Indian Premier League 2022 Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match Details, Team News, Pitch Report, and the Match Prediction

Mar 27, 2022

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Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab Kings will face Faf Du Plessis’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 3 of Indian Premier League 2022  at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai on Sunday, 27 March 2022. Keep reading to find out PBKS vs RCB Match Prediction Who Will Win Today IPL 2022 Match 3.

Punjab Kings are under a different captain this season. KL Rahul opted to part ways with the franchise and hence, Mayank Agarwal is the new skipper. Their batting this year is drool-worthy. However, the franchise could have some issues in the bowling department.

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, Virat Kohli relinquished the captaincy. The franchise brought in Faf du Plessis from the auction and named him the captain. He would be the perfect candidate to lead with heaps of leadership experience over the years. Can RCB finally end the trophy drought this year? That depends heavily on how Kohli bats throughout. Check out today’s odds and place your bet on the team of your choice today!

TEAM NEWS

PUNJAB KINGS NEWS

Jonny Bairstow is a part of England’s Test squad for the series against West Indies. He is set to miss a few IPL games. Kagiso Rabada has come in after taking part in the ODIs against Bangladesh. He is serving the mandatory quarantine and is going to miss the first game.

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE NEWS

Glenn Maxwell recently got married and so, he could miss the first game. Josh Hazlewood is in Pakistan and taking part in the series there. He is also going to miss a few matches here.

MATCH DETAILS:

Match: Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 3, IPL 2022
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Date & Time: 27th March, 7:30 PM

TOSS PREDICTION

As it’s a night game, the teams would prefer chasing. Hence, bowling first after winning the toss is going to be the ideal choice.

PITCH REPORT

The Navi Mumbai pitch will provide equal competition between bat and ball as the wicket has been really good for batting so far in the games that have been played. The captain that wins the toss will be looking to chase without doubts, considering there could be due later on.

PROBABLE PLAYING XIS FOR PUNJAB KINGS VS ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

PUNJAB KINGS

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Rishi Dhawan / Benny Howell, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma / Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Siraj

PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS

PROBABLE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH: FAF DU PLESSIS

Faf du Plessis is all set to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the upcoming season and he will have a big role to play at the top of the order. The right-hander finished second in the race for the orange cap last year but will be playing for a different team this time and a lot will rest on his shoulders. The 37-year-old can play match-winning knocks and can be very destructive in the middle overs as well.

PROBABLE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH: MOHAMMAD SIRAJ

Mohammad Siraj had a pretty good IPL season last year and he has been using the new ball to his advantage in the powerplay. He was retained ahead of the mega auction this year and the right-arm seamer can also hit the yorkers in the back end of the innings along with his wicket-taking abilities. He is likely to lead the bowling attack in the absence of Josh Hazlewood. Not to forget, he has been riding high on confidence in the last two years.

HERE IS OUR IPL 2022 PBKS VS RCB MATCH PREDICTION

Here are the cases for who will win today’s IPL Match 3, Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Today Match Prediction.

IF PUNJAB KINGS BAT FIRST

First Innings score prediction: Punjab Kings will score 165-175
Result prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the match by 6 wickets

IF ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE BAT FIRST

First Innings score prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore will score
Result prediction: Punjab Kings will win the match by 5 wickets

PBKS VS RCB TODAY MATCH PREDICTION

In the first few games, the teams could be a little subdued while trying to get the combination right. In such a case, chasing a target is easier than setting one. So, the team batting second could emerge victoriously.

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