RCB captain Virat Kohli will be hoping to get on track in the right direction with a win against their neighbouring rivals, SRH.
For both the teams, this will be their first game in this season of IPL.
Royal Challengers Bangalore had finished quite unsatisfactorily in the last season. They will be highly eager to silence the critics this year.
The win in the first game is crucial for Kohli for yet another reason. If RCB beats SRH on Tuesday, it will be Kohli’s 50th win as Royal Challengers Bangalore captain.
If he manages to reach this position, Kohli will join the fourth position among captains to do so after Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni (101), former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir (71), and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma (60).
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Also, Kohli is only twenty runs short of surpassing Shane Watson to be the top run-scorer against SRH in Indian Premier League.
He also requires ten more sixes to take his sixes tally in Indian Premier League to 200.
On doing that, Kohli will be the fourth batsman to touch the landmark after players like Chris Gayle (326), AB de Villiers (212), and MS Dhoni (209).
Interestingly, Virat Kohli’s strike rate in the first game of the season for RCB in IPL is currently 113.53.
Kohli has scored 235 runs in eleven innings in the RCB’s opening game of the season over these years.
SRH will definitely be ready with their tactics to tackle the mighty force of Kohli.