PBKS VS RCB: IPL 2024 58th Pre-match Predictions

PBKS vs RCB: The 57th match of this IPL 2024 will be played between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Cricket enthusiasts are in for a thrilling encounter as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings lock horns in a highly anticipated TATA IPL 2024 showdown at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. The match will be played on 9th May 2024 and the fans will be looking forward to this highly awaited clash.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Players List & Role

Here is the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) squad for IPL 2024.
Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Virat KohliBatter
Faf du Plessis (C)Batter
Cameron GreenBatting All-Rounder
Glenn MaxwellBatting All-Rounder
Rajat PatidarBatter
Dinesh KarthikWicket-Keeper/Batter
Anuj RawatWicket-Keeper/Batter
Mayank DagarBowler
Mohammed SirajBowler
Yash DayalBowler
Reece TopleyBowler

Punjab Kings Players List & Role

Punjab Kings IPL 2024 Full Squad
Name of the PlayerRole of the Player
Shikhar Dhawan (C)Batter 
Jonny Bairstow Wicket-Keeper/Batter 
Jitesh Sharma Wicket-Keeper/Batter 
Prabhsimran Singh Wicket-Keeper/Batter 
Sikandar Raza Batting All-Rounder 
Shashank Singh Batter 
Sam Curran Bowling All-Rounder 
Harpreet Brar Bowler 
Harshal Patel Bowler 
Kagiso Rabada Bowler 
Arshdeep Singh Bowler 

First Face-Off

Back in 2008, Royal Challengers Bangalore clashed with the Punjab Kings for the inaugural time at the iconic M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Opting to field first after winning the toss, Punjab Kings restricted Royal Challengers to a modest total of 126 runs, with Rahul Dravid leading the charge with 66 runs. In response, Punjab Kings swiftly chased down the target in just 18.2 overs, thanks to a stellar innings from Shaun Marsh, who contributed 39 runs to secure victory for his team.

Previous IPL Results

Punjab Kings holds a significant advantage over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their head-to-head record, with 17 victories out of 32 contests played thus far. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore has secured just 15 wins.

Previous Results

Date of the MatchWinner of the MatchWon by
25-Mar-2024Royal Challengers Bangalore4 wickets
20-Apr-2023Royal Challengers Bangalore24 runs
13-May-2022Punjab Kings54 runs
27-Mar-2022Punjab Kings5 wickets
03-Oct-2021Royal Challengers Bangalore6 runs
30-Apr-2021Punjab Kings34 runs
15-Oct-2020Punjab Kings8 Wickets
24-Sep-2020Punjab Kings97 Runs
24-Apr-2019Royal Challengers Bangalore17 runs
13-Apr-2019Royal Challengers Bangalore8 Wickets
14-May-2018Royal Challengers Bangalore10 Wickets
13-Apr-2018Royal Challengers Bangalore4 Wickets
5-May-2017Punjab Kings16 Runs
10-Apr-2017Punjab Kings8 Wickets
18-May-2016Royal Challengers Bangalore82 Runs
9-May-2016Royal Challengers Bangalore1 Runs
13-May-2015Punjab Kings22 Runs
6-May-2015Royal Challengers Bangalore138 Runs
9-May-2014Punjab Kings32 Runs
28-Apr-2014Punjab Kings5 Wickets
14-May-2013Punjab Kings7 Wickets
6-May-2013Punjab Kings6 Wickets
2-May-2012Punjab Kings4 Wickets
20-Apr-2012Royal Challengers Bangalore5 Wickets
17-May-2011Punjab Kings111 Runs
6-May-2011Royal Challengers Bangalore85 Runs
2-Apr-2010Royal Challengers Bangalore6 Wickets
16-Mar-2010Royal Challengers Bangalore8 Wickets
1-May-2009Royal Challengers Bangalore8 Runs
24-Apr-2009Punjab Kings7 Wickets
12-May-2008Punjab Kings9 Wickets
5-May-2008Punjab Kings6 Wickets

Pre-Match Analysis

This pre-match analysis covers everything you need to know about the Punjab Kings versus Royal Challengers Bangalore match, focusing on the players and captains of both teams. We’ll break down their past performances against each other, highlighting their wins and losses.

Probable best batter of the Match

In the upcoming match, Virat Kohli stands out as the leading batsman, boasting an impressive tally of 591 runs and an average of 84.43 in his last 10 innings.

Probable best bowler of the Match

Mohammed Siraj has been a key asset in the bowling department for his team, making significant contributions with 8 wickets in the last 10 matches. His economy rate, indicating the number of runs conceded per over, stands at 9.12, underscoring his proficiency as a skilled bowler.

Match Details

In TATA IPL 2024, Dharamsala’s Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium will be hosting the match between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It kicks off at 7:30 PM IST, ensuring a thrilling game for cricket fans!

Pitch Report

At the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala, the pitch offers a balanced platform for both batsmen and bowlers. With shorter boundaries favoring batsmen and a slow pitch giving bowlers an edge, the ground ensures an equitable contest for both sides.

Today’s Match Prediction: Final Thoughts

With the upcoming clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings on the horizon, all eyes are on Royal Challengers Bangalore as they seem to have the upper hand. Their formidable lineup and skilled players position them as the frontrunners for victory.