Royal Challengers Bangalore would face Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 36 of IPL 2023 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. RCB has won four out of seven games and stands at fifth position in the points table, while KKR has won just two out of seven games and stands at eighth position in the points table. A loss for KKR might almost bring them to the brink of elimination.
Jason Roy's form in the previous match, Rinku Singh's consistency, and Russell's power-hitting could help KKR to perform in this game. This match will be in the cards of another high-scoring thriller, and RCB heavily relies on their top-3 batters (Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Maxwell) to score big. KKR spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine could be a threat to RCB.
Numbers and stats ahead of RCB vs KKR game:
2 - Umesh Yadav needs two more wickets to surpass Piyush Chawla and become the third-highest wicket-taker for KKR in the IPL.
Most wickets for KKR in the IPL:
Sunil Narine - 158
Andre Russell - 91
Piyush Chawla - 66
Umesh Yadav - 65
Varun Chakravarthy - 51
2 - Harshal Patel needs two more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 200 wickets in T20 cricket.
3 - Umesh Yadav has dismissed Glenn Maxwell three times in the IPL overall.
Glenn Maxwell vs Umesh Yadav in the IPL:
Innings - 5
Runs - 17
Balls - 19
Outs - 3
4 - KKR has defeated RCB in the last four out of four IPL meetings at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
KKR vs RCB last four IPL results at M Chinnaswamy Stadium:
2019: KKR win by five wickets
2018: KKR win by six wickets
2017: KKR win by six wickets
2016: KKR win by five wickets
5 - Andre Russell needs five more sixes to complete 600 sixes in T20 cricket.
Most Sixes in T20 cricket:
Chris Gayle - 1056
Kieron Pollard - 812
Andre Russell - 595
23 - Sunil Narine has taken 23 wickets against RCB in the IPL.
Most wickets vs RCB in the IPL:
Ravindra Jadeja - 26
Sandeep Sharma - 25
Jasprit Bumrah - 24
Harbhajan Singh / Ashish Nehra / Sunil Narine - 23
Ravichandran Ashwin - 22
50 - Varun Chakravarthy will be playing his 50th game in the IPL.
75 - Nitish Rana needs 75 more runs to complete 2000 runs for KKR in the IPL.
Most runs for KKR in the IPL:
Gautam Gambhir - 3035
Robin Uthappa - 2439
Andre Russell - 2084
Nitish Rana - 1925
Yusuf Pathan - 1893
97 - Virat Kohli needs 97 more runs to become the first batsman to complete 7000 runs in the IPL.
206.8 - Andre Russell has a strike rate of 206.8 against RCB in the IPL.
Highest S.R against an opponent in the IPL (min. 10 inns):
Andre Russell - 206.8 vs RCB
Andre Russell - 202.2 vs PBKS
Sunil Narine - 191.73 vs RCB
Andre Russell vs RCB in the IPL:
Inns - 14
Runs - 395
Avg - 39.5
50s - 1
S.R - 206.8