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IPL 2024: RCB vs PBKS Best Playing 11 and Dream11 Analysis

Royal Challengers Bengaluru looking for their first win as we look at the TATA IPL 2024 RCB vs PBKS best playing 11 and dream11 analysis. 

It’s match 6 of TATA IPL 2024, and we have the Royal Challengers Bengaluru taking on the Punjab Kings at Chinnaswamy Stadium of Bengaluru. Both teams are coming from contrasting results in their first match. While Punjab Kins won a thriller against Delhi Capitals, the RCB team suffered a loss against Chennai Super Kings in another thrilling match.

With another two points up for grabs, both teams will be eyeing for a crucial win, but with the match being scheduled in Bengaluru, RCB start as outright favorites to win the match. Interestingly, the composition of both teams is contrasting. While RCB have a strong batting unit, and a weak bowling attack, PBKS are opposite with a weaker batting attack, and a stronger bowling attack.

The match is scheduled at Chinnaswamy Stadium of Bengaluru, so in terms of pitch, expect a high-scoring contest at the venue. So, given the match and game conditions, what could be the team position both teams may look at? Well, let’s look at the IPL 2024 RCB vs PBKS Match 6 best playing 11 for both teams. In addition, let’s look at the key match details and official squad for both teams. 

Match Details:

Tournament: IPL 2024

Type: Match 6 – RCB vs PBKS

Where: Bengaluru

When: March 25, 2024 // 8 pm IST

IPL 2024 Squad List for Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB)

Batters: Faf du Plessis (c&o), Rajat Patidar, Saurav Chauhan, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli & Will Jacks (o)

WKs: Anuj Rawat & Dinesh Karthik

All-rounders: Cameron Green (o), Glenn Maxwell (o), Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Swapnil Singh & Tom Curran (o)

Bowlers: Akash Deep, Alzarri Joseph (o), Himanshu Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson (o), Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Reece Topley (o), Vyshak Vijaykumar & Yash Dayal

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Best Playing 11 vs PBKS

Royal Challengers Bengaluru weren’t at their usual best in their first match vs CSK. The team did well in the batting as expected, but it was their bowling that was the reason for their defeat. RCB managed to score 173 from 20 overs, courtesy of cameos from their players, but in the bowling, RCB couldn’t defend well as CSK won the match in just 18.4 overs. 

Except for Mayank Dagar, not a single bowler looked threatening for RCB. However, even as RCB suffered a major defeat, it looks unlikely RCB will make major changes in their playing 11. The only change that they may think of doing is playing Vyshak Vijaykumar for Karn Sharma or Mayank Dgar. The Bengaluru pitch doesn’t help spinners a lot, so it makes sense to play an extra pacer. 

With RCB playing at their home ground, all eyes will be on Virat Kohli, who has seldom disappointed in his hometown. More so, after Virat Kohli’s below-par returns in the first match, fans will be expecting Virat Kohli to get back to form. Similarly, for RCB, the team will be hoping for good returns from their captain, Faf du Plessis, and Rajat Patidar, who registered a duck in the first innings. 

RCB vs PBKS 2024 Playing 11 for Royal Challengers Bengaluru:

  1. Faf du Plessis (c)
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Rajat Patidar 
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Cameron Green
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. Anuj Rawat (wk)
  8. Mayank Dagar
  9. Alzarri Joseph
  10. Mohammed Siraj
  11. Yash Dayal 
  12. Vyshak Vijaykumar (Impact Player)

RCB Other Impact Players: Karn Sharma, Akash Deep, Swapnil Singh & Suyash Prabhudessai

IPL 2024 Full Squad Players List for Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Batters: Atharva Taide, Harpreet Bhatia, Rilee Rossouw (o), Shashank Singh, Shikhar Dhawan (c) & Shivam Singh

WKs: Jitesh Sharma, Jonny Bairstow (o) & Prabsimran Singh

All-rounders: Ashutosh Sharma, Chris Woakes (o), Harpreet Brar, Liam Livingstone (o), Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran (o), Sikandar Raza (o), Tanay Thyagarajann & Vishwanath Singh

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada (o), Nathan Ellis (o), Prince Choudhary, Rahul Chahar & Vidhwath Kaperappa

Punjab Kings Best Playing 11 vs RCB

Punjab Kings had a very interesting batting-order in the first match. The team played Sam Curran at number 4 position, and pushed Liam Livingstone to number 6 position. It did help PBKS as they won the match in the last over, but is sending Liam Livingstone at 6 the right move? Well, the move can be debatable, but for now, expect PBKS to stick to the same batting lineup.

Given the pitch of Bengaluru will see a lot of runs, all eyes will be on the batters of PBKS. The team will need Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, and others to up their batting performance. To win in Bengaluru, PBKS would need a strong batting foundation. They do have a strong bowling lineup, and thus as long as their batting does well, it should be fine for PBKS.   

RCB vs PBKS 2024 Playing 11 for Punjab Kings

  1. Shikhar Dhawan (c)
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Prabsimran Singh
  4. Sam Curran
  5. Liam Livingstone
  6. Jitesh Sharma (wk)
  7. Shashank Singh
  8. Harpreet Brar
  9. Harshal Patel
  10. Kagiso Rabada
  11. Arshdeep Singh 
  12. Rahul Chahar (Impact Player)

PBKS Other Impact Players: Harpreet Bhatia, Rille Rossow, Tanay Thyagarajan & Vidhwath Kaperappa

Top Fantasy Playing 11 for RCB vs PBKS Match 6 of IPL 2024: 

Batters: Shikhar Dhawan, Rajat Patidar, Faf du Plessis & Virat Kohli 

Wks: Jonny Bairstow

All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Sam Curran Liam Livingstone & Cameron Green

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh & Mohammed Siraj

CVC Choice: Virat Kohli & Faf du Plessis

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Sonal Jain

Sonal is an experienced cricket author with over 5 years of experience in the field. She follows Indian cricket to the core with a deep interest in the Indian Premier League, World Cup, IPL 2024, etc.