IPL 2021, RCB vs RR: Here is the statistical preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the Rajasthan Royals in the 16th game of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The Virat Kohli-led side, who recently sealed a 38-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, remain the only unbeaten side this season. Meanwhile, the Royals stumbled against Chennai Super Kings after beating Delhi Capitals in the final-over thriller. Here is the statistical preview.
A look at the head-to-head record
The competition between Royal Challengers and Rajasthan Royals has been stiff in the IPL. In 23 head-to-head meetings, both the sides have won 10 games each. Notably, three games didn't have any result. The RCB won both the matches against the Royals in 2020. They won the first game by eight wickets and the next one by seven wickets.
Here are the top performers
AB de Villiers is the leading run-scorer against RR. He has racked up 648 runs from 20 games at a strike-rate of 146.61. In the bowling segment, Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 16 wickets with a best haul of 3/24 against them. Against RCB, Sanju Samson owns 259 runs from 15 games, while Shreyas Gopal has scalped 14 wickets with a best haul of 4/16.
The key battles to watch out for
Although Samson scored the first century this IPL season, he is yet to make an impact thereafter. Interestingly, Samson has fallen to Chahal as many as five times (30 runs off 33 balls). Both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have a terrific record against fast bowler Chris Morris. Kohli owns 71 runs (54), and the latter has smashed 71 (33) against Morris.
Here are the other interesting stats
Kohli has scored 307 runs in his last eight matches at an average of 61.4 in Mumbai (Wankhede). His scores during this period read as - 8, 92*, 20, 33, 82*, 35, 1, and 36*. Notably, ABD carries a strike-rate of 248.19 in the death overs against RR. Similarly, David Miller owns a strike-rate of 221.21 at the death against RCB.