RCB vs PBKS: Match Preview, Pitch Report & Playing XI

The 60th match of IPL 2022 willThis match will be played on May 13 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from 7:30 pm. Faf du Plessis and Mayank Agarwal are face to face in this match as captain.

Bangalore has played a total of 12 matches so far in this season and has won 7 matches. In the points table, this team is at the fourth position with 14 points. At the same time, Punjab has played a total of 11 matches in this season and has won 5 matches. In the points table, this team is at the eighth position with 10 points.

Winning is essential for both the teams to stay in the race for the play-offs, so this match can be exciting. 

RCB vs PBKS, Match Preview

First of all, if we talk about Bangalore, this team has performed very well in the last two matches. Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror, captain Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik are also doing well. The matter of concern is Virat Kohli, who has been in poor form. At the same time, when it comes to bowling, the bowlers of Bangalore are also in good form. 

Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel are bowling lethally. At the same time, in the last match, Wanindu Hasaranga impressed everyone by taking 5 wickets. Maxwell has been useful with his off-spin in the power plays and in the middle overs. Bangalore against Punjab hardly made any changes.

At the same time, talking about Punjab, this season is no less than a nightmare for Mayank Agarwal as captain. His bat as a batsman has been silent on crucial occasions. The bowlers of this team have proved to be expensive in the last few matches. In the bowling department, the team will expect a better performance.

If Punjab wants to make it to the playoffs, then it will have to win the remaining three matches. There is a lack of consistency in the Punjab team and that is the reason why they have not been able to win two matches in a row. Well, now it has to be seen who wins this match.

Pitch and weather reports

The Brabourne Stadium pitch remains batsmen friendly as the results of the last few matches of this season have gone in favor of the batsmen.

Talking about the weather, the temperature of Mumbai is expected to be around 32 to 29 degrees on Friday, 12 May. The chance of rain is 10% while the wind will blow at a speed of 18 km/h.

Probable playing XI of both the teams

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Bhanuka Rajapakse, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma

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