And the reason of their upsurge in batting is the rich form of their openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Kohli and Du Plessis have been superb at the top and have provided RCB with a spectacular start in most of their matches.
Virat Kohli scored 59 and Du Plessis scored 84 runs in the match against Punjab Kings on Thursday. Kohli, in total has amassed 279 runs in this IPL so far, while the Proteas batter has amassed 343 runs.
The duo are the top two highest run-getters in the IPL 2023 to date and have been instrumental in their batting lineup. And on Thursday, the pair have become the first pair to stitch 400+ runs together in this IPL edition.
Faf and Virat have scored 473 runs in partnerships this season in six matches. They started off with a fantastic 148-run partnership in the match against Mumbai Indians, and have continued to dominate the opponent bowlers with their elite batting skills.
Rajasthan Royals openers Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal are miles behind in the second place, with 283 runs of their own.
Biggest Partnership Aggregates in IPL 2023
|Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli||RCB||473|
|Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal||RR||283|
|KL Rahul and Kyle Mayers||LSG||269|
|Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell||RCB||241|
|Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan||MI||226|
RCB have one of the best opening partnership averages in this edition of IPL, and the pair are the biggest architects of that achievement. In the first six matches, the duo have already accomplished two 100+ stands. They solitary failure came in the match against Chennai Super Kings, where RCB could only score 6 runs for their opening wicket.
Faf and Kohli Opening Partnerships in IPL 2023
|Kolkata Knight Riders||44|
|Lucknow Super Giants||96|
|Chennai Super Kings||6|
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