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Royal Challengers Bangalore will face against the Punjab Kings in Match 48 of the Indian Premier League 2021. Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host the clash on October 3, 2021.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have 14 points in their pocket and are closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. They won their previous match against the Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets, which helped their Net Run Rate to improve. The Virat Kohli-led team will be looking forward to carrying the momentum from the last game. They will be pleased with Harshal Patel and Glenn Maxwell’s performance in the last game.
RR v RCB IPL 2021 | Top Takeaways
A clinical performance with both bat and ball saw the Royal Challengers walk away with 2⃣ points in Dubai last night. Here are the top takeaways from the game against RR. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/rzSOPSdXgo
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) September 30, 2021
Meanwhile, The Punjab Kings defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in their previous match. They have 10 points in 12 matches, having lost 7 games so far in the league. The Punjab Kings need to win this clash to stay in the race for the playoffs. Apart from winning, they also need to keep a check on their Net Run Rate which is -0.236 at the moment.
With both the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Punjab Kings, fighting for playoffs, we are in for a cracker of a match on Sunday.
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) October 2, 2021
IPL 2021: Match Details
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS), Match 48, IPL 2021
Date & Time: October 3, 2021, at 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
The Sharjah Cricket Stadium has not been conducive for high-scoring matches this year. The wicket is on the slower side, with spinners making the most of it. 160-165 should be a challenging score on this pitch.
Predicted Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (C), Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB De Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
IPL 2021 – RCB vs PBKS – Fantasy Tips
Fantasy Suggestions 1: KL Rahul (C), Nicholas Pooran, KS Bharat, Virat Kohli (VC), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, George Garton, Ravi Bishnoi
Fantasy Suggestions 2: KL Rahul, KS Bharat, AB De Villiers, Mayank Agarwal (C), Aiden Markram, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell (VC), Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ravi Bishnoi
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