In match 27 of IPL 2023, both Punjab Kings & Royal Challengers Bangalore are searching for crucial 2 points to move up in the points table specially RCB who has had narrow defeats which have definitely hurt them a great deal. PBKS may have a slight advantage as they will play in their home venue where Punjab fans come in big numbers and support their franchise with big roars. Check out our detailed analysis for PBKS vs RCB Match 27 Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, Head-to-head stats, weather forecast & pitch conditions below.
PBKS vs RCB Match Details
Below are the PBKS vs RCB match 27 details of IPL 2023.
Match: Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 27
Competition: Indian Premier League 2023
Date: 20th April 2023
Time: 02:30 IST
PBKS vs RCB Live Streaming
Royal Challengers Bangalore have had quite a big fan following in Bangladesh and the good news for BD fans is they can enjoy IPL live streaming coverage on GTV including all the post and pre-match discussions. In India, JioCinema is creating big records interms of viewership as on average we have seen there are around 1.5 Crore users watching it live at all times.
There will be a cloud cover during the whole match today at Mohali with thunderstorms also expected during the first and second innings but the good news is the duration of those thunderstorms will be small. The temperatures are expected to range from 31 to 26 degrees during the game. The crowd present at the stadium will definitely love these conditions.
The average 1st innings score at IS Bindra Stadium is around 165 runs while it is often marked as the chasing venue because the team that batted second has won around 57% of the matches. Spinners tend to leak runs here due to shorter boundaries at one end so middle-overs can prove to be the ultimate deciding factor in which team gets the victory.
PBKS vs RCB Match 27 Probable Playing XIs
Team Punjab depends on Dhawan who had an injury concern in the last game and has gone through a fitness test so it will be an important call by PBKS if they bring in Dhawan even with 60 to 70% fitness. If Dhawan misses out they will likely bring in Livingstone by replacing either Sikandar Raza or Matthew Short. With the great performance by Raza in the last game we expect Short to miss out on today’s afternoon game. We expect Prabhsimran Singh & Rahul Chahar to be their Impact Player options.
Suyash Prabhudessai’s little cameo will surely get him the well-deserved spot for today’s game as well and he might be utilized as their impact player by replacing a domestic bowler. Vijaykumar Vyshak may be given another go-ahead after a rough outing against CSK.
Below are the PBKS vs RCB Match 27 probable playing XIs for both bat & ball first scenarios.
Possible XII: 1 Shikhar Dhawan/Atharva Taide, 2 Prabhsimran Singh, 3 Matthew Short, 4 Harpreet Singh, 5 Liam Livingstone/Sikandar Raza, 6 Jitesh Sharma (wk), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Shahrukh Khan, 9 Harpreet Brar, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Rahul Chahar, 12 Arshdeep Singh
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Possible XII: 1 Virat Kohli, 2 Faf du Plessis (capt), 3 Mahipal Lomror, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Suyash Prabhudessai, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Shahbaz Ahmad, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Wayne Parnell, 11 Akash Deep/Vijaykumar Vyshak, 12 Mohammed Siraj
PBKS vs RCB Match 27 Dream11 Prediction
Below is our best possible PBKS vs RCB Match 27 Dream11 team which has been picked by our experienced team of fantasy cricketers who have won many exciting prizes utilizing their skills.
We have gone heavy with the all-rounders in our Dream11 team as we believe it is the all-rounders who will play a key role in deciding the winning team in the possible rain-affected game.
Wicket-Keeper – Jitesh Sharma
Batsmen – Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis (vc)
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Sam Curran, Mathew Short, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sikandar Raza
Bowlers – Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
Virat Kohli is our captain as he has been in superb batting form while his opening partner Faf du Plessis is our vice-captain. Both of them have already played some brilliant innings already in IPL 2023 and with tricky conditions on hand if both give a good platform for RCB to score around 180 batting first they will be in an ideal position to win the game.
PBKS vs RCB Head-to-Head Stats
At Mohali, both teams have won three games each so it’s a nice evenly matched competition interms of stats. PBKS however in overall stats have a clear edge over RCB as they won 17 while RCB has won only 13.
Below is the complete PBKS vs RCB head-to-head stats in IPL.
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PBKS vs RCB Match 27 Prediction
Expert bookmakers have favored Royal Challengers Bangalore to win against Punjab Kings in the afternoon game as they got a much stronger-looking lineup and with Dhawan’s injury the batting lineup of PBKS can struggle as they will have to shuffle and make changes that may not pay off in a big game like this one. Livingston is also not 100 percent fit so fans will be eager to see if he makes it into the playing XI today. Mohammed Siraj, Wayne Parnell, and Wanindu Hasaranga are the top bowling options RCB got and all of them are well-experienced and possible match-winners on their given day.