Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Prediction - IPL 2022 Match 03: Who Will Win?

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Tournament2022 IPL Prediction
Timetable27th March 2022 1930 IST
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IPL 2022 is about to start, and we have predictions for all the first round of IPL matches. The third match of the Indian Premier League will see the Punjab Kings take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the DY Pail Sports Stadium in Mumbai. Which of these teams will get their campaign off to a flier? Well, read on and see our IPL prediction of who will win this match.

Punjab Kings Team Preview

The Punjab Kings finished 6th in the 2021 IPL, failing to reach the play-offs by just two points. They will be looking to go one better this time around and make it to the play-offs, and we think that they have a squad that is capable of doing just that. They have quality players in their squad such as Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, and Odean Smith.

When it comes to their playing XI, we feel that Mayank Agarwal, who is the captain, and Dhawan will open the batting. At the fall of the first wicket, Bairstow will walk to the crease since he also has a lot of experience as an opening batsman in the shorter formats of the game. Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, and Rishi Dhawan will make up the middle order. If you want to do some online cricket betting and put some money on the batsman that will top score for the Punjab Kings, then we would either put our money on Bairstow or Dhawan as they are both powerful and explosive players with plenty of skill.

With regard to their bowling attack, we expect to see Smith, Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, and Arshdeep Singh. If you are going to be betting on the top bowler for the Punjab Kings at IPL betting sites, then we would recommend you put your money on Rabada as we feel that he is their best bowler and will perform well throughout the 2022 IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Preview

The Royal Challengers Bangalore finished third in 2021 IPL, but they were knocked out in the Eliminator by the Kolkata Knight Riders. They have never actually won the title, so they will be hoping that this is their year, and we definitely think that they have a better chance of winning it this year than they did in the UAE last year. When you have the likes of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Dinesh Kharhik, Josh Hazlewood, and Glenn Maxwell you can never be written off.

When it comes to their playing XI, we feel that their opening batsmen will be du Plessis and Anuj Rawat, while Kohli will come in at the drop of the first wicket. When the other wicket fall, Maxwell, Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, and Shahbaz Ahmed will make up the middle-order. If you want to do some IPL betting on the best batsman for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in this match, then we recommend you put some money on Kohli. Yes, he has not been performing as well as he would have liked recently, but you can never keep such a good batsman down.

With regard to their bowling attack in this first match, we expect to see Hazlewood, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, and Mohammed Siraj. If you want to make an IPL prediction for the top bowler for the RCB in this game, then we would put our money on Hazlewood as not only is he usually very economical, but he will always trouble even the best batsmen with his consistent line and length.

Toss Prediction

There has been a total of seven T20 domestic matches played on this pitch to date, and the team that has batted first has won just one of them, meaning that it definitely looks like an advantage to bat second. The main reason for this is probably because of the dew, which can be a major factor when it comes to determining the team that will go on to win a cricket match in India. So, if we were to put money on a toss prediction, we would opt for the winning captain to take history into consideration and opt to field first.

Pitch Conditions

The DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium is the second biggest stadium in the country, beaten only by Eden Gardens. This is a great place to go and watch cricket because the engineers built it with spectator comfort in mind, so there are bucket seats and a cantilever roof that eliminates any need for columns. The pitch has also been prepared with a lot of care as well as 200 tonnes of soil was imported from South Africa to make sure that the pitch was true and bouncy. The average score batting first is 143, so the team that has to bat first will look to score at least 20-30 more runs than that.

Our Match Prediction

So, who do we predict will win this match today? Well, both teams will think that they have a pretty good chance of winning their opening match, and the odds that the top bookmakers such as Betway are offering helps to reflect this. They have the Punjab Kings at odds of 1.95 to win, while the Royal Challengers Bangalore have odds of 1.87. We think that this match will be as close as the odds suggest, but our match prediction today is that the RCB will edge it due to the fact that we feel that they have a better batting unit.

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