While Shikhar Dhawan-led PBKS will look to carry on the winning momentum following the victory over Lucknow Super Giants, Faf Du Plessis’ RCB will look to bounce back after falling just short of a huge run chase against Chennai Super Kings.
In the recent outings, PBKS beat LSG by 2-wickets with 3 balls to spare away from home. Dhawan-less PBKS restricted LSG to 159 and rode on Sikandar Raza fifty and Shahrukh Khan cameo to get to the target for their third win of the season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, conceded 226 runs to CSK at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, where the home side reached 218 in an 8-run loss as Glenn Maxwell and Faf Du Plessis show went in vain.
Now, PBKS and RCB, who are in search of their first title, will clash for the 31st time in the Indian Premier League. This will also be eighth meeting between PBKS and RCB at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali.
Now, we take a look at the stats and records preview, the two sides’ record at the PCA Stadium in Mohali along with interesting facts and players chasing milestones ahead of PBKS vs RCB in IPL 2023:
PBKS vs RCB Head-to-Head
In the 30 meetings between the two sides in IPL since 2008, PBKS has the advantage with 15 wins against RCB, who have won 13 times against the Punjab-based franchise. PBKS also has won 5 of the last 6 meetings against, including the double in IPL 2022.
In the 7 previous meetings at the PCA Stadium, RCB has a slight edge, having won 4 matches against Punjab Kings, who have beaten the Bangalore-based side in Mohali three times so far.
PBKS vs RCB stats
|Stat||For PBKS vs RCB||For RCB vs PBKS|
|Wins Batting 1st||7||7|
|Most Runs||KL Rahul (449 runs)||Virat Kohli (802 runs)|
|Highest scorer||KL Rahul (132*)||Chris Gayle (117)|
|Most wickets||Sandeep Sharma (16)||Yuzvendra Chahal (25)|
|Best Bowling||Piyush Chawla (4/17)||Sreenath Aravind (4/14)|
PBKS vs RCB record in PCA Stadium, Mohali
|Stat||PBKS vs RCB in Mohali||RCB vs PBKS in Mohali|
|Highest Total||194/4 in 2013||190/3 in 2013|
|Lowest Total||163/6 in 2012||143/8 in 2008|
Players Who Can Cross Milestones in PBKS vs RCB 2023
► Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is 2 fours away from becoming the second player to reach 600 fours in IPL history after Punjab Kings captain Shikhar Dhawan, who has hit over 700 fours in the league.
► Shikhar Dhawan (Punjab Kings) if fit and plays has the chance to become the second player to score 50 fifties in IPL after David Warner, who has scored 57 so far. Kohli is third with 47 fifties to his name. Dhawan is also 23 runs away from completing 6500 runs in IPL.
► Dinesh Karthik (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is 21 runs away from completing 7000 runs in T20 Cricket (overall).
► Arshdeep Singh (Punjab Kings) is 2 wickets short of completing 50 wickets in IPL.
► Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Punjab Kings) is 10 runs away from 3000 runs in T20 cricket (overall).
► David Willey (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is 6 wickets away from 250 wickets in T20 cricket (overall).
► Harshal Patel (Royal Challengers Bangalore) is 6 wickets away from 200 wickets in T20 cricket (overall).
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