PBKS vs RCB: In the 27th match of IPL 2023 Punjab Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be held at Punjab King’s home stadium Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Punjab Kings is currently in fifth place with three wins from five matches. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be attempting to rise above the points table as they have only two wins from five matches played.
PBKS vs RCB: Pitch Report
The match is all set to begin at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. The pitch is heaven for batters. With a good pace and bounce, the batters can confidently hit their shots. The team who wins the toss will mostly prefer to choose bowling first. The large ground is an opportunity for spinners. They will have some advantage in this case. We can expect a lot of running between the wickets.
PBKS vs RCB: Performance in recent matches
Punjab Kings has so far achieved 3 of 5 matches played. The second match of this IPL season was between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings won that match by 7 runs. The captain Shikhar Dhawan scored 40 runs off 29 balls. He has been the star of the team since the beginning. Bhanuka Rajapaksa took a half-century in that match. The second match was against Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings had a victory by 5 runs. It is quite evident that they had a stellar start this IPL season. Shikar Dhawan again showcased his batting capabilities in this match. Shikar Dhawan has been performing consistently throughout this season. Prabhsimran Singh hit 60 runs. They faced back-to-back defeats in the next two matches. One against Sunrisers Hyderabad and one against Gujarat Titans.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Faf du Plessis, is in the 8th position with two wins from five matches. Their net run rate is also not good. Royal Challengers Bangalore had a stellar start this season. They won their first match against Mumbai Indians by 8 runs. Tilak Varma hit an explosive 84 runs in that match. Their performance started to dip after that. They lost against Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR won that match by 81 runs. They lost against Lucknow Super Giants as well. Victory against Delhi Capitals was indeed a boost of a confidence boost for RCB. The most recent match was against Chennai Super Kings and CSK won the match by 8 runs.
Punjab Kings Squad
Shikar Dhawan(c), Jithesh Sharma(wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Shahrukh Khan, Shivam Singh, Gurnoor Brar, Liam Livingstone, Matt Short, Mohit Rathee, , Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Prabhsimran Singh(wk), Atharva Taide, Rishi Dhawan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Faf Du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, David Willey, Glenn Maxwell, Suyash Prabhudessai, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Manoj Bhandge, Shahbaz Ahmed, R Sonu Yadav, Wanindu Harsaranga, Finn Allen, Akash Deep, Avinash Singh, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Michael Bracewell, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Wayne Parnell, Himanshu Sharma.