Royal Challengers Bangalore take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in today’s match of IPL 2016 and here we bring to you a quick stats preview. As both these teams begin their campaign in the ninth season of one of the most awaited cricket league, it would be the Virat Kohli-led RCB who will start as favorites as they play on their own fortress i.e. the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
Let us take a look at some of the important stats to look out for in today’s match –
Head to Head – RCB vs SRH:
In the previous six meetings, both these teams have had, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been on the winning side for 3 times, whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 2 and one match has ended in a tie.
Kohli one catch short:
With 49 catches in IPL, Virat Kohli is one catch short to complete his 50. He is currently 5th in the list of players with most catches (wicket-keeper) in IPL.
Gayle Storm to overtake the Wall:
Chris Gayle needs 7 boundaries more to overtake the total number of boundaries hit by Rahul Dravid i.e. 268. Too much to ask for from Gayle? 7 sixes would’ve been easier for him.
Triple Hundred for Shikhar Dhawan:
297 boundaries and now Shikhar Dhawan is short of just 3 boundaries to complete his tally of 300 or more 4s in IPL. Only four players have hit 300 or more boundaries in IPL so far – Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and the latest one to join the list is Robin Uthappa.
Players to look out for:
The Gayle Storm: Need we say more?
AB de Villiers: With an average of 175.49 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. This might well be the match that de Villiers needs to get back in full flow.
Nehra Ji: Only Indian bowler to make it to the ICC World T20 XI, Ashish Nehra has been in good form this year when it comes to the shortest format of the game. If SRH has to take on the heavy batting line-up of RCB, then Nehra will have to continue his good form.
More than the stats, one thing that RCB fans will be concerned about is the form of AB de Villiers. He hasn’t been to the best of his form in the past couple of months. But RCB fans will definitely be hoping something special from ABD.
So don’t miss out on one of those matches that can turn out to be a run feast. When you have the world’s most disastrous batsmen on both sides, anything can be expected.