As the IPL 2021 is all set to kick off within next few hours, let’s have a look at those few records set to be broken in this match.
Virat Kohli’s 5878 runs in 184 innings is the highest in the history IPL. He needs 122 more runs to become the first cricketer in IPL history to touch the 6000-run mark. The Bangalore captain has been in a good form these days and can very well reach this feat today.
Virat already has 2345 runs to his name as an opener in 61 innings. He will be opening the batting for RCB this time so will have chance to complete 2500 runs as an opener. If he manages to score the required runs, He will become the first player to score 2500+ IPL runs at two different batting positions.
Yuzvendra Chahal leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling unit. He has delivered quite a few magical spells in the 99 IPL matches he has played so far. The IPL 2021 season opener between RCB and MI will be the 100th IPL match for Chahal.
AB de Villiers has contributed with multiple match-winning innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He will has won the player of the match award 22 times. If he wins the award in the first game of IPL 2021, he will be sharing the top rank of this chart with Chris Gayle (23).
Rohit Sharma is all set to become the highest Indian six-hitter in IPL history. He has so far smashed 213 sixes in IPL and is only behind MS Dhoni (216) among Indian players. Just four more sixes and Sharma will reach the top of this table.
As a captain if Rohit Sharma can win the first IPL match this season, he will be closer to Gautam Gambhir’s record of second-most victories in IPL matches. With 71 out of 129 matches for Kolkata Knight Riders, Gambhir is the second most successful IPL captain. Rohit Sharma has 68 wins in 116 matches while MS Dhoni has 105 wins and 68 defeats as Chennai Super Kings skipper.