Punjab Kings will square off with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 3rd match of the IPL 2022. Both sides are aiming to end their trophy drought this year. Punjab Kings did really well in this year’s auction and bought talented players with the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, and Kagiso Rabada. Mayank Agarwal will lead the new-look side. They always perform well against Royal Challengers Bangalore and look to repeat similar performances in this match as well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore on the other hand, are also completely revamped their side for this edition with Faf du Plessis named as their new captain after Virat Kohli gave up the captaincy role last year. Glenn Maxwell will miss the first few matches due to personal reasons. Dinesh Karthik will don the gloves behind the stumps. Speedsters Josh Hazlewood and Jason Behrondorff are unavailable for the first 3 matches.
Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 3
Venue: Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
Date & Time: March 27th at 7:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
PBKS vs RCB, Match 3 Pitch Report:
Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy has hosted 7 IPL matches in the past. Like other venues in Mumbai, the team’s chasing has an impressive track record here as well.
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PBKS vs RCB, Match 3 Probable Playing XIs:
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, Mahipol Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey / Finn Allen, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma / Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Siraj
Top Picks for PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Shikhar Dhawan had an amazing run last year during his stint with Delhi Capitals. In 16 matches, he has mustered 587 runs at an average of 39.13 with the best score of 92.
Faf du Plessis had an exceptional tournament with the bat last year. He ended up as the 2nd leading run-scorer with 633 runs in 16 matches. With additional responsibilities on his shoulders, he is expected to do well in this edition.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Liam Livingstone is worth a pick for your fantasy teams. He can be the match-winner for Punjab Kings and got all the qualities of a perfect all-rounder.
Wanindu Hasaranga was roped in by RCB for a huge of amount 10.75 crores. Sri Lankan sensation has played only two IPL matches last year where he didn’t live up to the expectations. He is a wicket-taking bowler and can be destructive with the bat as well.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Arshdeep Singh was retained by Punjab Kings purely on the basis of his bowling skills. In 12 matches last year, he scalped 18 wickets at an economy of 8.27 with the best figures of 5 for 32.
Harshal Patel has caused more trouble for the batters with his changeups last year. He emerged as the leading wicket-taker in IPL 2021 with 32 wickets in 15 matches.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Dinesh Karthik can play as a floater in the batting line-up. He can be a finisher RCB was looking for after AB de Villiers.
PBKS vs RCB Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis (c), Mayank Agarwal (vc), Shahrukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Karthik, Prabhsimran Singh, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Sherfane Rutherford, Liam Livingstone (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel (vc), Odean Smith, Rahul Chahar
PBKS vs RCB Risky Captaincy Choices:
Odean Smith has impressed the cricketing fraternity with his brilliant six-hitting abilities. He is highly destructive with the bat and meanwhile can pick wickets as well. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.
Shahbaz Ahmed has picked up 7 wickets and scored 59 runs in the last edition. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Considering a lot of competition, it’s hard to pick Harpreet Brar while making your fantasy teams.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.