Virat’s form can add to Bangalore’s troubles: Kagiso Rabada returns to form
Mumbai: The 60th match of IPL 2022 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings today. The match will be played at 7.30 pm at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Talking about RCB, the team has won 7 out of 12 matches and its net run rate is -0.115. PBKS has five wins in 11 matches and has a net run rate of -0.231. Both teams remain in the race for the playoffs.
Virat’s form can add to Bangalore’s troubles
Bengaluru have won seven matches but net runs are a problem for them. Winning the remaining two matches will go straight to the playoffs. Looking at the net run rate, RCB may lag behind. If Bangalore is to improve its net run rate, it needs to do well at the top of the order.
Captain Faf du Plessis is batting brilliantly but Virat’s condition is bad, which is not taking the name of the finish. For Bangalore, all the players have to perform well in the match so that they can give their best performance in the coming matches. The arrival of Mahipal Lomror in the middle order has strengthened the batting of the team. Dinesh Karthik is capable of making any match one-sided. Vanindu Hasaranga’s spin along with Josh Hazlewood and Herschel Patel has been beneficial for the team.
Rabada’s bowling may turn towards Punjab
After losing the match against Rajasthan in the last over, Punjab team will take the field. The team that wins some tough matches loses the easy matches and is out of the competition every season. This time under the leadership of Mayank Agarwal, PBKS will have to get rid of this already existing problem.
Kagiso Rabada’s return to the rhythm has been fantastic for the team. He has the ability to change the course of any match on his own. How Mayank uses the 18-wicket-taker South Africa’s star bowler will be crucial. Punjab have also disappointed with their captain’s form. If the team wants to cement its place in the playoffs without relying on the results of other teams, then captain Mayank will have to perform.