RCB vs PBKS Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play Punjab Kings in their opening encounter of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, ushering in a new era for the franchise (IPL). On Sunday, March 27, the two teams will face off for the second time.

In the IPL 2022, the Punjab Kings will be headed by new captain Mayank Agarwal.
Last season, the club finished sixth with six wins and eight losses, failing to create an impression.

Following Virat Kohli’s resignation, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be led by a new captain, Faf du Plessis.

Last year, the club qualified for the playoffs but were eliminated in the Eliminator round by the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Two of the three older franchises, Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, have yet to win an IPL trophy. Both teams have strong lineups thanks to some good auction purchases.

Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis, and Virat Kohli make a formidable top-order for RCB. The squad, on the other hand, is missing a competent middle-order batter. Despite the fact that they chose Dinesh Karthik, he hasn’t performed well in recent years.

The spin department, which has two abroad possibilities in Wanindu Hasaranga and Maxwell, can potentially be a source of concern. During the auction, the team did not select any prominent Indian spinner.

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings had a fantastic auction, picking up players like Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, and many others. They, like RCB, do not have a solid Indian middle-order batsman. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone are solid overseas possibilities for the club, but there is no good Indian cricketer.

When the two teams are compared, Punjab Kings have a better chance of winning their first IPL game in 2022.


In their first match against Punjab, RCB’s top player will be Virat Kohli. Virat will be free of captaincy pressure, allowing him to concentrate more on his batting. In the Indian Premier League, the top-order batsman tops the run-scoring rankings, and he must lead from the front if Bangalore is to win their first title.

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