Rajasthan Royals after winning 2 matches on trot will be facing RCB in Match number 13 of IPL 2022 at Wankhade Stadium today. RR’s solid batting lineup with the likes of skipper Samson, Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer along with their terrific bowling line-up comprising of Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult, Ashwin and Chahal has made them a clear dominating force in this IPL 2022. Youngsters like Padikkal and Jaiswal are also expected to join the party soon with RR stalwarts. Interestingly, RR have won both their matches despite losing both their coin tosses (batting first) in IPL 2022.
Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their opening match to Punjab Kings despite having scored 205 runs on board while they ended up winning a close encounter against KKR by 3 wickets at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. RCB have been pretty consistent on reaching playoffs in the last two IPL seasons (2020 & 2021) and they will aim to get their first IPL trophy under Faf’s captaincy in this season. Wanindu Hasaranaga could play a crucial role in today’s game once again after his stunning performance with the ball in previous game against KKR.
Numbers and stats before start of RR vs RCB:
Among current players in IPL
Most runs for RCB vs RR: Virat Kohli (579)
Most wickets for RCB vs RR: Harshal Patel (12)
Most runs for RR vs RCB: Sanju Samson (260)
Most wickets for RR vs RCB: None from current squad
2 – Jos Buttler needs 2 more sixes to complete smashing 100 sixes in IPL.
3 – Dinesh Karthik needs 3 more sixes to complete smashing 200 sixes in T20 cricket.
4 – Harshal Patel needs 4 more wickets to surpass Vinay Kumar (72) and become the 2nd highest wicket-taker for RCB after Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL. Ravichandran Ashwin needs 4 more wickets to take 150 wickets in IPL.
10 – Last time when these two sides faced each other at Wankhade Stadium, RCB defeated RR by 10 wickets with the help of Padikkal’s unbeaten 101 from 52 balls.
68 – Devdutt Padikkal needs 68 more runs to complete 1000 runs in IPL.
81 – Sanju Samson needs 81 more runs to complete 5000 runs in T20 cricket.