17 Apr 2021: IPL 2021: Decoding the performance of Pat Cummins against RCB
Australian pacer Pat Cummins returned to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) last season after the eastern giants spent heavily on him in the auction.
Cummins had a decent IPL 2020 season and will want to better his tally this time around.
The former Mumbai Indians bowler will be hoping to have a crack against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
We decode his numbers.
Numbers: Pat Cummins' IPL numbers and his performance against RCB
Cummins is into his fifth season in the IPL, having played just 32 matches so far.
He has claimed 32 wickets at an average of 30.06.
The Aussie speedster has an economy rate of 8.00, besides a best of 4/34.
For KKR, Cummins has claimed 17 wickets at 34.64.
Meanwhile, he has managed three wickets against RCB with a best of 2/21.
Performance: Cummins versus top RCB batsmen
Against AB de Villiers, Cummins has conceded 17 runs off 6 balls and has never dismissed him yet.
Against Virat Kohli, Cummins has conceded 17 runs off 16 balls and hasn't dismissed the RCB skipper.
RCB youngster Devdutt Padikkal, who made his debut last season, has managed to score 19 runs off 19 balls by Cummins, while the latter has never dismissed him.
Cummins: Cummins' numbers across powerplay, middle and death overs
Cummins has picked up 14 wickets at an average of 30.00 in the powerplay overs (1-6).
Last season, he claimed eight wickets in the PP overs.
The right-arm pacer has racked up seven scalps at an average of 32.57 in the middle overs (7-15).
In the death overs. Cummins has claimed 11 wickets at 25.09.
Fact: What Cummins needs to do against RCB?
Cummins has a crucial job ahead of him on Sunday. A bright start against RCB openers Padikkal and Kohli can set the tone for KKR. With express pace and lots of variations on offer, Cummins will need to utilize his strengths and get crucial wickets.