IPL 2021, Match 47: RR vs CSK, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

IPL 2021, Match 47: RR vs CSK, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

Dwayne Bravo needs two wickets to become the first bowler to scalp 550 wickets in T20 cricket.

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

Rajasthan Royals will fight for life as they meet table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their next fixture. Having lost seven of their first 11 games, RR are reeling at the penultimate place in the team standings This means one more defeat would end their hopes of qualifying for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 playoffs. On the contrary, CSK have already qualified for the playoffs and would like to consolidate their top position.

Speaking of CSK, the MS Dhoni-led side just doesn’t know how to lose. Although one might spot some flaws in individual performances, the three-time champions have performed well as a unit and their position in the team standings narrate the entire story. In fact, CSK have won all their four matches after the season resumption.

Hence, Sanju Samson’s men have a daunting task at hands. RR’s first job should be identifying their best line-up. Big guns like Liam Livingstone and Chris Morris haven’t fired in the UAE leg. Consequently, they could make way for the likes of David Miller, Glenn Phillips. With the clash against CSK being a do-or-die game, RR have a lot of brainstorming to do. Hence, it would be interesting to see how this game pans out. Meanwhile, let’s look at

Important stats and numbers ahead of the 47th game of IPL 2021

Head to Head record: CSK are way ahead of RR in terms of head-to-head record in IPL. In 24 clashes, Chennai have won 15 games while Rajasthan emerged winners just nine times.

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

15 – Liam Livingstone needs 15 runs to become the third-highest run-getter in T20 cricket in 2021. While he has slammed 1249 T20 runs this year, Glenn Phillips is ahead of him with 1263 runs.

2Dwayne Bravo needs two wickets to become the first bowler to scalp 550 wickets in T20 cricket.

3 – Ambati Rayudu is three big hits away from completing 200 sixes in T20 cricket.

41 – David Miller is 41 runs shy of completing 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League.

3 – Deepak Chahar can be a big threat for the RR captain in this clash. Chahar has dismissed Sanju Samson three times in a span of 28 balls bowled in IPL.

2– Mustafizur Rehman needs two wickets to become the second bowler to take 50 T20 wickets in 2021. Rashid Khan (56) tops the list.

2– Shreyas Gopal is two wickets away from completing 50 wickets in IPL. So far, he has scalped 48 wickets in 47 games.

3 –Bravo needs 3 more wickets to overtake Amit Mishra and become the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL history. While Bravo has 164 scalps, Mishra has 166 wickets. Lasith Malinga (170) tops this list.