PBKS vs RCB: Match Preview – IPL 2022 Match 3, Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns in their opening tie of IPL 2022. The PBKS vs RCB match will take place on March 27 (Sunday) at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
Punjab Kings will be led by Mayank Agarwal in IPL 2022. He is leading the side for the first time in a tournament. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, the captainship has been awarded to Faf du Plessis.
Punjab Kings retained only two players in their squad for the tournament- Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. Later during the auction, the franchise picked players like Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team retained Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, and Mohammed Siraj ahead of the auction. Later, they bought players like Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Josh Hazlewood during the auction.
PBKS vs RCB: Match Preview – IPL 2022 Match 3, Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mayank Agarwal is the skipper of Punjab Kings in the tournament. Some key batsmen for the team are Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Shahrukh Khan, Liam Livingstone, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Among bowlers, some crucial players for the team are Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, and Odean Smith.
PBKS Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be led by Faf du Plessis in the tournament. Virat Kohli stepped down from the skipper’s role after last season. Ahead of this season, the team appointed Plessis as the new skipper.
Some key batsmen for RCB in the tournament will be Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and, Dinesh Karthik. Some crucial bowlers for the team are Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Josh Hazlewood.
RCB Squad: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat, Shahbaz Ahamad, Akash Deep, Josh Hazlewood, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Luvnith Sisodia, David Willey.
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