Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings (RCB vs PBKS) are set to play against each other in their next match of IPL 2022. It will take place on May 13 (Friday) at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Earlier both the teams played a head-to-head match in IPL 2022 where PBKS defeated RCB by 5 wickets. Let’s have a look at their Match Preview, Prediction, and Fantasy XI.
RCB vs PBKS: Match Preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB won their previous match against SRH. RCB did bat as Faf du Plessis smacked an outstanding 73-run knock. Rajat Patidar also scored crucial 48 runs. The Bangalore team posted a total of 189-5. Later, Rahul Tripathi scored 58 for SRH but they were eventually bowled out for 125 and lost the match by 67 runs. Wanindu Hasranaga bagged a 5-wicket haul. The RCB team is led by Faf du Plessis.
The Punjab Kings franchise lost their previous game against Rajasthan Royals. The Royals bat first and posted 189-5 with a 56-run knock by Jonny Bairstow and 38 by Jitesh Sharma. Later, Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed 68 runs for the RR and Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer scored 31 runs each. RR won the match by 6 wickets. The PBKS team is led by Mayank Agarwal.
RCB vs PBKS: Match Prediction
RCB and PBKS played their first game of this IPL season against each other where PBKS defeated RCB by 5 wickets. However, RCB are at a higher position than PBKS currently. RCB have won 7 out of 12 matches and are currently placed in the fourth position in the points table. They won the last two matches of IPL 2022. PBKS on the other hand is in the eighth position on the points table. Royal Challengers Bangalore has a better chance to win the game.
RCB vs PBKS: Fantasy XI
Faf du Plessis from Royal Challengers Bangalore smashed 88 runs in the last head-to-head game against Punjab Kings and will be hoping to make it big once again in this vital game.
Glenn Maxwell from Royal Challengers Bangalore is in great form for the past few matches. He’s a top pick.
Jonny Bairstow from Punjab Kings has also been in great form recently in the tournament.
Liam Livingstone from Punjab Kings smashed 19 runs in the last head-to-head match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. he’s a good pick for the Dream 11 team.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa from Punjab Kings mustered 43 runs in the last head-to-head match against Royal Challengers Bangalore and will aim to score big in this game as well.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 381 runs in 11 matches at an average of 42.33 and a strike rate of 122.11. Dhawan is the highest run-scorer for PBKS this season.
Kagiso Rabada has taken 18 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 17.94, an economy of 8.72, and a strike rate of 12.3. He’s a good pick from the bowling department.
Wanindu Hasaranga picked 5 wickets for 18 runs in that match and won the Player of the Match award. He’s the most successful bowler from RCB.
Dinesh Karthik has made 274 runs in 12 matches at an average of 68.50 and a strike rate of 200.
Josh Hazlewood picked 13 wickets in 8 matches from the Bangalore team and is a good pick for the game.
Rahul Chahar from PBKS picked 12 wickets so far in the game. He’s a top pick for the Dream 11 team.