PBKS and RCB are set to clash with each other in the 26th match of IPL 2023. PBKS is back to their winning path after a thrilling victory against LSG in the last game, whereas RCB lost a thriller at their home against CSK. So, now in a crucial stage of the tournament, both the teams will fight their hearts out to fetch two points which will make a huge difference in the points table.
Head to Head
Matches played: 30
PBKS Won: 17
RCB Won: 13
Time: 3.30 PM IST
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Punjab
This pitch will be a good batting wicket supporting fast bowlers, especially when the ball is new.
What to Expect?
Expected to be a high-scoring first innings and a good chase to follow. Since RCB is a little ahead with their star batters, they might look to chase on this wicket.
Probable Playing XIs
RCB Possible XI:
Faf du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, WaninduHasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wayne Parnell, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak
PBKS Possible XI:
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Nathan Ellis, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Fantasy Picks for the PBKS vs RCB Match
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
With the terrific touch he has now, Maxwell is now a nightmare for any bowling team. Also, he has played a lot in this ground and that will be an added advantage.
Vice Captain : S Curran
S Curran is the genuine all rounder of this season. He is able to bring points by both his batting and bowling. The young English player is special for a reason.
Batsmen : Rajapaksa, S Khan, V Kohli, Faf,
Both Rajapaksa and S Khan’s aggression was the right choice to go against the RCB bowling attack. Since both look great in form, they are the right pick from Punjab.
Kohli and Faf don’t need any explanation. They are currently the best opening duo of this season.
Wicketkeepers: D Karthik
DK’s finisher job will never be replaced. He will be put into many tough situations and he has proved it already with his performances in the past.
All rounders : Maxwell, Curran, Hasaranga, Raza
Raza was the match winner for PBKS in the last game. He would definitely use that confidence.
Hasaranga is the strike bowler for RCB. He is the only bowler who makes wicket taking options effectively.
Bowlers : A Singh, M Siraj
Both the pacers used to bowl the new ball and also the death overs. They are the best fast bowlers choice for us.
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