In the 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be locking horns with each other at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. The fact that RCB has yet to play at their full potential, still they have managed to win seven games out of 12 matches must be terrifying for the other teams. In their most recent encounter, RCB registered o a 67-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, improving their net run rate.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings have been struggling in the tournament so far as they managed to register just five victories from 11 games, their playoff dream keeps blurring with every loss as they are placed at the eighth place in the points table. Even after posting a good total on the board in their last game, PBKS failed to defend against the Rajasthan Royals RR.
The last time that these two teams faced each other, Faf Du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Virat Karthik had played brilliantly, but finishing touches from Odean Smith helped PBKS chase down a big target early in the competition. In the 29 meetings between the two sides in IPL so far, PBKS is leading the charts 13-16 against RCB in the head-to-head battles. In the last 5 meetings, however, it’s 4-1 in favor of PBKS.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
RCB is likely to retain the same playing 11 from the last game. Dinesh Karthik will be donning the wicket-keeping gloves. They will bank upon the likes of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Dinesh Karthik to do the major run-scoring part with the bat. The likes of Josh Hazlewood, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Wanindu Hasaranga will form the bowling attack.
Probable XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Punjab Kings (PBKS)
There are no major injury problems in the Punjab Kings camp. Jitesh Sharma will be the wicket-keeper. The likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Liam Livingstone will be expected to deliver the goods with the bat. The trio of Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, and Rahul Chahar will be their crucial wicket-taking bowlers.
Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Jonny Bairstow, Dinesh Karthik, Faf du Plessis (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Liam Livingstone (VC), Kagiso Rabada, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazelwood
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Jonny Bairstow, Dinesh Karthik, Faf du Plessis, Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell (C), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazelwood