Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Punjab Kings (PBKS) will play Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 66 of the IPL 2023 at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. This match will be a must-win game for both teams, as the loser gets eliminated from the playoff race. For Rajasthan, a small margin of victory would be sufficient enough to keep their playoff hope alive in IPL 2023 as they have a positive net run rate, but Punjab needs a win by a large margin to stay in contention for the playoffs race with teams like RCB and MI.

The last time these two sides faced each other in this IPL edition, PBKS defeated RR by just five runs in Guwahati with the help of a brilliant four-wicket haul from Nathan Ellis.

Numbers and stats ahead of PBKS vs RR game:

1 -
Sam Curran needs one more six to complete the milestone of smashing 100 sixes in T20 cricket.

1 - Trent Boult needs one more wicket to complete the milestone of picking 50 wickets in the powerplay overs of IPL overall.

2 - Yashasvi Jaiswal needs two more sixes to complete the milestone of smashing 50 sixes in IPL.

Most sixes for RR in IPL:
Sanju Samson - 155
Jos Buttler - 123
Shane Watson - 109
Yusuf Pathan - 61
Ajinkya Rahane - 53
Yashasvi Jaiswal - 48 

2 - 
Yuzvendra Chahal needs two more wickets to complete the milestone of picking 50 wickets for RR in the IPL.

Most wickets for RR in IPL:
Siddharth Trivedi - 65
Shane Watson - 61
Shane Warne - 57
Yuzvendra Chahal - 48 
James Faulkner - 47

3 - Arshdeep Singh needs three more wickets to surpass Mohammed Shami and become fourth highest wicket-taker for PBKS in the IPL. 

Most wickets for PBKS in the IPL:
Piyush Chawla - 84
Sandeep Sharma - 73
Axar Patel - 61
Mohammed Shami - 58
Arshdeep Singh - 56

23 - Sanju Samson needs 27 more runs to complete 6000 runs in T20 cricket. 

150 - Jos Buttler needs one more six and Shikhar Dhawan needs three more sixes to complete the milestone of smashing 150 sixes in the IPL.

575 - Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 575 runs in IPL 2023 season as an uncapped player.

Most runs by an uncapped player in a single IPL season:
Shaun Marsh - 616 in 2008 
Yashasvi Jaiswal - 575 in 2023
Ishan Kishan - 516 in 2020

662 - Shikhar Dhawan holds the record for scoring the most runs against RR in IPL.

Most runs against RR in IPL:
Shikhar Dhawan - 662

AB de Villiers - 652
Dinesh Karthik - 630

Shikhar Dhawan vs RR in IPL:
Inns - 23
Runs - 662
Avg - 33.10
S.R - 129.54