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Top five player battles to watch out for in PBKS vs RCB match No. 58 in IPL 2024

Published at :May 8, 2024 at 4:50 PM
Modified at :May 8, 2024 at 4:50 PM
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Match No. 58 of the IPL 2024 will be a PBKS vs RCB clash to be played on Thursday in Dharamsala.

It is time for an exciting clash in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 as Punjab Kings (PBKS) are set to face Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in match no. 58 of the tournament. This game is very important for both teams and is set to take place at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala on Thursday.

Both teams have played 11 matches each and have eight points to their name. The team winning this clash will have little hope left to make it to playoffs, while it will be all over for the losing side. Both teams have some exciting superstars who can produce some incredible performances. RCB have a strong batting unit, while PBKS have a good bowling attack. So it will be an exciting contest to watch out for.

PBKS vs RCB: Head-to-Head

RCB won the last game between the two earlier this season. With that win, they have now won 15 games against PBKS. Meanwhile, PBKS have won 17 out of 32 matches in total.

PBKS vs RCB: Top five player battles to watch out for

1. Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada, Virat Kohli, PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2024
Kagiso Rabada, Virat Kohli. (Image Source: BCCI)

The PBKS vs RCB clash will see a great battle between two modern-day superstars. Virat Kohli has been in tremendous form and has the Orange Cap with the most runs. He won the MOTM against PBKS in the last game and will be a big wicket. However, Kagiso Rabada has troubled him a lot. Rabada has dismissed Kohli 8 times in international cricket. In the IPL, Kohli has scored 36 off 32 balls against him and gotten out three times.

2. Faf du Plessis vs Harshal Patel

Faf du Plessis slammed a 19-ball fifty in his last innings and is looking at his blistering best. He can put PBKS under pressure within the powerplay itself. However, he will be up against his former teammate. Harshal Patel played under Du Plessis last season and will be bowling at him here. Harshal has dismissed Du Plessis two times in the IPL in 17 balls and conceded only 11 runs.

3. Rajat Patidar vs Rahul Chahar

Rajat Patidar will be another RCB batter who will be looking to go hard in the game. He is in good form and scored two quick half-centuries in the last three innings. He is good against spinners and likes to hit them for sixes. However, Rahul Chahar has bowled well against him. The leg-spinner has dismissed Patidar twice in just 9 balls in the IPL and conceded 16 runs.

4. Jonny Bairstow vs Mohammed Siraj

Jonny Bairstow, Mohammed Siraj, PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2024
Jonny Bairstow, Mohammed Siraj. (Image Source: BCCI)

Jonny Bairstow has excellent numbers against RCB, and he likes playing against this team. He will surely be up against this challenge. Bairstow has scored the most runs for PBKS in two of the last three games and has looked good with the bat. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj is also in good form, and these two have played against each other a lot. Siraj has dismissed Bairstow 5 times in international cricket and once in the IPL as well. But Bairstow has scored 54 off 25 balls against Siraj in the IPL.

5. Sam Curran vs Yash Dayal

The stand-in captain Sam Curran will have a big role to play in the game. He has bowled well this season, but his bat needs to score runs. Curran can bat at any position and will be a key batter for his team because other batters are struggling a bit. On the other hand, Yash Dayal has been the best bowler for RCB this season, and he bowls in different phases of the match. He has good yorkers and changeups and dismissed Curran in the last game.

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