IPL 2018: Match 53, Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 53, Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers ahead of the virtual knockout game between Rajasthan and Bangalore.

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Jofra Archer of the Rajasthan Royals celebrates. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore face off in the first encounter of the final weekend of the league matches which will define the two teams who take the final two spots. Whichever team wins the game in Jaipur will have better chances of making it to the playoffs depending on the results of the remaining three games. RCB will be aiming to bag two points at priority as they will want one of KKR and MI to lose too. Royals, on the other hand, need to focus on winning big and improve their NRR.

Key stats and numbers ahead of the virtual knockout game between Rajasthan and Bangalore:

3Royal Challengers Bangalore have won three out of the five matches they played against Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. No team has defeated RR more often in Jaipur.


17 – Umesh Yadav has taken 17 wickets at an average of 23.11 in IPL 2018. This is his best bowling average in an IPL season. He took 17 wickets during 2017 at an average of 24.11. His best season in terms of wickets was in 2012 where he bagged 19 at 23.84.


22.5Virat Kohli has a batting average of 22.5 against Rajasthan Royals which is his lowest against any IPL team. Kohli has scored 315 runs in 16 IPL innings against RR with only two fifties at a SR of 103.96.


37.42 – Ajinkya Rahane has a batting average of 37.42 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He has scored 524 runs in 16 IPL innings against them with his only T20 hundred and three fifties. However, Sanju Samson has scored 218 runs in 10 IPL innings against RCB at an average of 24.22.


398 – Kohli needs two more sixes to complete 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.


505AB de Villiers has scored 505 runs against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL which are the 2nd most by any player. Only Suresh Raina (569) has over 450 IPL runs against RR thus far. De Villiers’ 505 runs have come in 14 innings at an average of 45.9 with the help of six fifties.


4944 – Runs Virat Kohli has scored in the IPL so far. He needs 56 more runs to become the first player to complete 5000 IPL runs.