15.56 IST: Bangalore 55/0 after Powerplay. 13 runs off Arshdeep’s over as the opening duo steers Bangalore to a solid start. Bishnoi managed to outfox Padikkal but the left-hander has not shied away from taking risks, hitting boundaries at timely intervals. Padikkal has scored 34 off 23 deliveries while Kohli is on 18 from 13 balls.
15.49 IST: Kohli survives again! This time, Sarfaraz Khan drops the catch at midwicket. This one was tough, as Sarfaraz made a full stretch for a high jump and yet couldn’t grab the ball properly.
15.39 IST: Padikkal and Kohli give RCB a steady start in the game. The left-handed Padikkal took on Arshdeep Singh in the third over, hitting a six and four off successive deliveries. RCB 24/0 in 3 overs
15.25 IST: Captain Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal to open for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Surprisingly, Aiden Markram has been given the ball! The South African will bowl the first over.
15.10 IST: Punjab Kings make three changes from the team which played against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Fabian Allen misses out due to injury, making way for Harpreet Brar. Moises Henriques replaces Nathan Ellis while Sarfaraz Khan comes in place of Deepak Hooda.
15.03 IST: Playing XI
15.00 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss, opt to bat against Punjab Kings in Sharjah
14.50 IST: Follow Live Toss Updates for RCB vs PBKS here.
14.30 IST: Head to Head stats:
Matches Played: 27
RCB Won: 12
PBKS Won: 15
14.00 IST: Check out the Dream11 Fantasy Tips for today’s game HERE
13.00 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore only require a win to secure a place in the playoff stage of IPL 2021. The Punjab Kings, meanwhile, are in a mid-table battle with KKR, RR and MI and another loss in the league stage could deter their chances in the playoff race.
Match Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to secure a playoff berth when they clash with Punjab Kings in their Indian Premier League match here on Sunday. Eyeing their first IPL title triumph, RCB is currently placed third in the pecking order with seven wins and four defeats for a total of 14 points. Another two points from a win will assure them of a place in the place-offs but for that, RCB will need to put it across Punjab Kings who are coming off a morale-boosting win against Kolkata Knight Riders. FULL PREVIEW