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Who is Akash Deep IPL? Quick Facts & Stats about Royal Challengers Bangalore Debutant


Akash Deep IPL: In a very big moment, right-arm pacer Akash Deep will be making his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their first match this year against Punjab Kings at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai. This is the opening match in the ongoing IPL 2022 seasons for both these teams who are yet to win a single title. The Royal Challengers Bangalore have appointed Faf du Plessis as their captain this year.

Who is Akash Deep IPL? Quick Facts & Stats about Royal Challengers Bangalore Debutant

The Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Bengal pace bowler Akash Deep at his base price of INR 20 Lakh during the IPL 2022 mega auction. 25-year-old Akash hails from Bihar but started playing domestic cricket for Bengal. He made his T20 debut for Bengal in 2019 against Maharashtra.

While playing in as many as 21 T20 matches so far, Akash Deep has taken a total of 26 wickets at an impressive economy of less than 7. Now, he is all set to play in the Royal Challengers Bangalore playing 11 in the game against Punjab Kings.

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Format Matches Wickets Economy Average
First-Class 11 45 3.16 18.86
List A 16 25 5.18 27.44
T20 21 26 6.42 18.43


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PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2022

The Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal has won the toss and opted to field first. In the absence of Jonny Bairstow and Kagiso Rabada, Punjab are playing with just three overseas players in Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Odean Smith in the playing 11 alongside Raj Bawa and Rahul Chahar in the side.

PBKS Playing 11
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Mayank Agarwal (C)
3. Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk)
4. Liam Livingstone
5. Shahrukh Khan
6. Raj Angad Bawa
7. Harpreet Brar
8. Odean Smith
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Arshdeep Singh
11. Sandeep Sharma

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On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have included the likes of Faf du Plessis, Sherfane Rutherford, David Wiley and Wanindu Hasaranga as their four foreign players.

RCB Playing 11
1. Faf du Plessis (C)
2. Anuj Rawat
3. Virat Kohli
4. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
5. Sherfane Rutherford
6. Shahbaz Ahmed
7. Wanindu Hasaranga
8. David Wiley
9. Harshal Patel
10. Akash Deep

11. Mohammed Siraj

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