RCB after failing to defend 205 runs against Punjab Kings will be facing Kolkata at the same venue DY Patil Stadium on 30th of March. KKR started their IPL 2022 campaign on a positive note by defeating CSK with 9 balls to spare (6 wicket win) at Wankhede in the IPL 2022 opener. RCB will be hoping to make use of their bowling resources properly, especially Siraj who has been brilliant against KKR in the last 2 IPL seasons and along with him Harshal Patel is expected to provide adequate support in death overs.
Kolkata players like Sunil Narine and Andre Russell have performed very well against RCB in past seasons (till 2019) while Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer could also be a real threat for the Bangalore bowling attack. It will be interesting to see whether mystery spinners like Varun Chakravarthy and Wanindu Hasaranga (for RCB) get to perform well in this track and help their team get those 2 important points. Umesh Yadav who won MoM award in IPL opener could also play a crucial role by playing against his former team RCB.
Let’s have a look at some of the stats and facts before start of RCB vs KKR game:
Among current players:
Most runs for RCB vs KKR in IPL: Virat Kohli (774)
Most runs for KKR vs RCB in IPL: Andre Russell (339)
Most wickets for RCB vs KKR in IPL: Mohammed Siraj (8)
Most wickets for KKR vs RCB in IPL: Sunil Narine (20)
0 – Shreyas Iyer has never lost a match as captain against RCB in IPL since 2019. Kolkata have played 2 matches at DY Patil Stadium and won both of them against Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors India in 2010 & 2011 respectively.
4 – Dinesh Karthik needs 4 more sixes to complete 200 sixes in T20 cricket.
6.53 – Sunil Narine has a bowling economy of 6.53 against RCB in IPL.
Best economy rate vs RCB in IPL (Min. 250 balls bowled):
Sunil Narine – 6.53
Krunal Pandya – 6.56
Ravi Ashwin – 6.84
15 – Ajinkya Rahane needs 15 more runs to complete 4000 runs in IPL.
46 – Sunil Narine needs 46 more runs to smash 1000 runs in IPL.
100 – Virat Kohli was the last batsman to smash a century against KKR (100) in IPL. Although his 71st international century has been anticipated for long time, it will be interesting to see whether Kohli can unleash his 2016 IPL form in the upcoming match against KKR.
215.11 – Andre Russell has a batting strike rate of 215.11 against RCB in IPL.
Highest strike rate against a team in IPL (Min 10 innings):
Andre Russell – 215.11 vs RCB
Hardik Pandya – 184.56 vs KKR
Virender Sehwag – 178.08 vs Deccan Chargers
Notably, Sunil Narine also has a strike rate of 196.43 against RCB in IPL. Sunil Narine has smashed 220 runs from 8 innings vs RCB in IPL.
2021 – Faf du Plessis had a stellar record against KKR in IPL 2021. He smashed 95*(60) in Wankhede, 43(30) in Abu Dhabi and 86(59) in Dubai which is 224 runs from 3 innings at a batting average of 112 at an impressive S.R of 150.33.