Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Punjab Kings (BLR vs PBKS) in the 60th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Royal Challengers Bangalore come on the back of consecutive wins. They beat Hyderabad convincingly by 67 runs. Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 73 while contributions from Patidar (48), Maxwell (33) and Karthik (30*) took them to 192/3. Wanindu Hasaranga picked up five wickets as Hyderabad were bowled out for 125.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings lost to Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets. Bairstow’s 56 led Punjab to a decent total of 189/5. However, it proved to be less as Rajasthan comfortably chased it down with six wickets to spare.
Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, IPL 2022 Match 60
Date and Time: May 13, Friday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
BLR vs PBKS PREDICTED PLAYING XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore
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
Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh
The surface is good for batting and the ball will come onto the bat nicely. The quicker bowlers will have to use variations as there is not much help on offer. Spinners will play an important role once again. Winning the toss and bowling first is a wise choice on this wicket.
BLR vs PBKS MATCH PREDICTION
Punjab Kings are under pressure and cannot afford to lose this game. Their bowling will have to step up. Royal Challengers Bangalore are doing well in all departments in the last two games. Hence, they are favorites to win this match.
BLR vs PBKS DREAM11 FANTASY SUGGESTIONS
Fantasy Team #1: Jonny Bairstow, Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Liam Livingstone, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel
Captain: Faf du Plessis Vice-captain: Liam Livingstone
Fantasy Team #2: Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli, Liam Livingstone, Glenn Maxwell, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood
Captain: Faf du Plessis Vice-captain: Glenn Maxwell