The 27th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 features a fiery clash between the Shikhar Dhawan-led Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Thursday, April 20.
The hosts will be coming into the game on the back of a thrilling win against Lucknow Super Giants. Led by Shikhar Dhawan, the side would be keen on registering yet another win in the upcoming game against an already struggling Bangalore side. On the other hand, Bangalore lost their previous game to Chennai Super Kings, and the Faf du Plessis-led side would be keen on getting back to winning ways.
PBKS vs RCB Match Details
Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 27, IPL 2023
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Date & Time: Thursday, April 20, 3:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
PBKS vs RCB Pitch Report
The surface at the PCA IS Bindra Stadium is a pitch that is heavily favored by the batters. A high-scoring encounter could be expected on this surface. Choosing to bowl first at the surface and looking to chase the total could prove to be a wise decision at the pitch.
PBKS vs RCB Probable Playing XIs
Punjab Kings (PBKS):
Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Matt Short, Harpreet Singh, Sikandar Raza, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, and Arshdeep Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB):
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj, Vijaykumar Vyshak
PBKS vs RCB Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Virat Kohli: Ace Indian batter Virat Kohli has been in sensational form at the tournament so far. One of the front runners for the IPL orange cap, Kohli, would be expected to put in yet another magnificent showing in Mohali. With 220 runs in five games so far, Kohli’s performances could prove to be crucial for Bangalore.
Probable best bowler
Sam Curran: English all-rounder Sam Curran would be expected to put in yet another brilliant performance with the ball. The 24-year-old took three wickets and conceded 31 in the four overs he bowled in Punjab’s previous outing. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side would be looking to depend on Curran’s services with the ball to help dismantle Bangalore’s batting lineup.