The Royal Challengers Bangalore will face the Punjab Kings in the IPL 2022 Group Stage’s penultimate match. There is a slim chance that RCB will miss out on the playoffs if it loses this match, but the team has won both of its previous two matches.
This year’s IPL 2022 has seen little consistency from the Punjab Kings, who have underutilised their immense talent. It’s still possible for them to qualify for the playoffs, but they’ll need to win both of their games and hope for other results to go their way.
The IPL 2022 matchup between RCB and PBKS is predicted and recommended bets for fans. On May 13th, 2022, the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai will host the match.
RCB vs PBKS Team Previews
Royal Challengers Bangalore
It was Faf du Plessis again at the top and some amazing striking by Dinesh Karthik at the end that helped RCB destroy SRH in their previous match. Rajat Patidar also performed well and appears to have secured his third-place position.
In addition to Maxwell, Lomror appears to have grown as a player.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is still a work in progress. A quick exit seems to be better for RCB right now because even when he spends some time at the wicket, he is having difficulty scoring runs. If he doesn’t make a concerted effort to score more quickly, he’ll be doomed to fail once again.
This is the best time to bet against Virat Kohli, as he is currently in a slump.
Batting-wise, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team has performed admirably, but the bowling unit has been the real standout. It has been an outstanding season for Josh Hazelwood and Wanindu Hasaranga. The Top Bowler RCB betting market allows you to select either of them.
Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, and the all-rounders complete a formidable RCB team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11
Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj.
PBKS has no choice but to let loose, and that is exactly what it did in the beginning before taking a step back. Even if Dhawan or Livingstone or Rajapakse can get the runs in this match, it will be relying on something special from them.
There is no doubt in our minds that the batting of PBKS is capable of matching or exceeding that of RCB. The lineup has sufficient depth, and the team’s power is undeniable. PBKS has a solid core of 6-7 batsmen, including Jitesh Sharma, who is reliable in most games.
We’d consider placing a wager on the PBKS batting order as a whole. Backing them in the Most Sixes, Most Fours, or the Team with the Highest Scoring Batsman category is a good way to do that!
However, PBKS’ bowling has failed to back up its batting. Kagiso Rabada and Rahul Chahar haven’t had the kind of productive IPL seasons they were having with the Delhi Capitals in the last few years.
Arshdeep Singh and the other all-rounders have felt the heat as a result. Rishi Dhawan and Liam Livingstone will be required to bowl in this match as well, and RCB may aim to utilise them to their full potential. Du Plessis and Maxwell are also likely to enjoy Sandeep Sharma’s bowling style.
In spite of the fact that Sandeep Sharma has been in the same team with Maxwell for a long time, du Plessis has scored 74 runs off 58 deliveries and has been dismissed only twice against the former England international.
PBKS’s bowling attack may or may not be determined by Sandeep Sharma’s performance if he participates.
Punjab Kings Playing 11
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh.
RCB VS PBKS TOSS PREDICTION
The toss winner’s preference is to bat first. Teams that have batted first in recent matches appear to have an advantage due to the slowing down of the pitches. At the Brabourne, the team that bats first has won both of the last two matches.
To find out how we generate our toss predictions, check out our guide on how to make a good bet on the toss.
Pitch and Conditions
There will be a lot of dew on the ground, but it seems to be decreasing on most days. At this point in the IPL 2022 season, the Brabourne pitch may be the best in the league for batting. The previous two games played here saw totals of 349 and 393 runs.
Average first innings winning score in IPL 2022 has been 199.2 at Brabourne Stadium That’s a high number, indicating that teams should get going right away. As RCB prepares to play its third game at the Brabourne, it will be looking to avenge losses in the first two. On two of the three occasions that PBKS has played here, the team has scored more than 180 points.
We believe that a score of 170 or so is a reasonable benchmark.
RCB VS PBKS BETTING TIPS
The Punjab Kings are our pick as the underdog in this matchup. This match is more likely to go in favour of the home team because of a more favourable pitch, as well as a less volatile toss.
However, the PBKS batting line-up is stronger and more powerful than RCB’s, giving it a slight advantage over RCB. It’s also worth it to us because we think the odds are better.
Make a wager on the Punjab Kings to win.