PBKS vs RCB IPL: The Punjab Kings have once again not played according to their best of potentials in yet another Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The KL Rahul-led team have suffered four big losses and two good wins in the ongoing tournament and once again they are hanging in the midst with a pretty unsettled side. However, Punjab Kings will be hoping to make a winning comeback in this important today IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Nicholas Pooran’s miserable form this season has been the biggest worry for the Punjab Kings as the left-hander has recorded low scores of 0, 9, 0, 0 and 19 so far. Pooran had a great season last year in the UAE where he smashed 353 runs in 14 matches and that is the reason why Punjab has backed him so far this season. However, Punjab Kings are likely to bring in Dawid Malan in place of the misfiring Pooran.
PBKS Playing 11 (Likely)
PBKS Player List
KL Rahul (C & WK), Chris Gayle, Dawid Malan, Jhye Richardson, Shahrukh Khan, Fabian Allen, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Shami, M Ashwin, Nicholas Pooran, Sarfaraz Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Saurav Kumar, Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Prabhsimran Singh.
KL Rahul vs RCB
Punjab Kings’ in-form captain KL Rahul has a brilliant record against RCB in the last few years. Rahul has scored 369 runs in 8 matches at an average of 73.8 and a strike-rate of 154.4.
Chris Gayle vs RCB
Punjab Kings big-hitting batsman Chris Gayle has always looked in a devastating mood against his former IPL franchise, RCB. Gayle has smacked a total of 267 runs in just 6 innings at an average of 53.4 and a strike-rate of 144.3 against RCB.
Mohammed Shami vs Virat Kohli
Punjab’s senior pacer Mohammed Shami has some terrific numbers against RCB captain Virat Kohli in the IPL. Shami has got the better of Kohli four times before in the IPL.
Mohammed Shami vs Virat Kohli in IPL
PBKS vs RCB IPL: Head to Head
In the 26 games played between these two teams in the history of the IPL, Punjab Kings are winning this head-to-head battle with 14 wins while RCB have won 12 matches.
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