The first match of Sunday’s doubleheader will see Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) lock horns with Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Both teams will vouch for the two points on offer to keep themselves floating for a top-four finish.
PBKS defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets in their previous match to keep themselves another chance of making it to the top four. However, the PBKS will want their middle order to put up a better show and rally along with their skipper KL Rahul.
Battle of the Reds is upon us, 12th Man Army. 🔴 ⚔️
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 2, 2021
The bowlers, meanwhile, have done a decent job with young spinner Ravi Bishnoi bowling exceedingly well. Mohammed Shami has also done a decent job with the new ball and at the death.
On the other hand, RCB have 14 points in their pocket and are closer to securing a spot in the playoffs. The team has performed in unison and the all-round performance of Glenn Maxwell has been an added advantage. RCB will be keen to see AB de Villiers back in the form which will be the icing on the cake.
.@mayankcricket's elated and so are we! 🤩
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) October 2, 2021
When will the 48th match of the IPL between RCB vs PBKS take place?
The 48th match of the IPL between RCB vs PBKS will take place on 3 October 2021 (Sunday).
What is the venue for the match?
The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.
What time will the match start?
The match will begin at 3.30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 3 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast and live stream the RCB vs PBKS game?
Star Sports Network will telecast the match live. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar.