Match Preview for PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Contest:
Match 26 of the VIVO IPL 2021 will be played between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on April 30th at 07:30 PM IST.
PBKS suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of KKR in their previous game and will need to sort out their batting woes. RCB, on the other hand, survived a scare from DC as they won the game by just one run and will be high on morale.
PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Prediction:
RCB are sitting pretty in second position having lost just one game out of six so far. They are in superb form and will be favorites against a struggling PBKS side.
A warm evening is expected with the temperature expected to be around 37 degrees. The humidity as expected in this part of the world will be as low as 23%. But there might also be a gentle breeze blowing at about 8 kmph.
The pitch here has been traditionally good for batting while the ball is hard and new. If there is no dew later in the game, the pitch would tend to slow down and assist the spinners more. Anything in excess of 160 might prove to be a match-winning score.
PBKS Probable Playing XI:
KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.
RCB Probable Playing XI:
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Team for Head to Head and Small League:
AB de Villiers, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.
Captain: AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers put up a show in the last game against DC where his unbeaten 75* off just 42 balls once again rescued RCB. He will be a top captaincy pick.
Vice-captain: KL Rahul
Although KL Rahul has been criticized for his strike rate, he is arguably PBKS’ best batsman and is their highest run-scorer this season. He will be a good vice-captaincy choice.
PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Team for Mega League:
AB de Villiers, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.
Captain: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli missed out in the last game, but he has a terrific record at Ahmedabad of late. He will back himself to get a big score in the upcoming match.
Vice-captain: Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel has been sensational this IPL and with 17 wickets from just 6 games, he holds the Purple Cap at the moment. He will be an exciting vice-captaincy pick.