The 58th Match of IPL 2024: Punjab Kings vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore

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The 58th match of IPL 2024 will be played between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. This match will be held on 9 May at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. This will be the second match of this season. Being Punjab’s home ground, Punjab is said to have the upper hand.

 

Let us tell you that Punjab Kings (PBKS) is currently at the eighth position in the IPL points table after winning 4 out of 11 matches, while Royal Challengers Bangalore team is at the seventh position in the points table after winning 4 out of 11 matches.

Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Pitch Report: The pitch of Dharamshala Cricket Stadium is generally considered to be in favor of fast bowlers. Here the fast bowlers get good swing in the beginning. However, there is a uniform bounce on this pitch, due to which if the batsmen settle down at the crease, they can score a lot of runs. The small ground and fast outfield here help the batsmen to score runs quickly. Apart from this, due to good bounce on the pitch, the ball comes on the bat with fast speed and bounce. Spin bowlers also get good help as they spend time on the pitch. Overall, a good contest between ball and bat is seen in this stadium.

Punjab’s SWOT

Punjab Kings (PBKS) has performed well so far. The team has lost many matches by a close margin. Captain Shikhar also got out due to injury. If we talk about its last match, despite being the home ground, Punjab had to face defeat against Chennai in Dharamshala itself. This was the seventh defeat of the Punjab team. Currently this team is at the eighth position in the points table with eight points. This team will have to win the next match to stay ahead.

Rajasthan SWOT

If we talk about all the matches that RCB has played in this IPL so far, then RCB has not been able to perform well in this IPL 2024. The team is currently at number 7. RCB has played a total of 11 matches, in which it has won only four. The team has lost 7 matches, but by winning the last three matches consecutively, it has kept the hope of reaching the playoffs of the tournament alive. RCB was out of the playoff race about three matches ago,

but since then it has won all its matches and has again joined the race for the top four. Now it will be possible for them to remain in the IPL only on their good performance going forward.

PBKS vs RCB Predicted Playing XI (Probable playing XI for the 58th match of IPL between Punjab vs Bangalore)

Probable playing XI of Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Riley Russo, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran (captain), Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh.

Impact Player: Prabhsimran Singh, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Tanay Tyagarajan, Vidvat Kevirappa, Rishi Dhawan.

Probable playing XI of Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (captain), Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Karn Sharma, Swapnil Singh, Yash Dayal, Vijaykumar Vaishak, Mayank Dagar.
Impact Players: Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudesai, Akashdeep, Rajat Patidar.

PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Team 1 (Dream 11 Head to Head) :
Wicketkeeper: Jitesh Sharma, Dinesh Karthik

Batsmen: Jonny Bairstow, Riley Russo, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Will Jacks
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Yash Dayal

Captain’s first choice: Virat Kohli || Captain’s second choice: Jonny Bairstow
Vice-captain’s first choice: Riley Russo || Vice-Captain Second Choice: Will Jacks
PBKS vs RCB Dream11 Team 2 (Dream11 Grand League):

Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Karthik, Jitesh Sharma
Batsmen: Jonny Bairstow, Shashank Singh, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Will Jacks
All-rounders: Sam Curran, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma
Captain’s First Choice: Faf du Plessis || Captain’s Second Choice: Jonny Bairstow
Vice-Captain’s First Choice: Harshal Patel || Vice-Captain’s Second Choice: Will Jacks

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