Match number 60 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season sees Rajasthan Royals take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in a crunch contest at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. RR are placed fifth with 12 points from 12 games. RCB are two places below, having taken 10 points from 11 games. RCB will count upon and in-form Faf du Plessis about the fireworks. He has been phenomenal this season.
Faf is set to complete 4000 runs in the IPL. He has scored 3979 runs at 36.50. He will become the 14th player to score 4000 runs in the IPL. Faf has smashed 31 fifties in the IPL so far.
Faf, who recently surpassed 1000 runs for RCB, can get to 100 fours for the franchise (94), besides 50 sixes (45).
Meanwhile, the veteran cricketer can also reach a milestone of 500 runs versus RR. So far, he has amassed 434 runs at 31.00.
Other records on offer in the RR-RCB contest
6000 runs in T20s for Sanju Samson
RR skipper Sanju Samson batted superbly in the previous game versus KKR. Samson, who has 356 runs in IPL 2023, is closing in on 6000 runs in the 20-over format. Samson has scored 5973 runs at 28.85 and needs 27 more to register the mark. In the IPL, he has 3882 runs under his belt.
600 runs in store for Yashasvi and Faf in IPL 2023
Faf leads the scoring chart in IPL 2023 with 576 runs at 57.60. Yashasvi Jaiswal has 575 runs at 52.27. Both players can surpass the 600-run mark in IPL 2023. Meanwhile, Faf is five fours away from the mark of 50 in IPL 2023.
Kohli can become the top scorer vs RR
Virat Kohli has amassed 600 runs versus RR in the IPL at 26.08. He needs a knock of 63 to become the top scorer versus the Royals. Kohli can surpass Shikhar Dhawan, who has managed 662 runs. Kohli can also get to 50 fours versus RR, having managed 49.
50 wickets for Chahal in the IPL for RR
Yuzvendra Chahal, who scripted history in the match versus KKR by becoming the top wicket-taker in IPL, can race to 50 scalps for RR. Since joining the side in the IPL 2022 auction, Chahal has been in supreme form, claiming 27 and 21 wickets, respectively. He needs two scalps to get to 50.