RCB vs PBKS Today Match Prediction: The 3rd match of IPL 2022 will be played between RCB and Punjab Kings today i.e. on Sunday. This will be the first match of the year for these two teams. Both teams will take the field under the captaincy of the new captain. On the one hand, RCB has made Virat Kohli’s bar Faf Du Plessis as their new captain, while after KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal will now be the new captain of Punjab Kings. These two players have never captained the IPL. So these captains will also be tested in this match.
RCB vs PBKS Match Live Streaming Today IPL 2022
Punjab Kings will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the third game of IPL 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai. Both teams are yet to win an IPL trophy despite being part of the tournament since the inaugural edition and will be hoping to break the jinx this year. Punjab, in particular, have not made it to the playoffs for a long time now. They have named Mayank Agarwal as their new captain for this edition along with some excellent additions to the squad.
On the other hand, the Royal Challengers Bangalore picked up Faf du Plessis from the marquee list and named him as the skipper of the franchise. They will not have the services of AB de Villiers, who has retired from all forms of cricket but still have the likes of Glenn Maxwell and former skipper Virat Kohli. Moreover, they have added Dinesh Karthik to the squad as well to do the finishing duties. However, Kohli will always remain the talisman of the franchise and RCB will want him to have a fantastic season.
Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 3, IPL 2022
Venue: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Navi Mumbai
Date & Time: 27th March, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The Navi Mumbai pitch will provide equal competition between bat and ball as the wicket has been really good for batting so far in the games that have been played. The captain that wins the toss will be looking to chase without doubts, considering there could be due later on.
Probable Playing XIs for Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Rishi Dhawan / Benny Howell, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma / Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Siraj
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the Match: Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis is all set to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the upcoming season and he will have a big role to play at the top of the order. The right-hander finished second in the race for the orange cap last year but will be playing for a different team this time and a lot will rest on his shoulders. The 37-year-old has the ability to play match-winning knocks and can be very destructive in the middle overs as well.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Mohammad Siraj
Mohammad Siraj had a pretty good IPL season last year and he has been using the new ball to his advantage in the powerplay. He was retained ahead of the mega auction this year and the right-arm seamer can also hit the yorkers in the back end of the innings along with his wicket-taking abilities. He is likely to lead the bowling attack in the absence of Josh Hazlewood. Not to forget, he has been riding high on confidence in the last two years.