IPL 2021, Match 33: DC vs SRH, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

IPL 2021, Match 33: DC vs SRH, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

Amit Mishra needs five wickets to become the highest wicket-taker in IPL.

Delhi Capitals
Delhi Capitals. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Table-toppers Delhi Capitals and bottom-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad will resume their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign against each other. The encounter will take place at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday (September 22). The two sides had entirely different campaigns in the first half of the season which makes the Capitals firm favourites for this fixture. Under Rishabh Pant’s leadership, the Delhi-based franchise was on a roll.

With five wins in seven games, DC were at the top of the team standings at the time of season suspension. On the contrary, nothing much went SRH’s way. They struggled to identify their best combination and lost one game after even. In search of better results, the franchise even sacked David Warner as captain midway and handed the leadership responsibility to Kane Williamson.

Meanwhile, SRH, in the first leg, won just one of their first seven games. This means a couple of defeats in UAE might be enough to end their hopes of making a place in the playoffs. It has to be noted DC and SRH played out a draw when they met earlier in the competition. However, Rishabh Pant’s team clinched the contest in the super over.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the 33rd game of the Indian Premier League 2021:

Head to Head record: In the IPL history so far, both teams have played 19 games against each other. In these games, Sunrisers Hyderabad hold the edge as they won 11 games while the Delhi-based outfit clinched eight encounters.

1 – Amit Mishra will become the first player to play 100 matches for Delhi in IPL if he is included in the playing XI for this game.

13 – Wriddhiman Saha is 13 runs away from completing 2000 runs in IPL.

53 – David Warner needs 53 runs to become the first Australian and third overall player to complete 5,500 runs in IPL.

5 – Amit Mishra needs five wickets to become the highest wicket-taker in IPL. While Mishra has 166 wickets in the league currently, Lasith Malinga is leading the charts with 170 scalps.

2– Shahbaz Nadeem needs just two wickets to complete 50 wickets in the T20 extravaganza.

59 – Ajinkya Rahane needs 59 runs to complete 4000 runs in IPL. He’ll become the eighth Indian and 11th overall to get the feat.

39 – Manish Pandey is 39 runs away from completing 3,500 runs in IPL.

63 – Steve Smith is 63 runs shy of completing 2,500 runs in the Indian Premier League. He currently has 2437 runs in 101 matches.

104 – Marcus Stoinis needs 104 runs to complete 1000 runs in IPL.

2 – Siddarth Kaul needs two wickets to complete 50 wickets for SRH in IPL. He’ll become the third bowler to achieve the feat after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan.