IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore – All stats you need to know ahead of the tournament
Virat Kohli needs 122 more runs to become the first player to complete 6000 IPL runs.
Updated - Apr 6, 2021 5:01 pm
The Royal Challengers Bangalore team is yet to win an IPL trophy despite having a strong squad over the years. They have played an IPL final three times, but have failed to cross the last hurdle. In IPL 2020, RCB qualified for the playoffs after a gap of 4 years and lost to SRH in the eliminator.
Earlier, RCB met SRH in the IPL 2016, where they were defeated by 8 runs. In the mini-auction, before the start of IPL 2021, RCB heavily invested in some of the players including Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson and Daniel Christian.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers for the RCB team and its players before the start of IPL 2021:
Can RCB win the opener?
3 – In IPL history so far, RCB has featured in IPL openers on three occasions, and they have lost all three times. This time, the inaugural match of IPL 2021 will be played between RCB and MI. The Bangalore-based team would hope that this time, they are successful in winning an IPL opener.
RCB’s quest to end the losing streak
5 – RCB has lost their last 5 IPL games which they played in the last season. Their longest losing streak is of 7 games which occurred in 2018 and 2019. The Kohli-led team would want to end this losing streak against Mumbai Indians.
Upcoming milestones for King Kohli
122 – Virat Kohli has so far scored 5878 runs in 184 innings. He needs 122 more runs to become the first player in IPL history to complete 6000 runs.
8 – The RCB skipper has featured in 192 matches in the cash-rich league. He is all set to reach the 200-match landmark this season with only 8 more games required. Only MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have featured in 200 IPL games till now.
269 – In T20 cricket, the prolific batsman has amassed 9731 runs in 289 innings. He needs to score 269 more runs to become the first Indian to complete 10000 runs in T20 format.
100th IPL match for Yuzvendra Chahal
99 – Yuzvendra Chahal has played in 99 IPL matches so far, and is only 1 game away from the milestone of 100 IPL matches.
Padikkal’s chance to surpass Sachin Tendulkar
527 – In IPL 2020, Devdutt Padikkal performed brilliantly scoring 473 runs in 15 innings. He will have a chance to become the fastest Indian to 1000 IPL runs, for which he needs to score 527 runs in the next 15 innings. Currently, the record is held by Sachin Tendulkar who completed his 1000 IPL runs in 31 innings.
200 games for RCB
4 – RCB has been part of 196 matches in IPL and will become only the second team after Mumbai Indians (203) to play 200 IPL games.
Can AB de Villiers topple Chris Gayle?
22 – AB de Villiers has so far won 22 player of the match awards in his IPL career and is only behind Chris Gayle (23) in the list. It would be interesting to see who among the two will finish on the top at the end of the season.