RCB vs PBKS Dream11 AFTER TOSS: In the Match 48 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be taking on the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on 3 October at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. While talking about the standings of these two teams in this tournament, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are placed at the third position while the Punjab Kings occupies the fifth spot on the points table.
Both these teams are coming into this game very much high on confidence after having won in their previous outings. The Royal Challengers Bangalore recorded impressive wins over Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians in their last two matches and are currently placed at the third position with 7 wins from 11 matches. On the other hand, the Punjab Kings also defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous game and thereby occupying the fifth slot on the table.
In the 27 matches between these two teams in the history of the Indian Premier League, the Punjab Kings have had the upper hand in this exciting head-to-head rivalry with a total of 15 victories while Royal Challengers Bangalore have emerged victorious on 12 occasions. Earlier this IPL 2021 season, Punjab Kings maintained their record by defeating Bangalore by 34 runs in Ahmedabad.
Fixture Name: IPL Match 48, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings
Competition: VIVO IPL 2021
Date: 3 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
RCB (recent last): W W L L L
PBKS (recent last): W L W L L
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous games this season, there was some extra help for the pace bowlers and spinners at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batsmen and they will have to bat really well to put up a big total while batting first. Things will be better for batting in the first innings. Thus, batting first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will remain around 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bat first.
It will be a fantastic move to pick more of RCB players in your respective fantasy cricket teams because their players are in an amazing form after that impressive in the last match. It will also be a good deal to pick a mixed combination of batsmen and bowlers from either of the sides to increase the chance of winning big amount of cash. The likes of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, KL Rahul and Arshdeep Singh will be the must picks for this contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, KS Bharat
BATSMEN: Aiden Markram, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell
BOWLERS: Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, George Garton, Arshdeep Singh
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will start as the favourites in this entertaining contest as they are placed in a better position on the points table as compared to the opposition. Bangalore have also defeated Rajasthan and Mumbai in their last two matches. On the other hand, it is a must-win game for the Punjab Kings in order to keep their IPL 2021 playoffs alive.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore will definitely want to continue their good work both in the batting and bowling departments from the previous game. On a tricky Dubai track, RCB will surely bank upon captain Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers to come good in the batting department. On the other hand, the likes of Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal will be their crucial bowlers.
For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Glenn Maxwell once again showed his class in the last game against Mumbai where he smacked a phenomenal innings of 56 runs off 37 balls and also picked up two crucial wickets with the ball. Maxwell also scored a brilliant unbeaten fifty to help RCB beat Rajasthan Royals. The right-handed batsman has already scored more than 250 runs in this tournament that includes four amazing half-centuries.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s captain Virat Kohli finally came back amongst the runs in the last two games. In a must-win game against MI, Virat got his team off to an incredible start at the top while playing a brilliant a knock of 51 runs that included 3 sixes and as many fours. The RCB skipper also smashed a wonderful fifty in the match against Chennai. Incidentally, Virat looked in a fabulous touch during the previous meeting against RR earlier this season where he scored an unbeaten fifty.
RCB Playing 11 (Confirmed)
AB de Villiers
The Punjab Kings will want to do well collectively both with the bat and ball in order to qualify for the playoffs. In this batting line-up, skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal’s opening partnership will be really crucial for the Punjab Kings alongside players like Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram. The likes of Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi will be their key bowlers.
Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul is coming into this second phase of IPL 2021 season after a spectacular performance in the recent Test series against England. Rahul also finished as the leading run-scorer when the IPL was last played in the UAE conditions. The right-handed opener was in a great form during the first half of the tournament and also smashed an amazing half-century in the last match against Kolkata Knight Riders. He also has a brilliant track record against Bangalore in the IPL history.
For the Punjab Kings, seam bowler Arshdeep Singh has performed amazingly well in the last two editions of the Indian Premier League especially in the crunch situations. In the game against Rajasthan Royals, Arshdeep picked up a superb five-wicket haul and also gave away just 32 runs in his quota of four overs. He has always been amongst the wickets for Punjab Kings in this ongoing tournament and has a bagful of variations in his kitty.
PBKS Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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