IPL 2022, Match 49 RCB vs CSK, Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

MS Dhoni will be playing his 200th match for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

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Chennai Super Kings team. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)
Kausthub Gudipati

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings will be facing each other in the 49th match of IPL 2022, to be played at MCA International Stadium in Pune. Last IPL season, RCB reached the Eliminator while CSK were the champions. So far this season, RCB won five and lost five matches while CSK won three and lost six matches. Both teams have played twice in Pune this season, winning once and losing once. When the teams faced each other earlier this season, Chennai Super Kings won by 23 runs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have their openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis out of form. Though Kohli reached his maiden fifty last match, his strike rate in a losing match sparked concern. At number three, Rajat Patidar who replaced an out-of-form Anuj Rawat scored his maiden fifty last match. Glenn Maxwell had been brilliant this season, while Dinesh Karthik and Shahbaz Ahmed who began the season in a terrific fashion, haven’t done well in the last three games. Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, and Harshal Patel have been brilliant with the ball.

CSK were having plenty of opening issues this season, but an incredible 182-run stand between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway must give them confidence in the matches leading further, to get back to winning ways. MS Dhoni’s return to captaincy began on a positive note, with a 13-run win against SRH. Dwayne Bravo, Mukesh Choudhary, and Maheesh Theekshana have been brilliant for them with the ball.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of Match 49 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League 2022:

Head to head: Both the teams have faced each other in 29 IPL matches, with CSK winning 19 and RCB winning only nine. One match ended in a no result.

1 – Dinesh Karthik needs to take one more catch to reach 200 catches in T20 cricket. He will become the second Indian cricketer to the milestone of 200 catches, after MS Dhoni.

6MS Dhoni needs to hit six more fours to reach 500 fours in T20 cricket.

1 – Ravindra Jadeja needs to score one more run to reach 2500 runs in the IPL. He will become the first player with the double of 2500+ runs and 100+ wickets in the league.

2 – Ambati Rayudu needs to claim two more catches to reach 100 catches in T20 cricket.

4 – Ambati Rayudu needs to hit four more fours to reach 350 fours in the IPL.

4 – Moeen Ali needs four more sixes to reach 50 sixes in the IPL.

5 – Virat Kohli needs to bat five more balls to become the first player to face 5000 balls in the IPL.

6 – MS Dhoni needs to hit 6 more sixes to reach 200 sixes for CSK in the IPL. He will become the second Indian player to hit 200 sixes for a franchise in the league, after Virat Kohli for RCB.

200 – MS Dhoni will be playing his 200th match for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He will become the second player to feature in 200 IPL matches for a franchise, after Virat Kohli for RCB.

31 – Virat Kohli (6469) needs 31 runs to reach 6500 runs in the IPL.

8 – Faf du Plessis (292) needs eight fours to complete 250 fours in the IPL.

50 – Robin Uthappa (4950) is 50 runs short of reaching 5000 runs in the league.

4 – Josh Hazlewood (96) is four scalps away from reaching 100 wickets in T20 cricket.

4 – Ambati Rayudu (346) requires four fours to complete 350 fours in the league.

41 – Virat Kohli (10459) needs 41 runs to get to 10500 runs in T20 cricket.

7 – Shivam Dube (43) needs seven fours to reach 50 fours in the tournament.

9 – Rayudu (141) requires nine fours to get to 150 fours for CSK in the IPL.

9 – Dwayne Bravo (991) is nine runs short of reaching 1000 runs for CSK in the IPL.

1 – Devon Conway (49) is one grab away from completing 50 catches in T20 cricket.

3 – Siddharth Kaul (147) requires three scalps to get to 150 wickets in T20 cricket.

3 – Bravo (97) needs three fours to complete 100 fours for CSK in the T20 games.

1 – Moeen (149) also requires just one scalp to complete 150 wickets in the T20 games.

71 – Rajat Patidar (929) needs 71 runs to get to 1000 runs in the T20 matches.