PBKS vs RCB Match Prediction: The last match before the weekend will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS). Bangalore is having a tremendous season this year and is looking like legit contenders to win the glorious IPL trophy. For Punjab, the season has not been kind so far as they are stuck in the bottom of the pack with just 2 wins under their belt.
The Narendra Modi stadium has assisted bowlers so far and fans should expect another bowling showdown in the upcoming fixture. The average score should be somewhere between 160-170, but how the bowlers perform will have a big impact on the match result.
Punjab’s captain and wicketkeeper, KL Rahul is once again off to a great start in this edition of IPL. He has a prime contender to win the orange cap and has already scored 240 runs in 6 innings. With a batting average of 48.00, Rahul is the prime threat for RCB’s bowling lineup.
AB de Villiers is on a roll as well and has been batting at an elite level this season. ABD is smashing bowlers routinely and it’s quite evident by looking at his enormous strike rate of 174.35. Currently, he has 204 runs under his belt and should have another great outing against PBKS.
The opening duo of Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli has performed remarkably well for RCB this season. While Padikkal has scored 188 runs in 5 innings, Kohli is a little behind him with 163 runs to his name. But can the duo continue their electrifying form on the Narendra Modi Stadium pitch? That remains a big question.
For this upcoming match, there is no all-rounder better than RCB’s Glenn Maxwell. He has been absolutely demolishing opponents with his batting ability. Currently, Maxwell has scored 223 runs in 5 innings and is on a path to have a fabulous season.
As this is a bowling pitch, adding more bowlers will most likely aid you to collect huge rewards by playing fantasy cricket or investing coins on apps like Khiladi Adda. From RCB, you should add purple cap holder Harshal Patel to your team. Patel has accumulated a total of 17 wickets in just 6 games and is looking in great touch.
The two teams have played a total of 26 matches in IPL and currently, Punjab holds the lead with 14 wins. But judging by the current form of both the team, Bangalore is the clear favorite to win this match and continue their dream season.