PBKS vs RCB Today Match Prediction & Tips

Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, IPL 2024

Punjab Kings take on Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Thursday evening in Match 58 of the 2024 Indian Premier League. Both sides have won four of their 11 games and are four points from the top four places with three to go. Read on as we preview this match. The fixture gets underway at 19:30 local time at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala on May 9th.

After beating Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings were unable to make it three wins in a row when they lost the return fixture with CSK on Sunday. However, they have players in strong form with bat and ball and they will back themselves to beat RCB.

RCB got another win on Saturday when they beat the struggling Gujarat Titans and there is plenty of belief across their side at the moment. That said, they almost threw away a strong position in that match and they will need to be careful not to give Punjab Kings a way back in during this game.

Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: In India, PBKS vs RCB match will be available on Star Network. The match will also be available on Sky Sports (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sport NZ (New Zealand), SuperSport (South Africa) and Willow TV (USA)

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: PBKS vs RCB fixture will be live-streamed on Jio Cinema in India. In Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the matches can be watched live on Yupp TV.  Other channels where the match will be streamed live are Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

PBKS vs RCB Match Toss Prediction

Of the 12 IPL matches played at this venue, seven have been won by team batting first. In this clash at the HPCA Stadium, with CSK winning the last fixture here batting first, we predict both skippers will choose to bat if they win the toss.

PBKS vs RCB Pitch Report

The average score batting first at the HPCA Stadium is 179 and we saw CSK post 167/9 earlier this month. We expect the pitch to be quicker in this clash throughout the game with runs coming a little easier than in Match 53. A par score for the team batting first is likely to be over 185.

Dharamsala Weather Report

The forecast is for clear skies from start to finish on Thursday evening with the temperature in the mid-twenties. We do not expect the temperature to drop below 22 degrees and there is no danger of rain interrupting.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Indian Premier League 2024

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

Skipper Shikhar Dhawan remains on the sidelines with injury and he is now expected to return to the Punjab Kings side for the next game after this one. There are no other players unavailable for the Kings and we expect to see the same team selected.

PBKS Key Players

  • Prabhsimran Singh – The opener top scored for Punjab Kings in the last game with 30 runs from 23 balls after hitting two fours and two sixes on this pitch.
  • Jonny Bairstow – The England all-format international has had a strong second half of the campaign with scores of 108 not out against KKR and 46 against CSK.
  • Harshal Patel – The right-arm fast medium is averaging a wicket every 13.06 balls in the IPL 2024. It is now 82 dismissals over the last four seasons of the competition.
  • Arshdeep Singh – The left-arm swing bowler took another two wickets against CSK when he dismissed Ajinkya Rahane in his opening over and Ravindra Jadeja in the final over.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Tanay Thyagarajan Vidwath Kaverappa, Rishi Dhawan

We have often seen Arshdeep Singh used purely during the fielding innings and we expect the same in this game with Prabhsimran Singh coming into the side for the batting innings.

PBKS Team Form

Punjab Kings won back to back games before their 28 run loss to CSK in Dharamsala on Sunday.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

Key to the resurgence of RCB over the last couple of weeks has been their consistency in selection and we do not expect them to make any unforced changes ahead of this match. No injuries were reported after their victory on Saturday evening.

RCB Key Players

  • Virat Kohli – It has been another remarkable individual campaign for one of the greatest batters of all time. He comes into this match averaging 67.75 runs with a strike-rate of 148.08.
  • Dinesh Karthik – The keeper-batter has been delivering with the bat across this season and he hit 21 not out from 12 balls to get the side over the line in the last game.
  • Mohammed Siraj – The Indian international took the Player of the Match Award in Match 52 after dismissing Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill across his opening two overs.
  • Yash Dayal – The left-arm pace bowler took 2/21 across his four overs against Gujarat Titans with both of his wickets coming within the 18th over of the innings.

RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep, Rajat Patidar

Rajat Patidar came off the bench in the last game and although he made only 2 runs from 3 balls, his overall returns this season have been impressive. Yash Dayal is the likely candidate to play only during the fielding innings.

RCB Team Form

RCB are looking to make it four wins in a row in this game after victories against Sunrisers Hyderabad and twice against Gujarat Titans.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Yash Dayal

PBKS vs RCB Head to Head

Although RCB trail the overall head to head 17-15, it is RCB who are hoping to record their third successive victory in the fixture. They have already beaten Punjab Kings by 4 wickets once this season.

PBKS vs RCB Head to Head Stats in T20’s

  Matches Played PBKS Won RCB Won Tie NR
Overall 32 17 15 0 0
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

PBKS vs RCB Betting Odds

The hosts will be the underdogs with the bookies ahead of this match with Punjab Kings at 2.15. RCB can be backed at 1.75 to win the game.

Who will win Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru T20 Match?

Both teams have enjoyed much stronger results over the last fortnight but it is RCB who have got the most momentum ahead of this game and we have them as the top team.

🏆 PBKS vs RCB Prediction

Neither side can afford to lose this game on Thursday evening and it looks set to be played on a pitch which will offer something for both batters and bowlers. Therefore it will come down to which team is able to produce the goods and it is RCB who have been doing so on a regular basis. Both teams have explosive batters and one big innings from an individual could decide the contest. Overall though, we think RCB are unstoppable at the moment and are backing them to win again.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru to beat Punjab Kings

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