IPL 2022: Match 3, PBKS vs RCB Match Prediction- Who will win today’s IPL Match?

PBKS Vs RCB Match Prediction -Who Will Win Today’s Match?

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PBKS Vs RCB Match Prediction: RCB, IPL’s perenially underperformers get ready to start another season as favorites. They had a really good time at the auction, picking up some wonderful players, and building a strong core. For changes, this season, RCB will be without Ab De Villiers, who retired, and Yuzvendra Chahal, who moved to Rajasthan. They also have a new captain in Faf Du Plessis, with Virat Kohli stepping down. For the first game, Glenn Maxwell is unavailable due to wedding commitments and Hazlewood is still on national duty.

PBKS has also built a strong side in the auction. They have a lot of muscle with the bat in players like Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Jonny Bairstow and Shah Rukh Khan. The bowling is a concern though with Kagiso Rabada out for the first week. Nevertheless, the batting line-up has experience and depth to look at.

Match Details

Match: PBKS Vs RCB

Date: 27th March 2022

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai

Weather Report

A clear night with no clouds is expected during the PBKS Vs RCB game. There is no rain, and a warm evening is predicted. One factor that remains a question is dew, which can only be observed as the tournament goes on.

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Pitch Report

The DY Pati stadium last hosted a T20 back in 2011. There hasn’t been much cricket, but the ground has large boundaries. Spinners are also known to have a good record here so batting second and chasing a middling score is the likely formula for the PBKS Vs RCB game.

PBKS vs RCB Playing XI

PBKS Playing XI

1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Mayank Agarwal (capt), 3 Liam Livingstone, 4 Banuja Rajapaksa, 5 Shahrukh Khan, 6 Prabhsimran Singh (wk), 7 Odean Smith, 8 Harpreet Brar, 9 Sandeep Sharma, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Rahul Chahar

RCB Playing XI

1 Faf du Plessis(capt), 2 Anuj Rawat, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Finn Allen, 5 Mahipal Lomror, 6 Dinesh Karthik(wk), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Shahbaz Ahmed/Karn Sharma, 10 Mohammed Siraj, David Willey

Team News

  • PBKS are without Bairstow and Kagiso Rabada as both are still on national duty. They may go in with just three overseas players as they don’t have experienced keeping options or bowlers in the side.
  • RCB are in a tussle as well with Maxwell and Hazlewood missing. They have Finn Allen though who can be a strong replacement for Maxwell, but will have to experiment with Willey in place of Hazlewood.

Key Players

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is finally back as only a player in the IPL. He is still the leading run-scorer in the IPL and his batting position remains uncertain. Last season his struggles in the middle-overs were evident and with Virat Kohli not in the greatest of form it is only a matter of time before he comes back to his old ways of scoring runs at a heavy manner.

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan enjoyed a wonderful season. He was magnificent in the domestic tournaments, carrying Tamil Nadu to some wonderful heights in the white-ball games, and also doing a handy job in the ranji. He was also with the Indian team as a standby option and went at a good rate in the auction. He is a pure finisher, and if he gets going Punjab will have an incredible middle-order.

PBKS vs RCB Match Tips

Both teams have strong line-ups, but the absence of Rabada leaves Punjab’s bowling light. RCB has capable replacement for their unavailable player, highlighting their squad depth, and giving them an advantage coming into the PBKS Vs RCB game.

Today’s match prediction RCB will win the match.