RCB had a good start to IPL 2022 but they lost the momentum in the middle. Now they are still in the top four positions and if they manage to win the next matches, they can easily qualify for the playoffs. They had played twelve matches with seven wins to their name. They have lost five matches and are holding the fourth position on the points table. On the other hand, PBKS had failed to perform in IPL 2022 as many of us were expecting. They had won five out of eleven matches played till now. They have lost six matches and are lying at the eighth position on the table. We don’t think that they have any chances to qualify for the playoffs. They are tied in the points with Delhi Capitals, KKR, and Sunrisers Hyderabad but are poor in net run rate from the above-mentioned teams.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE REVIEWS
RCB had won the previous two matches continuously. They beat CSK and then they won the next match against Hyderabad with a handsome margin of 67 runs. The batting order of Bangalore which was struggling in some last matches is back to good form. They also had made some changes in the batting order and these changes are working for the team. Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are opening the batting innings for RCB. We had seen Kohli struggling with the form in some previous months and IPL 2022 also had not proved good for him. Bangalore had good news as Faf du Plessis was back to good form and he was the highest run-scorer in the previous match with 73 runs to his name in 50 balls with the help of eight boundaries and two huge sixes. He remained not out till the 20th over. Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, and Karthik are handling the middle batting order of RCB and all batters are also performing well. Rajat Patidar scored 48 runs and smashed four boundaries and two huge sixes while Glenn Maxwell had 33 runs to his name.
Dinesh Karthik remained not out after scoring 30 runs on just eight balls. He smashed four huge sixes and one boundary during his inning. We had seen the bowling department of RCB struggling in some previous matches but they are also back to good form. They sent the full team of SRH back to the pavilion on a total of just 125 runs in 19.2 overs. Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, Mahipal Lomror, Harshal Patel, and Wanindu Hasaranga are leading the bowling department of RCB. Wanindu Hasaranga was the highest wicket-taker in the previous match with five wickets to his name in four overs against just 18 runs. Josh Hazlewood was the other bowler who performed well with the ball and picked two wickets in four overs while he was charged for 17 runs. Harshal Patel picked one wicket in 3.2 overs against 20 runs. Glenn Maxwell was the other bowler who had a wicket to his name in two overs while he was charged for 13 runs. Mahipal Lomror, Mohammed Siraj, and Shahbaz Ahmed were the bowlers who could not pick any wicket.
PUNJAB KINGS REVIEWS
PBKS lost the previous match against Rajasthan which they could have easily won. The batting order of Punjab had been good throughout IPL 2022. Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan are opening the batting inning for PBKS and have provided a good start in almost all matches they have played. B Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal, Jitesh Sharma, Liam Livingstone, and Rishi Dhawan are taking care of the middle and lower batting order. These all batters performed well in the previous match and scored 189 runs in 20 overs. Bairstow was the most successful batter in the most recent match against RR with 56 runs to his name on 40 balls and smashed eight boundaries and one huge six during his inning. Jitesh Sharma was the other batter who put some runs on the board. He remained not out after scoring 38 runs on just 18 balls with the help of four boundaries and two huge sixes during his inning. Liam Livingstone scored 22 runs while B Rajapaksa smashed the inning of 27 runs on just 18 balls. We think that they don’t need to make any changes in the batting order for this match.
The batting order of Punjab is doing its job but the bowling department has failed to perform as per expectations. The most recent match against RR is a big example of it where they failed to defend the target of 190 runs and leaked this target in 19.4 overs. Sandeep Sharma and Kagiso Rabada are leading the bowling department of PBKS with Arshdeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, and Liam Livingstone. We think that the management of Punjab should make some key changes in the bowling squad and should test some new bowlers from the bench strength and we are sure that they will do that. Arshdeep Singh was the highest wicket-taker in the previous match with just two wickets to his name in four overs against 29 runs. Rishi Dhawan picked one wicket while he was charged for 25 runs in four overs. Kagiso Rabada also picked one wicket but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged for 50 runs in four overs. Liam Livingstone, Rahul Chahar, and Sandeep Sharma were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket in the most recent match against Rajasthan.
The Challengers had kicked off their IPL 2022 campaign with a thrilling five-wicket win against Punjab Kings and Faf du Plessis led side must be looking for revenge for their previous meeting. They are currently sitting at the fourth position on the points table.
The eighth-placed Punjab Kings are coming into this game on the back of a heartbreaking loss to the Rajasthan Royals. On the other hand, RCB has won their last two games on the trot, and that too while defending a total hence they’ll look to sustain their winning momentum in the tournament. Both the sides will look to grab two points to keep their playoffs berth breathing.
RCB VS PBKS MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, Match 60
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM (IST) / 2:00 PM (GMT)
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss is going to play an important part in the result of every match of IPL 2022 as we had observed in the previous matches. According to toss prediction, the team who will win the toss will elect to field first as defending had been difficult in the most recent matches of IPL.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The 60th match of IPL T20, 2022 is going to be held at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting in early overs. The track has a good amount of pace and bounce which allows the batsmen to score good cricketing shots but this ground also has big boundaries which can be a plus point for the bowlers. A score of 190 plus seems to be a par score.
WEATHER REPORT FOR TODAY’S MATCH
The weather forecast for Mumbai is good for this cricket match. There are almost no chances of rain in the region and we are hopeful that we will have a full match to enjoy.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH TEAMS
Royal Challengers Bangalore is overall a strong team when we compare with Punjab Kings. They have the best players in the t20 format of cricket. The batting order of this team is also strong and some well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of the squad of this team, so the winning chances of today’s match for Royal Challengers Bangalore have been increased. The equation of who will win today’s cricket match prediction and who will win the cricket match today is mentioned as under.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has a 54% chance to win this match.
Punjab Kings have a 46% chance to win this match.