Bangalore need to win one out of their remaining two matches to secure a playoff berth
- Punjab Kings must win this game to stay alive in the competition
- Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to have settled onto their best playing combination
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be motivated to secure their playoff spot and possibly push for the top two finish with a victory over Punjab Kings in the match 60 of IPL 2022. RCB are coming off two straight wins and have 1.73 odds of winning this clash against PBKS.
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Punjab Kings, on the other hand, have found themselves in a do or die situation, having to win all three remaining games. They’d be desperate to get a win here with a big margin. PBKS have odds of 2.07 for an outright victory against RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore more all-round side
Royal Challengers Bangalore have 14 points in the IPL 2022, having won seven out of 12 matches. Their net run-rate reads -0.115 and would be looking to improve that. Punjab Kings have 10 points to their credit, having played 11 and won five games with net run-rate reading -0.231.
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Bangalore have a pretty all-round bowling attack and head into this game as clear favourites today.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
Punjab Kings haven’t had the consistency from either of their units in the competition. They would be relieved to see Jonny Bairstow back in form. The bowling attack perhaps needs some changes and they can’t afford Kagiso Rabada to have another off day…
Keep an eye on…
Faf du Plessis: The South African didn’t have an ideal start but has managed to climb up the ladder to be the third highest run-getter in the IPL 2022. He has scored 389 runs at 35 average with three fifties. He’s coming off a 73*-run knock and would be hopeful of another solid outing.
Shikhar Dhawan: The Punjab opener has been pretty consistent at the top of the order in the IPL 2022. He has scored 381 runs at an average of 42, including three fifties. Dhawan remains a key player for PBKS.
Tip: Jonny Bairstow returned to top of the order a couple of games back and was back in form in the last game, scoring 56 off 40. Back Bairstow at 5.06 to be the top batter for PBKS!