IPL 2019: Match 28, KXIP vs RCB – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket
Will it be ABD's day in Mohali?
Published - Apr 12, 2019 8:31 pm | Updated - Apr 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Will the break work wonders for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)? They are on the road for the next three matches and will be hoping to get two points on the board in Mohali and then take the momentum from there. The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) are coming off the loss in the last-ball thriller but they are on a winning streak of seven matches at home and would be looking to carry forward it.
It is very much clear that the RCB are heavily dependent on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers and it is imperative for them that the duo strikes big in almost every match. There will be hopes from the latter as he has looked in touch in all the games so far this season. Even the home team would be aware of the threat from him and would love to watch his back as soon as possible during the game.
Record against the opposition (KXIP):
Kings XI has been a favourite opposition for De Villiers. His strike-rate against them boosts to 158.06 against them. In terms of runs, he has scored 539 runs in 17 innings at an impeccable average of 41.46 and also has smacked five half-centuries. These stats will surely send shivers down the spines of any opposition and it will be interesting to see how the South African fares in this game.
Last 5 innings vs KXIP – 57, 10, 89*, 0, 64
Record at the venue (Mohali):
AB de Villiers also likens the Mohali as a venue. He has two fifties to his name while playing in the shortest format of the game here. Also, if his IPL knock while playing for RCB are concerned here, the superstar batsman has two fifties in four innings.
T20 format – 6 innings, 199 runs, 39.8 average, 2 fifties.
Last 4 IPL innings at this venue – 64, 10, 38*, 52
De Villiers has predominantly played in the T20 leagues coming into the IPL and his recent form is a bit up and down. That is why this match is important for him and RCB. If he gets going in this game then the team’s fortunes might change in the next few outings as well.
Last 10 innings in Twenty20s – 17, 63, 13, 1, 70*, 9, 33, 47*, 45*, 52*
Last 9 innings in IPL – 17, 63, 13, 1, 70*, 9, 53, 69, 72*
In Dream11, De Villiers costs 10 credits and is picked by 79% of the teams and is also a good option to be made captain.