IPL 2021: Bangalore vs Punjab 48th Match @ Sharjah, Watch Live Updates & Score

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New Delhi

The Royal Challengers Bangalore team, captained by Virat Kohli, will almost ensure their place in the playoffs by winning the 48th match of IPL 2021. On the other hand, Punjab Kings will try to keep the hopes of reaching the last 4 by winning this match. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and decided to bat first. Captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal have opened the innings for RCB. RCB still have three more matches to play and have 14 points in their account. Meaning, a win would almost confirm his place in the last-4. Bangalore team has won the last two matches. In such a situation, she will not want to leave any stone unturned to win while maintaining this order.

RCB innings begins
Captain Virat Kohli and young Devdutt Padikkal have come to open the innings for Bangalore. Both the batsmen are in excellent form. This match is very important for RCB.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI)
Virat Kohli (capt), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garten, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Punjab Kings (Playing XI)
KL Rahul (w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

Three changes in Punjab team
RCB have not made any changes in their playing XI while Punjab Kings have made three changes. Harpreet Brar came in place of the injured Fabian Allen while Sarfaraz Khan got a place in the Punjab team in place of Deepak Hooda. In place of Ellis, Henriques has been given a chance by Punjab in their playing XI. In this match, Punjab team will come with a psychological edge over Bangalore. This is because Punjab had won the last encounter this season. Punjab has defeated Bangalore every time since 2019. Talking about the last few matches, Bangalore has won two consecutive matches, while Punjab also registered a thrilling win over Kolkata in the last over. In such a situation, Punjab can get a psychological advantage.

face to face

Total matches: 27

Punjab victory: 15

Bangalore win: 12

Probable Playing XI

Bangalore
Virat Kohli (Captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Punjab
KL Rahul (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shah Rukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi.

[Attribution to NBT]

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