IPL 2013: Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians interesting facts and figures
Did you know James Faulkner's 5 for 16 against Sunrisers in Hyderabad in the first eliminator are the best figures this season? The next-best figures, 5 for 20, also belong to Faulkner of Rajasthan Royals.
Mumbai Indians have a slender lead (6-5) against Rajasthan Royals in head-to-head matches between the two teams. Overall in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai have 54 wins and 39 losses out of 93 with a winning percentage of 58.06 while Rajasthan have 48 wins and 40 losses out of 89 with a winning percentage of 54.49. Rajasthan featured in a tied match vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Newlands, Cape Town on April 23, 2009.
Brad Hodge, with 5548 runs at an average of 36.50 in 195 matches, has the record for the highest run-aggregate in Twenty20, bettering Chris Gayle's tally of 5512 at an average of 45.55 in 145 matches. Hodge's 29-ball fifty against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first eliminator on April 22 is his first in the present competition - his sixth in the IPL. Hodge has recorded his first fifty (54 not out) in 28 games for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2013.
Sri Lankan and Mumbai Indians speedster Lasith Malinga (4-0-45-0) produced his worst IPL performance against Chennai Super Kings in the first qualifier at Feroz Shah Kotla on May 21, surpassing the 4-0-42-0 against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on May 20, 2011. In IPL this season, Malinga is not among the top 10 bowlers of the tournament. He has 17 wickets in 15 matches. Dwayne Bravo (Chennai) leads with 28 from 17 games.
Rajasthan Royals' Australian all-rounder James Faulkner's tally of 27 (ave.14.48) in 15 matches is the third highest in an IPL competition, next only to Lasith Malinga (28 in 16 matches in 2011) and Bravo (28 in 17 matches in 2013).
Star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, with 537 runs at an average of 41.30 in 15 matches, is the leading run-getter for Rajasthan Royals in the present competition.