IPL 2022 RCB vs PBKS Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Bangalore and Punjab


Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to strengthen their chances of qualifying for the Playoffs by registering a win against the inconsistent Punjab Kings.

Punjab Kings will cross swords with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 60 of IPL 2022 at the Brabourne Stadium on 13th May.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are having a good season and they are inching closer to confirming a spot in the Playoffs of IPL 2022. RCB have played 11 games so far this season where they managed to win 7 and lose 4 games. They are currently placed at the number 4th position on the points table.

IPL 2022 RCB vs PBKS Match Prediction:  Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Bangalore and Punjab

Meanwhile, Punjab Kings have been inconsistent in their performance throughout this season. Punjab Kings have won just 5 out of their 11 games and they are placed at the 8th position on the points table of IPL 2022.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have registered a big victory of 67 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. RCB posted 192-3 on the board while batting first. The skipper Faf du Plessis scored an unbeaten 73 runs knock while Rajat Patidar smashed 48 runs for his side. Dinesh Karthik played a brilliant cameo in the end that helped his side to pass the 190-run mark. Karthik smashed 30 runs off just 8 balls including just one four and 3 big sixes. He batted with an unbelievable strike rate of 375.00.

In reply, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost both of their openers without scoring in the first over. Wanindu Hasaranga destroyed the middle order of Sunrisers Hyderabad with his exceptional bowling spell. Hasaranga picked up 5 wickets for just 18 runs from his 4 overs which are his best bowling figures in IPL. Josh Hazlewood also picked up 2 wickets for 17 runs from his spell. Hyderabad was bowled out for just 125 runs, Rahul Tripathi was the highest scorer with 58 runs as only 3 SRH batters were able to cross the double-figure mark.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings lost their previous match by 6 wickets against Rajasthan Royals. Batting first, Punjab Kings posted 189-5 on the board. Jonny Bairstow scored 56 runs from 40 balls while Jitish Sharma smashed 38 runs from just 18 balls including 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Rajasthan Royals chased down the total in the last over with 2 balls to spare. Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed an excellent knock of 68 runs off just 41 deliveries while Jos Buttler scored 30 runs. Shimron Hetmyer played a quickfire knock of 31* runs off just 16 balls including 3 fours and 2 sixes with a healthy strike rate of 190 plus.

RCB vs PBKS Match Details

Venue: Brabourne Cricket Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: May 13, 7:30 PM

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.

RCB vs PBKS Pitch Report

The pitch at the Brabourne Stadium is batting-friendly but the bowlers will also get some help here. The spinners can get some help in the middle overs while the dew will also play an important role in this match. Both teams will like to bat second and chase the total on this pitch.

Weather Report

The temperature will is expected to hover around 31°C on Friday. There are only 10 percent chances of rain with 71% humidity during match timings.

Probable Playing XIs for RCB vs PBKS

Royal Challengers Bangalore Probable Playing XIs

Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood.

Punjab Kings Probable Playing XIs

Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma.

Head-to-Head Record

Let’s take a look at the head-to-head record between RCB and PBKS in the history of IPL.

Total Matches Played: 29

RCB won: 13

PBKS: 16

No result: 0

RCB vs PBKS Possible Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match: Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis is looking in great touch with the bat this season. He scored a brilliant knock of 73 runs in the previous match and he also has a good record against Punjab Kings.

The RCB’s skipper has so far scored 398 runs from 12 games with a strike rate of 132.7 and he is currently the third leading run-scorer of this edition of IPL. Earlier this season, Faf du Plessis smashed an 88-run knock against Punjab Kings and he is expected to shine once again and score a big knock for his side against the same opposition.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match: Wanindu Hasaranga

The Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was exceptional in the previous match for RCB. He claimed an outstanding 5-wicket haul that helped his side to beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by a big margin of 67 runs. Hasaranga is currently the second most leading wicket-taker of this season with 21 scalps in just 12 games. He will be the key bowler for RCB against Punjab Kings on Friday.

RCB vs PBKS Who Will Win

Punjab Kings need to win all their remaining matches to stay alive in this competition. They lost their previous game and their confidence will be a bit low but a good team effort is required from them to turn the tables. They have defeated RCB this season but the conditions are very different now. The top-order needs to step up and get their side over the line because RCB will come hard against them.

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore have managed to win 7 games without playing their best cricket which is quite alarming for the other teams. Their bowling attack is looking good with the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga and Josh Hazelwood but the only problem for Royal Challengers Bangalore is the batting form of Virat Kohli who has managed to score only one fifty this season. Once Virat Kohli will start scoring runs, RCB will be unstoppable and they might win their maiden IPL trophy.

The team combination of Bangalore is also quite better than Punjab Kings.

Hence, we predict that RCB will beat PBKS in match 60 of this season.

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