PBKS vs RCB Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 58

Updated - 09 May 2024, 05:45 PM

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Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru are set to collide with each other in match 58 of IPL 2024. PBKS vs RCB encounter will be played on Thursday, May 9. 

Both Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru have struggled to win games in IPL 2024. Their playoff chances are also slim. Below we look at PBKS vs RCB preview. 

PBKS vs RCB Date and Venue

The PBKS vs RCB match takes place on Thursday, May 9. The venue of the match is Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. The match begins at 7:30 PM IST. The toss will take place at 7 PM. 

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PBKS vs RCB Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 54

Punjab Kings 

In the absence of injured Shikhar Dhawan, Sam Curran leads the side in IPL 2024. They have shown a poor form, winning just 4 games out of 11 and losing 7. They have 8 points. 

PBKS squad: Sam Curran (C), Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Tanay Thyagarajan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Woakes, Atharva Taide, Nathan Ellis, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh. 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru   

Faf du Plessis leads RCB in IPL 2024. After too many losses at the start, RCB has bounced back in the last few games. They have won their last three clashes. Out of 11 games, RCB has won 4 matches and lost 7. RCB has 8 points. 

RCB Squad:  Shubman Gill (C), Wriddhiman Saha, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Manav Suthar, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Joshua Little, Sandeep Warrier, Vijay Shankar, Jayant Yadav, Darshan Nalkande, Sharath BR, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Matthew Wade, Umesh Yadav, Kane Williamson, Abhinav Manohar, Kartik Tyagi, Spencer Johnson, Sushant Mishra. 

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PBKS vs RCB Key Battles

Virat Kohli vs Arshdeep Singh 

Virat Kohli owns a stunning form and will open the innings for RCB. Arshdeep Singh is a crucial pacer for PBKS and will look to outplay Kohli. 

Faf du Plessis vs Kagiso Rabada 

Faf du Plessis also has an amazing form and will open the batting for RCB. Kagiso Rabada is his teammate from South Africa and will look to dismiss him. 

Jonny Bairstow vs Mohammed Siraj 

Jonny Bairstow is a hard-hitting batter for Punjab Kings and will play a big role as an opener. Mohammed Siraj is a powerful pacer for RCB and will look to crush him with his tactics. 

PBKS vs RCB Key Players

Punjab Kings- Shashank Singh, Jonny Bairstow, and Prabhsimran Singh are key batters for the side. Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, and Sam Curran are leading wicket-takers. 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru- Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Dinesh Karthik are the most successful batters for RCB in IPL 2024. Yash Dayal and Mohammed Siraj have got the most wickets so far. 

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PBKS vs RCB Weather And Pitch Reports

There is just a 10% chance of rain during the PBKS vs RCB clash. Hence, the encounter will not be affected by rain. Dew is expected to arrive during the match.  HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala is a good-scoring ground. Batters enjoy a good advantage. However, seamers and pacers also get benefits. 


In the previous clash in IPL 2024, RCB stunned PBKS by 4 wickets. Now, they will look to make it two in two. On the other hand, Punjab will look to avenge their previous defeat vs RCB. 

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