RCB vs PBKS Preview: Match Details, Head-to-Head, Playing XIs, Prediction

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RCB vs PBKS

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to witness a riveting encounter as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Punjab Kings (PBKS) in what promises to be a high-voltage match. With both teams eager to establish their supremacy early in the tournament, fans can expect a spectacle of cricketing prowess and strategic gameplay.

Match Details

When: 7:30 PM IST, Monday – March 25

Where: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Live Streaming: JioCinema app, Star Sports

RCB vs PBKS: Teams Preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): RCB, led by the charismatic Faf du Plessis, is looking to bounce back after a defeat in their opening match against Chennai Super Kings. With a star-studded lineup featuring the likes of Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell, RCB is determined to leverage their home advantage and secure a win.

Punjab Kings (PBKS): PBKS, under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan, started their campaign with a victory against Delhi Capitals. The team boasts a formidable pace attack with the addition of Harshal Patel and a batting lineup that can intimidate any bowling side.

RCB vs PBKS: Head-to-Head Record

Matches: 26 RCB Wins: 12 PBKS Wins: 14

Playing XIs

RCB: 1 Virat Kohli, 2 Faf du Plessis (capt), 3 Rajat Patidar, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Cameron Green, 6 Anuj Rawat (wk), 7 Dinesh Karthik, 8 Reece Topley/Alzarri Joseph, 9 Karn Sharma, 10 Mayank Dagar, 11 Mohammed Siraj, 12 Yash Dayal

PBKS: 1 Shikhar Dhawan (capt), 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Prabhsimran Singh, 4 Sam Curran, 5 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Shashank Singh, 8 Harpreet Brar, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Rahul Chahar, 12 Arshdeep Singh

Prediction

As RCB and PBKS gear up for their face-off, the prediction slightly tilts towards RCB given their home ground advantage and a lineup that has shown resilience and firepower. However, PBKS’s recent form and their balanced team composition make them a tough opponent. It will be a clash where the finer nuances of T20 cricket will come into play, and the team that holds its nerve in crucial moments is likely to emerge victorious.

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