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RCB vs PBKS IPL Prediction: In the afternoon match of the exciting double-header of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be up against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on 3 October at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. 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. Therefore, it will be important for both these sides to continue this winning momentum further in this tournament.

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Fixture Name: IPL Match 48, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings

Competition: VIVO IPL 2021

Date: 3 October

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Team Form Guide:
RCB (recent last): W W L L L
PBKS (recent last): W L W L L

Pitch Report

This wicket and conditions at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will surely have enough help both for the pace bowlers and spinners throughout the match. It is expected to offer a competitive surface with an exciting contest between the bat and ball. The dew factor will also come into play during the second innings since it is an afternoon game. The par score will remain around 150-160.

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RCB Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • There are no injury issues in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp.

Expected Team Changes 

  • They are likely to go ahead with the winning combination from the previous game.
  • Virat Kohli will be the captain.
  • Srikar Bharat will keep the wickets.
  • Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell will be their key batsmen.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel will be their main bowlers.

RCB Playing 11 (likely)

Virat Kohli
Devdutt Padikkal
Srikar Bharat
Glenn Maxwell
AB de Villiers
Dan Christian
Shahbaz Ahmed
Harshal Patel
George Garton
Yuzvendra Chahal
Mohammed Siraj

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PBKS Team News

Injury Update, Unavailability

  • Chris Gayle has pulled out from the remainder of IPL 2021.

Expected Team Changes 

  • They are unlikely to make any big time changes.
  • KL Rahul will captain the side and also don the wicket-keeping gloves.
  • Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran will be their crucial batters.
  • Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami and Ravi Bishnoi will be their important bowlers.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)

KL Rahul
Mayank Agarwal
Aiden Markram
Nicholas Pooran
Deepak Hooda
Shahrukh Khan
Fabian Allen
Mohammed Shami
Nathan Ellis
Ravi Bishnoi
Arshdeep Singh

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Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Differential Pick

Captain Options:

KL Rahul: Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul scored a brilliant innings of 67 runs in the last win against Kolkata Knight Riders. He will be looking to play another captain’s knock in this match. KL Rahul Stats in IPL 2021 – 489 runs in 11 matches at an average of 54.33.

Glenn Maxwell: For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Glenn Maxwell has been in an amazing form in the ongoing edition of the tournament especially smacking superb fifties each in the last two matches. Glenn Maxwell Stats in IPL 2021 – 350 runs in 10 innings at a strike-rate of 141.70.

Differential Pick:

Virat Kohli: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has looked in an excellent touch with the bat in the previous two games smashing two remarkable half-centuries. Virat Kohli Stats in IPL 2021 – 332 runs in 11 matches at an average of 33.20.

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WICKET-KEEPERS: KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, KS Bharat
BATSMEN: Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli
ALL-ROUNDERS: Glenn Maxwell
BOWLERS: Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, George Garton, Arshdeep Singh

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