The 60th match of IPL 2023 will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings today. This match will be held at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai from 7:30 pm. Talking about RCB, this team has won 7 matches in 12 matches and its net run rate is -0.115.
PBKS has five successes in 11 matches and has a net run rate of -0.231. Both teams remain in the race for the playoffs. While the chances for Punjab are quite difficult. They have to win all 3 matches that remained to sit comfortably.
RCB vs PBKS: Match Preview
Virat's form can increase Bangalore's trouble
Bengaluru has won seven matches but the net run rate continues to be a problem for them. If they win both the remaining matches, then they will go straight to the playoffs. If it comes to net run rate, then RCB may lag behind. Bengaluru has to improve its net run rate, then it will be necessary to perform well from the top order.
Captain Faf du Plessis is batting brilliantly but Virat is having a bad phase, which is not taking its name to end. It will be necessary for Bengaluru that all the players perform better in the match so that they can field their best playing XI in the coming matches as
well. The team's batting has strengthened with the arrival of Mahipal Lomror in the middle order. Dinesh Karthik is showing the ability to make any match one-sided.
Rabada's bowling may turn towards Punjab
In the last match, Punjab will take to the ground after losing the match against Rajasthan in the last over. It has been seen in every season that this team, which wins some very tough matches, gets out of the tournament after losing easy matches. This time under the captaincy of Mayank Agarwal, PBKS will have to get rid of this already running problem.
Kagiso Rabada's return to the rhythm has been very good for the team. He has the ability to change the course of any match on his own. How Mayank uses the 4 overs of this South African star bowler, who has taken 18 wickets, will be very important.
Punjab has also been disappointed with the form of its captain. If the team has to make its place in the playoffs without relying on the results of other teams, then it will be necessary to perform as Captain Mayank.
RCB Probable XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
PBKS Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mayank Agarwal (c), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Liam Livingstone, Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma