IPL 2019: Match 1, CSK vs RCB – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket
Virat has notched 366 runs from ten T20 matches in Chennai.
Updated - Mar 22, 2019 6:38 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) don’t have a great record at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the venue where the Red Army is scheduled to play the opening match of this edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Having last won against the Super Kings way back in 2014, it goes without saying that the visiting team would be looking up to their captain, Virat Kohli.
The 30-year-old has an impressive record at the Chepauk and the run-machine has to step up and deliver. Not only that, the Delhi-born talent has been in excellent form of late, having churned out runs with will and sheer authority. He is also on the verge of completing 5,000 runs in the cash-rich tournament. Kohli’s bat needs to talk in order for RCB to take down CSK in their own den.
Record against the opposition (CSK):
Kohli has scored 732 runs from 21 innings in the IPL against CSK. He boasts of an average of 40.66 with the help of six fifties. Rohit Sharma (606) is the only other player with 600+ runs in the IPL runs against the Super Kings.
Record at the venue (Chepauk):
Virat has notched 366 runs from ten Twenty20 matches in Chennai at an average of 36.6 with three fifties.
In his last 5 T20 innings at the Chepauk, Kohli has scores of 48, 58, 70, 57, 11
Barring an odd match, the batsman has fairly respectable numbers in his last 5 Twenty20 innings. The numbers are 72*, 24, 61*, 4, 43.
In his last 12 innings across formats, the right-handed has scores of – 20, 7, 123, 116, 44, 72*, 24, 60, 43, 45, 46, 104- something which is a testament to his incredible form.
It’s not a surprise that he costs 11 credits in the batsmen’s category and has been picked by 85% of teams.