Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Rivalry

Although hardly the most drama-filled contest, Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore do keep loyal fans at the edge of the seats when these two play. Throughout the years the Indian Premier League has been held, the PBKS vs RCB matches have always been a joy to the supporters of the sides.

RCB vs PBKS Stats and History

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RCB vs PBKS Betting

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Sadly, the PBKS vs RCB rivalry stands out for poor reasons - both teams are known to underachieve in the IPL tournament. With their strengths in bowling and batting alike, Royal Challengers Bangalore have made the finals unsuccessfully on three occasions and have finished at the bottom twice in the last three editions. Punjab Kings have only progressed to the IPL final once, in 2014.

The Punjab Kings crossed paths with the Royal Challengers Bangalore 29 times in IPL history. Two of those matches took place in IPL 2020. Due to pandemic-related restrictions, the first PBKS vs RCB IPL 2020 match was held on September 24 in Dubai and the second on October 15 in Sharjah. The Punjab Kings came out victorious in both of these games — winning the first by 8 wickets and the second by 97 runs. Still, these losses haven’t prevented the RCB from reaching the playoffs in the 2020 IPL, as we’ve previously mentioned.

The PBKS vs RCB IPL 2021 encounters bore slightly better results for the Royal Challengers. The teams met on April 30 in Sharjah, EAU and on October 3 in Ahmedabad, India. The Punjab Kings triumphed over the Royal Challengers in the first match by 34 runs. However, the RCB got its revenge the second time they met, emerging victorious by 6 runs. As you know, the RCB also had more success than the PBKS in the rest of the IPL tournament that year, ending their journey in the Eliminator.

PBKS vs RCB Head-to-Head

RCB PBKS
Wins 13 15
Losses 13 15
No Result 0 0
Highest Score 226 232
Lowest Score 84 88

Interesting Matches Between PBKS and RCB

There have been a few interesting matches between the two prominent Indian cricket teams, with most of them leaving fans wanting more.

In May 2017, the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Punjab Kings match saw PBKS manage a measly 139 at the end of the game, with contributions from Axar Patel as he made 38 off 17 balls consisting of two 4’s and three 6’s. Along with Sandeep Sharma’s 3/22, Axar managed to take three wickets, which granted PBKS their win.

In April 2018, PBKS scored 155 runs in 19.2 overs, with KL Rahul smashing 47 hits, just missing out on the 50 mark. However, RCB took the lead, as AB de Villiers’s 57 and Quinton de Kock’s 45 runs contributed to the team’s four wicket win.

In 2019, Virat Kohli won the coin toss and decided to bowl first in the RCB vs. PBKS match. It was another extraordinary meeting where Chris Gayle single-handedly pummeled his former teammates. He made it frustratingly close to 100. With his unbeaten 99 and Yuzvendra Chahal’s two wickets, Kings XI Punjab, picked up 173 runs. However, AB de Villiers and Marcus Stoinis led Royal Challengers Bangalore to an eight wicket victory in a magnificent comeback.

In 2020, PBKS finally halted their losing streak as they beat RCB by eight wickets. Chasing Bangalore’s 172 runs, Punjab led from the get-go. With scores tied, Yuzvendra Chahal attempted to propel the game into a super over. Luckily for Punjab, Nicholas Pooran smashed a 6 with the last ball, sealing the deal.

Punjab Kings

The Punjab Kings (PBKS) are a cricket team from Mahali, founded in 2008. The team’s original name was the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) until IPL 2020, when the owners decided to rebrand it. The not-so-impressive list of PBKS records was one of the reasons for this decision. Despite having participated in the IPL since the tournament’s beginnings, the Punjab Kings reached the finals only a few times. The PBKS played in the 2008 and 2014 IPL finals and finished second, losing to the Chennai Super Kings and the Kolkata Knight Riders, respectively. According to the PBKS stats, these were the team’s only appearances in the IPL playoffs.

The 2021 IPL season was not particularly successful for the Punjab Kings either. They failed to qualify for the playoffs yet again. The team has played 14 games but had only 6 wins this season.

The Punjab Kings have taken part in every season of the IPL — playing 204 games in total. They’ve won 91, lost 109 of those, tied four, and never scored an IPL title. The PBKS’ dry spell has stretched over 14 seasons thus far. So, it’s not surprising they’re not a fan favourite when it comes to winning the new IPL season.

Nevertheless, the team is hoping the rebranding will help turn their luck around this 2022 IPL tour. Plus, the players who make up the squad this year bode well for the PBKS IPL 2022 performance.

The PBKS had the highest salary cap of all the franchises this year and were resolved to spend it well. They retained only two and picked up a total of 23 players during the PBKS auction 2022. Their new player additions include the already-mentioned Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, and Shikhar Dhawan, a young talent Shahrukh Khan, and English wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow. The PBSK also spent 18 crore on keeping Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh this year.

The team’s opening pair — Dhawan and Bairstow — have already proved valuable on the IPL pitch. The PBKS spent a penny on all-rounder Livingston, famous leg-spinner Rahul Chahar, and the South African pacer Kagiso Rabada. Together with Arshdeep Singh and several other young Indian talents, these players are sure to add quality to the PBKS’s performance this season.

According to experts, the Punjab King’s main concerns should be their finisher and their new captain. Namely, the PBKS has already lost several matches due to bad finishers’ performances over the past years, and their captain’s inexperience in the skipper’s position doesn’t help either. It remains to be seen whether these issues are too big a bump in the road for the PBKS to overcome.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (the RCB) is a cricket franchise based in Bangalore, Karnataka. The team was founded in 2008 by the spirit company United Spirits and named after one of their liquor brands. The RCB IPL journey started in its inaugural season in 2008. Even though they took part in 13 IPL seasons, the team doesn’t boast any IPL titles, the RCB IPL stats show. However, unlike Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings — the other two cricket teams with the same track record — the RCB have come pretty close to lifting the IPL trophy on several occasions.

The Royal Challengers have played in four IPL finals over the years. They came second to the Deccan Chargers in 2009, the Chennai Super Kings in 2011, and the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and 2020. Unfortunately, the team has also had a few mishaps in their IPL journey. The RCB IPL record shows the team finished 8th in 2017, 6th in 2018, and at the bottom of the points table in 2019. These losses have earned the Royal Challengers Bangalore its infamous nickname — “underachievers.”

The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 2021 IPL season began on a high — they dominated over the Mumbai Indians, the Chennai Super Kings, and the Delhi Capitals. However, their luck changed in the second half of the season. Once again, the Eliminator turned out to be too tough a nut for the RCB to crack.

According to the critics, the Royal Challengers Bangalore have been on their IPL redemption journey since 2021. However, several changes made to the squad may affect the RCB IPL performance in the new season.

Namely, the team’s longest-running captain, Virat Kohli, has left this position after almost a decade. Moreover, the squad lost one of its best batters, Ab de Villiers, because he had decided to retire from cricket last year. On top of that, the team didn’t manage to retain several other well-known RCB players like Washington Sundar, Devdutt Padikkal, and Yuzvendra Chahal.

The RCB IPL stats will mostly depend on the performance of some notable players. For instance, the RCB has the privilege to choose between three fantastic players — Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, and Virat Kohli — to form its new opening duo. Let’s see whether this will be enough for this team to break the RCB IPL record for its winless streak.

PBKS vs RCB - Betting

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PBKS vs RCB 2022 - Odds

We provide all the three types of betting odds available online - outright, before the match (pre-match betting), and live betting odds.

PBKS vs. RCB Outright Odds - The concept of outright betting is that you’ll be betting on the outcome of a tournament or who you think will win a test, ODI, or T20 series. You bet before the competition starts or midway through.

PBKS vs. RCB Before the Match Odds - Here you’ll bet before the toss. As soon as they bowl the first ball, the match will go “in play,” and odds will fluctuate based on the action in the middle.

PBKS vs. RCB Live Betting Odds - with these odds all your favorite markets are open after the match has started so you can wager on who you think will win, whether there’ll be a 50 or century score, and various others. New bet types also become available so that you can bet on markets related to innings, the next over, and the next ball. Live betting gives you an excellent advantage as you can follow the action and see for yourself how the conditions change. Also known as in-play betting.