The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday, which could be a key match in deciding the playoffs. According to the situation on the IPL 2022 points scale, RCB is currently in fourth place with 14 points, two points behind the fifth-ranked Delhi Capitals. Competition may not yet be necessary for RCB, but it could be for PBKS, as they are currently in eighth place with just 10 points.
With the IPL 2022 season approaching the business end of the competition, this match promises to be an exciting and biting competition. Before the clash, check out our prediction of RCB against PBKS Dream11, Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab Kings playing 11 news, and a mutual record between the two teams.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Punjab Kings: RCB winning draw
RCB won the draw and was first elected.
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings record showdown
When it comes to the mutual record of both sides, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings competed 29 times, with RCB winning in 13 fights and PBKS in 16. In addition, Mayank Agarwal- the leading team also defeated the team led by Fafa du Plessis when the two teams met earlier this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings have confirmed they are playing 11
As both the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Punjab Kings are still very much on the hunt for a place in the IPL 2022 finals, both teams will continue to play their strongest 11. As RCB does not usually replace the winning team, they play on the same side against PBKS.
However, PBKS made one change to improve hip balance and provide more depth. The team led by Mayank Agarwal brought in spinner Harpreet Brar instead of Sandeep Sharma to increase the number of chances of spinning bowling in the team, especially since Sandeep proved to be extremely expensive in the previous match.
Below are 11 confirmed games for both sides:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Starring XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Punjab Kings starring XI: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Odean Smith, Liam Livingstone, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar
RCB against PBKS Dream11
Goalkeeper (s): Jonny Bairstow
Strikes: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-around: Glenn Maxwell, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Josh Hazlewood, Kagiso Rabada, Wanindu Hasaranga
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