In a massive Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 match on Friday, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Punjab Kings at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Both the teams still have realistic chances of making the IPL playoffs.
LIVE STREAMING - WHERE TO SEE LIVE
The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings IPL 2022 match can be seen live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD.
Live streaming of RCB vs PBKS will be available on Disney+ Hotstar on their android and apple mobiles and tablets. Time: 7:30 PM IST.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis & Co. have won back-to-back matches to revive their season. But their campaign has been overshadowed by the poor form of former captain Virat Kohli. Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood and Wanindu Hasaranga will once again need to carry the burden when RCB face PBKS.
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal's men are a flambouyant lot, but they are blowing hot and cold. PBKS still have three matches remaining but another defeat will dent their playoff hopes. Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, etc have done well, but the skipper's poor form is worrying.
RCB are now fourth with 14 points from 12 matches, while PBKS are eighth with 10 points from 11.
Punjab Kings lead Royals Challengers Bangalore 16-13 in the head-to-head. Earlier this season, Punjab Kings defeated Royals Challengers Bangalore by five wickets at Mumbai (DY Patil Stadium).
VENUE AND PITCH
In the previous 13 matches at Brabourne Stadium this season, chasing teams have won seven times, including the last two.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost both the matches played here. Punjab Kings have won one and lost two here.
LIKELY PLAYING XIs
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma.