IPL 2020, Match 33: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) - Stats Preview
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IPL 2020, Match 33: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Stats Preview

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On Saturday (17th October) afternoon, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will face each other at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) during the 33rd match of the IPL 2020.

In the IPL 2020, both these teams have played eight matches each, where RCB are standing in the third position in the points table with 10 points (5 wins and 3 loses) and Rajasthan Royals are standing in the seventh position in the points table with 6 points (3 wins and 5 loses).

It will be their second meeting in the ongoing season. Earlier, in this tournament, they met for the first time during the 15th match of the tournament (at Abu Dhabi on 3rd October 2020), where RCB recorded an eight-wicket victory.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 33: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 33: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RR vs RCB) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

RR (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Lost, Won and Lost

RCB (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost, Won, Won and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats RR RCB
Top run-scorers Sanju Samson (227 runs) Virat Kohli (304 runs)
Rahul Tewatia (203 runs) Devdutt Padikkal (261 runs)
Jos Buttler (168 runs) AB de Villiers (230 runs)
Top wicket-takers Jofra Archer (12 wickets) Yuzvendra Chahal (11 wickets)
Rahul Tewatia (5 wickets) Isuru Udana (7 wickets)
Shreyas Gopal (5 wickets) Chris Morris (5 wickets)

 

Records of RR and RCB in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RR 13 5 7 1 (1/0) 0
RCB 13 6 6 1 (1/0) 0

 

Records of RR and RCB at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
RR 4 1 3 0 (0/0) 0
RCB 7 3 3 1 (1/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Sanju Samson

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i) The 25-year-old Indian cricketer Sanju Samson has scored 1951 runs for Rajasthan Royals. He is 49 runs away to complete his 2000 T20 runs for this team. After their former cricketers Ajinkya Rahane (3098 runs) and Shane Watson (2474 runs), Samson will be the third batsman to score 2000 runs for this team.

Steven Smith

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i) By adding 78 more runs, Australian cricketer Steven Smith (922 runs) will be the third overseas batsman, after Australian Shane Watson (2474 runs) and English Jos Buttler (1027 runs), to complete 1000 T20 runs for Rajasthan Royals.

Jaydev Unadkat

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i) The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (172 wickets) is two wickets away to become the most T20 wicket-taker as an Indian left-arm bowler. Only the former left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan is ahead from Unadkat in this list with 173 T20 wickets.

ii) The left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat (25 wickets) is only one wicket away to become the second most T20 wicket-taker as a left-arm bowler for Rajasthan Royals as he will surpass Pakistan left-arm pacer Sohail Tanvir (25 wickets). Only their former teammate, Australian left-arm pacer James Faulkner is ahead in this list with 53 T20 wickets for this team.

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

AB de Villiers

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i) South African cricketer AB de Villiers (3954 runs) is 46 runs behind to complete his 4000 IPL runs for RCB. He will be first overseas cricketer to score 4000 IPL runs for a team.

ii) AB de Villiers (3985 runs) is 15 runs away to complete his 4000 T20 runs for RCB. After Virat Kohli (6140 runs), he will be the second RCB batsman to score 4000 T20 runs.

Virat Kohli

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i) Virat Kohli (197 sixes) is three sixes behind to complete his 200 IPL sixes. The right-handed batsman will be the fifth cricketer to hit 200 IPL sixes.

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