High-flying RCB have claimed back-to-back victories while KKR suffered an inexplicable batting collapse against MI, which led to surprising 10-run defeat. KKR might be tempted to bring in Kuldeep Yadav while Andre Russell’s not so great form with the bat is a worry for the KKR management as batting becomes very tough during the death overs at Chennai venue. But Russell has a monumental record against Bangalore and he will be eager to make amends for his lackluster batting performances so far. RCB, on the other hand will be hoping that middle-order batsmen Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers continue their sparkling form.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before the match:
Most runs for RCB vs KKR – Virat Kohli (725 runs)
Most wkts for RCB vs KKR – Y.Chahal (14 wickets)
Most runs for KKR (Among current players) vs RCB – A.Russell (308 runs)
Most wkts for KKR vs RCB –Sunil Narine (16 wickets)
6000 – Virat Kohli needs 56 more runs to become the first player to smash 6000 runs in IPL.
1000 – Shubman Gill needs 13 more runs and Dinesh Karthik needs 50 more runs to score 1000 runs for KKR alone in IPL.
50 – Virat Kohli needs one more fifty to become the 1st captain to register 50 fitfy-plus scores in T20s as captain.
1500 – Andre Russell needs just 27 more runs to smash 1500 IPL runs for KKR alone.
100 – Glenn Maxwell needs 4 more sixes to complete 100 sixes in IPL. Only 8 overseas players have smashed 100 (or) more sixes in IPL so far.
81 – Eoin Morgan has smashed only 81 runs in 7 innings against RCB at a batting average of just 13.5.
223.02 – Andre Russell has the highest S.R of 223.02 against RCB among all players (Minimum 125 balls played).