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Indian T20 League 2022 – Match 3 – Punjab vs Bangalore: Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Live streaming details

By BetBarter Staff

March 26, 2022

The second game of the first double-header of the 2022 season will be played between Punjab and Bangalore. Both teams will start their campaign in the 15th season at the D.Y. Patil Stadium. Both teams are coming off contrasting performances in the last season. Punjab finished sixth in the points table with six wins and eight losses in 14 games.

On the other hand, Bangalore finished third in the points table with nine wins and five losses in 14 games. However, their campaign ended abruptly with a loss against eventual runner-ups Kolkata in the Eliminator. Both teams would like to start their campaign with a win on the weekend. Both teams have had a change in leadership as well. This year, Mayank Agarwal will lead Punjab while Faf du Plessis will lead Bangalore.

Pitch Report

The surface at the D.Y. Patil Stadium is expected to be a flat one given the early stage of the tournament. Expect a high-scoring affair with good pitch conditions and small ground dimensions.

Team Combinations

Punjab

The 2014 finalists will miss the services of Kagiso Rabada for the first game as he is in three-day hard quarantine. 

Probable Playing XI:

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Odean Smith, Rishi Dhawan / Benny Howell, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma

Bangalore

The three-time finalists will be missing the services of Glenn Maxwell for the first three games. Josh Hazlewood will be available after April 5 as he is in Pakistan for the multi-format series. Notably, he has been rested for the limited-overs games.

Probable Playing XI:

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Mahipol Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey / Finn Allen, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma / Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Siraj

Broadcast Details

TV – Star Sports Network

Online Streaming – Disney + Hotstar

Match Timings – 7:30 PM IST and 2:00 PM GMT