The excitement is in the air as the Indian Premier League season 16 continues to enthrall the fans with some nail-biting matches The 27th match of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played between the Punjab Kings, led by Shikhar Dhawan, and the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on April 20, Thursday.
The Punjab Kings are riding high on their previous win against the Lucknow Super Giants and would be keen on registering another victory in this upcoming game against the already struggling Bangalore side. Meanwhile, the Bangalore team lost their previous match against the Chennai Super Kings and would be eager to get back to their winning ways. RCB has reached the IPL finals thrice but has never won the championship. Their best performance came in 2016 when they finished as runners-up. In the past few seasons, RCB has struggled with inconsistency, finishing in the bottom half of the table in three of the last four seasons. Despite having some big names in their squad, the team has struggled with inconsistency in their performances. Punjab Kings have some notable players in their current squad, such as KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, and Mohammed Shami. They also made some strategic purchases during the 2022 IPL auction, including Jhye Richardson, Adil Rashid, and Liam Livingstone. The match prediction between RCB and PBKS will be interesting as the Punjab Kings have a strong batting lineup and some good options in their bowling department, but their inconsistency and inability to finish close matches have been a cause for concern.
RCB, on the other hand, has some of the biggest names in world cricket in their squad, including Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell, along with some promising young players like Devdutt Padikkal, Washington Sundar, and Mohammed Siraj. RCB has always had a strong batting lineup, with Kohli and de Villiers forming the core of the team’s batting, but they have struggled with their bowling in recent years. In the 2023 IPL auction, RCB made some strategic purchases to strengthen their bowling attack, including the addition of Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee to their squad. Overall, RCB has the potential to be a dominant force in the IPL, but they will need to perform more consistently and address their weaknesses if they want to win their first championship.
Time: 3.30 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio Cinemas
Match: PBKS vs. RCB Match 27Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023
Toss: To Bowl
Due to their potent batting combinations, Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore can both record respectable totals. Therefore, either team may make a good choice if they win the toss and decide to bowl first. However, the pitch conditions on the game day will be a significant role in choosing who wins the toss. The team that wins the toss may decide to field first and restrict the opponent to a low total if it is anticipated that the pitch will benefit the bowlers. The team that wins the toss may also decide to bowl first if the weather is cloudy since the ball may swing more, giving the bowlers an advantage.
The PCA IS Bindra Stadium features a pitch that is good for batting, so the score will probably be high. It could be wise to choose to bowl first and chase the target. The average first innings score in T20 games played on this surface is 168, and the average second innings score is 152. The surface at the IS Bindra Stadium favors batsmen in general, but fast bowlers can also benefit from it, especially early in a match. Even though the pitch is in the batters’ advantage, a high-scoring contest between the two sides is anticipated.
On the day of the game, there will be mostly cloudiness, and from 3:30 pm on, the temperature will range from 28 to 30 degrees Celcius.
|RealFeel Shade™ 28°
|Wind NW 20km/h
|Cloud cover 76%
|Wind Gusts 30km/h
|Visibility 1.6 km
|Cloud ceiling 9100m
|Dew point 15°C
|Time 3.30 PM INST
RR vs LSG Head-to-Head IPL statistics :
Overall Played: 30
Won by RCB: 13
Won by PBKS:17
Where the two teams finished last season: RCB finished 4th, while PBKS finished 6th.
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Played – 14, Won – 8, Lost -6, Points – 16
Punjab Kings (PBKS)– Played – 14, Won – 7, Lost – 7, Points – 14
PLAYING 11 and Key Player Strategy
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) XI
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Wanidu Hasaranga, Mohammed Siraj are our key players
Punjab Kings (PBKS)XI
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, and Arshdeep Singh
Shikhar Dhawan (c),Matthew Short, Sikandar Raja, Sam Curran, Kagiso Rabada are our key players
BETTING TIPS RCB VS PBKS
RCB TO WIN
Get ready for a thrilling game between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore! RCB has a 60% chance of winning, whereas PBKS has a 40% chance, according to recent outcomes. Don’t write off either team just yet, though! Despite strong efforts from its batters, RCB has had trouble winning games. PBKS has been having trouble with inconsistent batting performances in the meanwhile. Can Dhawan organize the PBKS team? Time will only tell. However, RCB is the favorite to win due to their strong top-order batsmen and well-rounded team. We anticipate an exciting game, but the Royal Challengers Bangalore will prevail in the end!