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Punjab Kings Face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Must-Win IPL Match

May 9, 2024
Punjab Kings Face Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala will host a critical Indian Premier League (IPL) clash tonight between the Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match starts at 7:45 PM Nepali Standard Time.

Both teams are struggling in the IPL standings. The Punjab Kings sit in eighth place with only 8 points after 11 matches (4 wins, 7 losses). Royal Challengers Bangalore are in a similar position, also with 4 wins and 7 losses from their 11 games.

Punjab, usually captained by Shikhar Dhawan, will be led by Sam Curran as Dhawan recovers from injury. Key Indian players for the Kings include Jitesh Sharma, Prabhsimran Singh, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Shashank Singh, and Ashutosh Sharma. International stars Jonny Bairstow, Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone, and Sam Curran will also be crucial for their success.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore is captained by Faf du Plessis. Bangalore’s hopes rest on Indian stars like Mohammed Siraj, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, and the ever-important Virat Kohli. International players Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, and du Plessis himself will need to step up for the team.

The Punjab Kings’ best IPL performance was reaching the finals in 2014. Royal Challengers Bangalore are still seeking their first-ever IPL championship title.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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