Virat Kohli and KL Rahul
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)

RCB vs PBKS- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore And Punjab Kings? IPL 2021 Match 48. Royal Challengers Bangalore will clash against Punjab Kings in their next encounter of IPL 2021. The match will take place on October 3 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In their earlier encounter, Punjab Kings defeated RCB by 34 runs.

In their previous match, RCB defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. Batting first, RR put up 149-9 on the scoreboard. Openers Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave a good start to the team. Lewis score 58 runs and Jaiswal hit 31 runs and managed a partnership of 77. However, RR lost quick wickets later and could only reach 149 in the end.

Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis. Image-Twitter

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For RCB, openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal made a 48-run stand. Later, one-down Srikar Bharat hit 44 runs while Glenn Maxwell scored 50 runs to win the match for RCB by 7 wickets. RCB reached the target in just 17.1 overs making a comfortable successful chase.

Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell
Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell (Image: Twitter)

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Talking about Punjab Kings, the team defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in their previous match by 5 wickets. Batting first, KKR scored 165-7 on the board with a fabulous 67-run knock by opener Venkatesh Iyer. Later, Rahul Tripathi hit 34 while Nitish Rana scored 31.

For Punjab Kings, skipper KL Rahul smacked 67 runs while Mayank Agarwal scored 40 off 27. Lower-order Shahrukh Khan scored unbeaten 22 runs off 9 balls to help PBKS to chase the target. In the final over, PBKS won the match by 5 wickets.

Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021
Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021. (Photo: IPL)

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RCB vs PBKS- Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Royal Challengers Bangalore And Punjab Kings? IPL 2021 Match 48.

RCB vs PBKS Head-to-Head Records

Stats Matches RCB Won PBKS Won  Tied
Overall 27 12 15 0
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium 1 0 1 0
In the last 5 matches 5 2 3 0
IPL 2021 1 0 1 0

Recent Venue Records (Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

Stats- T20

Total Matches- 13

Matches won batting 1st- 9

Matches won bowling first- 4

Average 1st innings score- 149

Average 2nd innings score- 131

Highest total recorded- 215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM

Lowest total recorded-  90/10 (19.1 Ov) by AFG vs NED

Highest score chased- 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO

Lowest score defended- 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Toss Prediction for Match 48 of IPL 2021

The team winning the toss might opt to bat first. Sharjah has witnessed low totals in few games. The average 1st innings total is greater than the 2nd innings and more teams have won batting first at the stadium.

Predicted Scores for Match 48 of IPL 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
RCB 140-160 140-160
PBKS 140-150  140-150

IPL 2021 Form

Latest standings in the IPL 2021 points table

Team Matches Won Lost Points Net Run Rate
Chennai Super Kings (Q) 11 9 2 18 +1.002
Delhi Capitals (Q) 11 8 3 16 +0.562
Royal Challengers Bangalore 11 7 4 14 -0.200
Kolkata Knight Riders 12 5 7 10 +0.302
Punjab Kings 12 5 7 10 -0.236
Mumbai Indians 11 5 6 10 -0.453
Rajasthan Royals 11 4 7 8 -0.468
Sunrisers Hyderabad 11 2 9 4 -0.490

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

Royal Challengers Bangalore- WWLLL

Punjab Kings- WLWLL

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Image Credit: Twitter)

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Players’ Form- Royal Challengers Bangalore- Batting

Players Matches  Runs  Average 
Glenn Maxwell 11 350 38.88
Virat Kohli 11 332 33.20
Devdutt Padikkal 10 309 34.33
AB de Villiers 11 234 33.42
K.S Bharat 4 92 30.66
Rajat Patidar 4 71 17.75

Who will score the most runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match: Virat Kohli or Glenn Maxwell

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Watch: Harshal Patel Claims A Hat-Trick As RCB Deflate MI .Image Credits: BCCI

Players’ Form-Royal Challengers Bangalore- Bowling

Players Matches  Wickets  Average 
Harshal Patel 11 26 13.30
Yuzvendra Chahal 11 11 24.36
Kyle Jamieson 9 9 29.88
Mohammed Siraj 11 7 37.00
Shahbaz Ahmed 7 6 7.00
Washington Sundar 6 3 39.33

Who will score the pick most wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match: Harshal Patel or Yuzvendra Chahal

Punjab Kings vs MI, IPL 2021
Image Source: Twitter

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Players’ Form- Punjab Kings- Batting

Players Matches  Runs  Average 
KL Rahul 11 489 54.33
Mayank Agarwal 10 372 41.33
Chris Gayle 10 193 21.44
Deepak Hooda 12 160 16.00
Shahrukh Khan 9 129 25.80
Aiden Markram 4 113 37.66

Who will score the most runs for Punjab Kings in the match: KL Rahul or Mayank Agarwal

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh (Image: IPL Twitter)

Players’ Form-Punjab Kings- Bowling

Players Matches  Wickets Average 
Arshdeep Singh 10 16 16.56
Mohammad Shami 12 15 22.26
Ravi Bishnoi 7 11 14.72
Harpreet Brar 5 5 18.20
Riley Meredith 5 4 42.25
Jhye Richardson 3 3 39.00

Who will the pick most wickets for Punjab Kings in the match: Mohammed Shami or Arshdeep Singh