IPL 2022, Match 60 RCB vs PBKS, Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones
Punjab Kings stunned Royal Challengers Bangalore by chasing down a massive target of 206 when both the sides met at the start of the tournament
Updated - May 13, 2022 10:56 am
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings will be facing each other in the 60th match of IPL 2022, to be played at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. So far in this season, RCB have won seven and lost five matches, while PBKS have won five and lost six matches.
At this venue, RCB have lost both their matches while PBKS have won one and lost two. When both the teams faced earlier in the league, Punjab Kings won by five wickets in a high-scoring match. A win is very crucial for Punjab’s prospects for the playoffs, and for RCB to reach the top-two spots.
Despite RCB having a good season, the form of their former captain Virat Kohli has been an issue. However, his opening partner Faf du Plessis has been brilliant while Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, and Dinesh Karthik have been fabulous in the middle-order. Wanindu Hasaranga, Josh Hazlewood, and Harshal Patel have been the top bowlers of the team.
For PBKS, Jonny Bairstow has been in poor form throughout the season but scored a half-century in the last match. Opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in mixed form, however, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Liam Livingstone have been consistent hitters in the middle order. With the ball, Kagiso Rabada has been phenomenal.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of Match 60 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League:
Head to head: Both the teams have faced each other in 29 IPL matches, with PBKS winning 16 and RCB winning 13.
0 – RCB are yet to win a match at Brabourne Stadium this season. They lost both their matches at the ground while defending, against SRH and GT. They were bowled out for 68 against SRH at the same ground.
1 – Virat Kohli needs to score one more run to become the first player to the milestone of 6500 runs in the IPL.
1 – Kohli needs one catch to reach 150 catches in T20 cricket. He will become the third Indian after Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma to achieve the milestone.
2 – Mohammed Siraj needs to take two more wickets to reach 50 wickets for RCB in the IPL. He will become the fourth player with 50 wickets for the franchise after Vinay Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel.
7 – Mayank Agarwal needs seven more runs to reach 1500 runs for Punjab Kings in the IPL. He will become the fourth player with at least that many runs for the franchise after KL Rahul, Shaun Marsh and David Miller.
11 – Kohli needs to score 11 more runs to become the first Indian player to the milestone of 10,500 T20 runs.
19 – Harshal Patel needs to score 19 runs to reach 1000 runs in T20 cricket.
100 – Mohammed Siraj will be playing his 100th T20 match.
6 – Shikhar Dhawan (694) needs six fours to reach 700 fours in the IPL. He will become the first batter to reach the landmark.
3 – Jonny Bairstow (47) needs three sixes to get to 50 maximums in the tournament.
2 – Kagiso Rabada (198) requires two wickets to reach 200 wickets in T20 matches.
3 – Mayank (147) requires three sixes to get to 150 maximums in T20 cricket.
1 – Josh Hazlewood (99) is just one scalp away from completing 100 wickets in T20 matches.
2 – Rajat Patidar (998) needs just two runs to get to 1000 runs in T20 cricket.
77 – Kohli (6923) is 77 runs short of reaching 7000 runs for RCB in T20 cricket.
2 – Arshdeep Singh (48) is just two scalps away from completing 50 wickets in T20 cricket.
4 – Rahul Chahar (96) needs four wickets to get to 100 wickets in T20 matches.
75 – Liam Livingstone (4425) is 75 runs short of reaching 4500 runs in T20 games.