IPL 2021: Match 48, RCB vs PBKS Match Prediction – Who Will Win Match?

IPL 2021 Match 48, RCB vs. PBKS Match Prediction

IPL Phase 2 had promised nail-biting matches, and we are witnessing it happening. We have Match 48, RCB vs PBKS, scheduled in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, on Oct 3rd. The game is a part of a doubleheader paired with Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB are almost knocking on the door of the playoffs needing a couple of wins more.

Meanwhile, PBKS have to win all their remaining matches to stay alive. So, prepare your cricket betting sites list in India and start making the fantasy team. Both teams are unpredictable, and hence anything is possible.  

RCB vs PBKS, Match 48-IPL 2021 Preview

RCB is back in the winning zone after they beat Mumbai Indians by 54 runs. It was a complete team performance with contributions from all the players. The highlight was purple cap holder Harshal Patel’s hat-trick.  Now they take on PBKS, who are under pressure to win all their matches. 

Also Read: Harshal Patel – 3rd RCB Bowler To Take Hat-trick

On the other hand, KL Rahul and his team have a topsy-turvy IPL UAE leg so far. They lost to Rajasthan Royals after they goofed up the chase, failing to score 4 runs in the final over, making it a memorable match for all IPL fans. They again were in trouble against SRH, where Jason Holder almost won with 29 balls 47. But, PBKS had the last laugh and won the match by 5 runs.

In Match 48, they are up against an unpredictable team with their tails up.  Most cricket betting sites list in India have made tons of fantasy tips and expert team combinations available to help you build a strong fantasy team.  RCB says bring it on to Punjab Kings.

RCB vs PBKS, Match 48 -Player News

RCB have finally found their best team combination against MI. But they must stick to it till the end of their campaign to have a better chance of lifting the trophy.  Virat Kohli is back in form with back-to-back half-centuries, which is excellent news for RCB. Maxwell has found his groove in UAE and needs to continue delivering and proving that he is the big show. The only concern for RCB is AB de Villiers‘ form. If ABD gets going, then Royal Challengers Bangalore can become champions for the first time. 

Meanwhile, PBKS have made a great move by bringing back leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who grabbed 3/24 against SRH. The bowling attack looks good, with Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh getting breakthroughs at crucial teams. However, the batting still needs improvement as PBKS heavily depend on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to deliver every game. Anyways, PBKS are a good team but need to be more consistent.   

RCB vs PBKS, Match 48-IPL 2021 – Players to Watch Out 

To make an effective fantasy team on all the cricket betting sites list in India, including the following players is a must for Match 48, RCB vs PBKS.

RCB Players

  • Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat
  • Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, 
  • All Rounder: Glenn Maxwell

PBKS Players

  • Batsmen: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal
  • Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi 
  • All Rounders: Harpreet Brar

Pitch Condition 

Match 48, RCB vs PBKS, is scheduled in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The matches have been low-scoring due to the slow nature of the pitch. PBKS have defended 125 runs against SRH, and CSK have chased 156 with ease on this ground. As this is a day match, teams winning the toss will opt to bat first as the pitch becomes slower as the game progresses.

The temperature is on the hotter side, with a maximum of 38 degrees Celsius. It’s taxing for both players and the umpires in this searing heat.  

Must Read: Match 47, RR vs CSK Match Prediction – Who Will Win?

RCB Possible XI Prediction

Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Kyle Jamieson, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Dan Christian, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

PBKS Possible XI Prediction

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Nathan Ellis, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami.

Finally, Match 48 RCB vs PBKS is a battle of the unpredictable. Both teams can beat any team on their day and can also lose to anybody on their bad day. However, RCB has a slightly easier path to reaching the playoffs than PBKS. It will press PBKS to go for an all-out attack on RCB.

Hence, get started with your fantasy teams for placing your stakes on the best cricket betting sites list in India. On paper, RCB looks like a stronger team than PBKS and hence are favorites to win. But PBKS can shock RCB and ride home a win. Fingers crossed!

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