IPL 2019: Match 49, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

IPL 2019: Match 49, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

Here are all the key stats and numbers ahead of the battle between the bottom two teams.

Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday in a contest which could potentially decide the home team’s existence and contention for a playoffs berth. Their loss against the Delhi Capitals meant they can’t finish with 14 points anymore. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have 10 points after 12 matches. If they can win their next two matches, they will have a solid chance of finishing in the top four. In short, the RCB-RR game could well decide the fate of one of the two teams moving forward.

Here are all the key stats and numbers ahead of the battle between the bottom two teams:

3Rajasthan Royals have defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore in all their three meetings since their readmission to the IPL in 2018. RR defeated RCB by 19 and 30 runs respectively during the 2018 season and won the home fixture in this edition by seven wickets.


5.55Shreyas Gopal’s bowling average in the IPL against the Royal Challengers. He bagged nine wickets in only three matches against RCB and has conceded runs at an economy of 4.16.


6.6 – Shreyas Gopal’s collective bowling average in the IPL  against AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. Gopal has dismissed the big names in the RCB line-up on five instances conceding 33 runs in 35 deliveries.


7AB de Villiers has scored seven fifties in ten innings at the Chinnaswamy Stadium since the start of 2018. De Villiers scored 581 runs in those ten innings at an average of 80.14 by smashing 43 fours and 38 maximums.


49 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs one more wicket to become the first player to bag 50 wickets in the IPL at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Chahal also has 98 wickets in the IPL; all while representing RCB. He needs two more wickets to become the first player to claim 100 IPL wickets for RCB.


281Ajinkya Rahane has scored 281 runs in the IPL against RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Only three players scored more IPL runs against RCB at this venue. Rahane scored those runs in six innings at an average of 56.20 with century and one fifty.


571 – Runs AB de Villiers scored in the IPL against the Rajasthan Royals; the 2nd most by any player behind Suresh Raina’s 609 runs. De Villiers scored 571 runs in 16 innings against RR at an average of 43.92 and has scored seven fifties.


1980 – De Villiers needs 20 more runs to complete 2000 runs in the Twenty20 format at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Virat Kohli (2712 in Chinnaswamy) is the only other player to aggregate 2000 T20 runs at a single venue which he achieved in Bangalore only.

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