Both SRH and RR are in need of a victory desperately as both teams are at the bottom of the table in 8th & 7th position respectively. SRH took a bold decision of making Kane Williamson the captain in place of David Warner. As a result, they might look for player like Jason Holder to balance the side. Both teams have suffered huge blows this season, losing key players like Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes. So far their team performance has been reliant on one single player to carry the whole team. It will be interesting to see if we can see a change in fortune for SRH under Williamson's captaincy.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before the game:
Most runs for SRH [Among current Players] vs RR - David Warner (241 runs)
Most wickets for SRH vs RR - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (9 wickets) [If Bhuvneshwar Kumar doesn't play then Rashid Khan has picked 7 wickets for SRH against RR in IPL]
Most runs for RR vs SRH - Sanju Samson (382 runs)
Most wickets for RR [Among current Players] vs SRH - Jaydev Unadkat (6 wickets)
50 - Siddharth Kaul needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 wickets for SRH alone in IPL. If Shreyas Gopal gets an opportunity to play then he needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 wickets overall in IPL.
100 - Manish Pandey needs 1 more six to complete 100 sixes in IPL. Sanju Samson needs 3 more sixes to complete 100 sixes for RR alone in IPL.
3 - Kane Williamson as captain has won 3 out 4 matches against RR in IPL. With the bat, Kane Williamson averages 49.33 against RR in IPL.
485 - RR captain Sanju Samson has smashed 485 runs vs SRH in IPL. He needs 15 more runs to score 500 runs against SRH in IPL.
Players who have scored 500 (or) more runs against SRH in IPL:
Shane Watson - 566
Virat Kohli - 564
AB de Villiers - 521
Robbie Uthappa - 509
2000 - Wriddhiman Saha needs 13 more runs to achieve the milestone of reaching 2000 runs in IPL. Saha might come in as replacement for Warner if Jason Holder is added as an addition for the overseas slot.
3 - Jaydev Unadkat is the 3rd joint-highest wicket taker against SRH in IPL.
Most wickets against SRH in IPL
Dwayne Bravo - 19
Yuzvendra Chahal - 16
Jaydev Unadkat - 14*
Mohit Sharma - 14
Lasith Malinga / Jasprit Bumrah - 13