PBKS vs RCB | Match 27 | IPL 2023 Preview & Prediction


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PBKS vs RCB is going to bring plenty of excitement among cricket fans. Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings (PBKS) grabbed a thrilling two-wicket victory in the last game, while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Monday.

IS Bindra Stadium will host the fixture on Thursday. It is an afternoon game, beginning at 3:30 PM.

PBKS vs RCB Preview | Team Analysis & Squad Details

We look closer at PBKS and RCB – team analysis, squad, head-to-head record, and prediction.

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

PBKS ended a two-game winless run after a narrow victory over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) last week. The franchise, who played without its skipper, produced a disciplined performance with bat and ball. Stand-in captain Sam Curran took three wickets, while Kagiso Rabada grabbed the crucial wickets of Krunal Pandya and Nicholas Pooran.

Sikandar Raza is the player to watch out for in the PBKS squad. The Zimbabwe international removed Deepak Hooda early in the match and played a match-winning knock of 57. Shahrukh Khan, too, proved his worth by scoring an unbeaten 23 off ten balls against LSG.

PBKS Squad

  • Shikhar Dhawan (captain)
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • Rishi Dhawan
  • Raj Angad Bawa
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Mohit Rathee
  • Atharva Taide
  • Arshdeep Singh
  • Vidwath Kaverappa
  • Shivam Singh
  • Sikandar Raza
  • Sam Curran
  • Nathan Ellis
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Matthew Short
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa 
  • Jitesh Sharma
  • Prabhsimran Singh
  • Harpreet Brar
  • Harpreet Bhatia
  • Baltej Dhanda
  • Gurnoor Singh Brar

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

RCB tasted defeat at the hands of CSK in the last game. Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell made quickfire half-centuries. However, RCB fell short by eight runs. Uncapped Mahipal Lomror, dismissed without scoring against CSK, will be keen to make his opportunities count.

The bowling line-up, apart from Mohammed Siraj, leaked plenty of runs. Wanindu Hasaranga, who finished second-highest wicket-taker last season, is yet to find his mojo. Harshal Patel, too, is struggling to pick up wickets consistently.

RCB Squad

  • Faf du Plessis (captain)
  • Manoj Bhandge
  • Harshal Patel
  • Avinash Singh
  • Virat Kohli
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Suyash S Prabhudessai
  • Sonu Yadav
  • Anuj Rawat
  • Akash Deep
  • Reece Topley
  • Shahbaz Ahamad
  • Rajan Kumar
  • Karn Sharma
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Himanshu Sharma
  • Michael Bracewell
  • Siddharth Kaul
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • David Willey
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Finn Allen
  • Mahipal Lomror

Head-to-Head- PBKS vs RCB 

PBKS and RCB have faced each other 30 times in the IPL, with PBKS winning 17 matches and RCB grabbing 13 victories. In the last meeting between the two teams, PBKS defeated RCB by 54 runs. 

IPL 2023 Stats – PBKS & RCB 

  • Most Runs: Shikhar Dhawan – 233 runs (PBKS); Faf du Plessis – 259 runs (RCB)
  • Highest Wickets: Arshdeep Singh – 8 wickets (PBKS); Mohammed Siraj – 8 wickets (RCB)
  • Most Sixes: Shikhar Dhawan – 8 sixes (PBKS); Glenn Maxwell – 19 sixes (RCB)

Winner Prediction- PBKS vs RCB 

PBKS will be keen to grab a fourth win this season, while RCB wants to bounce back quickly. The home advantage gives the Mohali-based franchise the edge over the three-time runner-up. 

Final Thoughts on PBKS vs RCB 

Cricket enthusiasts can look forward to a thrilling match between two teams keen to pick up maximum points.

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