Royal Challengers Bangalore have been one of the teams that made a strong statement in terms of overall performances in the last three editions of the IPL. The fact that they have qualified for the playoffs in the last three seasons in a row goes to show that they are literally in the process. The players seem to be operating as a collective force, thus becoming more and more powerful.
They have had the chance to win the title but let the opportunity slip away from their hands in three finals. However, for RCB, all that matters for them is consistency and sheer will throughout the campaign to qualify for the playoffs. Their performances in the last season have been indeed impressive, considering that they made it to the playoffs.
They upped their ante in the Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants. However, their defeat to Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier meant the end of the road for them. On the other side of the coin, Punjab Kings have been the most inconsistent team in the history of the Indian Premier League. They have made it to the playoffs only twice in their history.
Punjab Kings made it to the playoffs in the inaugural edition of the IPL and since then, they kept losing crucial games in the coming seasons before they finally reached the playoffs in the IPL 2014 edition. Punjab Kings surrendered at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in the final. Since then, the Mohali-based franchise didn’t make it to the playoffs.
RCB vs PBKS: Head-to-Head Stats
|Played||Won by PBKS||Won by RCB||Tie||No Result|
For the record, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings produced thrilling encounters in the history of the IPL. Both teams locked horns with each other on 30 encounters so far in the competition. Meanwhile, Punjab Kings have the upper hand over Royal Challengers Bangalore as they have won 17 games against them.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to win as many as 13 games against Punjab Kings. The Mohali-based franchise got the better of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first and second leg of the IPL 2022 season.
RCB vs PBKS: All-Season Stats
|13-May-2022||Punjab Kings*||54 Runs||Mumbai|
|27-Mar-2022||Punjab Kings*||5 Wickets||Mumbai|
|3-Oct-2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Runs||Sharjah|
|30-Apr-2021||Punjab Kings*||34 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|15-Oct-2020||Punjab Kings*||8 Wickets||Sharjah|
|24-Sep-2020||Punjab Kings*||97 Runs||Dubai|
|24-Apr-2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore||17 runs||Bengaluru|
|13-Apr-2019||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Mohali|
|14-May-2018||Royal Challengers Bangalore||10 Wickets||Indore|
|13-Apr-2018||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|5-May-2017||Punjab Kings*||16 Runs||Bengaluru|
|10-Apr-2017||Punjab Kings*||8 Wickets||Indore|
|17-May-2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||82 Runs||Bengaluru|
|8-May-2016||Royal Challengers Bangalore||1 Runs||Mohali|
|12-May-2015||Punjab Kings*||22 Runs||Mohali|
|5-May-2015||Royal Challengers Bangalore||138 Runs||Bengaluru|
|8-May-2014||Punjab Kings*||32 Runs||Bengaluru|
|27-Apr-2014||Punjab Kings*||5 Wickets||Dubai|
|13-May-2013||Punjab Kings*||7 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|5-May-2013||Punjab Kings*||6 Wickets||Mohali|
|1-May-2012||Punjab Kings*||4 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|19-Apr-2012||Royal Challengers Bangalore||5 Wickets||Mohali|
|16-May-2011||Punjab Kings*||111 Runs||Dharamsala|
|5-May-2011||Royal Challengers Bangalore||85 Runs||Bengaluru|
|1-Apr-2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||6 Wickets||Mohali|
|15-Mar-2010||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Wickets||Bengaluru|
|30-Apr-2009||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 Runs||Durban|
|23-Apr-2009||Punjab Kings*||7 Wickets||Durban|
|11-May-2008||Punjab Kings*||9 Wickets||Mohali|
|4-May-2008||Punjab Kings*||6 Wickets||Bengaluru|