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RCB has the upper hand against Punjab Kings in IPL 2021- RCB VS Punjab Kings Preview 2021

In this article, we will preview the match between RCB and Punjab Kings, in which the Punjab Kings Team is filled with Ex-RCBians like Mayank, Rahul, Gayle.Royal Challengers will be looking to finish this match towards their side to take the seat in Play off chances. For Punjab Kings , there struggle towards playing XI combination continuous in this edition also, after the victory against Mumbai Indians they lost the match against KKR in Ahmedabad which shattered their movement in points Table.

Head to Head:

Played: 26 | Punjab Kings: 12 | Royal Challengers Bangalore: 14 | No Result: 0

Match Preview:

Both the teams were coming to meet this game with different scenarios,especially RCB showing their excellent consistency in man  management and combination of Playing XI . After the loss against KKR  , they came back stronger against Delhi Capitals and won the crucial game by defending the total . We can clearly see the attacking option of RCB in terms of bowling, the rise of Siraj is a great boost for his Skipper. He is using the siraj overs  like Bumrah for Team India.Then the form  of man from another planet, AB De ,no one will believe he is retired from International Cricket and playing only IPL. He is handling the bowlers in different zones, whenever the Team struggles he is the rescue of that situation .

But on the other hand , Punjab Kings invested huge backs on Australian BBL stars like Jhye Richardson and Rylie Meredith ,but both were warming the bench .It’s not about money and the fame of the player, at least they must give another chance in these kind of the fast moving conditions in Ahmedabad. Also, KL Rahul must fire up with batting in powerplay overs at the top order along with Mayank . From my perspective , If Punjab kings did not find the right combination of their fast bowling line up , it will be a difficult thing to reach the play off , either one of the players from (Meredith & Richardson) must be in the Playing XI to support Shami in the bowling department . They are not using the available resources with their strength .

Expected Playing XI Changes:

From Royal Challengers Bangalore, they have the settled line up , Rajat Patidhar justifies his No:3 spot in the previous game , his partnership contribution with ABDe played a crucial part in winning the game against Delhi Capitals.

For Punjab Kings, Nicholas Pooran got his touch with the bat  in the previous game, they must bring Jhye Richardson in this game which will increase batting depth . Hi pace and bounce will help Punjab Kings in these kinds of conditions.

If Punjab Kings , failed to attack RCB batting early , then RCB will have higher chance of winning this game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Virat Kohli
  • Devdutt Padikkal
  • Rajat Patidar
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • AB De Villiers
  • Washington Sundar
  • Daniel Sams
  • Kyle Jamieson
  • Harshal Patel
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Mohmmed Siraj

Punjab Kings Playing XI:

  • KL Rahul
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Chris Gayle
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Chris Jordan
  • Jhye Richarson / Riley Meredith
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Arshdeep Singh
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