KKR will be hoping for a revival in their stuttering campaign with a change in venue. They will hope that the change in venue brings a change in fortune as well. PBKS, who have been strongly criticized for their bowling attack have improved and proved themselves in the game against MI and will be looking to continue in the same form against KKR. Both teams have been having a rough patch in this IPL so far and it will be interesting to see which team can come out on top.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before the game:
Most runs for KKR [Among Current Players] vs PBKS – Andre Russell (251 runs)
Most wickets for KKR vs PBKS – Sunil Narine (28 wickets)
Most runs for PBKS [Among Current players] vs KKR – Mandeep Singh (234 runs)
Most wickets for PBKS [Among Current Players] vs KKR – Mohammed Shami (6 wickets)
2 – Sunil Narine needs 2 more wickets to pick 30 wickets against PBKS and become the leading wicket-taker against them.
Most wickets against a particular team in IPL:
Lasith Malinga – 31 vs CSK
Amit Mishra – 30 vs RR
Umesh Yadav – 29 vs PBKS
Sunil Narine – 28 vs PBKS*
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 28 vs KKR
Dwayne Bravo -28 vs MI
4 – Eoin Morgan needs 43 more runs to become the 4th English player to score 7000 runs in T20s.
6 – Andre Russell needs 19 more runs to become the 6th West Indian player to score 6000 T20 runs.
700 – Chris Gayle has scored 700 runs (from 18 innings) vs KKR in IPL history and he could be one of the key players to watch out in this contest as he has a fantastic average of 46.66 at a S.R of 152.17 against them.
66.66 – KKR have won 18 out of 27 matches they played against PBKS in IPL where they have success ratio of 66.66, which is best win% for KKR against a team in IPL.
KKR best win% against current teams:
PBKS – 66.66
RR – 52.17
RCB – 51.85