KKR-vs-PBKS - sportstiger

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KKR will be facing PBKS at the Wankhede Stadium today after a close defeat to RCB in their previous game (day before yesterday) while PBKS in their tournament opener chased down 206 runs at DY Patil Stadium against the same opponent. PBKS batting depth has made them a strong contender in this season while KKR will be looking to bounce back to the winning ways and toss might play a crucial role for this. KKR's batting in the previous game would be a concern for their team and players like Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer are expected to chip in for their team today.

Punjab Kings bowling line-up weren't impressive in the previous match as bowlers like Odean Smith and Harpreet Brar leaked too many runs and this time Arshdeep Singh along with Brar is expected to be game changer for Punjab with the ball. Punjab's rock solid opening pair (Dhawan-Agarwal) and hitters like Livingstone, Odean Smith and Shahrukh Khan will help their team post a high total on board.

It will be interesting to see how long players like Rajapaksa can continue to be in playing XI with the Punjab team.

Numbers and stats before start of KKR vs PBKS game:

Among current players

Most runs for KKR vs PBKS in IPL: Andre Russell (261)
Most wickets for KKR vs PBKS in IPL: Sunil Narine (31)
Most runs for PBKS vs KKR in IPL: Mayank Agarwal (223)
Most wickets for PBKS vs KKR in IPL: Sandeep Sharma (7)

1 - Sunil Narine has been the leading wicket-taker against PBKS in IPL and he needs 1 more wicket to surpass Bravo and Malinga to take most wickets against a team  in IPL.

Most wickets against a team in IPL:

Dwayne Bravo - 31 vs Mumbai Indians
Lasith Malinga - 31 vs Chennai Super Kings
Sunil Narine - 31 vs Punjab Kings

50 - Umesh Yadav needs 1 more wicket to take 50 wickets in IPL powerplay alone. He will become 4th bowler after Zaheer Khan, Sandeep Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to achieve this feat.

200 - Shreyas Iyer need 1 more four to complete 200 fours in IPL.

250 - Tim Southee needs 2 more wickets to take 250 wickets in T20 cricket.

1000 - Sunil Narine needs 34 more runs to complete 1000 runs in IPL.

2000 - Bhanuka Rajapaksa needs 45 more runs to complete 2000 runs in T20 cricket.

4000 - Ajinkya Rahane needs 6 more runs to complete 4000 runs in IPL, while Mayank Agarwal needs 51 more runs to complete 4000 runs in T20 cricket.