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The IPL 2022 playoff race is heating up, and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is in its thick. The men of Faf du Plessis are trailing by two consecutive wins in Friday night’s match at Brabourne Stadium, while their three defeats in the last five matches have left their opponents Punjab Kings (PBKS) playing catch-up in the last four races.
While Virat Kohli’s indifferent form – Vs. SRH, he has won his third Golden Duck in the last six T20 innings – a major point of contention, is the match between Dinesh Karthik and Arshdeep Singh who could decide the outcome of the fight between them. Two effective death bowling sides.
Karthik’s scoring rate of 14.7rpo in IPL 2022 is the highest for any batsman with more than 200 runs this season. While in eight innings so far, the economy rate of 7.25 at the time of death of left-arm seamer Arshdeep is the best for a fast bowler with at least 50 balls in the last four overs.
In their first match of the season, Arshad bowled the 18th over to keep Karthik and Virat Kohli calm when RCB was going for about 10 overs.
Meanwhile, the addition of Josh Hazlewood has given a boost to RCB’s bowling, which has continued to perform well with new and old balls. Hazlewood gave up just 36 runs and took three wickets in the combined eight overs against Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers. His confrontation with Liam Livingstone, who is striking at a surprising 210.28 against the pacers, will be interesting.
Punjab’s batting, however, has the worst run rate (6.89) of any team against spin bowling so far, which can be used by RCB’s spin trio Vanindu Hasranga, Shahbaz Ahmed and Glenn Maxwell. RCB’s sixth bowler Maxwell is four wickets faster than the economy rate below 7. PBKS openers will have to target it, especially if it is introduced in PowerPlay.
Brabourne Stadium is a high scoring venue where teams go at 9.16rpo. But it is the bowling power of both the teams that can make the final say.
– Ayan Acharya
RCB vs PBKS Full Squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (C), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Siraj, Hershal Patel, Vanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Alfen, Sherfen Radner Rutherford. Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Anishwar Gautam, Karna Sharma, David Wiley, Rajat Patidar, Siddharth Kaul.
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Johnny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhasimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Audience Sergeant, Sandeep Sharma, Raj: Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Ritik Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Benny Howell.
Where and when to watch RCB vs PBKS IPL 2022 live?
IPL 2022 The match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will be telecast on Star Sports Network Friday, May 13 at 7:30 PM. There will also be live streaming of the match Disney + Hotstar.