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Virat Kohli vs Sanju Samson In Numbers, In IPL History

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals will be up against each other today, on April 23. All eyes will be on Sanju Samson and Virat Kohli, who will be leading the team in the absence of Faf du Plessis.

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Rajasthan Royals are currently at the top of the points table. Samson has been astute with his captaincy and pretty effective with the bat. He has managed 159 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 160. 

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Kohli is in sublime touch for his team, having scored  279 runs with four fifties. 

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Samson has played 144 matches so far, and has scored 3685 runs at an average of 29. His overall strike rate is just a shade below 140. 

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Kohli, meanwhile, has featured in 229 matches, and needs 97 more runs to become the first batter in the history of IPL to reach the 7000-run mark.

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As things stand, Kohli has played almost twice the number of matches as Samson and has scored over double the runs with a higher average and strike rate. Kohli also has more fifties and hundreds compared to Samson.

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However, Samson has had some excellent performances too, with a higher strike rate than Kohli. Additionally, his highest score of 119 is higher than Kohli's highest score of 113.

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