IPL 2024: Match 58, PBKS vs RCB Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match between PBKS vs RCB?

It’s a crucial match for both Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bengaluru as they aim to improve their standings in the IPL 2024 tournament. With RCB showing improvement in their recent form and PBKS looking to turn things around, it sets the stage for an exciting contest. The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala will witness some fierce competition on May 9th. Cricket fans are surely in for a treat!

PBKS vs RCB Match Details:

Match Punjab Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, IPL 2024
Venue Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
Date & Time Thursday, May 9, 7:30 pm (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Channels, JioCinema App & Website

Pitch Report: 

Absolutely, considering the nature of the pitch at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala, where bowlers, especially pacers, tend to get assistance, opting to bowl first could indeed be a strategic move. A low-scoring encounter seems plausible given the conditions, and teams might aim to restrict their opponents to a modest total before chasing it down. Bowlers will likely play a crucial role in determining the outcome of the match. It’s all about adapting to the conditions and executing the game plan effectively.

Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 32
Punjab Kings won 17
Royal Challengers Bengaluru Won 15
No Result 00
First Played  May 05, 2008
Last Played March 25, 2024

Probable Playing XIs

Punjab Kings (PBKS):

Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Sam Curran (C), Jitesh Sharma (WK), Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Rahul Chahar

Impact Substitute: Prabhsimran Singh

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB):

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (C), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj

Probable Best Players of the Match

Probable Best Batter: Virat Kohli

It sounds like Virat Kohli is in top form! With his impressive track record in the last 11 matches and leading the run scorer charts as the Orange Cap holder, it’s definitely reasonable to expect a stellar performance from him in the upcoming game against Punjab Kings. His consistency and skill make him a formidable player, and Bengaluru fans must be excited to see him in action.

Probable Best Bowler: Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel’s performance indeed seems crucial for Punjab Kings in the upcoming game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru. With 17 wickets in his 11 matches, he’s proven himself to be one of the highest wicket-takers in the competition. His ability to take wickets consistently could pose a significant challenge for RCB’s batting lineup. It sets the stage for an exciting battle between Patel’s bowling prowess and Kohli’s batting brilliance.


Scenario 1

Punjab Kings win the toss and bowl

Powerplay score – 60-70

First Innings Score – 180-190

Punjab Kings win the match

Scenario 2

Royal Challengers Bengaluru win the toss and bowl

Powerplay score – 50-60

First Innings Score – 170-180

Royal Challengers Bengaluru win the match