IPL 2021, Match 28: RR vs SRH, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones
This will be David Warner’s 94th IPL match for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Updated - May 2, 2021 3:07 pm
After the IPL’s biggest rivalry at Delhi, the action shifts to the two teams fighting at the bottom. Though SRH has one win lesser than RR, most of their losses are by close margins and they have a better net run rate. The winner of the match will avoid the wooden spoon which marks the halfway mark of IPL 2021, as all teams have faced each other once. SRH’s only win this season was against PBKS while Rajasthan Royals’ wins this season were against KKR and DC only.
For SRH, David Warner played an extremely scratchy inning during his last match and also made wrong decisions in a huge defeat. As an immediate effect, Kane Williamson was made the Sunrisers captain. Williamson had played a knock of 26*(10) balls, which sounds better than Warner’s 57(55). From being benched often to becoming the captain, Kane Williamson has come a long way in IPL.
But with SRH languishing at the bottom with just 1 win and 5 losses, Kane doesn’t have any time to prove himself and his team needs to win as much as possible to stay alive. Both SRH and RR have suffered a 7-wicket win in 18.3 overs while trying to defend 172, and this match is critical for the playoff chances of either team.
Here are the stats ahead of the RR-SRH IPL encounter
1 – Sixes required for Manish Pandey to reach 100 IPL sixes. He has featured in all fourteen IPL seasons, but 24 of his sixes have come in the last two seasons.
94 – This will be David Warner’s 94th IPL match for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now he will be tied with Bhuvneshwar Kumar for most matches played for SRH in IPL (94 each).
2 – Wickets required for Siddharth Kaul to reach 50 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will become the third with as many wickets for SRH in IPL, after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan.
8 – Vijay Shankar needs to score 8 more runs to become the fourth Indian to reach 500 IPL runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Other Indians who scored 500+ runs for SRH are Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, and Naman Ojha.
2019 – This will be the first time Kane Williamson will be captaining Sunrisers Hyderabad since the 2019 season, and possibly the first time in the presence of David Warner.
5 – Jonny Bairstow needs to smash 5 more fours to become the fourth player to reach 100 fours for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The three players who did it before him are David Warner, Kane Williamson, and Shikhar Dhawan.
3 – Sanju Samson shall hit 3 more sixes to become the second player with 100 sixes for Rajasthan Royals, after Shane Warne.
15 – Runs required for Sanju Samson to reach 500 IPL runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will become the fifth Indian player to do it – after Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, and Robin Uthappa.
15.86 – Jaydev Unadkat has taken 14 wickets against SRH at a bowling strike rate of 15.86. This strike rate is the lowest among all the top-eight leading wicket-takers against SRH.