KKR vs DC at Sharjah is expected to be a great contest between these two in-form sides. Despite being at 4th position, KKR have the ability to challenge a side like DC on a given day and they look very strong side on paper as well. DC with a win can look to qualify for the playoffs officially and get back to top of points table.
Last time when these two teams faced each other in Sharjah, it ended up being a high scoring thriller as DC batting first, posted a big total of 228 with the help of skipper Iyer's 88 (38) and Pant's quick cameo of 38 from 17 balls. Chasing this, KKR managed to post 210 runs and fell short by 18 runs. Morgan's knock of 44 from 18 balls played an instrumental role for KKR in coming close to chase that total.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats before start of KKR vs DC match:
Most runs for KKR [Among Current Players] vs DC in IPL - Andre Russell (272 runs)
Most wickets for KKR vs DC in IPL - Sunil Narine (17 wickets)
Most runs for DC vs KKR in IPL - Shreyas Iyer (425 runs)
Most wickets for DC vs KKR in IPL - Amit Mishra (12 wickets)
28 - Dinesh Karthik needs 28 more runs to complete 4000 runs in IPL.
31 - Eoin Morgan needs 31 more runs to complete 1000 runs for KKR.
32 - Rishabh Pant needs 32 more runs to surpass Virender Sehwag and become the leading run-scorer for Delhi Capitals overall [CLT20 + IPL].
34 - IPL 2020 purple cap holder Kagiso Rabada has 34 IPL wickets in UAE.
Most IPL wickets in UAE:
Jasprit Bumrah - 35
Kagiso Rabada - 34
Yuzvendra Chahal - 33
16.60 - Prithvi Shaw, despite performing well in 1st phase of IPL 2021, has had a poor IPL record in UAE and averages only 16.60 with the bat. Prithivi Shaw has managed to score only 249 IPL runs from 15 innings in UAE.
5 - Last time when KKR and DC played each other in UAE, Varun Chakravarthy became only the 3rd player after Lasith Malinga and Jaydev Unadkat to pick five-wicket haul against DC in IPL.