IPL 2018: Match 4, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

IPL 2018: Match 4, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Preview

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the SRH-RR encounter.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane of Rajasthan Royals. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals are the two teams who needed to make last minute changes to their captaincy options due to the recent ball tampering incident that took place in South Africa. SRH, who will miss David Warner more as a batsman, will be led by Kane Williamson in his absence. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the RR team which is filled up with the recent overseas sensations who could be holding the key to the franchise’s chances to bring back the title.

Key stats and numbers to be looked out ahead of the SRH-RR encounter:

3 – Number of SRH players scored over 300 runs in the Twenty20 format at their home venue in Hyderabad. Shikhar Dhawan scored 1177 runs at an average of 33.62 at this venue while Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan aggregated 396 and 323 runs respectively at 39.6 and 40.37.


4-3Rajasthan Royals have an upper hand over the Sunrisers Hyderabad with four wins in the seven meetings. Interestingly, all the seven IPL games between the two sides played at seven different venues. SRH won their only meeting against RR at their home venue RGICS in Hyderabad.


16.72 – Ajinkya Rahane’s batting average of 16.72 against Sunrisers Hyderabad is his lowest against any opponent in the Twenty20 format. Rahane scored 184 runs in 11 innings against SRH with two fifties and bagged three ducks. He and Dinesh Karthik are the only players to bag three ducks in the IPL against SRH.

The RR skipper averages 14.16 in the T20 games played in Hyderabad as he scored 85 runs in six innings with the best score of 44 at this venue. This is Rahane’s 2nd lowest T20 average at a venue behind 8.62 at the Eden Gardens.


28 – Number of wickets for Bhuvneshwar Kumar at the RGI Stadium, Hyderabad in the Twenty20 format. Only Amit Mishra (30) claimed more wickets than Bhuvi in the T20 format at this venue.


99 – Wriddhiman Saha needs to hit one more six for completing 100 sixes in the Twenty20 format. If Yusuf Pathan features in the game against RR, it will be his 150th IPL game.


3980 – Runs Shakib Al Hasan scored in his Twenty20 career so far. He needs to score 20 more runs for completing 4000 T20 runs.