IPL 2021, Punjab vs SRH: Here's the statistical preview
Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to face each other in match number 14 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Wednesday. The match is first of the double header as both teams aim to produce substance. Punjab have lost their last two games as SRH are yet to open their account. Here we present the statistical preview.
Hyderabad have had the edge in the head-to-head meetings between the two teams. In 16 meetings, SRH have won 11 games so far. PBKS have pocketed five victories. In IPL 2020, the two sides met on two occasions. SRH won the first game by 69 runs. Punjab sealed the second league game by 12 runs.
In 14 matches against SRH, veteran batsman Chris Gayle has amassed 387 runs at 29.06. He has registered a century and a fifty with a best of 104*. Meanwhile, KL Rahul has scored 300 runs in eight games at 42.85. He has three fifties under his belt. Among bowlers, Arshdeep Singh has claimed six wickets in three matches at 16.33.
David Warner has played 19 games against Punjab. He has scored 906 runs at a stellar average of 53.29. Warner has 11 fifties with a best of 81. Meanwhile, Manish Pandey, who had represented several franchises earlier, has 537 runs. With the ball, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has 21 wickets in 14 matches at 17.80.
Warner needs seven fours to register a tally of 100 against Punjab (93). He is 94 shy of becoming the first batsman to score 1,000 runs against Punjab (906). Warner is two maximums away from registering 200 sixes (198). Bhuvneshwar (138) can become only the sixth bowler in IPL with 140 or more wickets. Rashid Khan (79) can surpass Irfan Pathan's wickets tally (80).