Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first game of this season.
In the 60th match of IPL 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will play against each other. They both played their first game of this season against each other where PBKS defeated RCB by 5 wickets. However, RCB are in a far better 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 have won the previous two matches and would be looking to make it three in a row.
PBKS, on the other hand, have won 5 out of 11 matches and are placed in the 8th position. Both the teams need to win this match to stay alive in the tournament.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, Match 60
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: 13th May at 7:30 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
RCB vs PBKS, Match 60 Pitch Report:
The pitch is expected to provide a lot of support to the batters as we have seen in the last few matches. The bowlers would have to bowl perfect line and lengths to have some chance. This might be a high-scoring encounter.
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RCB vs PBKS, Match 60 Probable Playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
Top Picks for RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Faf du Plessis:
He is the current leading run-scorer for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. He made unbeaten 73 runs off 50 deliveries in the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Du Plessis would be expected to play a similar innings in this game.
He has scored 2 half-centuries in the last 5 matches in the tournament for Punjab Kings. He has 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.
Top Picks – All-Rounder
He is playing a key role for RCB in the middle order and has managed to finish a few games as well. He has scored 193 runs in 9 matches at an average of 24.12 and a strike rate of 167.82.
He has shown why he is regarded as one of the best batters in franchise cricket. Livingstone has made 315 runs in 11 matches at an average of 31.50 and a strike rate of 184.21.
Top Picks – Bowlers
He is currently joint-third among the bowlers who have picked the most wickets 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 achieved his best bowling figures in the T20s during the last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He picked 5 wickets for 18 runs in that match and won the Player of the Match award. Hasaranga is the most successful bowler for RCB this season and has taken 21 wickets at an average of 15.33.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
He has emerged as the most important player for RCB in the middle order. Karthik has made 274 runs in 12 matches at an average of 68.50 and a strike rate of 200.
RCB vs PBKS Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Karthik, Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma, Faf du Plessis (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Liam Livingstone (vc), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Arshdeep Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Karthik, Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Glenn Maxwell (c), Liam Livingstone, Josh Hazlewood, Kagiso Rabada, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Rahul Chahar
RCB vs PBKS Risky Captaincy Choices:
He has played 4 matches for RCB this season and has scored one half-century. He made 48 runs off 38 deliveries in the last game against SRH and added 105 runs for the second wicket along with Faf du Plessis.
He picked 2 wickets in the last game against Rajasthan Royals and gave away 29 runs. Arshdeep has taken 6 wickets at an economy of 7.78.
Player you should avoid:
He has taken 4 wickets this season and has got an opportunity to bat in only 2 matches. You can avoid him in your fantasy team for this match.