IPL 2024, RCB vs PBKS Match Prediction, Match-6, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Punjab Kings

IPL 2024, RCB vs PBKS Match Prediction, Match-6, Dream11 Team, Fantasy Tips & Pitch Report | Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Punjab Kings

Indian Premier League 2024 Match Prediction 

Match:  RCB vs PBKS Fantasy Team Prediction  
Time:   25 Mar, 07:30 PM (IST)  

Series::  Indian Premier League 2024  
Venue:  M Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bengaluru, India  

Head-to-Head Stats 
Matches Played: 06
PBKS Won: 03
RCB Won: 02
No Result/Tie: 01

Recent Form: 
L,   L, W,  W,  L

W,  L,  L, W,  L


  • Faf du Plessis showcased his prowess with the bat, striking eight boundaries during his swift 23-ball innings in the recent match against CSK. As the captain, he stands out as a likely candidate to lead RCB in run-scoring against Punjab Kings. Meanwhile, Cameron Green displayed his bowling prowess by dismissing Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell in the first match, positioning himself as a potential top wicket-taker for RCB in the upcoming game.
  • Shikhar Dhawan demonstrated his batting form by hitting four boundaries in Saturday’s match, indicating a promising start to his campaign as Punjab Kings’ skipper. He seems like a solid bet to emerge as their highest run-scorer against RCB. Arshdeep Singh’s impressive performance, marked by figures of 2/28 in the tournament opener, positions him as a formidable candidate to lead Punjab Kings’ bowling attack and claim the most wickets in the match against RCB.
  • Anticipating a continuation of his aggressive approach from the previous game against CSK, we predict Faf du Plessis to maintain his momentum and surpass the 31.5-run mark in this upcoming fixture.

Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Sky Cricket, Star Network, Fox Sports, Sky Sport NZ, SuperSport and Willow TV.

IPL 2024 Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on SkyGo, Jio Cinema, Willow, Foxtel Go and Kayo.

Toss Predictions

While not a significant margin, more teams have emerged victorious in IPL games at this venue by opting to field first. Consequently, we anticipate that both teams will opt to field first on Monday evening should they win the toss.

Weather & Pitch Report


The weather forecast indicates clear skies throughout the game, with temperatures expected to drop slightly from 32 degrees to 28 degrees by the match’s conclusion. Humidity levels are forecasted to remain below 35% throughout the contest.

Pitch Report

Historically, the average score while batting first on this pitch stands at 165. However, given the impressive batting prowess displayed by both teams, we anticipate that this surface will yield totals around 190 in the upcoming match.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium – Bengaluru, India 

Total matches: 18

Matches won batting first: 07

Matches won bowling first: 09 

Average 1st Inns scores: 141

Average 2nd Inns scores: 136

Highest total recorded

212/4 (20 Ov) by IND vs AFG

Lowest total recorded

99/10 (19.3 Ov) by RSAW vs NZW

Highest score chased

194/3 (19.4 Ov) by AUS vs IND

Lowest score defended

114/7 (20 Ov) by SLW vs RSAW

Team NEWS: 

RCB Team News: 

Despite facing defeat in their initial match, RCB managed to conclude the game without encountering any injury concerns or setbacks. Therefore, any adjustments made for the upcoming game would likely be strategic rather than necessitated by injury issues. Additionally, certain key players delivered below expectations in the previous match, hence it is anticipated that they will be provided with the opportunity to showcase improved performances in this fixture. 

PBKS Team News: 

Following their victory over Delhi Capitals on Saturday afternoon, it is unlikely that Punjab Kings will make any alterations before this game. Despite Harshal Patel being the costliest among the bowlers, he managed to secure two wickets, indicating his importance to the team, hence it’s improbable that he will be excluded from the playing XI.

Predicted Playing11: 


1.Faf du Plessis(C)

2. Virat Kohli

3. Rajat Patidar

4. Glenn Maxwell

5. Cameron Green

6. Anuj Rawat(WK)

7. Dinesh Karthik(WK)

8. Karn Sharma

9. Alzarri Joseph

10. Mayank Dagar

11. Mohammed Siraj


1.Shikhar Dhawan(C)

2. Jonny Bairstow

3. Prabhsimran Singh(WK)

4. Sam Curran

5. Jitesh Sharma(WK)

6. Liam Livingstone

7. Harpreet Brar

8. Harshal Patel

9. Kagiso Rabada

10. Rahul Chahar

11. Arshdeep Singh

Players Matchups: 

V Kohli against K Rabada
35 balls 38 runs 04 Dismissal

V Kohli against H Brar
45 balls 56 runs 02 Dismissal

V Kohli against S Curran
58 balls 70 runs 02 Dismissal

C Green against N Ellis
20 balls 29  runs 04 Dismissal

D Karthik against K Rabada
36 balls 36 runs 04 Dismissal

D Karthik against A Singh
24 balls 34 runs 03 Dismissal

D Karthik against R Chahar
09 balls 09 runs 02 Dismissal

F du Plessis against K Rabada
45 balls 66 runs 04 Dismissal

F du Plessis against S Curran
35 balls 57 runs 02 Dismissal

G Maxwell against H Brar
14 balls 17 runs 03 Dismissal

G Maxwell against K Rabada
20 balls 23 runs 02 Dismissal

G Maxwell against R Chahar
38 balls 53 runs 02 Dismissal

W Jacks against K Rabada
15 balls 32 runs 02 Dismissal

S Dhawan against G Maxwell
37 balls 66 runs 01 Dismissal

S Dhawan against L Ferguson
41 balls 48 runs 01 Dismissal

L Livingstone against L Ferguson
10 balls 13 runs 02 Dismissal

L Livingstone against M Siraj
04 balls 01 runs 01 Dismissal

R Rossouw against A Joseph
14 balls 31 runs 02 Dismissal

R Rossouw against R Topley
25 balls 20 runs 01 Dismissal

A Taide against M Siraj
02 balls 04 runs 01 Dismissal

S Curran against L Ferguson
08 balls 10 runs 01 Dismissal

S Curran against A Joseph
42 balls 60 runs 02 Dismissal

Team Combo: 

RCB Team Info – 

  • Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli are likely to commence the innings as openers.
  • Rajat Patidar is expected to bat at the one-down position.
  • Glenn Maxwell and Cameron Green are slated to manage the middle-order batting.
  • Cameron Green has been delivering outstanding fantasy points in this series.
  • Faf du Plessis will serve as the captain for RCB, leveraging both his leadership skills and batting prowess.
  • Dinesh Karthik will be responsible for wicket-keeping duties for RCB.
  • Karn Sharma and Glenn Maxwell will be entrusted with the spin bowling responsibilities for their team.
  • Mohammed Siraj and Alzarri Joseph will spearhead the pace attack for their team.

PBKS Team Info – 

  • It’s expected that Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow will open the innings.
  • Prabhsimran Singh is slated to bat at the one-down position, serving as the substitute player for the Punjab team.
  • Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma are set to manage the middle-order batting.
  • Sam Curran has been accumulating the highest fantasy points in this series.
  • Shikhar Dhawan will take on the role of captain for Punjab Kings, showcasing his leadership abilities alongside his batting skills.
  • Prabhsimran Singh will handle wicket-keeping duties for Punjab Kings.
  • Liam Livingstone and Harpreet Brar will be responsible for the spin bowling duties for their team.
  • Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel will spearhead the pace attack for Punjab Kings.

Winning Chances: 

Considering RCB’s defeat in their opening match and Punjab Kings’ victory in theirs, we anticipate a closely contested clash on Monday evening in Bengaluru. RCB faced challenges with their batting performance in Chepauk on Friday, particularly from their top order consisting of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell. However, we foresee them making improvements in this game. Our prediction leans towards RCB securing their first win of the campaign in this match.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru to beat Punjab Kings.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru a 90% chance to win this match 

Punjab Kings have a 10% chance to win this match 

Key Players: 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru 

Faf du Plessis 

The South African captain scored 35 runs during the first-wicket partnership of 41 on Friday, showcasing excellent form leading up to this game.

Virat Kohli 

The right-handed opener witnessed wickets falling around him during the match against CSK, managing to score 21 runs from 20 balls. Nonetheless, considering it was his first appearance in two months, he is expected to pose a significant threat in the upcoming match.

Cameron Green 

The prominent Australian all-rounder claimed the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Daryl Mitchell, providing his team with opportunities for success against CSK.

Mohammed Siraj 

The Indian international remained without a wicket in Chepauk on Friday, yet his consistent delivery of a tight line and full length makes him a perennial threat on the field.

RCB Possible Impact Player Substitutes 

Yash Dayal, Akash Deep, Swapnil Singh, Suyash Prabhudessai, Vijaykumar Vyshak 

Yash Dayal, the left-arm medium-fast bowler, was introduced into the team during the second half of the match against CSK and managed to secure a wicket. It’s likely he’ll fulfill a similar role in this game. In terms of batting all-rounders, Suyash Pradhudessai may be called upon from the bench if additional runs are needed.

Punjab Kings 

Shikhar Dhawan 

The left-handed opener has established himself as one of the most reliable batters throughout the various seasons of this tournament. He’ll undoubtedly look forward to facing RCB once more in this match.

Liam Livingstone 

The English all-rounder faced considerable pressure before the match against Delhi Capitals but responded with an impressive innings of 38 not out from 21 balls, steering his team to victory.

Arshdeep Singh 

The left-arm opening bowler made a significant impact by dismissing opener Mitchell Marsh and later returning to dismiss Sumit Kumar during the match against Delhi Capitals.

Sam Curran 

The England cricketer, who plays across all formats, only bowled one over in Match 2 but showcased his batting prowess. As a top-tier player, he enters this IPL 2024 game brimming with confidence both with the ball and the bat.

PBKS Possible Impact Player Substitutes 

Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Vidhwath Kaverappa 

Prabhsimran Singh, a skilled batter, was designated as the impact player for batting in Saturday’s game and executed the role effectively. Vidwath Kaverappa, a right-arm fast-medium bowler boasting a T20 cricket strike-rate of 12.2, is a probable choice if an extra pace bowling option is deemed necessary.

Team Forms: 

RCB Team Form: 

RCB showcased promising moments in Match 1, but they are aware of the need for overall improvement, particularly in their performance with both bat and ball in this upcoming match.

PBKS Team Form: 

Punjab Kings weren’t flawless in their first game, but their batting display was notably impressive in securing the victory.


Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Squad: 

Faf du Plessis(C), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Anuj Rawat(WK), Dinesh Karthik(WK), Karn Sharma, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Akash Deep, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Will Jacks, Manoj Bhandage, Tom Curran, Mahipal Lomror, Swapnil Singh, Suyash Prabhudessai, Lockie Ferguson, Saurav Chauhan, Reece Topley, Vyshak Vijaykumar.

Punjab Kings (PBKS) Squad: 

Ishan Kishan(WK), Rohit Sharma, Nehal Wadhera, Hardik Pandya(C), Tilak Varma, Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Piyush Chawla, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Akash Madhwal, Vishnu Vinod(WK), Shivalik Sharma, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Behrendorff, Naman Dhir, Gerald Coetzee, Nuwan Thushara, Anshul Kamboj, Dilshan Madushanka, Luke Wood, Kwena Maphaka, Suryakumar Yadav, Arjun Tendulkar, Kumar Kartikeya, Dewald Brevis, Shams Mulani.

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