PBKS vs RCB IPL 2023 Match Preview & Prediction | Match 27


PBKS vs RCB – The much-anticipated face-off between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore is set to take center stage in the IPL 2023 season. As two of the most popular teams in the league, both Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have a dedicated fan base eagerly awaiting this high-voltage encounter. This match preview provides the following:

  • An exhaustive analysis of the upcoming game.
  • Team compositions and recent form.
  • Predictions based on head-to-head statistics

Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings, led by their charismatic skipper Shikhar Dhawan, have consistently been a formidable force in the IPL. Boasting a plethora of world-class talents, the Punjab Kings have assembled an impressive squad that is more than capable of challenging for the coveted IPL trophy. With a fine blend of experienced campaigners and talented youngsters, the Punjab Kings have all the ingredients needed to put up a strong challenge against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Though they didn’t perform well in the last few matches, but their explosive opening batters can turn a match on its head with his power-hitting and reliable all-rounder.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB is captained by one of the most iconic figures in world cricket Faf du Plessis. This team has been a perennial underachiever in the IPL, but their fans hope that IPL 2023 will finally see them clinch their maiden title. With a potent mix of destructive batters, wily spinners, and fiery pacers, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be a tough nut to crack for the Punjab Kings. 

PBKS vs RCB Head-to-Head Stats

So far, PBKS and RCB have faced each other 30 times, where PBKS won 17 matches and RCB 13. 

PBKS vs RCB Last 5 Meetings

Look at the last five matches played between Punjab and Bangalore. 






May 13, 2022


Won by 54 Runs

March 27, 2022


Won by 5 Wickets

October 3, 2021


Won by 6 Runs

April 30, 2021


Won by 34 Runs

October 15, 2020


Won by 8 Wickets

PBKS vs RCB – IPL 2022 Statistics


Let’s look at PBKS & RCB stats from IPL 2022 season: 


  • Top Run-scorer: Shikhar Dhawan – 460 runs (PBKS); Faf du Plessis – 468 runs (RCB)
  • Most Wickets: Kagiso Rabada – 23 wickets (PBKS); Wanindu Hasaranga – 26 wickets (RCB)
  • Highest Sixes: Liam Livingstone – 34 sixes (PBKS); Dinesh Karthik – 22 sixes (RCB)


PBKS vs RCB – Who Will Win?


In terms of prediction, it’s a tough call to make between Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both teams are packed with match-winners who can single-handedly change the course of the game. But as per our prediction, RCB may win this match, but PBKS might come out at the top. The winning probability is 50-50. Stay tuned to see who wins this exciting match. 

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