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Indian T20 League – Bangalore vs Kolkata – Stats and numbers you need to know

While Bangalore have won both their games, Kolkata have lost one and won one

It’s not often that you see Bangalore at the helm of the points table but the Virat Kohli led side have made a positive start in the Indian T20 League, winning both their previous encounters. Kolkata, on the other hand, too have performed well but they’ll be disappointed that they failed to get over the line against Mumbai in their last match. They were in the lead in most part of the game but crumbled in the final overs to concede a heartbreaking loss. Both teams have plenty of match-winners in their team thus it’s all set up for an enthralling encounter. Here are some interesting stats that you must know before the match.

Head to Head

Kolkata and Bangalore have faced each other on 26 occasions with Kolkata winning 14 of those games. The remaining 12 have been won by Bangalore. In the previous three seasons, both have won three games each.

Venue Stats

MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will host the Bangalore vs Kolkata game. Chennai is not a very high scoring venue due to the sluggish nature of its surface. The average first inning score in the last five games stands at 155.6. Also, it’s a very difficult ground to chase as teams batting second have lost three of the last five games.

Numbers game

754 – Virat Kohli has a scintillating record against Kolkata in the Indian T20 League. The Indian skipper has scored 754 runs at an average of 40.27 and a strike rate of 130.16 against Kolkata. He also has a hundred and four half-centuries to show.

4 – Glenn Maxwell has got off to a rollicking start in the Indian T20 League 2021. The destructive Australian has two good innings under his belt and can be backed to come good in the next game as well. If Maxwell can hit four maximums in the upcoming game, he’ll complete his century of sixes in the Indian T20 League. Maxwell till date has smashed 96 maximums in the tournament.

13 – Shubman Gill has scored 987 runs in the 40 Indian T20 League innings and is just 13 shy of breaking past the 1000 run mark in the T20 extravaganza.

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