RCB with 5 wins from 6 matches this season have started the season on a very good note while PBKS have been struggling due to their poor batting displays from the key batsmen and that has hurt them this season. Team chasing first is expected to have an advantage in the game. From PBKS, players like KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have a very good record against RCB and they could end up as a threat for RCB.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before this game begins:
Most runs for PBKS vs RCB - KL Rahul (321 runs)
Most wickets for PBKS [Among Current players] - M.Ashwin (6 wickets)
Most runs for RCB vs PBKS - AB de Villiers (692 runs)
Most wickets for RCB vs PBKS - Yuzvendra Chahal (21 wickets)
159.19 - AB de Villiers has S.R of 159.19 against PBKS in IPL
Highest Strike rate vs PBKS in IPL (Minimum 10 innings):
Chris Gayle - 174.78
Virender Sehwag - 166.66
Kieron Pollard - 163.69
AB de Villiers - 159.19*
74.20 - KL Rahul has an average of 74.2 vs RCB in IPL. He also scored 132* vs RCB in IPL 2020 and that remains to be the highest score for an Indian player as well the highest individual score for any captain in IPL.
Highest batting average vs RCB in IPL (Minimum 300 runs)
KL Rahul - 74.20
Kane Williamson - 64
JP Duminy - 60.85
4 - Mohammed Shami needs 4 more wickets to become the 4th player to scalp 50 wickets for Punjab Kings in IPL and 2 more wickets to surpass Irfan Pathan's wicket tally for Punjab Kings.
Most wickets for Punjab Kings in IPL
Piyush Chawla - 84
Sandeep Sharma - 71
Axar Patel - 61
Irfan Pathan - 47
Mohammed Shami - 46*
223 - Glenn Maxwell who was out of form in IPL 2020 has been the highest run-scorer for RCB in IPL. He has scored 223 runs from 5 innings which comprises of 2 fifty-plus knocks and will look to prove himself against his old employers.
68 - AB de Villiers averages 68 with the bat in IPL 2021 and that is 2nd highest in this season after Ravindra Jadeja.
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Highest batting average in IPL 2021
Ravindra Jadeja - 109
AB de Villiers - 68*
Shimron Hetmyer - 68
Faf du Plessis - 67.50
17.33 - Yuzvendra Chahal, who is out of form this season has a bowling average of 17.33 vs PBKS in IPL.
Best bowling average vs PBKS in IPL (Minimum 20 wickets)
Yuzvendra Chahal - 17.33*
Sunil Narine - 17.70
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 17.72