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ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE vs. GUJARAT LIONS

1. Royal Challengers Bangalore are at a lowly 6th position in the points table with 8 points from 10 matches. Gujarat Lions are 2nd on the table 14 points out of 11 matches.
2. Brendon McCullum, Dwyane Smith, Aaron Finch and Dinesh Karthik, four of Gujarat Lions’ top five, have managed to maintain a strike rate of above 130 in IPL 2016.
3. Suresh Raina, after 143 appearances, is set to miss his first IPL match for the birth of his child.
4. The Lions had an average of 87.50 for the opening partnership in their first seven IPL matches, six of which they went on to win. In the next four matches, their opening partnership only averaged 18.50, and they went on to lose three of those.
5. Lions’ Dhawal Kulkarni is one of the two bowlers in IPL 2016 with three maiden overs to his name.
6. Chris Gayle has been able to hit only one six in four matches in IPL 2016. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have each hit 17 so far, and KL Rahul is on 15.
7. Bangalore have the lowest dot ball percentage for a batting side in IPL 2016.
8. AB de Villiers is 21 short of 300 IPL runs. He’ll be the third overseas players and ninth player to reach this milestone.

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