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| On Oct 2, 2021 8:03 PM IST

IPL RCB vs PBKS, Match 49: Possible Playing 11 of Punjab Kings


PBKS Playing 11: The Punjab Kings will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in their most important fixture of the tournament. They need to win their next 2 games to enter the playoffs of the tournament.

In their last league match, they secured win over the Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets. The team yet again was impressive to contain the opposition by bowling well in the death overs. The key performers for the team were Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi. Then the batters, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal was terrific to give a stable start, then Shahrukh Khan was impressive to provide late flourish to help the team in winning the match.

Team News

  • The team is positioned 5th in the points table with 5 wins in 12 matches
  • No changes are expected in the PBKS Playing 11 for this fixture.

PBKS Playing 11 (likely)

The Punjab Kings have to perform very well in this fixture to get a win and making their case strong for the playoffs. The team has been quite impressive with the ball, with Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, and Shami bowling quite well to contain runs and take wickets. While the batters, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been providing teams with fantastic starts and would look to maintain the same form.

The team can include Moises Henriques in the Playing 11 for this fixture and Fabian Allen can make way for this addition. Other than that, Harpeet Brar can come in place of Deepak Hood due to the slow surface of Sharjah.

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PBKS Playing 11 (likely)

1. KL Rahul (c & wk)
2. Mayank Agarwal
3. Aiden Markram
4. Moises Henriques
5. Nicholas Pooran
6. Deepak Hooda/ Harpreet Brar
7. Nathan Ellis
8. Shahrukh Khan
9. Mohammed Shami
10. Arshdeep Singh
11. Ravi Bishnoi

Punjab Kings Squad

PBKS Squad: KL Rahul (c &wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Prabhsimran Singh, Mohammed Shami, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Aiden Markram, Adil Rashid, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Nathan Ellis

Where to Watch RCB vs PBKS Live IPL 2021

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4 Fantasy picks for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings from PBKS

1. KL Rahul

KL has been excellent in the IPL for the past 2 years, and has provided the contribution at the top order, which has propelled them to get a positive start and get the team going. In 11 matches, KL has scored 489 runs at a fantastic average of 54.33.

Name Matches Runs Average
KL Rahul 11 489 54.33

2. Ravi Bishnoi

Ravi would look to continue his brilliance in the tournament to take the team to the playoffs. He has been intelligent with his execution in the most crucial situations, and knows how to take wickets in a consistent manner. In 7 matches, Bishnoi has 11 wickets to his name.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Ravi Bishnoi 7 11 14.72

3. Aiden Markram

Aiden is playing his debut IPL season and has been impressive at the top order. He has been able to stitch important partnerships and lay strong foundation for the finishers. In 4 matches, Aiden has 113 runs at an average of 37.66 and can be your differential pick due to his track record.

Name Matches Runs Average
Aiden Markram 4 113 37.66

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4. Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep has been the find of this IPL, and has been one of the reasons for the team having chances of going into the playoffs. He has bowled the pressure overs and has been successful in picking key wickets with his variations and has a total of 16 dismissals to his name at an average of 16.56.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Arshdeep Singh 10 16 16.56

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