Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Dream11 Team, Injury Update of VIVO IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore are in a golden run of form this season and will be hoping to continue their dominance in this match as well.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Details:
The game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST and the live streaming can be seen on Star Sports network as well as Hotstar while the live scores and updates can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Preview:
The 26th match of VIVO IPL 2021 will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Both the teams have played 6 games in this season so far, out of which, Punjab Kings have won 2 games while Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 5 games.
Punjab Kings is currently positioned at the 6th spot on the points table with two victories out of 6 games. In their last game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), the team faced yet another defeat. After losing the toss, the team was invited to bat first, in response to which the team scored a below-par total of 123 runs.
Mayank Agarwal scored a slow inning of 31 runs off 34 deliveries. Chris Jordan scored 30 runs off 18 deliveries towards to end to help them cross the 120-mark. KL Rahul and Nicholas Pooran scored 19 runs each. While defending this total, the opposition easily chased down this total with more than 3 overs remaining.
Moises Henriques, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, and Deepak Hooda picked one wicket each. The team has grave issues in middle-order as players are not performing consistently and the team must be looking to resolve these issues as the team cannot afford many losses at this stage of the tournament.
Talking about Royal Challengers Bangalore, this team is currently at 2nd place on the points table with 5 wins out of 6 games. In their last game against Delhi Capitals (DC), the team won the game in a heart-stopping encounter on the last ball of the final over by 1 run. After losing the toss, the team was invited to bat first, in response to this, openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal were dismissed early.
Rajat Patidar scored 31 runs off 22 deliveries while Glenn Maxwell scored 25 runs off 20 deliveries. Toward the end, AB de Villiers scored a magnificent 75 runs off just 42 runs and led the team to a total of 171 runs. While defending the total, the game went into the final over where the team won the game by one run on the last ball. Harshal Patel picked 2 wickets, Mohammed Siraj picked 1 wicket along with one wicket from Kyle Jamieson. The team looks good and is also in promising form, and must be looking for another win on the trot.
Out of a total of 26 encounters between the two teams, Punjab has won 14 games while Bangalore won 12 games.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Weather Report:
The temperature will be near 40-degree Celsius. The chances of precipitation are low and an uninterrupted game is expected once again.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Pitch Report:
The pitch is helpful for both batsmen and bowlers but the dew factor comes into play in the second innings of the game and bowling becomes a bit difficult.
Average first innings score:
The average first innings score is 174 runs at this venue.
Record of chasing teams:
The chasing teams have won 50% of the games at this venue.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Injury Updates and Availability News:
Scott Kuggeleijn, who joined Mumbai Indians as a reserve player, joins Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for Kane Richardson.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Probable XIs:
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Bench: Fabian Allen, Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar, Jhye Richardson, Ishan Porel, Riley Meredith, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Brar, Murugan Ashwin
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Bench: Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, Daniel Christian
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Top Picks for Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
KL Rahul has scored 240 runs in 6 innings he played till now in this season at an average of 48 and is the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament so far. He is a safe pick for multiplier choice once again.
Mayank Agarwal has scored 161 runs in 6 innings so far and can be a trump pick in this match. He has missed a big knock in the last few games and is likely to play a good inning.
Deepak Hooda has given small contributions with both bat and ball and has scored 110 runs apart from picking 2 crucial wickets, and he must be eyeing on another good performance for his team.
AB de Villiers has scored 204 runs in 6 matches at an average of 68 and a whopping strike rate of 174.35. He is another safe pick for multiplier choice as he is carrying a brilliant form.
Harshal Patel is currently the purple cap holder and has picked 17 wickets till now in just 6 games. He is one of the top picks for this encounter and is expected to do well once again.
Virat Kohli has scored 163 runs in 6 matches so far in this season’s VIVO IPL and is expected to get a substantial knock in this game as an opener of the team once again.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Kl Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal
Vice-Captain – Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keeper – KL Rahul (VC), AB de Villiers
Batsmen – Devdutt Padikkal (C), Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal, Rajat Patidar
All-rounder – Deepak Hooda
Bowlers – Harshal Patel, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Dream11 Team:
Keepers – KL Rahul
Batsmen – Virat Kohli (C), Mayank Agarwal (VC), Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal
All-rounder – Moises Henriques, Washington Sundar
Bowlers – Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Expert Advice:
Glenn Maxwell can be picked in the first team instead of AB de Villiers. AB de Villiers can be tried as a captain in one of the teams for this match considering his excellent run of form with the bat.
PBKS vs RCB VIVO IPL 2021 Match 26 Probable Winners:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are the probable winners.