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Rcb: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings: Battle for Survival in IPL |  Shimla News

Rcb: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings: Battle for Survival in IPL | Shimla News

Dharamshala: A resurgent Royal Challengers Bengaluru will look for their fourth straight win when they take on the unpredictable Punjab Kings as the two sides battle for survival in the Indian Premier League here on Thursday. After a terrible start to the season, RCB have managed to claw their way back into the tournament. They have winning momentum on their side as they have won their last three matches. The wins have not only boosted their deteriorating morale but also lifted them to seventh in the points table. With eight points from eleven matches, RCB can still make the play-offs if they win all the remaining three matches, although the chances are slim. Punjab Kings are also in a similar situation. They occupy eighth place, after collecting eight points from eleven games. However, between the two, only one team can reach the all-important mark of fourteen points. After beating PBKS earlier this season and heading into this match with three wins on the trot, RCB will be feeling more confident than the hosts. Virat Kohli remains consistent at the top while skipper Faf du Plessis broke his run of poor scores with a combative knock in the last match. Will Jacks also impressed with a match-winning century against GT and Cameron Green showed his all-round skills with crucial contributions in runs and wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Their bowling department started clicking with Mohammed Siraj, who is part of India’s T20 World Cup squad, and has finally found its rhythm. Yash Dayal and Vijaykumar Vyshak also did well against GT and RCB expects them to continue in the same vein. PBKS, on the other hand, will be low on confidence after an inexplicable batting collapse against Chennai Super Kings. The Kings showed their very best and worst against CSK. Their bowlers were all over the CSK batters, but the batting unit choked. It was an example of what Punjab’s season has been this year – unpredictable. They demonstrated their potential with away wins over Kolkata Knight Riders, when they recorded the highest successful run chase. in T20 cricket and CSK. However, they have encountered problems completing the job at home. They won only one of the five matches in Mullanpur, their main home ground. A change of venue to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium also did not go well in the previous match here. The team hoped to end their home run on a high, but that requires the PBKS unit to shoot in unison. agencies