PBKS vs BLR Dream11: It is a battle between teams of contrasting fate on 30 April in IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite imbalances in their squad are enjoying tremendous success. They are sitting in the third place in the points table with 5 wins in 6 games. Punjab Kings on the other hand, haven’t clicked as one unit despite a strong squad and have won only 2 of their six games. They are 6th in the points table. RCB come to this match riding on confidence while PBKS are cornered and have plenty of questions to answer. Punjab’s middle order has misfired while their bowling hasn’t been up to the mark. For RCB, the personnel in top order have stepped up when it mattered while the likes of Harshal Patel have delivered the punch in bowling. More importantly, this contest is interesting as G Maxwell will be playing against his previous franchise. That is some entertainment!
Fixture: Match 26. Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
When: 30 April, 7: 30 IST
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
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PBKS vs BLR Playing 11
Punjab Kings Playing 11 (likely)
Punjab Kings Team News:
Playing Combination: The duo of KL Rajul and M Agarwal will open the innings while the likes of C Gayle and N Pooran will form the middle order. R Meredith, M Shami and J Saxena will be lead pacers.
PBKS Playing 11:
KL Rahul has a strike-rate of only 129.03. But he is averaging a solid 48.00 in this tournament and has piled up 240 runs in 6 games. He is the third-highest run-scorer this season. He has slammed 3 fifties in 6 innings. Expect him to add more runs on a true pitch at Ahemdabad.
M Shami hasn’t picked up a bagful of wickets. However, he has been effective. He claimed 1 wicket for 24 runs in 4 overs in the previous game. He has 7 wickets in 6 games this season and has a strike-rate of 18.85.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11 (likely)
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News:
Playing Combination: The duo of D Padikal and V Kohli will open the innings while the likes of G Maxwell, AB de Villiers will form the middle order. Y Chahal, H Patel, and K Jamieson will lead the bowling attack.
BLR Playing 11:
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has once again emerged as RCB’s biggest match-winner. He has played two match-winning knocks in his last 3 innings. 75* against DC and 76* vs KKR. He has scored 204 runs this season in 5 innings at a glorious average of 68.00 but most importantly he is striking at a phenomenal rate of 174.35.
G Maxwell would enjoy batting on Ahmebadab pitch and considering the form he is in, he could be very destructive. He has made 223 runs this season at an average of 44.60 and has a sensational strike-rate of 145.75. He has scored two fifties in 5 innings.
In PBKS vs BLR Dream11 match prediction, BLR has the clear advantage as their top order is in fine form and PBKS doesn’t have the bowling firepower to restrict them. So expect BLR to win this game.
Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul, AB de Villiers
Batsmen:: M Agarwal, G Maxwell, R Patidar, D Padikkal
All-rounders: M Henriques
Bowlers: M Sharma, A Singh, H Patel, K Jamieson
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