RR will be facing RCB at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad to play the Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022 after losing their previous match to Gujarat in Qualifier 1. RR team combination has been fantastic with a mix of solid top order batting (Buttler, Samson & Jaiswal) and good bowling attack in form of powerplay specialist Trent Boult and spin duo of Chahal-Ashwin. It will be interesting to see former RCB players like Hetmyer, Padikkal and Chahal perform against RCB today.
RCB will look to ride on the confidence they gained from their previous win against LSG in Eliminator, especially Rajat Patidar has been a surprise package for them this season. Harshal Patel has been the most valuable player of RCB in this IPL season since no batter has been able to pick his slower balls in the death overs. Dinesh Karthik's unreal consistency has been a biggest boost for RCB in this IPL edition.
Numbers and stats before start of RR vs RCB game:
3 - Harshal Patel needs 3 more wickets to complete 100 wickets in IPL. He has 97 wickets in IPL from 77 matches.
Fastest to take 100 wickets in IPL:
Lasith Malinga - 70 matches
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 81 matches
Rashid Khan - 83 matches
Amit Mishra - 83 matches
Ashish Nehra - 83 matches
4 - Mohammed Siraj needs 1 more wicket to become 4th RCB bowler to take 50 wickets in IPL after Vinay Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel.
5 - Since 2020, RCB has defeated RR 5 out of 6 times in IPL. All 5 times RCB won while chasing.
5 - Wanindu Hasaranga has dismissed Sanju Samson 5 out of 6 times in T20s.
Sanju Samson vs Wanindu Hasaranga in T20s:
Inns - 6
Runs - 18
Balls - 23
Outs - 5
Bowlers to dismiss Sanju Samson most times in T20s:
Yuzvendra Chahal - 5 times
Shivam Mavi - 5 times
Wanindu Hasaranga - 5 times
20 - Ravichandran Ashwin needs 20 more runs to complete 1000 runs in T20 cricket.
27 - Yuzvendra Chahal and Wanindu Hasaranga need 1 & 2 more wickets respectively to take most wickets by a spinner (27) in an IPL season.
Most wickets by a spinner in an IPL season:
Imran Tahir - 26 in 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal - 26 in 2022
Wanindu Hasaranga - 25 in 2022
64.8 - Dinesh Karthik has the highest batting average (64.80) in IPL 2022 overall. He has smashed 324 runs from 15 innings at a strike rate of 187.28.