IPL 2019: Match 42, RCB vs KXIP – Predicted top performer based on stats and records for Fantasy Cricket
Will Punjab be able to get rid of AB de Villiers early?
Updated - Apr 23, 2019 7:37 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), after back-t0-back wins, are high on confidence. They defeated the KKR and CSK in the previous two outings and will be now facing the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Chinnaswamy stadium. To stay alive in the competition and have any chance of qualifying for the playoffs, RCB will have to every match and it won’t an easy task for them to go past Ravi Ashwin and his men.
Though the visitors will have to be careful of the star-studded batting line-up of the hosts. AB de Villiers is looking like regaining his touch again and loves to bat against the Punjab franchise. KXIP bowlers should concentrate on not letting him score big and if they fail in doing so, RCB will be well on their way to register a hat-trick of victories this season which very few expected after the way they began their season.
Record against the opposition (KXIP):
AB de Villiers has a stellar record against KXIP in the IPL. He has amassed 598 runs in just 18 outings at an average of 46 with a strike-rate close to 158. De Villiers has also crossed the 50-run mark six times and the count might increase on Wednesday.
Last 6 innings vs KXIP – 59*, 57, 10, 89*, 0, 64
Record at the venue (M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore):
The Chinnaswamy stadium is like a second home for De Villiers and his record suggests the same as well. In the shortest format, Mr 360 is only 102 runs adrift of scoring 2000 runs in 56 innings and has a century to his name to go with 14 half-centuries.
T20 format – 56innings, 1898 runs, 43.13 average, 159.36 S/R, 1 century, 14 fifties.
Since 2018 at this venue – 25, 17, 63, 70*, 69, 68, 90*, 20, 57
AB de Villiers missed a game against KKR due to a mild concussion and couldn’t make an impact in his comeback. But his recent form has been decent. It remains to be seen whether he can continue in the same vein.
In IPL 2019– 25, 75, 59*, 17, 63, 13, 1, 70*, 9
Costs 10 credits in the batsmen category and is picked by 83% of teams. He is a good option to be made the captain in the fantasy team as he likes pummeling the KXIP bowling attack often.