IPL 2018: Match 8, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 8, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of RCB’s first home game of the season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore players during a practice session
Royal Challengers Bangalore players during a practice session. (Photo by IANS)

Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to open their account at their home ground after they lost the opening game to Kolkata Knight Riders. They will now face Kings XI Punjab in their first home match who made a super start to their campaign with a big win over Delhi Daredevils. The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium relayed batting tracks ahead of the season after the previous edition that witnessed low scoring matches and the home team’s struggles.

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of RCB’s first home game of the season:

4 – Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab won four IPL games each they played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. KXIP leads the overall head to head in the IPL as they won 12 out of the 20 matches against RCB.


5 – RCB lost each of their last five IPL games at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB won their first game of the 2017 season against DD but lost all the five matches they played after that. Their game against SRH in the previous season got washed out without a toss.


20 – Number of wickets for Umesh Yadav against KXIP in the IPL. He took those wickets in 20 games at an average of 19.1 and an S/R of 15.6.


30.27 – Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling average against RCB in the IPL. He took 11 wickets in 15 IPL matches against RCB at an S/R of 25.06. Ashwin took nine wickets in 12 Twenty20 matches he played in Bangalore at an average of 28.66.


227 – Runs David Miller scored against RCB in the IPL so far. He scored those runs in nine innings which includes an unbeaten 101-run inning. Excluding the century, Miller scored 126 runs in eight innings at an average of 15.75 only.


449Chris Gayle scored 449 runs in the seven IPL games in Bangalore against Kings XI Punjab for RCB. He will play for KXIP against RCB in the coming match. Gayle scored two centuries and three fifties against KXIP at this venue.

Gayle holds the record for most runs scored against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL as he scored 797 against his new team including 634 while playing for RCB.


25959 – Runs Virat Kohli scored in his professional career so far. He needs to score 41 more runs for completing 26000 runs across all the formats.