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.
Bengaluru has won seven matches but the net run rate continues to be a problem for them. 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.
RCB vs PBKS 60th Match: Pitch Report
We have seen a good batting track in Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. There is some assistance for bowlers also in the initial period of innings. Most of the strips are of Red soil, which gives good bounce and pace to bat on.
We can't forget the whole IPL is going to play in only 4 venues so there will be some assistance for spin too in the last stage of the tournament.
RCB vs PBKS: Weather Forecast
Mumbai is located in the western state of Maharashtra. The weather in Mumbai remains hot and humid during the summers that span from March to May. The weather model indicates a good forecast for the game of cricket on the 13th of May 2023.
Temperature – 32/29
Humidity – 69%
Wind – 14 km/h
Chances of Rain – 1%
RCB vs PBKS: Head to Head
Punjab is leading the head-to-head competition by 16-113. This will be the second match between the two teams this season. The first match was won by Punjab chasing a 200+ run target.
Rabada's bowling may turn the match 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.