Friday May 13, 2022

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 60 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

Both sides played their opening game against each other on March 27, where Punjab managed to defeat Bangalore by five wickets in a high-scoring contest.

With 7 wins out of 12 games, the Challengers are in the top four in team standings. On the other hand, Punjab are positioned at eighth place with only 4 victories in 11 matches.

Pitch report:

The track at the Brabourne will offer a good amount of support to seamers. The last game was played on May 6, therefore, the pitch is expected to be fresh, which could turn out to be good conditions for batting. The dew will have its impact, and captains might look to bowl first after winning the toss.

Head-to-head record:

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Played: 29 | RCB won: 13 | PBKS won: 16 | No result: 0

Probable XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • RCB wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • PBKS total: 150-165

Case 2:

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

Team batting second to win the contest.

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