IPL 2021, Eliminator: RCB vs KKR, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

IPL 2021, Eliminator: RCB vs KKR, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

Eoin Morgan needs 14 runs to become the 13th player to complete 1000 runs for KKR in IPL.

Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

It will be Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The high-voltage encounter takes place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 11 (Monday). Action is almost guaranteed whenever these two sides lock horns and it would be interesting to see how the knock-out clash pans out.

For the unversed, the winner of this clash will meet either Chennai Super Kings or Delhi Capitals, the loser of Qualifier 1, in Qualifier 2. On the other hand, the loser’s campaign will end in the tournament. Hence, both teams have all the reasons to put their best foot forward.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, barring few matches, haven’t done much wrong. While the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Devdutt Padikkal, and Virat Kohli have contributed heavily in the batting department, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal are the stand-out performers in the bowling department.

As far as KKR is concerned, they have scripted a remarkable comeback in the UAE leg. While the two-time champions looked entirely down and out in the first half, they have arguably been the best team after the season resumption. Hence, fans must gear up to witness some exciting action between the bat and the ball.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League 2021:

Head-to-head record:  KKR are ahead of RCB in terms of head-to-head record in IPL. In 28 clashes, KKR have won 15 games while RCB emerged winners 13 times.

14– Eoin Morgan needs 14 runs to become the 13th player to complete 1000 runs for KKR in IPL.

3 – Dinesh Karthik needs 3 dismissals to become the second wicketkeeper to effect 150 dismissals in IPL. MS Dhoni (160) is currently the lone holder of the record.

2 – Mohammed Siraj needs two scalps to complete 50 wickets in the IPL. He currently has 48 wickets in 49 appearances.

3 – Harshal Patel is 3 wickets away from overtaking Dwayne Bravo’s tally (32) of most wickets in a single IPL season.

7 – Andre Russell is 7 hits away from completing 150 sixes in IPL.

74 – Sunil Narine can complete 1000 IPL runs for KKR. He’s 74 runs away from the milestone. Narine would become the first all-rounder to score over 1000 runs and take over 100 wickets for KKR in IPL.

4 – Virat Kohli is 4 boundaries away from completing 900 fours in T20. He’ll become the seventh player to get the landmark.

2 – Dinesh Karthik is on the verge of becoming the 11th player to smash 400 fours in IPL. He is two hits away from the landmark.

8 – Karthik can also complete 200 sixes in T20 format. However, he needs as many as eight hits over the rope to get the feat.

2 – Shakib Al Hasan needs two scalps to complete 50 wickets in the Indian Premier League.

3 – RCB leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has dismissed Dinesh Karthik thrice in IPL and that too in a span of 33 deliveries.