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

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

Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Punjab Kings go head to head in Match 6 of the 2024 Indian Premier League on Monday evening at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB began their campaign on Friday with a 6 wicket defeat against the current champions CSK. Punjab Kings beat Delhi Capitals on Saturday by 4 wickets. Read on as we preview this game. The match gets underway at 19:30 local time in Bengaluru.

RCB were not at their best on Friday in the first match of the tournament but there were some positive signs for them to build on and bring to this game. Furthermore, some of their top players had off-days so a couple of big performances from them could make all the difference on Monday.

Punjab Kings spoilt Rishabh Pant’s IPL comeback game on Saturday afternoon after they produced a strong performance with bat and ball. They have often been accused of lacking consistency so it will be interesting to see if they can back up that display in this game.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Punjab Kings T20 Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

RCB vs PBKS Match Toss Prediction

Although it is not by a huge margin, more teams have won IPL games at this venue by fielding first. As a result, we predict that both sides will choose to field first on Monday evening if they win the toss.

RCB vs PBKS Pitch Report

The average score batting first on this pitch is 165 but with the batting talent on show we expect this surface to deliver totals around 190 in this match.

Bengaluru Weather Report

Clear skies look likely throughout this game with the temperature falling a little from 32 degrees to 28 degrees by the end of the match. Humidity levels will be no higher than 35% across the contest.

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

RCB Team News & Playing 11

RCB Team News

Although they were beaten in their opening game, RCB completed the match without any injury worries or problems so any changes for this game would be tactical. Equally, some top players under-performed so we expect them to be given the chance to produce better in this fixture.

RCB Key Players

  • Faf du Plessis- the South African skipper made 35 runs in a first wicket partnership of 41 on Friday and he looks in fine form ahead of this game.
  • Virat Kohli- the right-handed opener saw wickets tumble around him against CSK and finished on 21 from 20. However, that was his first appearance in two months and he will be a threat in this match.
  • Cameron Green- the big Australian all-rounder took the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell, both of which gave his side a chance of victory against CSK.
  • Mohammed Siraj- the Indian international went wicketless in Chepauk on Friday but he will always be a threat with the tight line and full length he bowls.

RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Yash Dayal, Akash Deep, Swapnil Singh, Suyash Prabhudessai, Vijaykumar Vyshak

Left-arm medium fast bowler Yash Dayal came into the team at the halfway stage in the defeat against CSK and did pick up a wicket so may well play the same role in this game. As the batting all-rounder, we can expect Suyash Pradhudessai to come off the bench if more runs are required.

RCB Team Form

RCB produced some good moments in Match 1 but they will know that overall they need to be better with both bat and ball in this match.

RCB Predicted Playing 11

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik, Anuj Rawat (wk), Karn Sharma, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj

PBKS Team News & Playing 11

PBKS Team News

After their success on Saturday afternoon against Delhi Capitals, it would be a surprise if Punjab Kings made any changes ahead of this game. Harshal Patel was the most expensive of the bowlers but still took two wickets so we would not expect to see him left out of the side.

PBKS Key Players

  • Shikhar Dhawan- the left-handed opener is one of the most consistent batters across all the seasons of this tournament and he will relish taking on RCB again in this match.
  • Liam Livingstone- the English all-rounder was under pressure ahead of the match with Delhi Capitals but delivered 38 not out from 21 balls to take his team to victory.
  • Arshdeep Singh- the left-arm opening bowler got the big wicket of opener Mitchell Marsh before coming back to dismiss Sumit Kumar against Delhi Capitals.
  • Sam Curran- the England all-format international only bowled one over but produced the goods with the bat in Match 2. He is a top player and will be full of confidence with ball and bat ahead of this game of IPL 2024.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes

Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Talented batter Prabhsimran Singh was used as the batting impact player on Saturday’s game and he performed the role to good effect. Right-arm fast medium bowler Vidwath Kaverappa, with a strike-rate of 12.2 in T20 cricket is likely to get the nod if an additional pace bowling option is required.

PBKS Team Form

Punjab Kings were not perfect in their opening game but their batting was certainly impressive in the victory.

PBKS Predicted Playing 11

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

RCB vs PBKS Head to Head

Punjab Kings lead RCB 17-14 in the overall head to head. But it was RCB who won the last contest between the sides and the only head to head last season when they triumphed by 24 runs in April 2023.

RCB vs PBKS Head to Head Stats in T20’s

Matches Played RCB Won PBKS Won Tie NR
Overall 31 14 17 0 0
Last 5 5 2 3 0 0

RCB vs PBKS Betting Odds

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

Punjab Kings pulled off a surprise win over Delhi Capitals in their opening match of the tournament but we expect this to be a tougher contest. Player for player, we are backing RCB as the top side ahead of this fixture.

🏆 RCB vs PBKS Prediction

With RCB losing their opener and Punjab Kings winning theirs, we expect this clash to be close on Monday evening in Bengaluru. Not a lot went right with the bat for RCB in Chepauk on Friday and we expect their top order of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell to make amends in this game. Our prediction is for RCB to get their first win of this campaign in this match.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru to beat Punjab Kings

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