IPL 2018 : Match 3, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Statistical Preview

All the awaiting stats and milestones between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav during a practice session | Twitter

In the 3rd match of IPL 11, Royal Challengers Bangalore will start their campaign against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The star studded side RCB will be eager to take revenge against KKR for their last year's shambolic 49 all out performance at the same ground.

It'll be a good contest between RCB's batting and KKR's bowling. This year Dinesh Karthik will lead KKR and they also have Andre Russell who didn't play in the last edition due to his suspension.

All the awaiting stats and milestones between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore -

Teams Head to Head in the IPL -

 Venue  Mat   Won by KKR   Won by RCB 
 Kolkata  8  5  3
 Bangalore   8  4  4
 Neutral  4  2  2
 Overall  20  11  9

8992 - Brendon McCullum has scored 8992 runs in T20s so far and needs 8 more runs to become the second player after Chris Gayle to score 9000 or more runs in T20 cricket.

150 - Both Virat Kohli and Robin Uthappa will be playing their 150th match in IPL. Kohli will be the only player to play 150 or more matches for a single team in the IPL.

3 - Yuzvendra Chahal needs 3 more wickets to become all-time leading wicket taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

4 - Dinesh Karthik will be the 4th player to captain KKR in the IPL, before him only Sourav Ganguly, Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir captained KKR in the Indian Premier League.

97 - KKR captain Dinesh Karthik needs 97 more runs for completing 3000 runs in the IPL.

23.18 - AB de Villiers' batting average against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, the lowest average for him against a team in the IPL, he has scored 255 runs at an average of 23.18 in 17 matches against KKR.

61 - In the last season of the IPL, fast bowlers picked up total 61 wickets at a strike rate of 16.5 in 7 matches at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 08 Apr, 2018

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