PBKS vs RCB head to head IPL record: Stats, total matches and history

Both Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) have played since the maiden season of the IPL back in 2008. But they are yet to get their hands on the trophy. The Punjab-franchise also changed their team from Kings XI Punjab, but that did not bring in change in luck for them.

RCB have played in the final three times, but every other instance, they finished as the runners-up. They have had quality cricketers like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Daniel Vettori as their captain, but none of them have been able to take them to glory.

On the head-to-head count, the Kings are ahead, but the Challengers are not far behind by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, RCB beat PBKS by 24 runs when the two teams last met in the IPL at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.

After being asked to chase down a challenging target of 175, PBKS could only manage 150 in 18.2 overs. Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj won the Player of the Match award after he finished with figures of 4-0-21-4, picking up the crucial wickets of Atharva Taide, Liam Livingstone, Harpreet Brar and Nathan Ellis.

PBKS vs RCB head to head

The Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have both participated in all 16 IPL seasons. They are yet to win the IPL title, though. In terms of head-to-head records, Punjab Kings holds an advantage over RCB. In the 31 games that have been played between the two teams, Punjab has won 17 and RCB has won 14.

Matches played 31
PBKS won 17
RCB won 14
Tie 0

PBKS vs RCB match results

PBKS have an edge over their opponents in the Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head to head matches. PBKS dominated and defeated the RCB in both the matches last year to continue their dominance.

Date Winner Won By Venue
13-May-2022 Punjab Kings 54 runs Mumbai
27-Mar-2022 Punjab Kings 5 wickets Mumbai
03-Oct-2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 runs Sharjah
30-Apr-2021 Punjab Kings 34 runs Ahmedabad
15-Oct-2020 Punjab Kings 8 Wickets Sharjah
24-Sep-2020 Punjab Kings 97 Runs Dubai
24-Apr-2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore 17 runs Bengaluru
13-Apr-2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Wickets Mohali
14-May-2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore 10 Wickets Indore
13-Apr-2018 Royal Challengers Bangalore 4 Wickets Bengaluru
5-May-2017 Punjab Kings 16 Runs Bengaluru
10-Apr-2017 Punjab Kings 8 Wickets Indore
18-May-2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 82 Runs Bengaluru
9-May-2016 Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 Runs Mohali
13-May-2015 Punjab Kings 22 Runs Mohali
6-May-2015 Royal Challengers Bangalore 138 Runs Bengaluru
9-May-2014 Punjab Kings 32 Runs Bengaluru
28-Apr-2014 Punjab Kings 5 Wickets Dubai
14-May-2013 Punjab Kings 7 Wickets Bengaluru
6-May-2013 Punjab Kings 6 Wickets Mohali
2-May-2012 Punjab Kings 4 Wickets Bengaluru
20-Apr-2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore 5 Wickets Mohali
17-May-2011 Punjab Kings 111 Runs Dharamsala
6-May-2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore 85 Runs Bengaluru
2-Apr-2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 Wickets Mohali
16-Mar-2010 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Wickets Bengaluru
1-May-2009 Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 Runs Durban
24-Apr-2009 Punjab Kings 7 Wickets Durban
12-May-2008 Punjab Kings 9 Wickets Mohali
5-May-2008 Punjab Kings 6 Wickets Bengaluru

PBKS vs RCB IPL stats

Most runs

In the IPL matches between these teams, Chris Gayle, who has represented both sides, has scored the most runs (873). He is followed by Virat Kohli (861), AB de Villiers (718), and KL Rahul (517). Gayle has retired from the IPL along with ABD.  However, KL Rahul plays for LSG currently.

Player name Runs
Chris Gayle 873
Virat Kohli 861
AB de Villiers 718
KL Rahul 517
Shaun Marsh 266

Most wickets

With 25 wickets, Yuzvendra Chahal leads the bowling rankings, followed by Sandeep Sharma (16) and Piyush Chawla (15). Akshar Patel currently plays for DC while Sandeep Sharma plays for RR. Chahal too plays for RR. Veteran spinner Piyush Chawla plays for Mumbai Indians currently.

Player name Wickets
Yuzvendra Chahal 25
Sandeep Sharma 16
Piyush Chawla 15
Harshal Patel 12
Axa Patel 11

Best match in the Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head to head

One of the most exciting matches between PBKS and RCB in the IPL was in 2019. In this match, RCB scored a mammoth total of 202/4 in their 20 overs, thanks to an outstanding innings from AB de Villiers, who scored 82 off 44 balls. Parthiv Patel scored a blistering knock up the order with 43 runs off 24 balls.

 In response, PBKS started off strong, with Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal scoring quick runs. KL Rahul too played a sensational inning as he scored 42 off 27 balls. However, the match took a dramatic turn when RCB's bowlers staged a comeback, taking quick wickets to put PBKS on the backfoot. With PBKS needing 27 runs off the final over, it seemed like an impossible task. However, young batsman Nicholas Pooran had other plans, as he smashed 5 sixes in the over bowled by Marcus Stoinis. In the end, PBKS fell just short, losing the match by 17 runs, but Pooran's heroic innings was one of the highlights of the match.

The outstanding performances from this game were de Villiers' amazing knock and Pooran's courageous effort, which helped to make it one of the most exciting matches between the two sides in IPL history.