IPL 2021: Match 26, Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview & Prediction

IPL Match 26

Time:  7:30 PM IST

Date:  30 April 2021

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been on a rampage in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Having won five out of their first six matches, the Virat Kohli-led unit is within touching distance of qualifying for the playoffs.

In their previous game, they beat Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals (DC) by one run on Tuesday, April 27 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In their next match, RCB would be up against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Friday, April 30 at the same venue.

PBKS, on the other hand, are placed sixth and need a win desperately to climb the ladder. With two wins from six games, another loss could set the cat among the pigeons in their camp. In their last game, KL Rahul and Co went down to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by five wickets.

PBKS vs RCB Head to Head

Total Matches:  26,  PBKS Won: 12, RCB Won: 14, NR: 0

Pitch Report

The pitch in Ahmedabad has been an excellent one for batting. The track has helped the slower bowlers to some extent, if not a whole lot. Batting second should be the way forward.

Possible Playing XI

Punjab Kings:

KL Rahul (C & WK), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Moises Henriques, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), Washington Sundar, AB de Villiers (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini

PBKS vs RCB Match 26 IPL 2021 Prediction

If we talk about batting line-ups, both teams look dangerous as both sides have a plethora of classic and fearsome strikers. Both sides have been inconsistent in the tournament so far. Punjab Kings are struggling with their batting in middle order this season. Royal Challengers Bangalore eventually come up as the favorite team in this match as they have quality all-rounders around. Royal Challengers Bangalore are likely to emerge as winners over Punjab Kings.

For a thorough understanding of every aspect that can win you real money throughout the IPL, keep visiting our website for calculated and best match predictions and free IPL betting tips. Studying all the facts and conditions for today’s match, we have concluded that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this match but still, there will be a tough fight from both the teams, and a thrilling, high-score match is expected to entertain fans across the world.

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