RCB vs PBKS: Royal Challengers Bangalore will square off against Punjab Kings in the 48th match of the ongoing season of IPL at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on the 3rd of October.
Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore are almost through the IPL 2021 playoffs with 14 points in their account with seven wins from eleven games.
RCB has been very impressive in the last two games they played, winning both matches against the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
They’ll be looking for their third win in a row to keep their hopes of finishing in the top three alive.
Punjab King, on the other hand, kept their playoffs hopes alive with a thrilling victory against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. Currently, there are five teams battling for the remaining playoff spots. Punjab Kings must win their remaining matches to keep their survival hopes alive.
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
It’s one of the best batting wickets in the UAE. The boundaries are way too short on either side of the ground, giving batters open hands to play long shots. Even the score of 200 plus is hard to defend here. Bowling first will be the first choice of toss winning captain.
It will be mostly sunny in Sharjah during the daytime with the maximum temperature hovering at 33 degrees Celsius and decreases to 31 degrees Celsius during the start of the match. The humidity will be high at 69 per cent. There is no chance of precipitation for this match.
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 Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (C), KS Bharat (WK), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers, Kyle Jamieson/George Garton, Mohammad Siraj, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dan Christian, Harshal Patel.
Bench: Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton/Kyle Jamieson, Dushmantha Chameera, Rajat Patidar, Pavan Deshpande, Akash Deep, Tim David.
KL Rahul (C & WK), Nicholas Pooran, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Nathan Ellis, Ravi Bishnoi, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal, Fabian Allen.
Bench: Murugan Ashwin, Adil Rashid, Prabhsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Moises Henriques, Sarfaraz Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Mandeep Singh, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar.
Match Predictions For Match 48 – RCB vs PBKS
If Royal Challengers Bangalore Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Punjab Kings Powerplay Score: 45-50
- Punjab Kings Overall Score: 140-160
Punjab Kings wins the match.
If Punjab Kings Won the Toss & Bowl First
- Royal Challengers Bangalore Powerplay Score: 45-50
- Royal Challengers Bangalore Overall Score: 130-145
Punjab Kings wins the match.
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