Both PBKS and DC are clashing against each other after registering a thumping win in their previous game. Both Delhi and Punjab have an attacking top-order and this match is expected to be a high scoring thriller. Last time, when these two sides met this season, PBKS scored 195 and DC chased down the total in 18.2 overs with 6 wickets in hand. KL Rahul's form has been vital for Punjab throughout this season and if he gets some support from hard hitters like Gayle, Pooran and Hooda, Punjab are sure to set a cracking total while batting. On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithivi Shaw's opening pair has been the key for Delhi's success.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before the game:
Most runs for PBKS [Among Current Players] vs DC - Mayank Agarwal (198 runs)
Most wickets for PBKS [Among Current Players] vs DC - Mohammed Shami (8 wickets)
Most runs for DC vs PBKS - Shikhar Dhawan (292 runs)
Most wickets for DC vs PBKS - Amit Mishra (10 wickets)
50 - KL Rahul will be playing his 50th match for PBKS in IPL
Indian players to play 50 (or) more matches for PBKS in IPL
Piyush Chawla - 87
Axar Patel - 68
Mandeep Singh - 61
Wriddhiman Saha - 57
Sandeep Sharma - 56
Yuvraj Singh - 51
5000 - Chris Gayle needs 63 more runs to become only the 3rd overseas player to smash 5000 runs in IPL after David Warner and AB de Villiers.
100 - KL Rahul needs 4 more sixes to become the 1st player to smash 100 sixes for PBKS in IPL. If Amit Mishra plays then he will become the 1st player to 100 matches for DC in IPL.
7 - Shikhar Dhawan has smashed 7 fifty-plus scores against PBKS in IPL.
Most fifty-plus scores by an Indian player vs PBKS in IPL
Shikhar Dhawan - 7*
Gautam Gambhir / Rohit Sharma - 7
Parthiv Patel / MS Dhoni / Suresh Raina - 5
Shikhar Dhawan's last two scores in IPL against PBKS were 92(49) & 106*(61). He will look to continue his good form against PBKS.
3000 - KL Rahul needs 22 more runs to become the 13th Indian player to score 3000 runs in IPL.
50 - Mohammed Shami needs 3 more wickets to pick 50 wickets for PBKS in IPL.
Most wickets for PBKS in IPL
Piyush Chawla - 84
Sandeep Sharma - 71
Axar Patel - 61
Mohammed Shami - 47*
Irfan Pathan - 47
55.5 - PBKS has a success percentage of 55.5 against DC in IPL and that is joint-highest for PBKS against any particular IPL team.
PBKS win percentage against different teams in IPL
DC - 55.55*
RCB - 55.55
MI - 48.14
RR - 45.45
CSK - 37.5
KKR - 32.14
SRH - 29.41
26 - Shikhar Dhawan as fielder has taken 26 catches for DC in IPL. He needs 3 more catches to become joint-highest for taking most catches for the Delhi side in IPL.
Most catches for DC in IPL
Virender Sehwag - 29
Shreyas Iyer - 28
Shikhar Dhawan - 26*
500 - Chris Gayle needs 10 more runs to score 500 runs against DC in IPL.
Most runs by an overseas player against DC in IPL
AB de Villiers - 549
Shane Watson - 531
Chris Gayle - 490*