RCB vs PBKS (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings), Match 48 - Match Information
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, Match 48
Date: 3rd October 2021
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
RCB vs PBKS (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings), Match 48 Preview
Match 48 of the "Indian T20 League, 2021" will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings (RCB vs PBKS). The match will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have played 11 matches in the series and they are currently ranked third on the points table, while Punjab Kings have played 12 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fifth on the points table.
In their previous encounter in this series, Harpreet Brar was the Man of the Match and Kyle Jamieson scored the highest fantasy points for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 71 match fantasy points while Harpreet Brar topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Punjab Kings with 155 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Royal Challengers Bangalore against Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. The top fantasy player for Royal Challengers Bangalore was Harshal Patel who scored 83 fantasy points.
In their last match in this series against Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets. The top fantasy player for Punjab Kings was Arshdeep Singh who scored 99 fantasy points.
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RCB vs PBKS, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 47 matches is 161 runs. Chasing a target should be the preferred option at the venue, since the team batting first has only won 36% of its matches.
Pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have earned 67% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team.
RCB vs PBKS, Head to Head
In the 27 matches played between these 2 teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 12 matches and Punjab Kings have won 15 matches. Bowlers of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
With a fifty in the last match, Lokesh Rahul has taken the orange cap back and is now the leading run getter this season with 489 runs. He is averaging 67 fantasy points per game this season. He has great batting numbers against his former team Bengaluru in recent times having scored 91*, 61*, 132* & 42 in his last 4 matches against them.
Virat has scored 41, 80 & 89 fantasy points respectively in the last 3 matches and thus is looking in great rhythm. Overall this season he has scored 535 points in 11 matches and thus is averaging close to 49 fantasy points per match. He also has a great record at Sharjah as his scores at this venue read 53, 7, 48, 33*, 31 & 49* in 6 matches.
Padikkal has been blowing hot and cold this season and has given great returns in odd matches. However, in the last 4 matches he has scored 58, 10, 95 & 29 fantasy points respectively. Given that this match is at Sharjah, he can be a good pick as in his 4 matches here he has scored 125 runs which includes a fifty and a thirty.
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
He is the leading wicket taker this season with 26 wickets in just 11 matches, which means he has an average of more than 2 wickets per game this season and thus has given great returns in terms of fantasy points. Sharjah has been a happy hunting ground for him as in his 3 matches here he has taken 2/25, 1/29 & 2/34.
Since the restart, Bishnoi has picked up 2/22, 2/25 & 3/24 in his 3 matches and thus has gven guaranteed fantasy points. He also has a good record against Bengaluru having picked up 5 wickets in his 3 matches against them in the Indian T20 league.
Since the restart, Chahal has picked up 7 wickets in 4 matches with never being wicketless in a match and thus has given guaranteed returns. As context, Punjab is his favorite opposition in the Indian T20 league as in his 15 matches against them he has picked up 23 wickets with being wicketless in only 1 match.
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
With 127 runs and 3 wickets in the last 4 matches, Maxwell has been good with both bat and ball. Overall this season he has scored 620 fantasy points (in 11 matches) which is the highest among all-rounders for this fixture and hence he is a must-have.
He is a player who does not score big points but can score enough in odd matches to feature in the Dream team. He has taken 2, 0, 1, 0, 0 & 3 wickets respectively in his last 6 matches this season and thus he can be a high risk-good return player for this fixture.
He has played 2 matches since the restart, both of in which he failed to make an impact. However, he is a far more better player than that as in his first match this season he had scored 47 fantasy points. As context, he gave a great performance with both bat and ball in the recently concluded CPL as in 12 matches he had taken 9 wickets, 5 catches and scored 137 runs.
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match
The Top Point Getters for Royal Challengers Bangalore are Harshal Patel with 83 match fantasy points. Srikar Bharat with 77 match fantasy points and Glenn Maxwell with 74 match fantasy points.
The Top Point Getters for Punjab Kings are Arshdeep Singh with 99 match fantasy points. KL Rahul with 87 match fantasy points and Mayank Agarwal with 67 match fantasy points.
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
KL Rahul has an average of 59 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and a low XFactor.
Harshal Patel has an average of 69 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and a medium XFactor.
Glenn Maxwell has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.3 and a medium XFactor.
Virat Kohli has an average of 47 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.3 and a low XFactor.
Ravi Bishnoi has an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and a medium XFactor.
RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: K. Rahul
Batters: A. Markram, D. Padikkal, S. Khan and V. Kohli
All-Rounders: G. Maxwell and S. Ahmed
Bowlers: A. Singh, H. Patel, R. Bishnoi and Y. Chahal
Captain: K. Rahul
Vice-Captain: H. Patel