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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, PBKS Playing 11 vs RCB (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 60, RCB vs PBKS. The Punjab Kings have their task cut out as they take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 60th game of the Indian Premier League 2022 on 13th May 2022 at 7:30 pm in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, India.
The Kings come here with a loss against the Rajasthan Royals where the bowling attack let them down. The Royal Challengers Bangalore are looking in good form after their comprehensive win against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game.
The Punjab Kings have the last chance to keep their hopes alive for a berth in the next round. The side would be under immense pressure playing this game after their heartbreaking loss in the last game. The Royal Challengers Bangalore have shaped up well in the last two games and have nearly booked a berth in the next playoffs round. Both sides have strong batting line-ups and this game is expected to go down the wire.
Punjab Kings’ Mayank Agarwal would be upset with the poor performance of his bowlers in the last game against the Rajasthan Royals where they failed to defend a total of 189 runs losing the game by 6 wickets. With this loss, the side has dropped to the 8th position on the points table. They must win this game to keep their hopes alive for a berth in the next round. They had defeated RCB earlier in the season and the Punjab Kings skipper would like his side to take inspiration from those wins.
Shikhar Dhawan has looked in excellent form and he will need to set up a strong opening wicket stand with Jonny Bairstow. Mayank Agarwal must steer the middle order with Jitesh Sharma and Bhanuka Rajapaksa and push the score up in the middle overs. Liam Livingstone is a big hitter of the ball, and the side would expect quick runs from him and Rishi Dhawan down the order.
Punjab Kings’ bowling attack would face the heat heading into this game and good spells would be needed from pacers Sandeep Sharma and Kagiso Rabada with the new ball. Pacer Arshdeep Singh has been a consistent performer for the team and he will have an important role in this game. It is high time spinner Rahul Chahar delivers in the middle overs. Rishi Dhawan and Liam Livingstone have to support the main bowlers in this game.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, PBKS Playing 11 vs RCB (Predicted), IPL 2022, Match 60, RCB vs PBKS
Shikhar Dhawan comes to a franchise after having scored almost 1200 runs for Delhi across four seasons. Punjab Kings bought him for Rs. 8.25 crores during the auction. Last year, Shikhar Dhawan gave a magnificent batting show playing for Delhi Capitals. He scored 587 runs in 16 games in IPL 2021.
He is the second-highest run-getter in the history of the IPL after Virat Kohli. He has scored 381 runs in 11 IPL 2022 games averaging 42.33 with 3 fifties and is Punjab’s leading run-getter this season.