The Indian Premier League is entering its 15th season, and it has added two new teams. The IPL has been one of the most popular T20 tournaments in the globe, and teams are preparing for action. On the second day, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will begin their campaigns against one other. Despite their lack of IPL titles, RCB has always been in the spotlight. Punjab Kings have never won the IPL crown and will try to break that streak this season. Both clubs have new leaders and will hope for renewed vigour to propel them forward this season.


Punjab Kings Team Preview

This season, Mayank Agarwal takes over as full-time captain of the Punjab Kings, and the seasoned Shikhar Dhawan will back at the helm him. The team’s middle order is projected to include Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, and Rishi Dhawan. Due to national obligations, Johnny Bairstow and Kagiso Rabada are now unavailable. The Punjab Kings’ middle order is inexperienced, thus they rely on youthful players to give the essential pyrotechnics.Arshdeep We expect Singh and Sandeep Sharma to share the new ball for the squad, with Odean Smith filling the third seamer position in the playing XI. Rahul Chahar will be their main spinner, with Harpret Brar expected assisting him in the middle overs. Nathan Ellis, Ishan Porel, and Raj Bawa are three intriguing bowlers who are working their way up the rankings.

Bet on the Best Players

Mayank Agarwal, Shikhar Dhawan, Arshdeep Singh

Punjab Kings Predicted Playing XI

Rishi Dhawan, Odean Smith, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Harpret Brar, Agarwal (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh.

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Team Preview:

Faf Du Plessis will captain the RCB squad this season, and his significant experience captaining international teams will be beneficial to the RCB team. Along with Faf, their batting stalwarts will include Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, and Glenn Maxwell (now unavailable). In this season, they will seek to replace the middle order deficiencies with youthful players like Mahipal Lormor, Anuj Rawat, Sherfane Rutherford, and Finn Allen. Hasaranga and Willey, both all-rounders, are expected to give some pyrotechnics down the order. They have maintained the pace combo of Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel, who excelled in their previous season. Foreign arrivals Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrondeff, and David Willey will bolster the attack’s diversity and depth. Wanindu Hasaranga will head the spin attack, which will also include Shahbaz Ahmed and Karn Sharma, as well as batting all-rounders Maxwell and Lormor.

Bet on the Best Players

Virat Kohli, Mohammed Siraj, Dinesh Karthik

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI

Faf Du Plessis (C),Wanidu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Jason Behrendoff/David Willey, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lormor, Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed.


The DY Patil Stadium is one of the larger venues in Mumbai, and we expect strong speed and bounce carry in the early stages of the competition. The Pacers may find the pitch useful early on with the new ball, and the hitters will love the ball coming onto the bat well. We expect that the average score in this match will be around 170-180 runs. If either captain wins the toss, they will choose to bat first since chasing is a safe choice in T20 matches when the safe target and pitch conditions are unknown.

Winning Prediction for PBKS vs RCB

When opposed to the Punjab Kings, RCB has a more experienced line up, particularly in the middle order.The Royal Challengers Bangalore have seasoned pacers who can take wickets, whilst the Punjab Kings rely on young talent and new faces in this department. Both teams will begin the season with new captains and a clean slate. Omit, RCB will win this game because of their superior squad makeup and experienced players. The match is still in the hands of RCB.