IPL 2021: Match 3, SRH vs KKR Stats Preview, Player Stats & Approaching Milestones

IPL 2021, Match 3: SRH vs KKR, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

SRH is the only team that has qualified for the playoffs in each of the seasons in the last 5 years.

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders will clash in the third game of the Indian Premier League 2021. This match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. In the first game of the season played at this venue, RCB registered a nail-biting victory against Mumbai Indians.

SRH have performed better than KKR in the recent years of IPL. They have qualified for the playoffs in each of the seasons in the last 5 years. SRH won the IPL title for the first time in 2016, and they were runners-up in 2018. On the other hand, KKR ended up at the fifth spot in the points table both times in the last 2 years.

Let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL:

Head to Head record: KKR has an upper hand when it comes to the previous record between the two sides. They have clashed in 19 IPL matches of which 12 have been won by KKR, while SRH have emerged victorious in the remaining 7 games. These two sides clashed in the second qualifier of IPL 2018 where SRH registered a victory by 14 runs.

61 –  Shubman Gill has accumulated 939 runs in 38 IPL innings till now. He needs to hit 61 more runs to complete his 1000 runs in IPL.

6.24 – Rashid Khan is going to be a key factor in the bowling lineup of Sunrisers Hyderabad. His economy rate of 6.24 is the best among any bowler in IPL with a minimum of 250 balls bowled.

3 – David Warner has won the orange cap a total of three times in IPL, which is the most by any cricketer in the tournament. He was the highest run-getter in 2015, 2017, and 2019. In IPL 2016 as well, he had a phenomenal season scoring 848 runs in 17 innings.

88 – Eoin Morgan has scored 6912 T20 runs in 295 innings. He requires 88 more runs to complete 7000 runs in T20 format, and become the fourth player from England to reach the landmark.

5 – SRH is the only team in IPL that has qualified for the playoffs in each of the seasons in the last 5 years. They would want to continue their consistent performance this year as well.

195 – David Warner has accumulated 5254 runs in 142 innings he has played in IPL. This includes 510 fours and 195 sixes. Warner needs to hit 5 more maximums, and become the third overseas player after Chris Gayle (349) and AB de Villiers (237) to complete 200 sixes in the tournament history.

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