The Punjab Kings, who have been on the backfoot due to their relentless performances, will have to do their best today against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to get their campaign back on track in the IPL. The match between the two is being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Points table position
Punjab’s team are ranked sixth in the points table with four points from four defeats and two wins, while RCB have won five matches and are in third place with 10 points. Although Chennai Super Kings at the top
Punjab has suffered so far due to the poor performance of their batsmen. In their six matches, the KL Rahul-led team batted first in three matches, scoring modest scores of 106, 120 and 123. Rahul has so far handled the batting on behalf of his team. His fellow opener Mayank Agarwal has not been able to capitalize on a good start while Chris Gayle has managed only two of the six matches.
Their combination is strong
RCB’s team, on the other hand, is full of confidence after a consistent performance and a one-run win against Delhi Capitals. AB de Villiers has returned in color, while Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell are also in great form.
Young Rajat Patidar also batted brilliantly in the last match while Kyle Jameson can also score useful runs in the lower order. As far as bowling is concerned, Harshal Patel is playing his role well in all the matches while Mohammad Siraj successfully defended 14 runs in the last over despite the dangerous Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer at the crease in the previous match. . In such a situation, the combination of the team is excellent.
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Expected Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Daniel Symes, Kyle Jameson, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Punjab Kings: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (captain / wicketkeeper), Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shah Rukh Khan, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshadip Singh.
Face to face
Total matches 26
Bangalore won 12
Punjab won 14