Royal Challengers Bangalore despite losing their 1st match of the season have won two back-to-back matches against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dinesh Karthik were instrumental in those two victories while skipper Faf has also shown his batting skills in the first game when they faced Punjab Kings earlier. Mohammed Siraj hasn't performed up to the expectations so far and he will be expecting to stage a good comeback for his team and Glenn Maxwell is expected to be part of Playing XI in the upcoming game, while Harshal Patel is expected to threaten his opponent in the death overs.
Mumbai Indians haven't opened their account in the points table so far and they will be very desperate to stage a terrific comeback in IPL 2022. MI have lost all their games despite having the match in control at one stage which is definitely expected to hurt most of their players who have been working hard for team's success. It will be interesting to see whether Mumbai will be going on with Daniel Sams for their all-rounder spot or some other new talent grabs that spot. Skipper Rohit Sharma's form might be a vital factor for their team's performance and as a senior bowler Bumrah is expected to take up more responsibilities in the game against RCB.
Numbers and stats before start of RCB vs MI game:
Among current players in IPL
Most runs for RCB vs MI: Virat Kohli (721)
Most wickets for RCB vs MI: Harshal Patel (15)
Most runs for MI vs RCB: Kieron Pollard (551)
Most wickets for MI vs RCB: Jasprit Bumrah (24)
5 - Rohit Sharma needs 5 more fours to become 5th player to smash 500 fours in IPL and Rohit needs 78 more runs to become the highest run-scorer against RCB in IPL history.
7 - Glenn Maxwell has been dismissed 7 times by Jasprit Bumrah in T20 cricket.
Glenn Maxwell vs Jasprit Bumrah in T20s:
Inns - 15
Runs - 75
Balls - 65
Wicket - 7
17 - MI have won 17 matches against RCB in IPL. A win for MI will make them joint-highest with CSK for winning most games against RCB in IPL.
Most wins vs RCB in IPL:
CSK - 18
RCB - 17
KKR / PBKS - 16
24 - Jasprit Bumrah holds the record for taking most wickets (24) against RCB in IPL history.
51 - Rohit Sharma needs 51 more runs to complete 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.
162 - Ishan Kishan has a strike rate of 162.32 while Kieron Pollard also has a strike rate of 162.05 against RCB in IPL. These two as an attacking batsman could play a key role.
Highest S.R vs RCB in IPL (minimum 125 balls faced):
Andre Russell - 207.89
David Miller - 165.13
Yuvraj Singh - 163.76
Ishan Kishan - 162.32
Kieron Pollard - 162.05
200 - Suryakumar Yadav will be playing his 200th game in T20 cricket. Dinesh Karthik needs 2 more sixes to smash 200 sixes in T20s.