PBKS vs RCB / Punjab won the toss and decided to bowl first against Bengaluru - see playing 11

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 09, 2024, 07:11 PM
PBKS vs RCB: Punjab Kings will face Royal Challengers Bangalore today in the 58th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The match will be played at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamshala, Punjab's home ground, from 7:30 pm onwards. The toss of the match will take place in some time. This will be the second match between PBKS and RCB this season. In the last match, Bengaluru had won by 4 wickets. Today will be the 12th match of the season for both PBKS and RCB. Both the teams won 4 out of 11 matches and lost 7. Due to better run rate, Bengaluru is at 7th and Punjab at 8th. The team that wins today's match will keep its playoff hopes intact, while the losing team will almost be out like Mumbai.

Punjab won the toss

Punjab Kings won the toss and decided to bowl first against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Punjab captain Sam Curran has made two changes in the playing-11. Liam Livingstone has been included in the playing-11 in place of Kagiso Rabada. At the same time, Bengaluru captain Faf Duplessis also made a change in the playing-11. Loki Ferguson has been included in the playing-11 in place of Maxwell.

Playing-11 of both the teams

Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow (wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Riley Rousseau, Shashank Singh, Sam Curran (c), Liam Livingstone, Ashutosh Sharma, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Vidwat Kawerappa.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Faf Duplessis (captain), Will Jacques, Rajat Patidar, Mahipal Lomror, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Swapnil Singh, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Lockie Ferguson.

The journey of the losing team will end

Mumbai Indians team was out of the playoff race on Wednesday. At the same time, now the phase of elimination has started. The losing team in today's match will also be eliminated. The losing team will have eight points from 12 matches and will be able to reach a maximum of 12 points, which will not be enough to qualify for the playoffs. The hopes of the winning team will remain alive. However, he will also have to depend on the results of other teams.