IPL 2021: 26th Match Between RCB and PBKS

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings

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26th Match:

The match between RCB and PBKS is the twenty sixth meeting of the IPL 2021, which is going to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad on April 30th 2021.

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RCB vs PBKS History:

The teams competed against each other 26 times, till date. Out of them, RCB won 12 times and lost 14 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB against PBKS are LLWWW.

RCB Home:

The teams competed 11 times at the home ground of RCB. The home team won 6 times and lost 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB against PBKS are WWLWW.

PBKS Home:

The teams faced each other 7 times at the home ground of PBKS. The host won thrice. On the other hand, visitors won 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against RCB are LLWWL.

Neutral Venue:

The teams met 8 times at the neutral venue. RCB won twice, whereas PBKS won 6 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB against PBKS are LLWLL.

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Points and Ranks:

In the group stage, the winner will earn 2 points and the defeating team will earn 0 points.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

RCB is at the third in the table and will come at the top of the table with earning 2 points after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB are WLWWW.

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Punjab Kings:

PBKS is at sixth rank in the table and may earn 2 points and will come at middle position (fourth or fifth) in the table after winning the match.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS are LWLLW.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Ahmedabad shows the weather would be partly cloudy in the beginning of the match and after that mostly cloudy till the end of the match. The precipitation percentage would be 0% to 1% as of now, so there would be almost no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be 33 to 38 Celsius. The wind would be between 5 to 10 km/h. The speed of wind would fluctuate and the temperature would decrease with the match progress.

Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Toss and Pitch:

Record of IPL:

Teams prefer to field first 6 times in 12 matches. The selection behaves neutral to the teams, as the team won thrice including a super over victory and lost thrice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WW*LLL.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 6 times out of 12 matches, won thrice and lost thrice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLWWL.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches 6 times including a tied game and lost 6 times as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WW*LLW.

The first batting team won the matches 6 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won also 6 times including a victory in one over eliminator.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LL*LLW.

Score:

The lowest successful defended total was 134 on the venue. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 165 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 134, and the highest total was 201 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 102 runs, whereas the highest was 191 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 25.10 and 28.84 is for the second innings.

Record of IPL 2021:

Teams prefer to field first 3 times in all 3 played matches. The selection favored the teams, as the team won 2 outings and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLW – -.

On the other hand, the team chose to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 0 times out of 3 matches.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are – – – – -.

Over all, the teams, who won the toss, won the matches twice and lost once.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLW – -.

The first batting team won the matches once. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won twice.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWL – -.

Score:

The lowest successful defended total was 171 runs. On the other hand, the highest successful chase is 155 on the ground.

The first inning lowest total was 123 runs, and the highest total was 171 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 126 runs (chased down the target), and the highest total was 170 runs.

The batting average of the first innings is 22.40 and 37.67 is for the second innings.

T20 History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS against RCB at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ T20 History at the Venue:

RCB got 2 chances to play the match at the venue, the team has an excellent record, as the team won both the outings and never lost, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results of RCB at the venue are WW – – -.

PBKS had 2 opportunities to play at the venue, and the team has an average record, as the team won once, though in one over eliminator and lost once, too.

Last 5 (completed) match results of PBKS at the venue are LW* – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

The team may go with a winning combination.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Eleven: D. Padikkal, V. Kohli, R. Patidar, G. Maxwell, AB. de Villiers, W. Sundar, D. Sams, K. Jamieson, H. Patel, M. Siraj, Y. Chahal

Punjab Kings:

The team may go with D. Malan in place of C. Gayle and J. Richardson in place of C. Jordan.

Punjab Kings Eleven: K. Rahul, M. Agarwal, D. Malan, D. Hooda, N. Pooran, M. Henriques, S. Khan, J. Richardson, R. Bishnoi, M. Shami, A. Singh

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.