Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, 60th Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, 60th Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary.

Series: Indian Premier League 2022

Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: May 13, 07:30 PM LOCAL

What to expect: The last game that was played at the Brabourne stadium – Mumbai Indians versus Gujarat Titans – offered a bit of grip for the bowlers. However, that game was played on May 6 and one expects a fresh pitch for tomorrow’s match. So it could turn out to be good conditions for batting. The humidity is expected to be around 70 per cent tomorrow, and there could be chances of some dew.

Head to head: RCB 13 – 16 PBKS. 2020 onwards, PBKS have emerged triumphant in four out of five matches.

Team Watch:

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Tactics & Matchups: Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan have been dismissed four times each against spin while Bairstow has fallen twice to spin in IPL 2022. Hasaranga did dismiss Mayank, albeit via a dragged down delivery at the start of the tournament. It would also be interesting to see the battle between Hasaranga and Livingstone plus Jitesh. Livingstone has a habit of taking on the spinners with shots over midwicket. But he would be up against Hasaranga’s scrambled seam varieties – googly and leg-break.

Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

Punjab Kings

Tactics & Matchups: Chahar has dislodged the dangerous Karthik twice in T20s. One of the occasions was in IPL 2020 when Karthik employed a premeditated paddle sweep only to be tricked by a slow-turning leg-break. Karthik perhaps would remember that dismissal and not try the shot again versus Chahar. On the other hand, Kagiso Rabada has dismissed his former South African skipper, Du Plessis, thrice in the shortest format. Even though a couple of those dismissals came on the back of Du Plessis looking to press the accelerator. Rabada has also accounted for the scalp of Glenn Maxwell thrice in T20s. Sandeep Sharma has struggled for form this season, but he has picked up Kohli’s scalp seven times.

Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma

Did You Know:

– Karthik, Livingstone, Rajapaksa and Jitesh occupy the first four slots in relation to highest strike rates – first 10 balls faced – in IPL 2022. Minimum qualification – 20 balls faced this season.

– The Brabourne Stadium has seen the highest run-rate (9.17) this season.

What they said:

What we are trying to get better at as a team is making sure that one of those top-four creates a bit of a base. We have got some really strong hitters at the back. The games where we didn’t do so well, there was a big cluster of wickets in the powerplay – Du Plessis after the game against SRH.

Squads:

Punjab Kings Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Benny Howell, Baltej Singh, Writtick Chatterjee, Shahrukh Khan, Prerak Mankad, Odean Smith, Ishan Porel, Atharva Taide, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Vaibhav Arora, Ansh Patel, Raj Bawa

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood, Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Akash Deep, Jason Behrendorff, Chama V Milind, Siddarth Kaul, Karn Sharma, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Aneeshwar Gautam

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