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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Predictions - Rawat to pound the Punjab attack

Last updated: 24 Mar 2024
Simon Lewis 24 Mar 2024
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  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings tips for Monday’s IPL group clash (04:00 PM SAST)
  • Anuj Rawat scored 48 off 25 balls in the opener against CSK.
  • Can the Punjab Kings make it two wins on the bounce by beating RCB?
Anuj Rawat
Anuj Rawat slams a six against Chennai Super Kings. (credit: R.Satish BABU / AFP via Getty Images)

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Predictions

Two under-performing sides in the IPL will both be looking for a big season, which makes getting off to a win. The Challengers again scored well but not enough and opened with a loss against the defending champs. The Punjab Kings picked up a good win in their opener and will be eager to get a second win under their belt early.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Anuj Rawat hit 3 sixes and 4 fours in his 48 against CSK.
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Faf du Plessis scored 35 off 23 balls against CSK.
  • Punjab Kings’ Sam Curran scored 63 off 47 balls in the win over Delhi Capitals.
  • Punjab Kings’ Prabhsimran Singh scored 26 off 17 balls against Delhi Capitals.


The Punjab Kings have won three of the last five matches between the two teams, RCB winning the other two matches, including the most recent meeting at the end of last season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Form

The Challengers got off to a slow start in their opener against defending champs CSK and suffered a middle-order collapse that left them shy of a competitive score at Chennai.

Faf du Plessis (35 off 23 balls) got the RCB innings off to a flying start before they collapsed to 78/5 in the 12th over. A 95-run partnership between Anuj Rawat (48 off 25 balls) and Dinesh Karthik (38* off 26 balls) lifted their score to a more competitive 173/6. 

CSK got off to a lightning start before racing to a four-wicket win with 10 balls to spare. Cameron Green (2/27) produced the best bowling figures for RCB. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team News

RCB need to bat quicker through the middle orders and they also need their bowlers to tighten up through the middle and death overs. 

Punjab Kings Form

The Kings met the Delhi Capitals in the second match of the tournament, and it proved an exciting match that went down to the last over. 

The Capitals scored 174/9 off their 20 overs, Arshdeep Singh (2/28) and Harshal Patel (2/47) producing the best figures for the Kings.

The Kings started well through Sam Curran (63 off 47 balls), but it was up to Liam Livingstone (38* off 21 balls) to blast his side home four balls and four wickets in hand.

Punjab Kings Team News

The Punjab Kings got off to a great start in their opener against Delhi Capitals, with most of their batters and bowlers contributing to the win.


I am backing Royal Challengers Bangalore to win. I am also backing Anuj Rawat to top score for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Sam Curran is a good bet to top score for the Punjab Kings.
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