CricketPunjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Banglore: Who’s Favourite To Win Today?
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The 27th match of the IPL will be played between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Punjab Kings are fifth in the points table while Royal Challengers Bangalore are eighth in the points table. Let’s read who is the stronger side today:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Hopeful To Find Winning Ways

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s game in the last two matches has produced mixed performance, they won a good match against Delhi Capitals but lost the match by 11 runs against Chennai Super Kings.

Chasing 227, Bengaluru could score only 215 runs, with captain Faf du Plessis and Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell scoring 76 off 36 balls. The team’s batting looks very strong.  Batsmen Virat Kohli, du Plessis and Maxwell are all looking very brilliant in their place and in such a situation it becomes difficult for the opposition bowlers to stop them.

Bowling has been the team’s problem. Left-arm pacer Wayne Parnell has played his role well but has faced a lot of difficulties in stopping RCB’s runs in the middle overs. Vijaykumar Vyask, who bowled well against Delhi, conceded 62 runs in 4 overs in front of Chennai.

Wanindu Hasaranga got to bowl only 2 overs. This is the day’s match against Punjab, so RCB would like to chase in any situation, which means that both Harshal Patel and Hasranga will have good chances to get purchase from this pitch.

Lions Return To Punjab Kings

If you look at the story of Punjab Kings, then that last match was an exciting match, they won against Lucknow Super Giants. In Gabbar’s absence, Sam Curran got a chance to captain and he led the team better, strengthened the team’s bowling and stopped Lucknow at a low score and PBKS won the match in the last over.

So far in Mohali, Punjab has played two matches, in both the matches they batted first. First match was during day time against KKR, PBKS scored 190 plus runs while batting first on the board and won the match by 7 runs according to DLS. Although they failed to defend 154 runs against Gujarat, so, in Mohali, PBKS has won one match and lost one.

Punjab’s strength can come out stronger in this match, if their captain Shikhar Dhawan returns, he did not play in the last match and at the same time, all the fans of Punjab who were waiting for Liam Livingston can also participate in today’s match. Along with batting, he will also help the team in the spin department.

What the statistics say and what is the pitch report

Talking about statistics, Punjab Kings seem to have won 17 matches against RCB in head-to-head matches. Bangalore lost both the matches played last year against Punjab. Harshal Patel took 5 wickets in 2 matches against Punjab last year. Livingstone has scored 89 runs in two matches played last year against Bengaluru at a strike rate of above 180.

This means that this match is going to be an exciting and high scoring one. On Mohali pitch, a team prefers to chase the target. it is a bit difficult to bat in the day’s match but as the evening is a little colder, the ball comes on the bat a little easily. The team will bat first and at least want to score 190 runs on the board.