Punjab Kings (PBKS) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their upcoming TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, on Thursday, April 13.
The Kings will look to continue their winning run after they overcame Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in a thrilling last-over finish. Having registered their third win of TATA IPL 2023, the PBKS outfit is currently placed fifth in the TATA IPL 2023 standings with six points from five matches.
The Faf du Plessis-led RCB are languishing at the eighth place. They will look to return to winning ways after suffering an eight-run loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their last game.
Punjab Kings have a superior head-to-head record against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Kings have won 17 of the 30 matches that they have played so far.
Furthermore, PBKS have dominanted RCB in their recent meetings. Since 2020, the Kings have won five of their six matches against RCB in the high-profile T20 tournament.
However, RCB have an edge in the upcoming fixture. The Bangalore franchise has won four of their seven matches against PBKS in Mohali.
|Competition||Total Matches||Won by PBKS||Won by RCB|
Sikandar Raza’s Scintillating Form:
Sikandar Raza etched his name in the history books as he became the first Zimbabwean cricketer to score a fifty in TATA IPL. The 36-year-old played a match-winning knock of 57 runs against LSG in their last match. So far in four matches, Raza has scored 79 runs and bagged two wickets.
The Zimbabwean all-rounder has been one of the standout all-rounders in world cricket since 2022. Raza is one of the three players to record 1000+ runs and scalp 25+ wickets in T20 cricket last year.
Players to score 1000+ Runs and take 25+ wickets in T20s in 2022
PBKS’ Impressive Pacers:
Punjab Kings’ fast bowlers have been remarkable in the ongoing tournament. The speedsters have picked up 21 of the 27 wickets in five matches. They are also the second-best economical team (8.4) in the competition.
Best economy of a team in IPL 2023
|Lucknow Super Giants||5||33||8.4|
Bowlers Shine For PBKS:
Apart from a great record showcased by Punjab Kings’ pacers, the overall record of their bowlers stand out. The Kings are the third-best economical team (8.0) in the middle overs.
Best economy by a team in middle overs in IPL 2023
|Lucknow Super Giants||5||12||7.5|
Some More Interesting Stats:
- Arshdeep Singh is two wickets away from 50 wickets in TATA IPL.
- Sam Curran is 86 runs away from 500 runs in TATA IPL.