RCB vs PBKS Prediction – Match Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns with the Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Cricket Stadium for match number 60 on Friday. Check out our RCB vs PBKS prediction below and get up to speed!

Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 7 out of their 11 games and are placed at the 4th position on the points table whereas, Punjab Kings have only managed to win 5 games from their 11 matches and they are placed at the 8th position on the points table of IPL 2022. 

Punjab Kings lost their previous match against Rajasthan Royals as they failed to defend 190 runs. PBKS posted 189-6 on the board, Bairstow scored 56 runs while Jitesh Sharma smashed 38 runs from just 18 balls. Rajasthan Royals chased down the target with 2 balls to spare. Arshdeep Singh picked up 2 wickets for Rajasthan Royals in that game. 

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 67 runs in their last game. Batting first, RCB scored 192-3 due to an unbeaten 73 runs knock from Faf du Plessis. Rajat Patidar also scored 48 runs from 38 balls. In reply, Wanindu Hasaranga destroyed the batting lineup of SRH with his excellent bowling spell. SRH were bowled out for just 125 runs and Rahul Tripathi was the highest run-scorer with 58 runs from 37 balls. Wanindu Hasaranga claimed a magnificent 5-wicket haul in that game.

Head to Head  

Here is the head-to-head record between these two sides in IPL. 

Total Matches Played: 29

RCB won: 13

PBKS won: 16

Tie/ no result: 0   

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Brabourne Stadium will assist the fast bowlers in the powerplay while the spinners will get some benefit in the middle phase of the match. The batters will also score runs at a quicker rate here and we can might witness a high-scoring game between these two sides. Batting second will be the first priority of both sides at the toss.  

Weather Report

The temperature will most likely hover around 31°C with 71% humidity during nighttime. There are about 10 percent chances of rain on Friday. 

Average First Innings Score

The average first innings total at the Brabourne Stadium is 160.

RCB vs PBKS Prediction – Probable XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted XI

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.

RCB Complete Squad

Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis, Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Luvnith Sisodia, Siddharth Kaul.

Punjab Kings Predicted XI

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma

PBKS Complete Squad

Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Jonny Bairstow, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ishan Porel, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Sandeep Sharma, Raj Angad Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Prerak Mankad, Vaibhav Arora, Writtick Chatterjee, Baltej Dhanda, Ansh Patel, Nathan Ellis, Atharva Taide, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Benny Howell.

RCB vs PBKS: Match Prediction 

Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik 

Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Rajat Patidar, Faf du Plessis, and Jonny Bairstow 

All-rounders: Liam Livingstone, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Axar Patel. 

Bowlers: Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Josh Hazlewood

Winner Prediction – RCB vs PBKS

Royal Challengers Bangalore have come back into form after losing 3 consecutive matches. RCB is not playing their best cricket but still, they have managed to win 7 matches. Both the batting and bowling departments are in great touch and the only problem they are suffering from is the form of Virat Kohli. Once Virat Kohli will start scoring runs then it will be hard to stop RCB from reaching the Final of this season. 

Punjab Kings lost their previous match and their confidence will be pretty low and the current form of RCB is also better than PBKS. 

Hence, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore will beat Punjab Kings in match 59 of IPL 2022. 

Broadcasting 

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM IST. Star Sports network will broadcast the game on television, and its live streaming will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar. 

Our RCB vs PBKS Prediction

  • Who will win the toss? RCB 
  • Who will win? RCB
  • Top Batsman (Runs scored): Faf du Plessis 
  • Top Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Josh Hazlewood. 
  • Team Scores Batting First: Between 150 to 170

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Last Updated on May 10, 2022

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