IPL 2021, Match 40: SRH vs RR, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

IPL 2021, Match 40: SRH vs RR, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

David Warner needs 51 runs to become the first Australian to complete 5,500 runs in IPL.

Khaleel Ahmed & Sunrisers Hyderabad team
Khaleel Ahmed & Sunrisers Hyderabad team. (Photo Source: Instagram)

We are in the business end of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 and the fight for the playoffs has become intense. The 40th match of the competition will see Sunrisers Hyderabad locking horns with Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. As SRH have already been knocked out of the playoff race, they have nothing but pride to play for in their remaining fixtures.

On the other hand, RR, who are holding the penultimate position, still have a good chance to finish among the final four. However, a couple of defeats would make things difficult for them. Hence, they must put their best foot forward in their upcoming fixtures. Notably, RR have many areas to work upon as they suffered a humiliating 33-run defeat against Delhi Capitals in their last outing.

Chasing 155 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Men in Pink lost wickets at regular intervals and never really looked in the hunt. As a result, they could only manage 121/6 in their allotted 20 overs. On the other hand, nothing at all has went SRH’s way this season as they lost eight of their first nine games.

With the remaining tournament being a dead rubber for them, one can expect some interesting changes in the playing XI. Youngsters like Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg can come into the picture. Notably, RR walked away with a 55-run triumph when these two sides met in the first leg of the competition.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the 40th game of the Indian Premier League 2021:

Head to Head record: RR and SRH can’t be separated at least by the head to head records. In 14 clashes, both teams have walked away with seven victories apiece.

51David Warner needs 51 runs to become the first Australian to complete 5,500 runs in IPL.

9 – Manish Pandey is 9 runs away from completing 3,500 runs in IPL.

65 – Sanju Samson needs 65 runs to complete 3000 runs in IPL.

6 – Chris Morris needs six wickets to complete 100 wickets in IPL. He’ll become the first South African to get the landmark.

3 – Morris also needs four wickets to become the South African with most IPL wickets. Dale Steyn currently leads the chart with 97 wickets.

41 – David Miller needs 41 runs to complete 2000 runs in IPL. The southpaw will become the fifth South African after Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis to get the landmark.

2– Shahbaz Nadeem needs just two wickets to complete 50 wickets 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.

50– Sanju Samson needs 50 runs to become the second player after Ajinkya Rahane to complete 2,500 runs for RR.