IPL 2021, Punjab vs Chennai: Here is the statistical preview
Punjab Kings will take on the Chennai Super Kings in match number eight of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Friday. Punjab won their first match against Rajasthan Royals to claim two crucial points. On the other hand, CSK were beaten by the Delhi Capitals in a convincing manner. Ahead of an important clash, we present the statistical preview.
A look at the head-to-head record
Chennai have had the edge in the head-to-head meetings between the two teams. In 23 meetings, CSK have won 14 games so far. Punjab have pocketed nine victories. In IPL 2020, the two sides met on three occasions. Chennai won both the games in a convincing manner. Chennai have done the double or more over Punjab in a total of five seasons.
Star performers for Punjab against CSK
In 15 matches, Chris Gayle has scored 385 runs at 29.61. He is 15 shy of 400 runs against CSK. The former RCB and KKR player has smashed three fifties with a best of 75*. Skipper KL Rahul has amassed 292 runs against CSK at 36.50. He has three fifties with a best of 71.
Star performers for CSK against Punjab
Suresh Raina has smashed 814 runs against Punjab in the IPL at 42.84. He has registered one century and four fifties with a best of 100*. Raina is 36 shy of becoming just the second player to notch 850-plus runs against Punjab. MS Dhoni has 595 runs against Punjab. Dwayne Bravo has taken 22 wickets against Punjab at 19.36.
Records that can be scripted in the match
Dhoni is five shy of registering 600 runs against Punjab in the IPL. He needs six fours to register the mark of 50 (44). Gayle has smashed 388 fours in the IPL and is 12 shy of 400. Faf du Plessis (2,302) needs 33 runs to get past Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 2,334 runs.