IPL 2020 RCB vs RR: Virat Kohli searching for runs, still on cusp of history

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli is yet to fire in Indian Premier League 2020 as he has scored 3, 1 and 14 in the three matches so far. However, the 31-year-old will aim to make a solid comeback as he has a chance to make history when his side take on Rajasthan Royals in the Match No. 15 of IPL 2020 on Saturday.

Kohli needs to add 82 runs to his tally to become the first Indian in the world to aggregate 9000 runs in T20 cricket.

Overall, he would become the seventh batsman to achieve this milestone.

Most Runs in T20 cricket: 

Player Matches Runs HS Average SR 100 50
CH Gayle 404 13296 175* 38.2 146.94 22 82
KA Pollard 516 10345 104 31.44 151.97 1 51
Shoaib Malik 391 9926 95* 37.31 125.53 0 61
BB McCullum 370 9922 158* 29.97 136.49 7 55
DA Warner 286 9391 135* 37.71 141.64 8 76
AJ Finch 290 9140 172 36.12 143.37 8 61
V Kohli 284 8918 113 40.72 134.24 5 64
RG Sharma 332 8812 118 32.39 133.92 6 62
AB de Villiers 313 8791 133* 37.4 150.22 4 64

 

In 269 innings, Kohli has amassed 8,918 runs in T20s at an average of 40.72 and a strike rate of 134.24. He has registered five hundreds and 64 fifties to his name.

Also, Virat is 70 shy of becoming the first player to amass 5,500 runs in the IPL. The RCB skipper has played 180 IPL matches in which he has registered 5,430 runs – the most by any player in the tournament.

He has five tons and 36 fifties under his belt at a strike rate of 131.12.

Meanwhile, RCB, who have registered two wins in three games, are currently in the playoffs spot and can even go top of the points table if they manage to defeat RR.

On the other hand, Steve Smith-led Rajasthan have played three games so far out of which they have won two and lost one. They are currently sitting at fifth position in the points table.