On April 20, the Punjab Kings will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali, Chandigarh. Both teams have had a mixed bag of results so far this season, with Punjab Kings having won three out of their six matches, while RCB have won two out of their five matches. This match promises to be an exciting one, as both teams will be looking to climb up the points table.
Here are all the important details of RCB & PBKS you need to know for this clash:
What: IPL 2023 Match 26
Teams: Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore
When: April 20, Wednesday – 03:30 PM IST start. Toss at 3 PM IST
Where: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Head to head of these two teams from IPL 2022: The two teams played each other twice and both teams won one match each.
Overall Head to Head:
Won by Punjab Kings: 14
Won by RCB: 13
Head to Head in Mohali:
Won by Punjab Kings: 6
Won by RCB: 4
Where the two teams finished last season: Punjab Kings finished 7th, while RCB finished 4th
Win-Loss record of the two teams in IPL 2022 (league stage):
Punjab Kings – Played – 6, Won – 3, Lost – 3, Points – 6
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Played – 5, Won – 2, Lost – 3, Points – 4
Punjab Kings – Shikhar Dhawan
Royal Challengers Bangalore – Faf du Plessis
Likely Playing XIs:
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Matthew Short/Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Vijay Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed
Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shahrukh Khan, Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kaverappa, Mohit Rathee, Shivam Singh, Matthew Short
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Glenn Maxwell, W Hasaranga, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mahipal Lomror, Wayne Parnell, Anuj Rawat, Finn Allen, Md Siraj, Himanshu Sharma, David Willey, Michael Bracewell, Siddarth Kaul, Akash Deep, Wanindu Hasaranga, Vyshak Vijay Kumar
Weather Forecast for Mohali on April 20:
Maximum Temperature: 36 degrees celsius
Minimum Temperature: 22 degrees celsius
Clear skies in the evening:
Stadium Capacity: 26000
Pitch: The pitch at Mohali tends to be batting-friendly and is known to produce high-scoring encounters. Spinners might come into play in the later stages of the match.
Where to Watch:
Digital: Catch live commentary, match analysis, latest scores, and more on the official website of the Indian Premier League – iplt20.com
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Jio cinema
Impact Player: Both captains will have a list of up to 5 substitutes. 1 of them can be called in as the Impact Player to bat and bowl.
Name Playing XI after the toss: Both captains will be allowed to pick a playing XI they have pre-decided depending on the outcome of the toss. Teams could be prepared with two slightly different XIs, if they choose to do so. The team sheets will be exchanged after the toss.
Don’t miss this exciting encounter between the Punjab Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Stay tuned for all the live updates and highlights.
Both the Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have some of the biggest names in world cricket in their ranks. The Kings have the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Sam Curran, and Matthew Short, while RCB boasts the talents of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. All of these players have the ability to turn the game on its head, and it will be interesting to see which team’s stars shine the brightest on the day.
In terms of recent form, both teams have been a little inconsistent this season. The Kings started off with win n after that with two consecutive losses before winning their next two matches. RCB, on the other hand, lost their opening match of the season but have since lost three out of their next five games. They will be hoping to turn their fortunes around in this match and get their campaign back on track.
The Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali has traditionally been a happy hunting ground for the home team. They have a good record at this venue and will be hoping to make the most of their home advantage. However, RCB will not be an easy team to beat, and the Kings will need to be at their best if they are to come out on top in this contest.
All in all, this promises to be an entertaining encounter between two evenly matched teams. With both sides eager to pick up points and climb up the points table, expect to see a fiercely contested game of cricket. So, don’t forget to tune in and catch all the action as it unfolds live on your screens.