RCB vs PBKS IPL 2024 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 RCB vs PBKS match in IPL 2024 at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on 25th March, Monday.

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RCB vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match Preview

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings are all set to face each other in match 6 of the ongoing IPL 2024 season on Monday, March 25, at the M. Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bangalore. RCB started the campaign with a horrible loss against the defending champions, CSK in the opening fixture of the edition while PBKS got off to a flying start, winning their opening fixture against DC at home. RCB would like to register their first victory of the season while Punjab would like to continue their good start so it is going to be an exciting contest at Bangalore. From possible playing XIs to Dream11 predictions, here is everything you need to know about the RCB vs PBKS match in IPL 2024.

Read Also: Sam Curran, Livingstone guide Punjab Kings to 4-wicket win over DC

Match Details

  • Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings - IPL 2024

  • Date: 25/3/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

RCB vs PBKS venue

How to watch the RCB vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match?

The Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings 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

Teams would prefer to bat first after winning the toss although no total appears to be safe on this pitch. The pitch of Bangalore is renowned for high-scoring matches. Bowling at the venue has been a bowler's nightmare but, there have been some low-scoring games at the venue recently for using black soil on the pitch.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium IPL Records:

  • Total Matches: 88 
  • Batting 1st Won: 37
  • Batting 2nd Won: 47
  • No Result: 4
  • Highest Total: 263/5 by RCB vs PWI in 2013
  • Lowest Total: 82 all out by RCB vs KKR in 2008
  • Highest Run-chase: 213/9 by LSG vs RCB in 2024
  • Lowest Total Defended: 138/7 by KXIP ( now PBKS) vs RCB in 2017
  • Average 1st Innings Score: 172
  • Average 2nd Innings Score: 156

Bengaluru has been short of rain in the last few days. The weather conditions will be hot and humid with the temperatures 34 degrees throughout the day. The temperatures will be around 25 degrees during the night and the dewy conditions might help the chasing team. The humidity will be around 35 degrees and there is no threat of rain. 

RCB vs PBKS: Head-to-Head Record

Out of the 31 encounters between RCB and PBKS, Punjab have won 17 matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 14. In the last five encounters between them, Punjab have won three and Bangalore have won two.

Matches Played 31
PBKS won 17
RCB Won 14
No Result 0

Team News

Royal Challenges Bangalore

Anuj Rawat and Dinesh Katrhik looked in good touch for RCB in their first match.

RCB started their campaign with a loss against the defending champions, CSK. It wasn't a good performance from the side as the batters only managed to put up 173 runs despite getting a brilliant start from skipper Faf du Plessis. The middle-order batters threw away their wickets and CSK easily chased the target due to the lack of quality in RCB's bowling. None of the RCB bowlers could threaten CSK's batters and it always has been a huge issue for the side. Anuj Rawat and DK played solid innings after coming down the order to help the side put up more than a fighting total but the bowlers lacked quality. 

Virat Kohli will have to improve after that poor knock while Patidar and Maxwell will be looking to make a strong comeback in the middle. In the bowling unit, Mohammed Siraj has to lead the team and start getting some key wickets while Joseph has to bring some variance in his bowling otherwise it would be a cakewalk for Punjab. Cameron Green will be one of the key players this season for RCB and he will have to step up to stabilize the team.

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow before the RCB vs PBKS match on Monday

PBKS started their campaign with a comfortable victory over Delhi Capitals and would like to extend their winning run when they meet RCB in Bangalore. Punjab managed to restrict Delhi from putting up a huge total on the scoreboard. Arshdeep Singh's 4-over spell was very influential while Harpreet Brar also bowled a superb 3-over spell. Harshal Patel did scalp two wickets but he was too expensive in his 4-over spell. During the chase, it was Sam Curran who led the side, scoring 63 runs and Liam Livingstone finished the game unbeaten on 38.

Shikhar Dhawan did get off to a good start but lost his wicket early but he will be hoping to score big this time around. Bairstow lost his wicket early but it shouldn't be the chase against RCB. He is clearly out of confidence so a flat surface could change his fortune. Prabhsimran Singh played a valuable knock in the middle after coming as an impact player and Punjab are bound to do the same also in this game.

Possible XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

1. Faf du Plessis(C), 2. Virat Kohli, 3. Rajat Patidar, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Cameron Green, 6. Anuj Rawat(WK), 7. Dinesh Karthik(WK), 8. Karn Sharma, 9. Alzarri Joseph, 10. Mayank Dagar, 11. Mohammed Siraj

Punjab Kings:

1. Shikhar Dhawan(C), 2. Jonny Bairstow, 3. Prabhsimran Singh(WK), 4. Sam Curran, 5. Jitesh Sharma(WK), 6. Liam Livingstone, 7. Harpreet Brar, 8. Harshal Patel, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Rahul Chahar, 11. Arshdeep Singh

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