Eliminator between RCB & KKR at Sharjah is expected to be a high octane game between them as three time finalists will face two times champion in a highly anticipated clash. Looking at current form, KKR will start as favourites before start of the game since they have thoroughly dominated the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 in UAE courtesy of their strong batting attack and disciplined bowling.
RCB have also improved their performance since the last IPL season and for them Glenn Maxwell has been the backbone of the team, his consistent performances have helped his team reach new heights. Last time when these two sides faced each other, Kolkata thrashed Bangalore by 9 wickets with 60 balls to spare.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats before the start of RCB vs KKR game:
Most runs for KKR[Among Current Players] vs RCB in IPL – Andre Russell (339 runs)
Most wickets for KKR vs RCB in IPL – Sunil Narine (16 wickets)
Most runs for RCB vs KKR in IPL – Virat Kohli (735 runs)
Most wickets for RCB vs KKR in IPL – Yuzvendra Chahal (17 wickets)
1 – Mohammed Siraj needs 1 more wicket to record 100 wickets in T20 Cricket. He also just needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 wickets in IPL.
14 – Eoin Morgan needs 14 more runs to complete 1000 runs for KKR in IPL.
3 – Harshal Patel needs 3 more wickets to record most wickets in a single IPL season. Currently, Dwayne Bravo with 32 wickets hold the record for picking most wickets in a single IPL season.
215.11 – Andre Russell has a strike rate of 215.11 against RCB in IPL history which is highest for any player against that team (For a player who faced minimum 125 balls). If he returns back to the playing XI then he can be serious threat for RCB. Notably he has a high batting averge of 46.25 as well.
Highest batting S.R vs RCB in IPL:
Andre Russell – 215.11
David Miller – 165.13
Yuvraj Singh – 163.76
Highest batting average vs RCB in IPL:
KL Rahul – 83.50
JP Duminy – 60.85
Andre Russell – 46.25
82 – Last time when these two sides faced against each other, RCB emerged out as victorious team by defeating KKR by 82 runs. But however that was in 2020 and KKR ended up thrashing Rajasthan side by margin of 86 runs just few days back when they played in Sharjah ground
265 – Glenn Maxwell has smashed 265 IPL runs from just 5 innings in Sharjah ground at a very impressive strike rate of 190.64 with a very high batting average of 66.25. He is expected to continue his consistent run and be a big threat for KKR side.
Most IPL runs in Sharjah ground:
KL Rahul – 270 runs (7 inns)
Glenn Maxwell – 265 runs (5 inns)
Virat Kohli – 246 runs (7 inns)
3 – Dinesh Karthik needs 3 more dismissals to complete 150 dismissals as wicket-keeper in IPL.