Both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming into this match after a loss. While Mumbai Indians lost to a Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bangalore lost Delhi, thanks to an inspiring innings from Quinton de Kock.
Royals Challengers are currently 4th on the table with one win and one loss, Mumbai, on the other hand, are 7th with one win and two losses. Whichever team wins today will take the 4th spot on the table. More that the fight to top the table there are many other records too that we will have to look out for, here’s bringing all the important statistics to look out for in this match –
Head-to-Head – Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers have been facing to face on 17 occasions, MI winning 9 and RCB just behind with 8 wins. If we talk about the last 5 meetings these two teams have had, MI still takes the lead with a 3-2 record against RCB.
No Gayle, tough win – On 12 instances Gayle has not been in the playing XI for RCB, of those 12 matches, RCB has won only 4. Some good news for MI fans?
50 catches – AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli both have 49 catches each in IPL as fielders, it would interesting to see who reaches their 50 first.
3500 club – Rohit Sharma is now 12 runs short to enter the 3500 run club in IPL. So far only Suresh Raina has crossed this mark.
150th Six – Rohit is also one six short to complete 150 sixes in IPL.
Yet to get out – Krunal Pandya is still new into IPL and has played only 2 matches. He has scored 20* and 49* consecutively. He is yet to get out in his IPL career. How long can he continue his unbeaten run?
Player battle to look out for –
Jasprit Bumrah vs Kohli and de Villiers – Bumrah has proved to be effective with his Yorkers. It will be exciting to see if he can contain the inform Kohli and de Villiers or both these batsman will send his deliveries out of the park.