IPL 2022: PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Captain & Vice-Captain, Playing XI, Pitch report, and other updates

All eyes will be on the two new skippers Faf Du Plessis and Mayank Agarwal


March 27 will be a Super Sunday for fans as the RCB will lock horns with PBKS in the second match of the double-header. Both the franchises have never won an IPL before, and will therefore go all out to clinch the coveted crown in IPL 15. The pressure will be on Bengaluru boy Mayank Agarwal who will lead the Kings. Kohli has passed over the baton of leadership to former Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis. Hence, a new era is set to usher in for both the franchises. Fans are hopeful that the change of guard will surely bring a change in the team’s fortunes. Both the franchises have built a strong core in the mega auctions and a cracking contest between the two powerhouses is definitely on the cards.

Match Details

IPL 15 | Match No. 03 | Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Date : Sunday, March 27, 2022

Time :  07:30 PM IST

Venue : Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

Where To Watch : Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar

Pitch Report

Batters will depend more on strike-rotation than the big hits as the pitch might be a bit slow. The track will spinners in the later overs and seamers might look to use their variations to good effect. However, the dew factor will be crucial and therefore teams would like to field first.

Weather Forecast

Partly cloudy skies are expected with little chances of rain. The mean temperature will be around 28‎°C alongside humidity close to 84%.

PBKS vs RCB: Head to Head

These two IPL giants have faced each other in altogether 28 matches. PBKS have had an edge over RCB with 15 wins while RCB have outclassed the Kings on 13 occasions. Hence the head-to-head numbers suggest a tight tussle between the two. In IPL 2021, in 2 games both the teams won each.

Check out : IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Full Schedule, Day, Date, Timings, Venue, PDF Download, And Other Details

PBKS vs RCB Dream 11 Top Picks

Virat Kohli

The leading run-scorer of the tournament, Kohli is beyond doubt, the undisputed king of IPL. After 9 long years of captaincy, the modern-day master is now relieved of the burden and will therefore look forward to enjoy his cricket. A big knock has illuded Kohli for the past 2 years and no stage can be bigger from the IPl to find his sublime touch back.

Shikhar Dhawan

The swashbuckling southpaw has found a new home in Punjab Kings. The franchise will hope that Dhawan fills in the void of KL Rahul in the batting line-up. The seasoned campaigner has amassed over 5784 runs at an average of 34.84. His experience in the high-voltage tournament will be a valuable asset for skipper Mayank Agarwal. A great IPL season can also help Dhawan get his spot back in the Indian T20I squad ahead of WT20.

Faf Du Plessis

Another T20 veteran, Du Plessis is a gamechanger with the bat. For the first time in IPL, Du Plessis will be at the helm of a team and RCB fans will hope that he stands tall to the loads of expectations. Du Plessis was in blistering form in IPL 2021, being the second-highest run-scorer of the season and the player of the match in the summit clash.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For PBKS vs RCB

Wicketkeepers: Dinesh Karthik

Batters: Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Karn Sharma, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar

Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For Today’s Match

Captain: Virat Kohli

Vice-Captain: Faf Du Plessis

Check out : IPL 2022: Punjab Kings(PBKS) Full Schedule, Day, Date, Timings, Venue, Pdf Download, And Other Details

Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For PBKS vs RCB

Wicketkeepers: Dinesh Karthik

Batters: Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Karn Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Siraj, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar

Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For Today’s Match

Captain: Shikhar Dhawan

Vice-Captain: Faf Du Plessis

PBKS vs RCB Probable XI

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (captain), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Odean Smith, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (Captain), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, David Willey, Karn Sharma.

Match Prediction: Who Will Win?

IPL will return to the DY Patil Stadium after a long time hence it will be a tough challenge for both teams. Du Plessis and his troops might have the upper hand in the clash but a stiff resistance from the Kings is expected too. Overall, cricket aficionados will get to see the two new leaders taking charge in this exciting T20 carnival. A superb contest will mark a stellar climax to the first IPL weekend of 2022.