Both SRH and PBKS have been reeling at the bottom of the points table and will be desperate for a win in tonight's clash. SRH's only win in this tournament came against PBKS and they would look to take heart from their previous meeting. PBKS, on the other hand are coming on the back of a shocking loss against RR. Punjab's over-dependence on KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal hasn't served the team well.
PBKS bowling in this IPL has been a big issue while SRH have a good bowling attack with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan and Sandeep Sharma to name a few. Team batting first is likely to have an advantage in this contest as both teams don't have a strong middle order and thus, chasing side could end up choking this game.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats before start of SRH vs PBKS match:
Most runs for SRH vs PBKS in IPL - David Warner (698 runs)
Most wickets for SRH vs PBKS in IPL - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19 wickets)
Most runs for PBKS vs SRH in IPL - KL Rahul (242 runs)
Most wickets for PBKS [Among current Players] vs SRH in IPL - Arshdeep Singh (6 wickets)
100 - KL Rahul needs 2 more sixes to become the first batter to smash 100 sixes for PBKS in IPL.
1 - If SRH lose this match then they will become only the 1st side to lose 8 consecutive matches in an IPL season. [Note - KKR in 2009 season after first 9 matches : 1 win, 7 losses & 1 NR]
7 - Mayank Agarwal needs 3 more sixes to become 7th batter to smash 50 sixes for PBKS in IPL.
57 - David Warner needs 57 more runs to become 2nd batter after Rohit Sharma to smash 1000 runs agaisnt an opponent in IPL.
Most runs against an opponent in IPL:
Rohit Sharma - 1015 vs KKR
David Warner - 943 vs PBKS
David Warner - 915 vs KKR
200 - PBKS will be playing their 200th match in IPL.
Most matches played in IPL (Till 24th Sep 2021):
Mumbai Indians - 212
Royal Challengers Bangalore - 205
Delhi Capitals - 203
Kolkata Knight Riders - 201
Punjab Kings - 199 [Will play their 200th IPL match tonight]
150 - David Warner will be playing his 150th match in IPL. He will become only the 3rd overseas player to play 150 matches in IPL.
Most matches played by an overseas player in IPL:
AB de Villiers - 178
Kieron Pollard - 173
David Warner - 149 [Will be playing his 150th IPL match tonight]
4 - PBKS have won 4 out of the 5 IPL matches that they played in Sharjah ground. Only loss for PBKS came against RR in 2020, where RR recorded the highest ever successful chase in IPL history.