IPL 2019: Match 39, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings – Statistical Preview
All the key stats and numbers ahead of yet another do-or-die game for the RCB team.
Updated - Apr 20, 2019 10:20 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore held their nerves against the Kolkata Knight Riders to sneak through a 10-run win in a high-scoring thriller. The Virat Kohli-led team is already in a position that they have to win all the remaining matches as they lost each of their first six matches. They will now face off against the Chennai Super Kings who have often troubled RCB in the IPL. MS Dhoni of CSK and AB de Villiers of RCB are expected to return for this game after missing the previous match of their respective teams.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of yet another do-or-die game for the RCB team:
7 – Chennai Super Kings have won each of their last seven IPL matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The last IPL win for RCB against CSK was during the 2014 season in Ranchi. Last time RCB defeated CSK at their home ground was in 2013 and lost three out of three played since then.
23 – Harbhajan Singh has 23 wickets in the IPL against RCB from 22 matches which is the joint-most for any player against the team. Bhajji is levelled with Ashish Nehra (23) after the three wickets he picked up in their season opener.
48 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs two more wickets to become the first player to pick 50 wickets in the IPL at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Chahal is the only bowler with 50+ T20 wickets at this venue as he picked up 54 wickets from 41 matches here including the 6/25 for India in a T20I.
175.32 – MS Dhoni has the highest batting strike-rate among the players with 300+ runs in Twenty20 cricket at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. The CSK skipper scored 547 runs in T20s at this venue in 16 innings at an average of 54.70. Five out of Dhoni’s 26 fifties in the T20 format have been recorded at this venue.
334 – Ambati Rayudu has scored the most number of runs in the IPL against the Royal Challengers at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Rayudu amassed 334 runs across seven innings in Bangalore against the home team. He averages 66.8 and scored three fifties including an 82 in the previous season.
710 – MS Dhoni is the only player to score 700+ runs in the IPL against the Royal Challengers. Dhoni has scored 710 runs against them from 24 innings at an average of 37.36 with three fifties. Suresh Raina is 4th on this list with 661 runs from 26 innings at an average of 31.47 having accomplished four fifties.
738 – Virat Kohli has 738 runs in the IPL against the Chennai Super Kings which is the most by any player. No other player has even scored 650 runs in the IPL against CSK. Kohli’s 738 runs have come across 22 innings at an average of 38.84 with help of six fifties.