Royal Challengers Bangalore will be facing Punjab Kings in the third game of the IPL 2022 on Sunday i.e. March 27 at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. The game will be indeed interesting as two new captains will be facing each other. Faf du Plessis who has recently been named as the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore as the former captain Virat Kohli decided to leave the role from this year’s IPL.
Predicted Royal Challengers Bangalore’s XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj.
Punjab Kings on the other side is also playing with a new captain, Mayank Agarwal. After the team’s former opener, KL Rahul left the team to join the new franchise named Lucknow Super Giants, Punjab Kings was searching for a replacement and a strong opener. They roped in Shikhar Dhawan for 8.25 crore in this year’s auction. He can be the regular starter of the team.
Predicted Punjab Kings’ XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal (c), Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Odean Smith, Harpreet Brar, Sandeep Sharma, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.