PBKS vs RCB: Royal Challengers Bangalore eyeing fourth consecutive win against Punjab Kings

When the confident Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team takes on Punjab Kings on Thursday, its eyes will be set on registering its fourth consecutive win in the Indian Premier League. After a very poor start to the season, the RCB team has returned to the tournament with three consecutive wins and is in great form. This victory has not only boosted the team’s morale, it has also reached seventh place in the points table.

RCB has eight points from 11 matches and if they win all three of their remaining matches, their slim hopes of making it to the play-offs will remain alive. The situation of Punjab Kings is also similar. The team is in eighth place with eight points from 11 matches. However, among these two, only one team will be able to touch the figure of 14 points. The RCB team is full of confidence after winning against Punjab Kings in the first match of the season and winning the last three matches.

Veteran batsman Virat Kohli is consistently performing well at the top while captain Faf du Plessis returned to form after playing a good innings in the last match. Will Jacques also impressed by scoring a century in the win against Gujarat Titans while Cameron Green proved his worth with his contributions with ball and bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The bowlers of the team are also performing better.

Mohammed Siraj, who was included in India’s T20 World Cup squad, is finally back in form. Yash Dayal and Vijaykumar Vishak also performed well against the Titans and RCB will hope to continue the momentum from them. On the other hand, Punjab Kings will be low on confidence after their batting line-up collapsed against Chennai Super Kings.

Punjab Kings gave their best and worst performances against the Super Kings. Their bowlers dominated all the Super Kings batsmen but the batting unit disappointed. The current season has been full of ups and downs for Punjab Kings. The team showed its potential by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders and Super Kings on their own grounds. They chased the biggest target against Knight Riders. However, they have faced difficulties on their home ground.

They won only one match out of five at their main home ground Mullanpur. The team also did not benefit from the change in venue and had to face defeat in the last match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium. The Punjab team will be hoping to finish the campaign on a high note on their home ground but to do so the team will have to put in a united performance.

The teams are as follows

Punjab Kings: Sam Curran (captain), Matthew Short, Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Sikandar Raza, Rishi Dhawan, Liam Livingstone, Atharva Taide, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Bhatia, Vidwath Kawerappa. , Shivam Singh, Harshal Patel, Chris Woakes, Ashutosh Sharma, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thiagarajan, Prince Choudhary and Riley Roseau.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (captain), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyyash Prabhudesai, Will Jacques, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vishak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Sourav Chauhan.

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