IPL 2021, Match 44: SRH vs CSK, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

IPL 2021, Match 44: SRH vs CSK, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

Jason Roy is 27 shy of completing 1000 T20 runs in 2021. 

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings would like to continue their sensational run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their upcoming fixture. The encounter takes place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday (September 30). The two sides have had entirely opposite campaigns this season and the same is evident in their position in the team standings. While CSK are sitting pretty at the top, SRH are reeling at rock bottom.

Moreover, MS Dhoni’s men have already secured a place in the playoffs while the Orange army is out of the final four race. Hence, the three-time champions are firm favourites to win this fixture. However, with the pressure of staying in the competition removed, the Kane Williamson-led side has the liberty to enjoy the rest of their games. After all, they are nothing but dead rubbers for them.

In the process, SRH won’t mind denting other teams’ plans. Not to forget, CSK are still looking for a top-two finish as it would give them as many as two chances of securing a berth in the final. Hence, being complacent won’t be wise for the Men in Yellow. It has to be noted CSK walked away with a seven-wicket win when these two sides met earlier in the competition.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the 44th game of the Indian Premier League 2021:

Head to Head record: CSK are way ahead of SRH in terms of head-to-head record in IPL. In 15 clashes, Chennai have won 11 games while Hyderabad emerged winners just four times.

4 – Ambati Rayudu is four big hits away from completing 200 sixes in T20 cricket.

18 – Faf du Plessis needs 18 runs to become the third player to complete 2,500 runs for CSK in IPL.

27 – Jason Roy is 27 shy of completing 1000 T20 runs in 2021.

4 – Dwayne Bravo needs four wickets to become the first bowler to scalp 550 wickets in T20 cricket.

5Bravo needs 5 more wickets to overtake Amit Mishra and become the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL history. While Bravo has 162 scalps, Mishra has 166 wickets. Lasith Malinga (170) tops this list.

21 – Bravo’s tally of 21 wickets is the most for any bowler against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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

26 – Pandey also needs 26 runs to complete 6000 runs in T20 cricket.

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