In the Match, no 48th of Indian Premier League 2021 is going to be play between RCB vs PKBS. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings are all set to face each other at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on the 3rd of October. Virat and co are place in third in the points table but with a poor Net Run Rate of -0.200. In the last match against Rajasthan Royal, they win the game with a huge margin of 7 wickets remaining.
While they are with huge confidence after the win. So they need to win today’s match too to get qualify for the playoffs and becomes the third team to reach it. With 14 points from their 11 matches. Harshal Patel and Glenn Maxwell are regularly performing for the team. RCB need to be wary about KL Rahul as he has good numbers against them. Rahul already scored 462 runs with a strike rate of 156.08.
On the other hand, KL Rahul and co are struggling to find their place at 4th spot and to qualify even after the win against KKR. PKBS is placed at 5th position after KKR with the same points, equal matches but a difference in Net Run Rate of -0.66. Punjab Kings is at do or die situation as they need to win their two remaining matches to get a place in the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Dan Christian, Harshal Patel and Kyle Jamieson.
Royal Challengers Bangalore is going take on Punjab Kings in match no 48th of IPL 2021. So, in the cricket prediction it is expect that they will go with their last match winning XIs. As they need to win the match today to get qualify in the playoffs. Therefore, they will go with their same opening duo Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal.
While the middle order will be handle by their experience and best players Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers. And they will get support from KS Bharat. Dan Christian and de Villiers will also take the responsibility to finish the game. However, RCB fast bowler will be continue by their pacer Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Dan Christian. While spin bowling will be handle by Chahal, Ahmed and Maxwell.
Mayank Agarwal, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul (c and wk), Aiden Markram, Fabian Allen, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Nathan Ellis and Arshdeep Singh.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings will also go unchanged like RCB. As they need to win the match to stay in the race of playoffs. In the cricket prediction PKBS will begin with their opener partner KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. And the middle orders will be handle by Pooran, Markram and Deepak Hooda. Shahrukh Khan will handle the finishing the game as he did in the last match against KKR. While they are bowling will be handle by their regular bowlers.
RCB vs PKBS head to head stats
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings have played an overall 27 matches.
Win- Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 12 out of 27 matches. While Punjab Kings avails to win 15 matches.
Stats at UAE
Both the team has played 3 matches against each other were Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 3 matches out of 3. And Punjab Kings has won 0 matches.
Match No– 48th Match, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings
Date and Time– 03 October 2021
3.30 PM IST
10.00 PM GMT
Venue– Sharjah Cricket Stadium
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium at Sharjah pitch is a low scoring ground. As batting on this ground is quite tough as we have seen in the match of MI vs DC. Spinners get good support from the ground due to their surface that makes it more difficult for batters to perform. While the second batting in this pitch is being preferred option to chase down.
Today’s match cricket prediction:- In the match between RCB vs PKBS it is predicted that the Punjab Kings will win the match.