Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Ahmedabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). PBKS have lost their last match and finding a way to rise. But RCB is in good form and also have won their last match.
PBKS are in the sixth position in the points table. They have 4 points in 6 matches. They have a good side but lack of consistency is affecting the team. They will be looking to earn the valuable 2 points to climb up on the table.
RCB have lost only against Chennai Super Kings. Players are in positive mode and great form. Batting and Bowling both are balanced. The team is in the second position right now. They will be looking to grab the top position again.
K L Rahul is the most dependable batsman on the team. Mayank is doing well but not able to bat for long. Gayle is in poor form. Deepak Hooda played an excellent inning in his first match. But he has forgotten his bat there.
Pooran has finally scored some runs in the last match. Moises Henriques has been brought in. he is showing some positive intent. Shahrukh Khan is also doing well in the lower order. But of lack of experience is still there. Bishnoi is bowling so well.
Jordan can hit big. But he is expensive with the ball too. Arshdeep and Shami are doing well with the ball. The bowlers need some runs to defend at least.
RCB is having a dream season this year. The extraordinary batting lineup is doing so well. Devdutt and Kohli are opening in a good manner. Young Rajat has batted well in the previous Match.
In the middle order, ABD and Maxwell are also in good form and scoring big runs. Daniel Sams also can hit big.
Chahal and Washington are bowling spin well. But the spotlight is on Siraj now. This player has improved a lot this year. Harshal Patel has the purple cap now but Siraj is also bowling with a good discipline.
PBKS VS RCB- Match Details
Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Venue: Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Time: Apr 30, 07:30 PM IST
PBKS vs RCB-What to expect
The pitch is a little slower. The ball is not turning that much but skidding. It is not a much-easy surface to bat on. Fast bowlers are getting a swing in the primitive overs. Dew is a crucial factor in this ground. Winning the toss teams will like to chase.
Probable XI of PBKS
Rahul and Mayank will continue. We may see Malan in place of Gayle. Hooda may get another game or may be replaced by Mandeep Singh/Sarfaraz Khan. Shahrukh Khan and Moises will continue.
We may see Jhye replacing Jordan. Shami, Bishnoi, and Arshdeep will be there in the playing XI.
PBKS team against RCB: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle/Dawid Malan, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan/Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Probable XI of RCB:
There may not be any changes. Devdutt and Kohli will open. Rajat Patidar will be at no. 3. Then Maxwell and ABD will come to bat. Sams should be sent before Sundar.
Sundar, Jamieson will bat after that. Harshal Patel, Chahal, and Siraj will be the other bowlers.
RCB team against PBKS: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wk), Washington Sundar, Daniel Sams, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj