PBKS vs RCB: Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns against dejected Punjab Kings in the 26th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Both the teams have played six games in this season so far, out of which, Punjab Kings have won two games while Royal Challengers Bangalore have won five games.
Punjab Kings is currently placed at the sixth spot on the points table with two victories out of six games. Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, are placed at the third spot with ten points in their account.
Punjab Kings, who opened their campaign with a win against Rajasthan Royals, saw a three-match losing streak – to Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad – with a victory over Mumbai Indians. But they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets in their most recent fixture in IPL 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, bounced back from an embarrassing loss to Chennai Super Kings with a thrilling win over Delhi Capitals in their last match in IPL 2021. They have won five of 6 games, having secured wins against Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals.
As long as their head-to-head records are concerned, out of a total of 26 encounters between the two teams, Punjab has won 14 games while Bangalore won 12 games.
PBKS vs RCB Match Details
- Match: Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 26
- Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
- Time: 7:30 PM (IST)
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
PBKS vs RCB Weather & Pitch Report
As witnessed in the first three IPL 2021 games, the pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium is on the slower side, with the bowlers getting some help off the surface. The spinners should come into play as the match progresses, with the batsmen likely to target the straight boundaries against them.
Both teams will ideally want to chase, given the dew factor in the second innings. Although 160-170 should be par at the venue, both teams are capable of breaching the 180-run mark with ease.
Accuweather predicts no rain for this game. The temperature in Ahmedabad will be around the 32 degree Celsius mark with humidity rising from 69-80% as the game goes on.
PBKS vs RCB Head-to-Head
Punjab Kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore Form
Punjab Kings Form
Royal Challengers Bangalore Form
PBKS vs RCB Predicted Playing XI
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi.
Bench: Dawid Malan, Saurabh Kumar, Prabhsimran Singh, Ishan Porel, Murugan Ashwin, Harpreet Brar, Utkarsh Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Fabian Allen, Riley Meredith, Mandeep Singh, Jhye Richardson.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini.
Bench: Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Pavan Deshpande, Finn Allen, Mohammad Azharuddeen, Daniel Sams, KS Bharat, Sachin Baby.
Match Predictions For Match 26 – PBKS vs RCB
If Punjab Kings Bowl First
- RCB Powerplay Score: 45-50
- RCB Overall Score: 165-185
Punjab Kings wins the match.
If Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowl First
- PBKS Powerplay Score: 40-45
- PBKS Overall Score: 160-180
Royal Challengers Bangalore wins the match.
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