IPL 2024: Match 58, PBKS vs RCB Match Prediction: Who will win today IPL match? – CricTracker

PBKS take on RCB in game 58 of the IPL 2024 on Thursday, May 9.

By Akshit Bhatnagar

Published – 08 May 2024, 13:41 IST | Updated – 08 May 2024, 15:30 IST

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Punjab Kings (PBKS) continue their ongoing IPL (Indian Premier League) 2024 campaign by taking on Royal Challengers Bengaluru. Both sides will face off at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala in the 58th game of the tournament on Thursday, May 9.

Punjab currently sits in eighth place in the standings with four wins and seven losses. They will hope to register a win against RCB and move up in the IPL 2024 standings. 

On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bengaluru have seemed to pick up their form. With four wins and seven losses in 11 games, RCB currently sits in seventh place in the standings, and they will hope to register their fourth consecutive win of the season. 

Also Check: IPL 2024 Orange Cap

PBKS vs RCB Match Details:

Match Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, IPL 2024
Venue Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Date & Time Thursday, May 9, 7:30 pm (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Channels, JioCinema App & Website

Pitch Report: 

The surface at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala is one that is preferred by the bowlers, and with pacers getting help on the surface, a low-scoring encounter could be quite a possibility on such a pitch. Opting to bowl first and limiting the side to a subpar total could be a wise decision.

Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 32
Punjab Kings won 17
Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won 15
No Result 00
First Played  May 05, 2008
Last Played March 25, 2024

PBKS vs RCB Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings (PBKS):

Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Sam Curran (C), Jitesh Sharma (WK), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar

Impact Substitute: Prabhsimran Singh

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB):

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj 

Impact Substitute: Swapnil Singh

Probable Best Players of the Match

Probable Best Batter: Virat Kohli

Bengaluru’s Virat Kohli could be the best batter in the upcoming game against Punjab Kings. With 542 runs in his last 11 matches, Kohli is one of the best performers in the tournament, and is the current Orange Cap holder, leading the run scorer charts.

Probable Best Bowler: Harshal Patel

Punjab Kings’ Harshal Patel could be the best bowler in the upcoming game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru. With 17 wickets in his 11 matches, Harshal Patel is one of the highest wicket takers in the competition, and his performance could be crucial against RCB.

Also Check: IPL 2024 Purple Cap

Today’s Match Prediction: Side bowling first to win the match

Scenario 1

Punjab Kings win the toss and bowl

Powerplay score – 60-70

First Innings Score – 180-190

Punjab Kings win the match

Scenario 2

Royal Challengers Bengaluru win the toss and bowl

Powerplay score – 50-60

First Innings Score – 170-180

Royal Challengers Bengaluru win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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