RCB vs DD: Statistical preview and pitch report
Gautam Gambhir's Delhi Daredevils will look to post a challenge when they visit the Chinnaswamy Stadium to face Kohli's RCB. A win against the Daredevils is must for Kohli and his boys, as it will help them build momentum heading into the South Indian derby against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings on 25th of April. Here is our pre-match report.
Kohli is at his devastating best against Delhi Daredevils
RCB skipper Virat Kohli averages a stunning 73.44 in the IPL against Delhi Daredevils. The stylish right-handed batsman has scored 661 runs in 16 innings including 7 half-centuries. AB de Villiers also boasts a stunning record against the Daredevils notching up 234 runs at an average of 46.80 in 7 innings including two fifties.
Red-hot Umesh chases a milestone
Umesh Yadav has been RCB's top bowler this season. The speedster has been extremely effective against left-handed batsman in 4 matches, conceding just 30 runs off 31 balls while bagging three wickets. The RCB speedster needs just two more wickets to become the 12th player to bag 100 wickets in the IPL.
A special match for Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir holds the record for the most runs scored against RCB in the IPL. The 36-year-old has scored 644 runs in 19 innings at an average of 33.89 with six fifties. Tonight's game will be the 250th T20 game of Gautam Gambhir's career. The southpaw has 6,395 runs with 53 fifties so far.
AB de Villiers just inches away from setting a record
ABD needs 4 more runs to become the 11th player to score 1500 runs at a single venue in T20 cricket. ABD has 1,496 T20 runs in 52 matches at the Chinnaswamy stadium so far.
Personal scores to settle
Maxwell has been dismissed by Chahal 6 times in 40 balls in all of T20 cricket. Chahal has just conceded 34 runs to Maxwell. The Australian also has a poor record against Umesh Yadav with 3 dismissals in 19 balls while scoring just 17 off him. In 5 T20 meetings, ABD has scored 50 off 21 balls against Chris Morris without being dismissed.
This fixture is at the mercy of the rain gods
Rain could play spoilsport in this fixture. RCB had to cancel their net session due to heavy downpour yesterday, while DD hit the nets after the rains subsided. The Chinnaswamy Stadium is known to be a batsman's paradise with short boundaries. However, the wicket might slow down if there is a downpour in Bengaluru.