It is time for match number 26 in the Dream11 Indian T20 League 2021 where Punjab Kings (PBKS) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). A new season but the story remains the same for Punjab. They are struggling to win games. just the one so far this season and to add to that, the losses they have suffered have been massive ones.
On the other end is Bangalore, who have just lost only one game so far in the tournament. They could not have asked for a better start. RCB now looks like a formidable unit and really well balanced.
Both sides will be coming into this match with contrasting levels of confidence. Punjab would hope that this is the game where they begin to turn around their season and Bangalore will look to continue on their winning track.
Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
Time: 7:30 PM IST
What to Expect (PITCH REPORT):
The pitch in Ahmedabad is quit tricky to predict. One thing is for sure spinners get some assistance as the game progresses. Due is another part of the game which is clearly visible in the games played over here so far. Over 340 runs were score when Bangalore faced Delhi in their last game on this track.
With due coming into the act in the second innings both the teams will be looking to bowl first.
Probable Playing XIs for PBKS vs RCB:
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (C and WK), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj.
Top Picks and Captains choice for PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Match:
Harshal Patel: He tops the chart in the wicket-taking list and thus is the current owner of the Purple Cap. Harshal has picked up at least two wickets in all of his recent 5 matches.
Mohammed Shami: He has looked good with the ball in his hand. The Indian seemer has picked up 3 wickets in his last two game. Shami has been quite consistent so far as he has conceded 25+ runs in only one of his last 5 matches.
Devdutt Padikkal: The youngster looks to be in the form of his life. He has scored 135 runs in the last 2 games.
Glenn Maxwell: The change of jersey has worked for him quite well. He looks in decent form and has scored 20+ runs in almost every match he has played in this season. The Aussie has also scored two half-centuries so far in the competition.
AB de Villiers: He is the symbol of the tag that says “Age is just a number”. The South African is 37 years old but he plays like a youngster who is in his prime form. He played a match-winning knock in the last game scoring 75 runs off just 42 balls.
KL Rahul: He is the backbone of Punjab. The Indian opener is also in the race of Orange Cap irrespective of where is team lies in the points table. He has also scored 2 half-centuries in his last 5 matches.
Deepak Hooda: He has played quite well in all the departments so far. Apart from his batting he can also bowl some overs and pick some crucial wickets in the middle over as well.
Suggested team for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Let’s see how our team stands in Dream11 fantasy game in PBKS vs RCB fixture.