IPL 2024: RCB vs PBKS: Big Hitters Clash in Dharamshala

In this article, we have mentioned important players who can score runs in RCB vs PBKS in the IPL 2024 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

Today, Thursday, May 9, is the 58th match of the 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala, the home ground for the Punjab Kings, will host the match. The start time of this match is 7:30 p.m. Right now, RCB has 8 points from 11 games, which is the same amount of points from the same matches as PBKS, and they place 7th in the IPL 2024 points table and PBKS at 8th place in the points table. The IPL season is heating up, and today’s match between the Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore promises to be a high-scoring thriller.

Key players for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Virat Kohli

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So far in this season, Virat Kohli is in his prime form. He is also the leading run scorer this season. He has scored 542 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 148, which includes 1 century and 4 half-centuries. A big inning is expected from him in today’s match as well.

Will Jacks

Will Jacks is an English batsman known for his big-hitting ability. He is an important player for RCB in this match. As of yet, he has scored 177 runs in 6 matches at a strike rate of 186.31, which includes 1 century from just 41 balls. Jack’s batting style may be well suited to the high-scoring Dharamshala pitch

Faf Du Plessis 

Faf has also come back in form after making 64 runs in just 23 balls against the Gujarat Titans in his last match and giving RCB a win. He has played 11 matches so far, in which he has scored 352 runs at a strike rate of 172.54. RCB will be hoping for another destructive inning from his captain.

Key players for Punjab Kings (PBKS)

Shashank Singh

The batsman who has scored the most runs for Punjab this season is Shashank Singh, who has scored 315 runs in 11 matches so far, and that too at a strike rate of 165.78. Punjab will expect a good finish from him even in this match.  

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow is an explosive middle-order batsman who can cause trouble for bowlers with his aggressive batting approach. The English batsman, especially in the middle overs, can destroy the bowling attack with his strong hitting.

Prabhsimran Singh

Prabhsimran Singh, who emerged as an impact player for Punjab, is scoring runs with great intensity in the powerplay this season. He has scored 251 runs in 11 matches at a strike rate of 156.87. The entire Punjab team will expect a very good start from Prabhsimran Singh.

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Probable 11s For RCB vs PBKS IPL 2024 Match

PBKS Probable Playing XI

Jonny Bairstow, Ashutosh Sharma, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran (c), Rilee Rossouw, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, and Arshdeep Singh.

RCB Probable Playing XI

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Will Jacks, Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, and Vijaykumar Vyshak.

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Pitch Conditions

This season’s second game will take place here. Chennai and Punjab had played matches before this. This is where the matches will now be played twice. The scores from the two teams battle on this field were not very excellent. It is thought that under these conditions, things might essentially stay the same this time around as well. However, each team will use each bit of strength to provide their best effort.

RCB vs PBKS Head-to-Head Record

32 games have been played between the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL’s history. The Bengaluru team has won 15 of these games, while the Punjab team has won 17. As these two sides play each other today, all attention will be on the highly effective Virat Kohli.

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