PBKS vs RCB IPL Prediction 19 Apr 2023
Indian Premier League 2023
Royal Challengers Bangalore
- Date: 2023-04-19
- Start Time: 19:30
- Location: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
- Tournament: Indian Premier League 2023
- Format: Indian Premier League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
On Thursday, the 27th match of IPL 2023 will see Punjab Kings, led by Shikhar Dhawan, take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
- Punjab will enter the game with a thrilling victory over Lucknow Super Giants, while Bangalore lost their previous match to Chennai Super Kings.
- Punjab has won three out of five games, while Bangalore has won two out of five in the tournament so far.
- Notably, Punjab had won both their games against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last season.
PBKS vs RCB – IPL – Venue Details
Venue: IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date: April 19th 2023
Time: 15:30 (local)
PBKS vs RCB – IPL – Team Previews
Punjab Kings have had a strong start to their campaign with impressive victories against Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, becoming the only team to defeat the latter in this edition. However, after winning their opening two fixtures, they suffered consecutive losses due to batting collapses in the first innings and the inability to defend low totals.
Although they managed to bounce back in the next game to beat Lucknow Super Giants, their batting struggles continued. In particular, the collapse against Sunrisers Hyderabad was significant and it was only through Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 99 that they were able to reach 143 runs.
The team has been facing injury woes, with Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa missing the previous game and Liam Livingstone yet to make an appearance. If fit, all three players are expected to return to the squad. Despite being placed at number 5 in the points table, Punjab Kings need to improve their batting performance to remain competitive in the upcoming matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to bounce back from their recent defeat against Chennai. In their last game, both teams fought hard with du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell playing significant innings.
The good form of Maxwell, Kohli and other RCB batsmen is a positive sign for the team, especially on the Mohali pitch where Hasaranga and Maxwell are expected to perform well. Maxwell has prior experience playing on this ground during his time with Punjab Kings.
RCB may need to make a decision on Vijaykumar Vyshak, who had a mixed debut against Delhi Capitals and struggled in the last game against Chennai. Suyash Prabhudessai’s innings in the last game could earn him a spot in the middle order or as an Impact player.
PBKS vs RCB – IPL – Probable Playing XI’s
Punjab Kings: S Dhawan (Cap), Prabhsimran Singh, Mattew Short, Harpreet Singh, S Raza, S Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, KG Rabada, Arshdeep Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Du Plessis (Cap), Mahipal Lomror, G Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, D Karthik (wk), W Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohd Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak
PBKS vs RCB – IPL – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Mohali Stadium pitch is considered to be a batting-friendly surface due to its good bounce and pace, allowing batsmen to score more runs. While fast bowlers may find some assistance from the pitch in the early overs, as the game progresses, it becomes easier for batsmen to play fluently.
PBKS vs RCB – IPL – Win Prediction
RCB all too reliant on their top three, while their death bowing remains an issue. Punjab are coming to their full-strength and should win this game at home.