Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Punjab Kings in the 60th Match of the IPL 2022, on 13th May at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. RCB is sitting at the 4th spot after reaching 14 points with 2 straight wins while PBKS is struggling at the 8th spot.
Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are opening for RCB currently. Kohli got out on duck for the 3rd time in the last match after trying to regain his form in the previous 2 matches. Patidar smashed 48 runs off 38 balls and he has also cemented his place in the playing 11. Lomror will also be retained in the playing 11 after he played a knock of 42 off 27 against CSK. Maxwell and Karthik are also in good touch and they are strong pillars of the RCB middle-order. Shahbaz Ahmed bowled at good economy in the last 2 matches and Hasaranga is in his top form with 21 wickets so far. The pace attack of RCB currently consists of Mohammad Siraj, Harshal Patel and Josh Hazlewood. Hazlewood gave off less than 20 runs in the last 2 matches and picked 3 wickets while Harshal Patel picked 1 against SRH and 3 against CSK, so he is also in good touch.
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
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Skipper Mayank Agarwal isn’t in good form currently and he needs to score better. He gave up his opening slot for Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow batted well in the last match, scoring 56 runs off 40 deliveries. Shikhar Dhawan has been in good touch this season with a new team. Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma and Livingstone are at the middle-order duties for PBKS. Livingstone is the 2nd highest run scorer for PBKS after Dhawan. Jitesh Sharma has also been pretty impressive with his shots. Livingstone pairs up with Rahul Chahar for PBKS’s spin attack. Chahar has picked 12 wickets so far while Livingstone has taken 3. Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh and Sandeep Sharma together make up the strong pace attack of PBKS side. Rabada is the leading wicket taker with 18 wickets so far.
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma