It’s going to be Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma tonight in Match No of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Dubbed as the clash of titans, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on 4 times IPL winner Mumbai Indians in what promises to be a high-octane encounter.
Every time both the teams lock horns records get shattered. With a similar expectation for tonight’s game let’s have a look at the records that can be broken tonight.
IPL 2020 RCB vs MI: Kohli can become first Indian to score 9000 T20 runs
If Kohli manages to get 85 runs against MI, he will achieve a huge T20 milestone. Kohli will become the first Indian player to score 9,000 runs in T20 cricket. Currently, Kohli is the leading Indian player with most T20 runs, with 8,915 runs so far in 283 matches.
Overall, Kohli will be the seventh member in the 9000-run club in T20 cricket, only after Chris Gayle (13,296 runs), Kieron Pollard (10,238 runs), Brendon McCullum (9,922 runs), Shoaib Malik (9,906 runs), David Warner (9,318 runs), and Aaron Finch (9,088 runs).
IPL 2020 RCB vs MI: Virat Kohli needs 73 runs to complete 5500 IPL runs and requires 10 sixes to complete 200 IPL sixes
The RCB skipper is currently the leading run scorer across all of IPL history. While Kohli has struggled to find his form with the bat so far in the season, the run-machine is just inches away from scripting yet another milestone.
If the RCB skipper can get going, he will need 73 runs more to complete 5500 runs and will become the only ever cricketer to reach the milestone. Only Suresh Raina is the other batsman to enter the 5000 club, but with the CSK star missing out on IPL 2020, Virat Kohli has a head start and can take an unprecedented lead in the stats.
IPL 2020 RCB vs MI: AB de Villiers needs 26 runs to complete 4500 IPL runs
The swashbuckling Proteas batsman has been one of the top performers with the bat in IPL history and for RCB. Known for his innovation and , De Villiers is on the brink of yet another milestone.
If the dynamic right hander can manage to add 26 runs to his kitty, De Villiers will become only the fifth player to hit 4500 IPL run. He will also join an elite list headed by Virat Kohli and includes the likes of Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan in that order.
IPL 2020 RCB vs MI: Rohit Sharma 10 runs away from 5000 IPL runs milestone
MI opener Rohit Sharma is a terror for opposition bowlers at the top and is one of the most prolific batsman in the shortest format of the game. The batting dynamo needs just 10 runs to reach the 5000 IPL runs mark and will become only the second player to achieve the feat after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.