PBKS, who may see the return of skipper Shikhar Dhawan, head into the match on the back of their third win of this season, while RCB led by Faf Du Plessis are fresh from their third loss of the campaign. PBKS has won 3 in 5, whereas RCB has won 2 of 5.
Now, the two side will clash at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, which will host it’s third match of the season. PBKS opened their campaign with a 7-run (DLS Method) win over Kolkata Knight Riders, but suffered an 8-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans in the recent fixture at the venue.
Ahead of PBKS vs RCB 2023 meeting at the PCA Stadium, we take a look at the pitch report and weather forecast for the day as some parts of the country have received summer showers.
PCA Stadium Pitch Report
The PCA has provided some early assistance of quick bowlers, but like most wickets in the country is batting friendly. The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 166. With the match set to be played in the noon, the wicket will remain even throughout the match.
The first match of 2023 season saw the hosts dominate with the bat, scoring a total of 191 and followed that with some disciplined bowling led by Arshdeep Singh to restrict KKR to 146/7 in 16 overs before rain stopped play and decided the match on DLS Method.
In the second match, which was a 7 pm start, put into bat, PBKS struggled on their way to post a target of 154, which was chased down by the defending champions GT in the penultimate delivery of the match. Even in that game, the quick bowlers were among wickets.
History suggests that the teams chasing have won most at the venue than the teams batting first. But as it’s a noon match, the captain winning the toss will be tempted to get runs on the board.
PCA Stadium IPL stats
Batting First Won: 25
Chasing Won: 32
Highest Total: 240/5 by CSK vs PBKS in 2008
Highest Run Chase: 192/4 by Gujarat Lions vs PBKS in 2017
Lowest Total: 67 All Out by DC vs PBKS in 2017
Lowest Total Defended: 150 by SRH vs PBKS in 2013
Average 1st Innings Score: 166
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PBKS Record in PCA Stadium
Punjab Kings Played: 58
Punjab Kings Won: 31
Punjab Kings Lost: 27
Punjab Kings Won Batting First: 15
Punjab Kings Won Chasing: 16
PBKS Highest Total: 221
PBKS Lowest Total: 138
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RCB Record in PCA Stadium
RCB Played: 7
RCB Won: 4
RCB Lost: 3
RCB Won Batting First: 1
RCB Won Chasing: 3
RCB Highest Total: 190
RCB Lowest Total: 143
Mohali weather forecast on Thursday, April 20
A cloudy day in which the noon will be a little warm with a max temperature of 31o C. There is slight chance of rain after thunderstorms on the preceding day. However, weather is unlikely to play spoilsport in Thurday’s match between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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