In the Match 48 of the Indian Premier League 2021, the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will compete with each other. The Royal Challengers Bangalore will require the contributions from Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel, while Mayank Agarwal and Ravi Bishnoi will hold the key for Punjab Kings. The top order batsman Virat Kohli captains the RCB side, and KL Rahul leads the Punjab Kings side.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have nearly qualified for the playoffs, with 7 wins in 11 matches. In their last league match, they secured win over Rajasthan Royals team by 7 wickets. While, the Punjab Kings emerged victorious over the Kolkata Knight Riders team by 5 wickets, and now have a must win games, with 2 more important matches.
The Match 48 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will be very crucial for both the teams. The RCB would look to get to the top 2 spots, and the Punjab Kings will feature in this match with a clear motto of winning and keeping their hopes alive for the playoffs of the tournament. It is expected to be a close encounter, with both teams having explosive batting line up.
Fixture Name: Match 48
Competition: Indian Premier League 2021
Date: 3 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
RCB(recent last): W W L
PBKS(recent last): W L W
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: The match between RCB and PBKS is scheduled to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. Here, there have been no clear trend of the teams winning by batting first or by chasing. The pitch is expected to be slow and the spinners will get a fine purchase. The average score on this venue is 170, and the bowlers need to be wary of their lengths.
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Chennai Super Kings 139/4 won by 6 wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad 134/7 in Indian Premier League 2021.
It will be a critical match for them, and both teams are not expected to make nay changes after winning their last league match. The captain pick for this fixture will be Glenn Maxwell, who has displayed the ability to contribute in both departments. While, the vice captain can be Mayank Agarwal, who has been impressive throughout the season.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Lokesh Rahul, KS Bharat
BATSMEN: Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Devdutt Padikkal, Shahrukh Khan
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell
BOWLERS: Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel
The Royal Challengers is expected to continue their fine performances and win the match to finally confirm their place in the playoffs. While, the balance of the team has been outstanding since the last few matches to help them securing a win. The Punjab Kings will be under pressure and are too reliant on few players, which has impacted their performance as well.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore has been excellent in this season, and possibly has the best combination in this year. In the last league match, they bowled well to keep the opposition under 150, and the top performers were Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal. While, all the top 4 batters, Padikkal, Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, KS Bharat were impressive for the team.
The elegant and destructive striker of the team, is a gun batter, and plays the innings very well, and anchors it calmly, which is his main work. The right hander is a good hitter of the ball, and has scored some brilliant knocks for the team in last few games. Maxwell is a top pick, due to his ability with the ball as well and has picked 3 wickets along with 350 runs with the bat.
Harshal has been a terrific bowler in the IPL for the past couple of years. But his peak came in this season, where he has delivered slower balls and hard lengths in a perfect fashion. In 11 matches, Harshal has scalped 26 wickets and is the leading wicket taker of the tournament. In the last match, he picked 3 wickets and would look to continue the same form.
Captain: Virat Kohli
Wicket-keeper: Srikar Bharat
Possible Top Four: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell
Pace Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
Spin Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed
Overseas Players: Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, AB de Villiers
RCB Playing 11 (likely)
He was out for a game, and did a good comeback in the last one, and he will hope that he does the same in this one, and take his team above on the points table. Mayank is consistent in IPL, and that’s his great capability. He will be a top pick from this decent batting lineup. In 10 matches of the IPL 2021, Mayank has scored 362 runs with an average of 41.33.
He is a bowler, you can’t leave in the dugout, and his performance is a proof of it. Ravi picks up crucial wickets in every game, and is a terrific bowler and fields so well too. Against KKR also he bowled well, and in earlier games too, which makes him a consistent bowler, which they want desperately to take them through. In 7 matches, Ravi Bishnoi has bagged 11 wickets.
Captain: KL Rahul
Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul
Possible Top Four: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Chris Gayle
Pace Bowlers: Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Spin Bowlers: Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar
Overseas Players: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Nathan Ellis
PBKS Playing 11 (likely)
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