Kohli’s men have been on fire this season with three straight wins in the 1st three matches of IPL 2021. On the other hand, RR have been struggling with consistency issues and have also suffered with the absence of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. RCB will play their 1st match of the season in Mumbai and with the likes of Maxwell and AB de Villiers in fine form, they are expected to post a solid total on the ground. RR in past seasons have had a good record in Mumbai stadium and they will look to replicate the same here.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before the game:
Most runs for RR (Among current players) vs RCB – Sanju Samson (220 runs)
Most runs for RCB vs RR – AB de Villiers (484 runs)
Most wickets for RR vs RCB – Shreyas Gopal (14 wickets)
Most wickets for RCB vs RR – Yuzvendra Chahal (16 wickets)
1 – Virat Kohli needs 51 more runs to become the 1st batsman to score 6000 runs in IPL.
2 – AB de Villiers needs 26 more runs to score 5000 runs in IPL.
50 – Virat Kohli needs 1 more fifty to score 50 fifty-plus scores as captain in T20s [Has 37 fifties as captain in IPL and 12 fifties as captain in T20Is].
100 – Glenn Maxwell needs 1 more six to hit 100 sixes in IPL.
200 – RCB will become only the 2nd team to play 200 games in IPL after Mumbai Indians.
50 – Shreyas Gopal needs two more wickets to get 50 wickets in IPL overall.
129 – Virat Kohli will be playing his 129th game as captain in IPL.
Most matches as captain in IPL
MS Dhoni – 192
Virat Kohli – 129* (Will play 129th game as captain vs RR)
Gautam Gambhir – 129
Rohit Sharma – 120