PBKS vs RCB: Who will come out on top?
The mid-week doubleheader yesterday saw DC steamroll through KKR and MI crush RR in thrilling games. The action continues today as the Punjab Kings take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at 7:30 PM IST in the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
PBKS has been having a difficult season and will look to get back to winning ways to stay in the race for Top 4 as they take on RCB, who might be set on getting back to the top spot. Both the sides have faced off 26 times thus far and PBKS holds an edge over RCB with a 14-12 win-loss record. While RCB walks into the game on the back of a victory, PBKS is coming off a thumping loss.
For the Punjab Kings, the skipper KL Rahul has scored 240 runs in the 6 matches they have played and will look to have an eventful outing today. In a match against the defending champions, Rahul’s side had amazed with their cricketing strokes. Chris Gayle had scored 43 runs to add to Rahul’s 60 off 52 balls.
Their bowling attack consists the likes of Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, and Ravi Bishnoi, who make up a formidable team.
For the Royal Challengers Bangalore, winning has become a habit. Their previous outing had been nothing short of a nail-biter where they won against the Delhi Capitals by 1 run. AB de Villiers had smashed 75 runs off 42 balls including 5 massive sixes and his sublime innings had made a lot of difference. Glenn Maxwell has been impressive with his Master Class gameplay.
Their bowling attack consists of Harshal Patel who has been wreaking havoc with his wicket-taking capabilities. He has scalped 17 wickets from the 6 matches they played this season.
With squads as good as these, the clash promises to be a fascinating one.
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