Both RCB and MI are looking for their first win in second phase of IPL 2021 ahead of their clash in Dubai tonight. When IPL 2021 commenced on April 9th, these two teams started the tournament by playing their inaugural game and RCB ended up defeating MI by 2 wickets in Chennai. In UAE leg of IPL 2021, both teams have lost their games to KKR & CSK respectively.
Mumbai have won 4 out of their 9 games in IPL 2021 while Bangalore has won 5 of their 9 games in the 2021 IPL. A loss for MI here might make things very difficult for them to qualify for the playoffs hence they would be very desperate to win this game and a win for RCB would almost take them close to the playoffs spot.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats before start of RCB vs MI match:
Most runs for MI vs RCB in IPL - Kieron Pollard (544 runs)
Most wickets for MI vs RCB in IPL - Jasprit Bumrah (21 wickets)
Most runs for RCB vs MI in IPL - AB de Villiers (682 runs)
Most wickets for RCB vs MI in IPL - Yuzvendra Chahal (19 wickets)
3 - Rohit Sharma needs 3 more sixes to become the 1st Indian batsman to smash 400 sixes in T20 cricket.
13 - Virat Kohli needs 13 more runs to become 5th batsman to score 10,000 runs in T20s after Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik and David Warner.
26 - Quinton de Kock needs 26 more runs to smash 7000 runs in T20 cricket.
4 - Mohammed Siraj needs 4 more wickets to take 100 wickets in T20s and 5 more wickets to take 50 IPL wickets.
3 - Jasprit Bumrah has dismissed Virat Kohli thrice in IPL since 2019 which is joint-most for any bowler with Mohammed Shami.
774 - AB de Villiers has smashed 774 runs vs MI at a batting average of 45.52 with strike rate of 147.70. He has exceptional numbers against Mumbai Indians in IPL overall.
Most runs vs MI in IPL:
Suresh Raina - 824
Shikhar Dhawan - 793
AB de Villiers - 774
6 - Jasprit Bumrah has dismissed Glenn Maxwell six times in T20s which is joint-most for any bowler with Ravindra Jadeja.