KKR vs RCB matches have always lived up to its huge expectations in the past and fireworks are expected from big hitters like Andre Russell, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers. KKR badly needed a victory to stay in contention for playoffs as they have lost 5 out of their 7 games. Eoin Morgan hasn't been impressive as KKR captain in the Indian T20 League with just 5 wins out of 14 matches so far and his form with bat hasn't helped the team's cause either. Virat Kohli will be playing his last IPL season as captain and it would be interesting to see whether that would serve him as motivation factor to win each and every games in the 2nd leg of IPL 2021 in UAE.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before the game:
Most runs for RCB vs KKR in IPL - Virat Kohli (730 runs)
Most wickets for RCB vs KKR in IPL - Yuzvendra Chahal (16 wickets)
Most runs for KKR [Among current Players] vs RCB - Andre Russell (339 runs)
Most wickets for KKR vs RCB - Sunil Narine (16 wickets)
200 - Virat Kohli will become the 1st player ever in IPL history to play 200 games for a single franchise.
Most games in IPL for a single franchise
Virat Kohli - 199 for RCB [Will play his 200th IPL game vs KKR]*
MS Dhoni - 182 for CSK
Suresh Raina - 172 for CSK
Kieron Pollard - 172 for MI
Rohit Sharma - 162 for MI
1000 - Eoin Morgan needs 46 more runs to become the 13th player score 1000 runs for KKR in IPL.
4000 - Dinesh Karthik needs 54 more runs to score 4000 runs in IPL overall.
215.11 - Andre Russell is the only player to have a Strike rate of 200-plus vs RCB in IPL.
Highest S.R vs RCB in IPL (Minimum 125 balls faced)
Andre Russell - 215.11*
Ishan Kishan - 170.14
David Miller - 165.13
|Kieron Pollard - 164.84
Yuvraj Singh - 163.76
150 - Both AB de Villers and Glenn Maxwell have a strike rate of 150-plus against KKR in IPL and in the last meeting both of them played a crucial knock for RCB to seal a victory against KKR.
AB de Villiers vs KKR in numbers - 511 runs at an average of 39.3 with S.R of 156.26
Glenn Maxwell vs KKR in numbers - 417 runs at an average of 32.07 with S.R of 152.74
100 - Mohammed Siraj need 4 more wickets to pick 100 T20 wickets.
10000 - Virat Kohli needs 71 more runs to become the first Indian player and fifth player overall to smash 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.