IPL 2019: Match 17, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

IPL 2019: Match 17, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial game for the RCB team in Bangalore.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo: IANS)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chances have started to get thinner as they lost all the four matches they played this season thus far. They will be now up against the in-form Kolkata Knight Riders who won two of the three matches. The KKR team won both their home matches before going down in the Super Over against the Delhi Capitals. On the other hand, the much-spoken RCB batting hasn’t clicked yet which is the main cause of their losing streak.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the crucial game for the RCB team in Bangalore:

4 – The Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost all the four matches they played this season. Mumbai Indians are the only team in the IPL history to make it to the final four after losing their first matches of the season. MI lost their first five matches during the 2014 season where they finished 4th and lost four in four at the start of 2015 in which they won their 2nd title.


4 – The Kolkata Knight Riders have won all the four matches they played against RCB since the start of 2017. They also won their previous three meetings with RCB in the IPL at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.


9 – Number of matches the RCB team have won in the IPL since the start of 2017. They won three of the 13 completed matches in 2017, six during the 2018 edition out of the 14 games and none from four matches in the ongoing season.


24.91AB de Villiers’ batting average of 24.91 against the KKR team in the IPL is his lowest against any team. ABD scored only 299 runs from 16 innings with only one score in excess of 50.


57.75 – Virat Kohli has a batting average of 57.75 against the Knight Riders since the start of 2016. He scored 231 runs across six innings with help of three fifties in the last three seasons against KKR. Kohli scored only 259 runs across 13 IPL innings until 2015 against KKR at a lowly average of 21.58.


498 – Runs Robin Uthappa has scored in the IPL against the RCB team. He scored those across 16 innings at an average of 38.3 with the help of three fifties.


3406 – AB de Villiers’ 3406 runs in Twenty20 cricket are the 3rd most by any player for RCB. He needs 15 more runs to go past Chris Gayle (3420). Virat Kohli leads the list with 5450 runs from 182 matches.


7983 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in his Twenty20 career thus far. He needs 17 more runs to become the 2nd Indian after Suresh Raina (8110) to complete 8000 T20 runs.

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