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The 33rd match of IPL 2021 will see Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Punjab Kings at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 06th May.

The match between the two is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST. Star Sports network will broadcast it on TV, and the live streaming of the game will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar VIP and Jio TV app.

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings, 33rd IPL Match

Having won five of the seven IPL matches they’ve played so far, Royal Challengers Bangalore are having a good IPL campaign this year. For RCB, Glenn Maxwell has been the highest run-getter, with 223 runs in 7 matches. Also, AB de Villiers has aggregated 207 runs at a strike rate of 164.28, followed by Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal accounting for 198 and 195 runs respectively. Speaking of their bowling lineup, Harshal Patel has scalped 17 wickets to date, with Kyle Jamieson and Mohammed Siraj accounting for 9 and 6 wickets respectively. With 10 points to their name, Royal Challengers Bangalore is occupying the third spot in the IPL standings.

Their opposition, Punjab Kings ended their Ahmedabad woes and made it to the winning ways by registering a victory in their previous IPL game against RCB. For Punjab Kings, KL Rahul has scored a whopping 331 runs in just 7 matches, and the Punjab skipper is also the highest run-getter in IPL 2021 to date. Universe Boss Chris Gayle has scored 165 runs for his side, with Mayank Agrawal aggregating 161 runs at a strike rate of 127.77. As for their bowling unit, the likes of Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh have fared well so far and have scalped 8 and 7 wickets respectively. Having garnered 6 points in the league so far, KL Rahul and Co are sitting at the fifth position on the IPL points table.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Narendra Modi Stadium tends to assist both the batsmen and the bowlers. But the dew factor comes into play as the gameplay progresses, making bowling a bit difficult in the second half. Both teams will be looking to chase upon winning the toss.

Weather Report

The temperature will be looming around the 40-degree Celsius mark during the gameplay. The chances of precipitation are low and an uninterrupted game is on the cards.

Average First Innings Score

The average first innings score is 170 runs at this venue.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Probable XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable XI

Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Royal Challengers Bangalore Complete Squad

Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal, Joshua Phillipe, Pavan Deshpande, Shahbaz Ahmed, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson, Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian, Sachin Baby, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rajat Patidar, Kona Srikar Bharat, Mohammed Azharudeen, Suyash Prabhudesai.

Punjab Kings Probable XI

KL Rahul, Prabhsimran Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shammi, Chris Jordan

Punjab Kings Complete Squad

KL Rahul, Arshdeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Shami, Murugan Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Ishan Porel, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Shahrukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Dawid Malan, Fabian Allen, Jalaj Saxena, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh.

Wicketkeeper: Prabhsimran Singh, AB de Villiers

Batsmen: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, KL Rahul

All-rounders: Harpreet Brar, Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

Man of the Match Prediction

Being the highest run-getter in IPL 2021 to date, KL Rahul is in great form and could the man of the match in the upcoming clash.

Winner Prediction

With firepower in their batting unit, both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will be looking to post a good total in the upcoming clash. Speaking of their last two matches in IPL 2020, Punjab Kings were dominant over the Challengers in both games. Also, the Kings managed to post a victory in the recent IPL 2021 clash between the two. Considering these stats, Punjab Kings might have an advantage over Virat Kohli and Co in the next game.

Our Predictions

  • Who will win the toss? Punjab Kings
  • Who will win? Punjab Kings
  • Top Batsman (Runs scored): KL Rahul
  • Top Bowler (Wickets taken): Harshal Patel
  • Most Sixes: AB de Villiers
  • Man of the Match: KL Rahul

Team Scores Batting first: Under 180 Royal Challengers Bangalore

Last Updated on May 4, 2021

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