27, 2022 1:27 pm IST


RCB playing 11: Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will open their IPL campaign in match number three which will be played at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. We are here with the possible playing eleven of Royal Challengers Bangalore for their opening game.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will kick-off IPL 2022 under a new leader i.e., Faf du Plessis. The veteran Proteas was picked up by the franchise at the auction and will be instrumental in RCB’s cause for this year. Virat Kohli once again remains a monumental figure for RCB, but the question again remains the same, will this be the year of RCB? Well, we don’t have the answers but what we do have is the predicted playing 11 for their first game.

Team news-

  • Unavailable/Injury: Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff
  • The Aussie trio of Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, and Jason Behrendorff will be unavailable for the first few games.
  • Behrendorff will be on national duties as he will be a part of the ODI and T20I setup which is touring Pakistan.
  • Glenn Maxwell has just married and would be arriving late, whereas, Hazlewood is nursing an injury and he too will join the squad later.
  • Skipper Faf du Plessis made clear that he will be opening the innings with exciting left-hander Anuj Rawat, whereas, Virat Kohli will bat at no 3.
  • The middle-order will be formed by the likes of Mahipal Lomror, Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Karthik.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, and David Willey will be the three bowling all-rounders.
  • The two premier seamers will be Mohammad Siraj and last year’s Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel.

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RCB Playing 11

Faf du Plessis
Anuj Rawat
Virat Kohli
Sherfane Rutherford
Mahipal Lomror
Dinesh Karthik
Wanindu Hasaranga
David Willey
Shahbaz Ahmed/Siddharth Kaul
Harshal Patel
Mohammad Siraj


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Royal Challengers Bangalore squad

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Shahbaz Ahamad, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Luvnith Sisodia, David Willey, Glenn Maxwell

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Virat Kohli Stats in IPL

Whether he is on song or now, Virat Kohli has always been a nightmare for the bowlers and will remain the same in this IPL as well. Below are the numbers of the highest run-getter of IPL.


Runs Strike Rate vs PBKS In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
207 6283 129.94 741 runs from 27 innings 405 runs from 15 matches

25, 25, 5, 4, 39

Faf du Plessis Stats in IPL

The newly-appointed skipper will be one of the key figures at the top order. He was exhilarating last year for CSK and would be looking to continue the same this year.


Runs Strike Rate vs PBKS In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
93 2935 131.08 305 runs from 11 innings 633 runs from 16 innings

25, 10, 76, 1, 86

Dinesh Karthik in IPL

Having returned to the RCB setup after 7 long years, Dinesh Karthik will be looking to get better and earn a spot in the T20 World Cup squad scheduled in October this year. A good IPL could help his cause.


Runs Average vs PBKS In IPL 2021 Last 3 IPL innings
213 4046 25.77 580 runs from 26 marches 223 runs from 15 innings

18, 14, 10 0, 9

Harshal Patel Stats in IPL

Harshal ‘Purple’ Patel was the highest wicket-taker in the last season and will be looking to start from where he left last time around.

Matches Wickets Economy Rate vs DC In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL matches
106 130 7.42 20 wickets from 17 matches 21 wickets from 14 matches 3/34, 0/27, 3/33, 1/34, 2/19

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