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PBKS vs RCB Head to Head Record in IPL

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The IPL schedule for the 2022 season has been announced and curtains will be raised on 26 March in a replay of last year’s final match between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. With 10 teams this season, teams are divided into two groups.

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In the opening week, Punjab Kings will lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore on 27th in an enthralling encounter. Both teams have shuffled their whole squad in 2022 auctions and dynamics are completely changed. Neither Royal Challengers Bangalore have their premier bowler Yuzvendra Chahal in their team nor Punjab Kings have their star KL Rahul in their ranks. 

Both teams will look to start a new campaign with some electrifying performance. Let’s talk about the past history of these two giants.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

Royal Challengers Bangalore always have been the heavyweight of IPL from season one. They always had the luxury of big star players with huge reputations but still have their trophy cabinet empty. Before the IPL 2022 auctions, the Bangalore team had a big task as IPL legend AB De Villiers announced his retirement from IPL and Kohli also stepped down from captaincy.

Mike Hesson-led management has gathered a competitive squad but there are some serious questions about their potential. They are yet to announce their captain for the upcoming season and if reports are to be believed, Faf du Plessis is set to edge out Glenn Maxwell and will lead the side for the upcoming season.

Apart from a new captain, Royal Challengers Bangalore also has opted to let go of talisman Yuzvendra Chahal and put their money on mystery spinner Wanindu Hasaranga who fetched more than 10 crores. Royal Challengers Bangalore certainly doesn’t stand out on paper but has some killer match-winners like Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, and Mohammad Siraj.

If we talk about Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers rivalry then one word which automatically pops out is “runs”. Their rivalry has been filled with runs every single time both teams come together. Whether David Miller’s killer performance in 2013 or Virat Kohli’s magic in 2016, every time these teams have met, runs have piled. 

In head-to-head stats, Punjab Kings edges out Royal Challengers Bangalore and has won 15 games from 28 matches. In the last 4 encounters also, Punjab Kings have won 3 times which shows their supremacy against the Bangalore side in recent times. Teams will start from zero this season and Royal Challengers Bangalore will have a great chance to improve their record against Punjab.

Punjab Kings (PBKS)

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One franchise that has been underwhelming since season one has been the Kings from Punjab. They started their IPL journey with a bang in 2008 and reached the semis but since then, they have only reached the semis once. The Preity Zinta side has again revamped their squad but this time around, they look stronger than ever under the leadership of Karnataka duo Kumble and Aggarwal.

They suffered a huge setback when their star player KL Rahul didn’t opt to be retained by the franchise and ended his reign with the team. The last 2 seasons’ hero Ravi Bishnoi also followed the path and the task was really difficult for Kumble and co but they have successfully built a strong squad with some outright match-winners.

For the first time in many years, they have a squad that is not completely dependent on one player and have various match-winners in ranks. Likes of Kagiso Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, and Johnny Bairstow are some serious contenders to light up this season. Surprisingly Mayank Agarwal has been chosen to lead this team which seems only logical considering his time with the franchise and stature in recent years.

PBKS vs RCB Head to Head Record 

DateWinnerWon byVenue
3rd October 2021Royal Challengers Bangalore6 runsSharjah
30th April 2021Punjab Kings34 runsAhmedabad
15th October 2020Punjab Kings8 WicketsSharjah
24th September 2020Punjab Kings97 RunsDubai
24th April 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore17 runsBengaluru
13th April 2019Royal Challengers Bangalore8 WicketsMohali
14th May 2018Royal Challengers Bangalore10 WicketsIndore
13th April 2018Royal Challengers Bangalore4 WicketsBengaluru
5th May 2017Punjab Kings16 RunsBengaluru
10th April 2017Punjab Kings8 WicketsIndore
18th May 2016Royal Challengers Bangalore82 RunsBengaluru
9th May 2016Royal Challengers Bangalore1 RunsMohali
13th May 2015Punjab Kings22 RunsMohali
6th May 2015Royal Challengers Bangalore138 RunsBengaluru
9th May 2014Punjab Kings32 RunsBengaluru
28th April 2014Punjab Kings5 WicketsDubai
14th May 2013Punjab Kings7 WicketsBengaluru
6th May 2013Punjab Kings6 WicketsMohali
2nd May 2012Punjab Kings4 WicketsBengaluru
20th April 2012Royal Challengers Bangalore5 WicketsMohali
17th May 2011Punjab Kings111 RunsDharamsala
6th May 2011Royal Challengers Banglore85 RunsBengaluru
2nd April 2010Royal Challengers Bangalore6 WicketsMohali
16th March 2010Royal Challengers Bangalore8 WicketsBengaluru
1st May 2009Royal Challengers Bangalore8 RunsDurban
24th April 2009Punjab Kings7 WicketsDurban
12th May 2008Punjab Kings9 WicketsMohali
5th May 2008Punjab Kings6 WicketsBengaluru

Top Batsmen with Most Runs- PBKS vs RCB Head to Head

Chris Gayle leads the chart with 873 runs. He has been the superstar of this fixture and has a century to his name as well. Interestingly, he has featured for both teams in the IPL.

PlayerRuns
Chris Gayle 873
Virat Kohli 741
AB de Villiers 718
KL Rahul 517

Top Bowler with Most Wickets- PBKS vs RCB Head to Head

Yuzvendra Chahal has been the killer of this fixture with 25 wickets to his name. He will be the biggest missing from his fixture now as he has moved to Rajasthan Royals now. Although Sandeep Sharma has returned to Punjab Kings and is 2nd highest wicket-taker of this head-to-head.

PlayerWickets 
Yuzvendra Chahal 25
Sandeep Sharma16
Piyush Chawla15
Sreenath Aravind11

PBKS vs RCB Squad

Punjab Kings Squad-

Batsmen: Bhanuka Rjpaksa, Mayank Agarwal, Prerak Mankad, Shahrukh Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Jitesh Sharma (WK), Jonny Bairstow (WK) & Prabsimran Singh (WK)

All-rounders: Ansh Patel, Atharva Taide, Benny Howell, Harpreet Brar, Liam Livingstone, Odean Smith, Raj Bawa, Rishi Dhawan, Vaibhav Arora & Writtick Chatterjee

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Baltej Dhanda, Ishan Porel, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Sandeep Sharma & Rahul Chahar

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad-

Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Suyash Prabhudessai, Virat Kohli, Anuj Rawat (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Finn Allen (WK), Luvnith Sisodia (WK)

All-rounders: Aneeshwar Gautam, David Willey, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford & Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Akash Deep, Chama Milind, Harshal Patel, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj, Siddharth Kaul & Karn Sharma

Punjab Kings Full Schedule for IPL 2022:

DateFixtureTime (In IST)Venue
March 27Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 1Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
April 3Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
April 8Punjab Kings vs Gujarat Titans7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
April 13Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
April 17Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad3:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
April 20Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
April 25Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings7:30 PMWankhede Stadium
April 29Punjab Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants7:30 PMMCA Stadium, Pune
May 3Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
May 7Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals3:30 PMWankhede Stadium
May 13Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMBrabourne – CCI
May 16Punjab Kings vs Delhi Capitals7:30 PMDY Patil Stadium
May 22Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings7:30 PMWankhede Stadium

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