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IPL 2021: Match 48- RCB vs PBKS Live, Preview, Dream11 Prediction, Report and Live Streaming

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings (RCBvPBKS): Match no. 48 of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between these two teams RCB vs PBKS, The match will begin on 03 October 2021 at 03:30 PM IST.

Team winner Prediction:


Key Points:

  • Conditions in Sharjah are slow and spin-friendly. These have worked against RCB in the past.
  • PBKS is a much stronger team with Mayank Aggarwal returning to take his place at the top of the order
  • RCB’s bowling attack is not very convincing and we think it could struggle in this match

RCB vs PBKS Analysis:

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have all but confirmed their place in the IPL 2021 Playoffs with two wins in their previous two matches. They would now be focusing on winning their next few matches to try and fight for a place in the top-2. RCB is going to be playing against the Punjab Kings in this match who also won their previous match and look a stronger team with the return of Mayank Aggarwal to the top of the order.

Punjab Kings is not out of the running for a playoff spot yet and so there is everything to play for in this match.

Match Details:

Date: October 03, 2021
Time: 03:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
TV: Star Sports Network.

Pitch and Weather Conditions:

The conditions in Sharjah are expected to be slow and helpful to the spinners. This is going to be the second match in two days that is played in Sharjah and the square is going to be drier than usual. The average score in Sharjah has been less than 150 and even 130 has turned out to be a winning total on occasions.

For bettors, opportunities to bet the ‘Under’ on Total Runs, Total Sixes, and Total Fours are wide open. Take advantage. This has been the most [profitable betting market for us in IPL 2021’s second leg.

Team Preview:

RCB vs PBKS- Head to Head:

Royal Challengers BangaloreHead to HeadPunjab Kings
12 won27 Matches15 won
84 runsLowest Score88 runs
226 runsHighest Score232 runs
RCB vsPBKS- Head to Head

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):

RCB is going to go back to Sharjah, the venue where it lost the opening match of the second leg to CSK. The pitch at Sharjah is quite slow and all of the matches there have been quite low-scoring. This is not the kind of surface that RCB prefers to play at as its players like the ball coming onto the bat.

The advantage for RCB has to be its batting. Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Devdutt Padikkal are in good form while AB de Villiers just seems to be waiting for the right opportunity to showcase his best.

We are not sure Srikar Bharat is a good option at the number three position. He lengthens the batting lineup a bit but is not likely to score at any great strike rate. With Dan Christian and George Garton at 6 and 7, the batting lineup is certainly vulnerable to the loss of early wickets.

Harshal Patel is having the IPL season of his dreams and currently leads the bowling charts with 26 scalps. His mix of slower deliveries is difficult to combat in the death overs and he could be a good pick to the Top Bowler for RCB in this match.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Shahbaz Ahmed have also bowled well in the recent matches.

Likely XI: Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Dan Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garten, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj

Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.

Punjab Kings (PBKS):

Punjab Kings finally won their previous match after almost threatening to implode once more. The difference that Mayank Aggarwal makes to their batting lineup is immense. He scores runs faster than KL Rahul and makes more of an impact. The idea of Rahul batting through the inning with a slowish strike rate is something that needs to be addressed but that is a discussion for another time!

PBKS has hit a nice balance with its team selection. KL Rahul, Mayank Aggarwal, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, and Shahrukh Khan are all good strikers of the ball and certainly capable of getting the runs needed to win.

We may see PBKS swap out Fabian Allen for Chris Jordan to try and strengthen their death bowling a bit more.

Speaking of the bowling, PBKS has quietly managed to get a very decent lineup together. Arshdeep Singh has 16 wickets this season and is fourth on the list of wicket-takers. Mohammad Shami is just one step behind with 15 and is fifth on the list.

Now that Ravi Bishnoi is playing consistently for PBKS, they have some measure of control in the middle too.

PBKS is a team that we believe is being undervalued quite significantly by the bookmakers at this point in time.

Likely XI: KL Rahul (wicketkeeper/captain), Mayank Agarwal, Aidan Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Mohd. Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.

RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction:

IPL 2021: KKR vs RCB Dream11 Team

Please check the team once when Playing XI Announced.


Captain Options – KL Rahul, Glenn Maxwell
Vice-Captain Options – Devdutt Padikkal, Harshal Patel


Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Sachin Baby, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep

Punjab Kings Squad: KL Rahul (C), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Mohammad Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Jordan, Darshan Nalkane, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Ishan Porel, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Prabhsimran Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Sarfaraz Khan, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Riley Meredith Moises Henriques, Jalaj Saxena, Utkarsh Singh, Fabien Allen, Saurabh Kumar

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