• IPL 2018: Match 51, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Statistical Preview

    All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the must-win game for the Royal Challengers.

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    Mohammed Siraj of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates fall of Karun Nair’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)

    Despite a mediocre season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore did enough to stay alive in the playoffs race in the final week of the league stage matches. Their big win over the Kings XI Punjab on Monday boosted their NRR which is the 2nd best among the five teams fighting for the two spots. They will now face the table-toppers- Sunrisers Hyderabad against whom they lost by a mere five runs in the away fixture. SRH have already confirmed their top two finish and might try to test their bench which can benefit RCB’s chances.

    All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the must-win game for the Royal Challengers:

    4Sunrisers Hyderabad has won their previous four meetings against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. However, RCB leads the head to head record in Bangalore against SRH win three wins in five matches.


    8.05 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar has an economy rate of 8.05 against the RCB. This is Bhuvi’s worst economy against any opposition in the Twenty20 format. (Min: 10 overs) He picked 12 wickets against RCB in 13 matches at an average of 32.7.


    15.77 – Manish Pandey’s batting average against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He has scored just 142 runs in the 10 innings against RCB with only one fifty.


    16.64 – Sandeep Sharma has a bowling average of 16.64 against RCB in the IPL. He bagged 17 wickets in 10 IPL matches against them. Sandeep took nine wickets in only five matches he played against RCB in Bangalore.


    65.75Virat Kohli averages 65.75 in the five IPL matches he played against SRH in Bangalore. He scored 263 runs against them at this venue with three fifties in five innings. AB de Villiers also averages 59.25 against SRH in Bangalore having scored 237 runs in five innings which includes two fifties.


    398 – Virat Kohli needs two more sixes for completing 400 sixes in his professional career. He also needs five more sixes for becoming the 6th player to hit 200 sixes in the Twenty20 format on Indian soil.


    412 – Shikhar Dhawan scored 412 runs against RCB in the 15 IPL innings. He has scored those runs at an average of 34.33 with help of four fifties. Dhawan scored 212 runs in only six innings he batted against RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at an average of 70.67.


    473 – Virat Kohli is the only player to score 400+ IPL runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He scored 473 runs against SRH in 10 IPL innings at an average of 59.12 with four fifties. AB de Villiers also scored 318 runs in 9 IPL innings at an average of 39.75 with two fifties against them.