IPL 2022: PBKS vs RCB, Match 03: Pitch Report, Predicted XI and Match Prediction

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  • Punjab Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 03 of IPL 2022.

  • Both teams will be led by new captains in the fifteenth season.

IPL 2022: PBKS vs RCB, Match 03: Pitch Report, Predicted XI and Match Prediction
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In the third match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Punjab Kings (PBKS) will be up against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Sunday, March 27.

Both sides have new skippers for the fifteenth season of the cash-rich league. While Mayank Agarwal will be captaining Punjab, Faf du Plessis shall be the leader of RCB.

Head-to-Head record:

Played: 28 |Punjab Kings: 15 | Royal Challengers Bangalore: 13 | No Result: 0

Pitch report:

Since it’s an evening fixture, the dew will play its part; hence bowling first after winning the toss will be an ideal call. The pitch will provide equal assistance to both batters and bowlers, but the track will improve as the game progresses.

So, chasing would be less challenging than setting up a target.

Probable XIs:

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, Shahbaz Ahmed/Siddharth Kaul, Mohammad Siraj

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • PBKS wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-55
  • RCB total: 160-175

Case 2:

  • RCB wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-50
  • PBKS total: 145-160

Team batting second to win the contest

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CATEGORY: Fantasy Prediction, IPL, Punjab Kings

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