On Thursday, April 20, the PBKS vs RCB head to head match will take place in Mohali's IS Bindra Stadium, making it the venue's final game of the year. Both RCB and PBKS, who are positioned in the center to lower middle of the points table, would like to move the ladder.
Both PBKS and RCB have a strong lineup of players, and their matches in the IPL are often closely contested. It will be interesting to see how they perform against each other in the upcoming IPL season.
In the IPL, RCB and PBKS have long-standing rivalries for one another. Both sides have engaged in some intense competition and saw some standout individual performances. Despite having well-known players on its roster, Royal Challengers Bangalore is one of the teams that has failed to take home an IPL trophy. They have three times made it to the finals, but each time they fell short at the very last hurdle. Punjab Kings are likewise without an IPL title. They finished second in the IPL 2014 season, losing to KKR in the championship match.
However since 2014, they have failed to advance to even one postseason game. In the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali, on April 20, the two teams will square off to begin their 2023 seasons.
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— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 18, 2023
PBKS vs RCB head to head
The Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore have both participated in all fifteen IPL seasons. They have yet to win the IPL title, though. In terms of head-to-head records, Punjab Kings holds an advantage over RCB. In the 30 games that have been played between the two teams, Punjab has won 17 and RCB has won 13.
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.
|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
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 (741), AB de Villiers (718), and KL Rahul (517). Gayle has retired from the IPL along with ABD. However, KL Rahul plays for LSG currently.
|AB de Villiers||718|
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 in the 2023 IPL season. Veteran spinner Piyush Chawla plays for Mumbai Indians currently.
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.