The 3rd game of the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League will be played between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore on 27 March at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Punjab Kings will be led by a new captain, Mayank Agarwal who will be doing captaincy for the first time in the tournament. Like Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore will also be having a new captain in the face of Faf du Plessis.
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Punjab Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 3
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai
Date & Time: March 27th at 7:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Fab du Plessis me has been the consistent performer in the league for the Chennai Super Kings over the years in IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to fully utilize the potential of Faf du Plessis in this season of the IPL to lift their Maiden title. He has been handed over the captaincy of the franchise after Virat Kohli left the captaincy. Virat Kohli remains the best battle for the side and the team will expect a lot of runs from him.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have heavily invested in their bowling attack. Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel and Josh Hazelwood were included in this squad at the IPL 2022 Mega-Auction. Harshal Patel was the highest wicket taker of the last season and was bought back by the franchise. Josh Hazlewood was exceptional in the finals of the 2021 season of the IPL for Chennai Super Kings.
The team was retained the core members – Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj. Maxwell will miss few initial games due to personal reasons.
Punjab Kings have always been criticized to pick wrong squad but this time they ticked all the boxes in the mega auctions 2022. KL Rahul is the biggest loss for the side, as he has been appointed as the captain of the Lucknow Supergiants.
Shikhar Dhawan will replace Rahul at the top. He will open with captain Mayank Agarwal and look to give explosive start. Lack of batting depth was the concern for the team but this tim, they have roped in Johnny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone to sort their problem.
All rounder Odean Smith is likely to play at Number 7 who will provide the team with more balance. Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh will be the main pace bowling option for Punjab kings, with Rahul Chahar as their leading spinner.
Playing XI for PBKS vs RCB
Punjab Kings Playing XI
Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, , Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada , Shahrukh Khan, Rishi Dhawan, Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI
Faf Du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Sherfane Rutherford , Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik , Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj
Fantasy Team for PBKS Vs RCB
Keeper – Anuj Rawat
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (C), Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahipal Lomror, Shahrukh Khan
All-rounders – Liam Livingstone (VC), Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj