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| On Mar 28, 2022 1:01 PM IST

PBKS vs RCB, Match 3 of IPL 2022: iGamio Prediction for Punjab vs Bangalore Indian Premier League


PBKS vs RCB: The two underachievers of the IPL – Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will lock horns at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai today evening in their first match of the IPL 2022. Both teams will be led by a new captain and will be hoping to shred the underachievers’ tag this season by laying hands on their maiden trophy. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be led by Faf du Plessis, who has been one of the architects for Yellow Army’s title wins in the tournament and the Bangalore fans would be hoping he continues the good form in red jersey. Punjab Kings, on the other hand, will be led by Mayank Agarwal and have a solid squad on papers.  It will be interesting to watch how they perform and execute the plans on field. The toss will take place at 07:00 PM IST.


Punjab vs Bangalore IPL 2022 

Match 3, Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Indian Premier League 2022

27 March, 7:30 PM IST

Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai


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IPL 2022 Pitch Report

Not many matches have been played at this venue in the recent past and thus a fresh wicket is expected in the clash. It has bigger boundaries in comparison to other venues in Mumbai for this IPL but the surface is likely to assist the batters.

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PBKS vs RCB Prediction for Today Match

PBKS Playing XI

  • Jonny Bairstow is unavailable for starting couple of games due to national commitments
  • Nathan Ellis too is unavailable for selection
  • Kagiso Rabada is a doubtful starter owing to Covid-19 protocols
  • Liam Livingstone and Odean Smith are available


Shikhar Dhawan
Mayank Agarwal
Jitesh Sharma/Prabhsimran Singh
Liam Livingstone
Shahrukh Khan
Odean Smith
Harpreet Brar
Sandeep Sharma
Kagiso Rabada
Arshdeep Singh
Rahul Chahar


Mayank Agarwal Stats

Mayank Agarwal has been a consistent contributor with the bat for Punjab Kings in the last two seasons and that has also helped him get the leadership role.

Matches Runs Strike Rate vs RCB In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
100 2131 135.47 259 runs from 10 innings 441 runs from 12 matches 67, 5, 40, 57, 12


Shikhar Dhawan Stats

Shikhar Dhawan was Delhi’s top run-scorer for last couple of seasons and Punjab Kings seem to have made a commendable move in signing him. Dhawan looked good in the recently concluded Sri Lanka series and will be aiming to go big in the opening game.

Innings Runs Strike Rate vs RCB In IPL 2021 Last 5 IPL innings
191 5784 126.64 615 runs from 22 innings 587 runs from 16 innings 45, 28, 6, 46, 69


Kagiso Rabada Stats

Though Rabada is slightly doubtful, he is a must-have pick in the bowling section. South African pacer was a go-to bowler in terms of wickets for Delhi Capitals and will be a valuable pick in your fantasy team.

Matches Wickets Economy Rate vs RCB In IPL 2021
50 76 8.21 13 wickets from 6 matches 21 wickets from 14 matches


RCB Playing XI

  • Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, and Jason Behrendorff are unavailable for selection in starting a few games
  • Faf du Plessis, Sherfane Rutherford, David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga are all available


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


Virat Kohli Stats

Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in IPL history and needs no introduction. He also loves batting against Punjab Kings and that makes him a perfect option for captain/vice-captain.

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

Faf du Plessis finished as the second top run-scorer of the tournament in the previous edition and will be a valuable pick for your team.

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


Harshal Patel Stats

The Purple Cap holder of the IPL 2021, Harshal Patel will be looking to repeat something similar to what he did for RCB. In 14 matches, he picked up 21 wickets and is one of the key bowlers for RCB.

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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Who will win Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore today match?

  • As per PBKS vs RCB today match prediction , Punjab Kings are slight favorites for this match
  • Both teams have met on 28 occasions with Punjab Kings having a slight edge over RCB winning 15 of them
  • In the last five meetings, Punjab Kings have won three matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore have won two
  • In IPL 2021, both teams met twice and won one game each


PBKS vs RCB Fantasy Cricket Tips


PBKS vs RCB Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan

For Grand League: Shahrukh Khan, Dinesh Karthik


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