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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings: 48th IPL Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
October 03, 2021 • 10:49 AM View: 1714

In the 48th match of IPL 2021, Punjab Kings will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Sunday. PBKS defeated RCB the last time these two teams met this season. 

RCB v PBKS, 48th IPL Match Details

  • Date – Sunday, October 03, 2021
  • Time – 3:30 PM IST
  • Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

RCB v PBKS, 48th IPL Match Preview:

Royal Challengers Bangalore's batting has been in top form lately. The openers - Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal - are providing good starts, while Glenn Maxwell is cashing in on the middle overs and death overs. KS Bharat has done well at the top. Once AB De Villiers starts connecting, RCB's top order will gain more strength, especially going into the playoffs. 


The bowling has been the key for Bangalore. Yuzvendra Chahal is in brilliant rhythm, while Harshal Patel is unplayable in the death overs. Shahbaz Ahmed could be the game-changer. 

Punjab Kings' batting is highly dependent on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Aiden Markram, too, has done well in the middle overs. The addition of Shahrukh Khan has brought depth in the batting lineup and more firepower. 

Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh have done well in the death overs. Arshdeep is consistent in picking wickets with both new and old ball. Ravi Bishnoi will be the X-factor. 

RCB v PBKS, 48th IPL Match Prediction:

Royal Challengers Bangalore are in good form, while Punjab Kings are inconsistent. RCB will start favorites in this game.

RCB v PBKS, 48th IPL Match Head-to-Head:

  • Total – 27
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore – 12
  • Punjab Kings – 15

RCB v PBKS, 48th IPL Match Team News: 

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Punjab Kings' Fabian Allen was seen limping in the last game. There could be a possible injury concern for the management. 

RCB v PBKS, 48th IPL Match Probable Playing XI:

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore - Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, George Garton, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Punjab Kings - KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen/ Moises Henriques, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

RCB v PBKS, 48th IPL Match Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - KL Rahul
  • Batters - AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Aiden Markram, Mayank Agarwal
  • All-rounders - Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell
  • Bowlers - Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

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