RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: The 48th match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
RCB vs PBKS Match Preview
The 48th match of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings on 3rd October at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have played eleven games so far, out of which they have won seven they are currently placed at the 3rd spot in the points table. Royal Challengers Bangalore last played against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai, where they managed to win the game quite convincingly by 7 wickets.
Punjab Kings, on the other hand, has played 12 games so far in the tournament, out of which they have won five. Punjab Kings last played against Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai, where they managed to win the game in the very last over.
Talking about their head to head record, the two sides have met 27 times so far in this tournament, where Punjab Kings holds an edge with 15 wins while Royal Challengers Bangalore managed 12 wins.
The last times these two teams met in the first phase of the tournament, it was Punjab Kings who emerged victorious by 34 runs.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads and Dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 48 of the 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
RCB vs PBKS Match Details
- Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, Match 48
- Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
- Time: 3:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
RCB vs PBKS Weather & Pitch Report
The strip at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium favours the batsmen, who have scored tons of runs. While there hasn’t been much movement for the pacers, the spinners have picked up most wickets, and that trend might continue today as well.
The weather in Sharjah is expected to be hot with plenty of sunshine on Sunday. The temperature will range around 35 degrees with no chances of precipitation.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah considering the last 5 matches played here is 138 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah —
- Matches Won: 4
- Matches Lost: 1
- No Result: 0
RCB vs PBKS Head-to-Head
Royal Challengers Bangalore & Punjab Kings Form
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Probable Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (C), Kona Srikar Bharat (WK), Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Daniel Christian, Yuzvendra Chahal, AB de Villiers, Kyle Jamieson/George Garton.
MS Dhoni (C & WK), Nathan Ellis, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Fabian Allen/Moises Henriques, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Shahrukh Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda.
- Chris Gayle won’t be available for Punjab Kings for the remaining IPL 2021 matches as he left the IPL bio-bubble.
Top 5 Picks For RCB vs PBKS
1. Lokesh Rahul
The captain of Punjab Kings has played a brilliant knock of 67 runs off 55 balls to help his side win a game against KKR. Overall, he has smashed 489 runs so far in this season.
2. Mayank Agarwal
The Punjab Kings opener has been in blistering form throughout the season. He has so far smacked 372 runs in this season. In the last game against KKR, he smashed 40 runs off just 27 balls and gave a perfect start to his team.
3. Devdutt Padikkal
The RCB opener has smashed 309 runs in this season so far. He has been in fine form in the second leg of the tournament. He will be looking to add more runs under his belt on Sunday.
4. Glenn Maxwell
The right-handed batsman from RCB has stacked 350 runs so far in the tournament. Also, he has picked up 3 wickets in this tournament. He is coming into this match on the two back to back fifties against Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
5. Harshal Patel
The only bowler who could manage to take hatrick in the tournament has most number of wickets to his name this season. He is currently the purple cap holder with 26 wickets to his name. He will look to add more under his belt in the tournament.
Fantasy Points of Top 5 Picks For RCB vs PBKS
|Lokesh Rahul||739 Points|
|Mayank Agarwal||372 Points|
|Devdutt Padikkal||499 Points|
|Glenn Maxwell||620 Points|
|Harshal Patel||865 Points|
Player Stats/Records of Top 5 Picks For RCB vs PBKS
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Lokesh Rahul||489 Runs|
|Mayank Agarwal||372 Runs|
|Devdutt Padikkal||309 Runs|
|Glenn Maxwell||350 Runs & 3 Wickets|
|Harshal Patel||26 Wickets & 50 Runs|
Captaincy Picks For RCB vs PBKS
- Lokesh Rahul
- Mayank Agarwal
- Glenn Maxwell
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul, Kona Srikar Bharat
- Batsmen: Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Devdutt Padikkal
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed
- Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal
- Captain: Mayank Agarwal
- Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Lokesh Rahul
- Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Aiden Markram
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed
- Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Mohammad Shami, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh
- Captain: Lokesh Rahul
- Vice-Captain: Devdutt Padikkal
RCB vs PBKS Streaming & Broadcasting Details:
- Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
- Broadcasting: Star Sports Network
RCB vs PBKS Probable Winner
Punjab Kings is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.