Punjab Kings (PBKS) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 26th match of the IPL 2021 on Friday (30th April) night at Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera, Ahmedabad).
Both teams will play their seventh game of the season in this upcoming match. RCB has accumulated 10 points in their first six games of the season, while PBKS has earned four points in the same period of time.
In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has been on a roll (IPL). The Virat Kohli-led team has won five of their first six games and is on the verge of qualifying for the playoffs.
On Tuesday, April 27 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, they defeated Rishabh Pant's Delhi Capitals (DC) by one run. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will play the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the same venue today.
PBKS, on the other hand, is in the sixth position and desperately needs a win to move up the standings. With two wins in six games, another defeat in their camp could put the cat among the pigeons. KL Rahul and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were defeated by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets in their most recent match.
Match – Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 26th match
Venue – Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Time – 7:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network, Hotstar
Avg first innings score: The average first innings score at this pitch is 170 runs.
Probable Playing XIs:
KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Match Prediction: RCB is to win the match.