IPL 2019: Match 14, RR vs RCB – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket
RCB needs ABD to fire desperately.
Updated - Apr 1, 2019 4:59 pm
Both the winless teams, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), will face-off in the match 14 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While the RCB were annihilated by the SRH in Hyderabad on Sunday, the Royals lost a close game against the CSK. At least one of the teams will be breaking their jinx in this game and will be hoping to take confidence from there.
Though it won’t be easy for either team as they have some of the best international teams in their sides. Moreover, Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile will be joining the RCB which will bolster them at the right time. Having said that, AB de Villiers will play a key role as usual for the visitors. He looked in good form against the Mumbai Indians back home and will be expected to replicate the same in Jaipur.
Record against the opposition (RR):
AB de Villiers loves batting against the Men in Pink. He averages a staggering 46.5 in 15 innings against them and has amassed 558 with seven fifty-plus scores to his name. He has scored three of those half-centuries in last six outings against the Royals.
Last 6 innings vs RR – 53, 20, 66, 57, 47*, 58
Record at the venue (Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur):
The former South Africa skipper has a liking to Sawai Mansingh Stadium and the home team has to be careful while bowling to him. In the four innings which he has played at the venue, De Villiers has scored 153 runs at a strike-rate of 164.51.
T20 format – 4innings, 153 runs, 51 average, 164.51 S/R, 2 fifties.
T20 innings at this venue – 53, 21, 59*, 20
It is normally all or nothing for ABD. Either he falls early or he smacks the opposition out of the park to win matches single-handedly for his team. Such has been his current form as well. Once he crossed the 10-run mark, the cricketer has never disappointed and the RCB will hope for the same.
Last 7 innings in Twenty20s – 1, 70*, 9, 33, 47*, 45*, 52*
Last 6 innings in IPL – 1, 70*, 9, 53, 69, 72*
AB de Villiers costs 10 credits in the batsmen category in Dream11 Fantasy and is a no-brainer to be picked. He is currently in 81 % of teams.