Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Head To Head Records Preview:
RCB vs PBKS Head to Head Battle is the battle between two teams that are ranked number fourth and number eighth on the list. Royal Challengers Bangalore are comparatively better placed than Punjab Kings at the moment. They have 14 points with two games to play. Punjab Kings need to have 10 points with three games to play. It is a must-win game for Punjab as they take on Bangalore at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.
Current Form: Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Royal Challengers Bangalore at the halfway stage looked in complete control. They had won five out of the first seven. RCB unearthed match winners in every game. Faf du Plessis led from the front. Shahbaz Ahmed came of age. He played brilliantly under pressure. It all seemed to be coming together for RCB. The fans started believing that this might just be their season.
But RCB soon hit a roadblock. They went on to lose three games on the trot. With just 4 games to go, RCB was stuck with 10 points. They needed to get back to winning ways. RCB did just that. They won a thriller against defending champions, CSK. RCB went one better against SRH. They notched up a big win to improve their terrible net run rate. RCB is one win away from feeling comfortable. They will be hoping the game against Punjab will just be the one.
Current Form: Punjab Kings
It has been a roller-coaster ride for Punjab Kings so far. They had a mixed start to the season. Punjab left many tongues wagging when they smashed RCB to chase down a score of 200+. But post that game, the Punjab side has entertained and exasperated in equal measure.
Punjab has won 5 games out of the 11 matches they have played so far. But one common pattern across all their wins is the fact that they have been giant killers. Punjab has won against all the big guns so far. They started with a win over RCB. Punjab’s second win was against CSK. They topped their third win with a fine victory over MI. Punjab completed a double over CSK. They were just the second side to beat Gujarat Titans. Punjab will seek consistency as they head towards the last stretch.
RCB vs PBKS Head to Head Stats
- Both sides have played 29 IPL games against each other.
- RCB has won 13 games. PBKS has won 16 matches.
- RCB’s highest score against PBKS is 226. PBKS’ highest score against RCB is 232.
- RCB’s lowest score against PBKS is 84. PBKS’ lowest score against RCB is 88.
It is the do-or-die stage of the tournament. Teams will gun for every point they contest. Punjab who has an upper hand over Bangalore couldn’t have asked for a better opponent at this stage. They need to win to stay alive in this tournament. But RCB at this stage is no pushover. It will be a fascinating contest.