PBKS vs RCB IPL Match Preview, Head-to-head, Possible XIs and Dream11 Team Prediction

Read the full match preview, head-to-head stats, possible playing XIs, and Dream11 Team Prediction of the PBKS vs RCB match in IPL 2024 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala on 8th May, Thursday.

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Punjab Kings will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in match no 58 of IPL 2024 on Thursday, 9th May, at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala. Both sides have won only four out of eleven matches this season and are sitting in the seventh (RCB) and eighth (PBKS) positions of the points table. 

RCB and PBKS have already faced each other once this season and RCB won that encounter at home by four wickets after chasing down 177 runs. RCB hopes to double that but PBKS will try to deliver a better performance this time. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 team predictions, here is everything you need to know about the PBKS vs RCB match in IPL 2024.

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Match Details

PBKS vs RCB IPL 2024 Venue
PBKS vs RCB IPL 2024 Venue: Dharamshala | Image: Wikipedia

How to watch the PBKS vs RCB IPL 2024 Match?

The Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2024 match will be televised on Star Sports Network. All the Indian Premier League matches will be streamed free on the Jio Cinema app and website.

Pitch & Weather Report

The pitch in Dharamsala is known for its pace, bounce, and movement. The seamers always get help from the pitch. The movement and bounce available during the powerplay are vital for the bowling side. The Spinners generally get no help from this pitch as no turn is available from the track. At this pitch, the team that wins the toss chooses typically to bowl first and chase the target.

The temperature will be around 23 degrees Celsius. Humidity of about 42 percent is expected but there is no chance of rain.

PBKS vs RCB: Head-to-Head Record

Out of the 32 encounters between RCB and PBKS, Punjab have won 17 matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 15. In the last 4 meetings, it's all square at 2-2 between RCB and PBKS.

Matches Played 32
PBKS won 17
RCB Won 15
No Result 0

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Team News

Punjab Kings

PBKS are coming into this game after a huge loss against Chennai. Bairstow couldn't add more than just 7 runs in the last game. Prabhsimran was looking good but lost his wicket following a wrong judgment. Jitesh Sharma, Ashutosh Sharma, and Sam Curran added only 10 runs in total which is disappointing. Shashank Singh was playing some great shots but didn't get the support he needed.

Rilee Rossouw was out for a duck as the whole batting unit was simply a flop against Chennai at Dharamshala. Shikhar Dhawan has not traveled with the side to Dharamsala, so the same players are expected to play against RCB. Harshal Patel and Rahul Chahar picked up three wickets each in the last match while Arshdeep scalped two.

Arshdeep Singh did concede 42 runs though which is not a good thing. Rabada has been decent this season. He hasn't been the best bowler for the Kings but the others have stepped up here and there. Harpreet Brar bowled only one over in the previous game and went for 19 runs so he will try to improve against RCB not to forget, he always turns up against Bangalore.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB have registered only four victories after featuring in eleven games but three of those came in the previous three games. Virat Kohli is in great form and providing his side with a good start from his end in almost every game. Faf is not having an excellent season but he looked in some brilliant touch in the previous game. The duo is expected to start once again for RCB in the game against PBKS.

Rajat Patidar and Glenn Maxwell have the responsibility to handle the middle-order batting which they haven't done so far this season. Patidar has played three or four good innings here and there but Maxwell hasn't. Will Jacks will come into bat at no 3 and he needs to bring some consistency in his batting. Dinesh Karthik has played lots of brilliant innings for RCB this season and has taken the responsibility to score runs consistently at lower down the order.

RCB only have three games left in their hands and the hopes for the playoffs are still there. The issues in bowling have been resolved a lot lately. Mohammed Siraj who was struggling to bowl one decent over, is bowling quite confidently in the last couple of games.

Bangalore don't have a good spin bowler in their squad to handle the middle overs. They let go of Chahal and haven't been able to replace him with someone else. Yash Dayal has bowled some sensational spells this season and he is the most important bowler for the Royals right now. Cameron Green is also bowling some important overs and he has been really good with the bowling so far.

Vyshak picked up two wickets in the last game with a good economy so his selection is a must against PBKS in Dharamshala. RCB would try to extend their winning streak and double over PBKS on Thursday.

Possible XIs

Punjab Kings: Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran(C), Jitesh Sharma(WK), Ashutosh Sharma, Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

Impact Player Subs: Shikhar Dhawan, Harpreet Singh, A Taide, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, LS Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, R Dhawan, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Chris Woakes, T Thyagarajan, RD Chahar, Nathan Ellis, Vidhwath Kaverappa

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Swapnil Singh, Dinesh Karthik(WK), Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj

Impact Player Subs: Anuj Rawat, SS Prabhudessai, S Chauhan, MK Lomror, M Bhandage, TK Curran, MJ Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, RJW Topley, Rajan Kumar, Alzarri Joseph, Himanshu Sharma, LH Ferguson, Akash Deep

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