Revealed on: Oct 03, 2021
With the competition for the playoffs heating up, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match quantity 48 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The sport would be the first match of the double header
RCB are at present in third place within the IPL 2021 factors desk, with 14 factors from 11 video games. They are going to be very upset if they don’t make it to the playoffs from this level. Nevertheless, they’ve a poor web run-rate of -0.200. Bangalore wish to enhance on the identical simply in case it comes right down to it.
As for PBKS, though they’re fifth, with 10 factors from 12 video games, they may discover it robust to complete within the prime 4. KKR have a greater web run-rate than them whereas Rajasthan additionally reached 10 factors by beautiful CSK on Saturday. Mumbai have a really poor web run-rate (-0.453) however only for the report, they’re additionally on 10 factors.
Taking a look at present type, RCB will go in excessive on confidence. They’ve thumped Mumbai and Rajasthan reasonably emphatically of their two latest encounters, by 54 runs and 7 wickets respectively. PBKS, however, got here again strongly after dropping to Mumbai and upset Kolkata by 5 wickets in a detailed end.
RCB might be happy with the type of KS Bharat and Glenn Maxwell, particularly, because the latter has additionally contributed with the ball. Nevertheless, they might need AB de Villiers to strike type quickly. Openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal additionally must show higher consistency.
RCB’s predicted XI: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
PBKS might be blissful that KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have carried on with their nice work with the bat. Rahul wants to seek out methods to complete the match earlier than the final over although. Nicholas Pooran’s type is a fear however the presence of Shahrukh Khan made an enormous distinction within the final recreation
PBKS’ predicted XI: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Shahrukh Khan, Nathan Ellis, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
High fantasy picks for RCB vs PBKS conflict: Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Bishnoi
–Renin Wilben Albert