Over the years, SRH have dominated PBKS in the IPL history as the head-to-head record signifies. But this time around, SRH are in a different situation. They have still not opened their account in the points table and will be desperate for a win. The Orange Army remain winless at the Chepauk and has failed in all three games while batting second.
PBKS are facing issues with their bowling line-up while on the other hand SRH are facing issues due to their rigid middle-order batting line-up. It will be interesting to see what changes both teams bring on table in this game.
Let us have look at some of the interesting numbers before the game:
Most runs for PBKS vs SRH – KL Rahul (238 runs)
Most wickets for PBKS(Among current players) vs SRH - Arshdeep Singh (6 wickets)
Most runs for SRH vs PBKS - D.Warner (661 runs)
Most wickets for SRH vs PBKS - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (18 wickets)
1 - KL Rahul needs 1 more run to become the fastest Indian to achieve the milestone of 5000 runs in T20 cricket.
2- David Warner needs 2 more sixes to get 200 IPL sixes while Manish Pandey needs 2 more sixes to get 100 IPL sixes.
4 - Mayank Agarwal needs 41 more runs to become the 4th Indian player to smash 1000 runs for Punjab Kings alone in IPL.
4 - David Warner needs 83 more runs to become only the 4th player to reach 10,000 runs in T20s after Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik and Kieron Pollard.
68.75 - SRH has the best win% against PBKS among all the current teams.
Best win% vs PBKS in IPL
SRH - 68.75*
KKR - 66.66
CSK - 62.5
RR - 54.54
MI - 53.84
6 - David Warner needs 88 more runs to become the 6th player to score 4000 runs in IPL for single franchise alone.
4000 (or) more runs in IPL for single franchise
CSK - Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni
RCB - Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers
MI - Rohit Sharma
126 - SRH has dominated PBKS over the years. Though last time when both teams met in IPL 2020, PBKS managed to defend an ordinary total of 126.
Lowest totals defended by PBKS in IPL
119/8 vs MI in Durban, 2009
126/7 vs SRH in Dubai, 2020*
160 - During the 1st meeting between PBKS and SRH in IPL 2020, Bairstow and Warner recorded an opening partnership of 160 runs against them.
Highest partnership vs PBKS in IPL
Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis - 181* in Dubai, 2020
David Warner & Jonny Bairstow - 160 in Dubai, 2020
11 - David Warner has smashed 11 fifty-plus scores vs PBKS, which is the most for any player against a single opponent in IPL.