IPL 2024, PBKS vs RCB: HPCA Stadium Pitch Report, Dharamsala Weather Forecast, T20 Stats & Records | Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru

May 8, 2024

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In a pivotal encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) are poised to clash in a must-win match on Thursday. PBKS is eager to bounce back after a disappointing defeat in their previous outing, aiming to regain their momentum and strengthen their position in the tournament. Meanwhile, RCB will enter the contest with a surge in confidence, having secured a convincing victory in their recent match.

The picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala will be the backdrop for this highly anticipated showdown between PBKS and RCB.

IPL Stats and Records at HPCA Stadium:

Total Matches: 12
Batting 1st Won: 7
Batting 2nd Won: 5
Highest Total: 232/2 in 20 overs by Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Lowest Total: 116 all out in 19 overs by Punjab Kings vs Deccan Chargers
Highest Successful Run-chase: 195/4 in 19.4 overs by Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings
Average score batting first: 179

HPCA Stadium Pitch Report:

The pitch of the HPCA Stadium is renowned for its batter-friendly conditions, often resulting in high-scoring encounters. With its tendency to provide bounce, particularly beneficial for fast bowlers, it has established a reputation as a favourable venue for batters. Situated at an elevated altitude, the pitch is anticipated to facilitate swing with the new ball, offering an advantage to pace bowlers who can capitalize on the movement. However, spinners may find minimal assistance as the pitch typically offers limited turns. Overall, it is expected to be an optimal batting surface, occasionally offering bounce and seam movement for the pacers.

Dharamsala Weather Forecast:

The weather forecast for Dharamshala assures favourable conditions for cricket enthusiasts. Although the sky is expected to be overcast, there are no rainfall predictions. Temperatures are projected to hover around a comfortable 26 degrees Celsius, ensuring a pleasant environment for both players and spectators. Additionally, light breezes, not exceeding 5 kilometres per hour, and moderate humidity levels of about 51% will contribute to an ideal cricketing atmosphere. In summary, the weather conditions are conducive to an enjoyable day of cricket.

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Squads:

Punjab Kings: Shikhar Dhawan, Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Sikandar Raza, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran (c), Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Kagiso Rabada, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Shivam Singh, Chris Woakes, Liam Livingstone, Rilee Rossouw, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Rishi Dhawan, Shashank Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Ashutosh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh

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

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