Punjab Kings face Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Winning the toss in this match, Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis decided to throw first. Coming to bat first, Punjab got off to a great start. Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow shared 60 runs for the first wicket. In the fifth over, Dhawan was dismissed for 21 runs. Jonny Bairstow upped the run rate as soon as Gabbar was fired and scored a brilliant half-century.
Bairstow completed his fifty in 21 balls. This is the fastest fifty of his IPL career. Before, in 2019 he too, he had scored fifty in 28 balls against RCB. In the same year, also against KKR, he scored half a century in 28 balls. Also at IPL 2022, Bairstow scored a half-century in 28 balls against Punjab Kings. Bairstow was fired after scoring 66 runs on 29 balls. In this inning, he hit 7 sixes and 4 fours.
- 21 Ball Vs RCB, Today
- 28 Ball vs. RCB, 2019
- 28 Ball vs. KKR, 2019
- 28 Ball vs. PBKS, 2020
Bangalore has not made any changes to the team in this match. While Punjab have included Harpreet Brar in place of Sandeep Sharma in this match. It is very important that Punjab win this game so that they can stay in the playoff race. Apart from this, Bangalore would also like to win this match and get closer to confirming their place in the playoffs.
- Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (Captain), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Vanindu Hasranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.
- Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Mayank Agarwal (Captain), Jitesh Sharma (Week), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Hardeep Brar.