27 Oct 2020: MI vs RCB: Quinton de Kock's performance against Yuzvendra Chahal
With doubts over MI skipper Rohit Sharma's participation, the onus will once again be on Quinton de Kock.
He will certainly be tested by the RCB spinners in the game.
Considering the same, let us analyze his performance against Yuzvendra Chahal.
Quinton vs Chahal: A look at the battle between the two
In the IPL, de Kock has aggregated 1,830 runs from 137 matches at 32.10.
On the other hand, Chahal owns 116 wickets in 95 matches, including a best match haul of 4/25.
So far, de Kock has managed to score 33 runs off 28 balls by Chahal, while Chahal has dismissed him four times.
This describes how Chahal has outfoxed the former.
Fact: Quinton vs RCB, Chahal vs MI
Quinton has shown terrific form against RCB in the IPL. In seven games, he has racked up 320 runs at a strike-rate of 153.11. The tally also includes 10 sixes and 38 fours. Besides, Chahal has 17 wickets from 12 matches against MI (Best: 4/38).
Strike-rate: A strike-rate of 162.22 in the middle overs (IPL 2020)
In the ongoing season, de Kock is presently the leading run-scorer for Mumbai Indians (374 runs at 41.56).
His invaluable knocks at the top has given a boost to the MI batting line-up.
However, he has operated even well in the middle phase.
In 2020, Quinton has scored 146 runs at a strike-rate of 162.22 in the middle overs (7-15).
Fact: Chahal has taken 10 wickets in middle overs this season
Similarly, Chahal has accounted for 10 wickets from as many matches at a phenomenal average of 15.6 in the middle overs. Hence, he is likely to disrupt the rhythm of de Kock during that phase. Chahal presently has 16 wickets to his name, this season.
MI vs RCB: What to expect?
The previous encounter between the two teams went into the Super Over, which was later won by RCB.
Interestingly, Quinton de Kock fell to Chahal for mere 14 in that match.
Overall, the former has been dismissed twice by leg-spinners in IPL 2020.
Quinton, who has scores of 78*, 53, 46* and 6 in the last four matches, would want to play Chahal meticulously.