Indian Premier League since its origin has always been batsmen’s favourite league. The flat decks and small grounds add to the woes of bowlers. The Achilles heel of Royal Challengers Bangalore has been their bowling department. Many batsmen made the most of their weakness and the shorter-boundary venue, which led to their trophy count being nil.

Here we look at the top 10 leading run-getters against RCB.

Most Runs vs RCB in IPL

PLAYERINNSRUNSAVERAGESTRIKE RATEHIGH SCORENOT OUTS100s/50s
David Warner2286143.05160.93100*21/9
MS Dhoni3283939.5140.7784*110/4
Rohit Sharma3179327.34135.329420/7
Ambati Rayudu2572831.65123.598220/3
Suresh Raina2970230.52128.3373*60/4
Robin Uthappa2268736.15138.58830/4
Ajinkya Rahane2168536.05130.72103*21/4
Shikhar Dhawan2467932.33124.1373*30/6
Gautam Gambhir2064732.35134.519300/6
KL Rahul1462869.77144.03132*51/3

Read: Find out the same list for other IPL teams here

Stats Insights

Brendon McCullum’s unbeaten 158 in the inaugural IPL game in 2008 is still the highest score by any batsman against RCB in IPL. Here’s an exciting thread on that innings.

David Warner, the one who is called “Australian Pocket Dynamite”, has crossed the 800 runs mark in just 20 matches against the Bangalore-based side. The average of 45.55 and a strike rate of 161.41 is the best among the lot. Also, the southpaw is the only batsman to score a ton among the top 5 on the list. He has two centuries against the Red Devils RCB, one while playing for New South Wales in the Champions League 2011.

No list in modern-day cricket exists without the name Rohit Sharma. The star Indian batsman has lived up to his stature whenever he could played against RCB. The record of ‘Hitman’ against the Bangalore-based franchise is magnificent. He has registered 700+ runs at an average above 29, decorated with 7 fifty-plus knocks in 29 innings. His highest score of 94 against the men in red is probably one of his finest IPL knocks. Please find out the top 5 innings played by Rohit in his IPL career.

‘Captain Cool’ stands tall at the top of the list. The swashbuckling batsman has a significant record against the side of his successor in Indian Cricket. RCB has always been Dhoni’s favourite team to play against. The Ranchi lad has registered 800+ runs against RCB at an average of 41.80 in 31 innings. The 140+ strike rate makes the record even better. His best unbeaten 84 against Bangalore is also his overall best in IPL.

KL Rahul’s staggering average of 76.25 against RCB is the highest among any batter who faced an RCB bowler, whereas Andre Russell, who has struck around 400 runs at a rate of more than 200, tops the strike rate column.

Read: What makes MS Dhoni the quickest behind the stumps?

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