RCB vs DC will be important game for Virat Kohli and company to get back to their winning momentum in this season while as far as the Delhi team is concerned they have confirmed their place as table toppers of IPL 2021 and more likely to face Chennai side in the Qualifier 1. For RCB to seal a spot in top-2 place they would need to beat DC by a margin of 162 runs to go past the net run rate of CSK which looks practically impossible.
Both RCB and DC side who haven't won a single trophy in IPL history would be pumped up to win their maiden IPL title in this season playoffs. Last time when these two sides faced each other in Ahmedabad, RCB ended up beating DC by a margin of just 1 run. Again a similar type of close crackerjack contest between these two sides can be expected
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from RCB vs DC before start of the match:
Most runs for RCB against DC in IPL - Virat Kohli (909 runs)
Most wickets for RCB against DC in IPL - Yuzvendra Chahal (14 wickets)
Most runs for DC against RCB in IPL - Rishabh Pant (377 runs)
Most wickets for DC against RCB in IPL - Kagiso Rabada (13 wickets)
3 - Mohammed Siraj needs 3 more wickets to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket. He also needs 4 more wickets to pick 50 wickets in IPL.
4 - Harshal Patel needs 4 more wickets to surpass Dwayne Bravo's record of picking most wickets in a single IPL season.
5 - Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed AB de Villiers 5 times in T20 cricket. AB de Villiers has smashed only 89 runs from 88 balls in T20s with a batting average of just 17.80 against Ashwin.
2000 - Shikhar Dhawan needs 20 more runs to smash 2000 runs for Delhi Capitals in IPL. Glenn Maxwell needs 48 more runs to complete scoring 2000 runs in IPL.
100 - A win for RCB would mean that Bengaluru side will register their 100th win in the IPL history.
22 - Delhi Capitals have won 20 points in the IPL 2021 already. A win for them would ensure they go onto earn 22 points in IPL 2021. They have done so for only one time in a season that was in 2012.
Most points earned by DC in league stage of an IPL season:
22 Points in 2012 (16 matches)
20 Points in 2009 (14 matches)
20 Points in 2021 (13 matches)
50 - Harshal Patel will be playing his 50th match for RCB in IPL.
Most matches for RCB in IPL:
Virat Kohli - 205 matches
AB de Villiers - 154 matches
Yuzvendra Chahal - 111 matches
Chris Gayle - 85 matches
R Vinay Kumar - 64 matches
Harshal Patel - 49 matches (stat before the match against DC on October 8)