IPL 2018: Match 31, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 31, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the crucial game between RCB and MI.

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Mumbai Indians’ celebrate fall of MS Dhoni’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)

The game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians could well give an idea of who will make ahead into final top four. The teams led by India’s captain and vice-captain of limited-overs have registered only two wins in the seven matches they played.

While Mumbai failed to grab their chances in the last over finishes, the bowling in the death overs repeatedly cost RCB. The losing side will end in a position where they have to win their remaining six or at least five matches.

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the crucial game between MI and RCB:

3Virat Kohli scored three fifties in the ongoing edition of the IPL with all of them coming on the losing side. Interestingly, Rohit Sharma scored two fifties and ended up as the man of the match in the two matches where MI won in this edition.


5 – MI won all the five matches they played in the IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore since the start of 2016. They lead the head to head record against RCB by 13-8 in the IPL.


7-1 – Mumbai Indians won seven out of the eight IPL matches they played against RCB in Bangalore. RCB’s only win against MI at home came in 2013 when they won by two runs.


36.5AB de Villiers’ batting average against MI in the IPL. He scored 511 runs against MI in 18 IPL innings with one fifty and one hundred. Virat Kohli also scored only three fifties in 21 innings against Mumbai scoring 539 runs at an average of 29.94.


263 – JP Duminy’s batting average in the T20 matches against RCB in Bangalore. He scored 263 runs against them at this venue in five innings at an S/R of 176.51. Kieron Pollard scored 187 runs in six innings against RCB at this venue at an average of 62.33 with two fifties.


299 – Number of sixes Rohit Sharma hit in his Twenty20 career so far. He needs one more six to become the first Indian and 7th player overall to hit 300 sixes in Twenty20 cricket.


613 – Rohit Sharma is one of the four players to score 600 runs in the IPL against RCB. He scored 613 runs against them in 22 IPL innings with seven fifties at an average of 30.65.


1993 – Runs JP Duminy scored in the IPL so far. He needs seven more runs to complete 2000 runs in the IPL.