IPL 2021: Match 8: PBKS vs CSK Stats Preview, Player Stats & Approaching Milestones

IPL 2021, Match 8: PBKS vs CSK, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

KL Rahul needs 67 more runs to complete 5000 runs in T20 cricket.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings are set to clash on 16th April at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Chennai had to face a defeat in their first game of IPL 2021. They posted a total of 188/7 but could not defend it losing the game by 7 wickets to Delhi Capitals. The performance of veteran Suresh Raina was one of the positives they could take from that match.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings registered a 4-run victory against Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring encounter. Capitan KL Rahul played a brisk knock of 91 runs off 50 balls, while Deepak Hooda also contributed with 64 runs off only 28 balls. However, the bowling department struggled which could be a cause of concern for the team management.

Let’s look at important stats and numbers before the IPL clash between PBKS and CSK:

Head to Head record: In IPL history so far, both teams have played 23 games out of which 14 have been won by the CSK team, while Punjab have emerged victorious in the rest of the 9 matches.

67 – KL Rahul has aggregated 4933 runs in 140 innings he has played in T20 cricket. He needs 67 more runs to complete 5000 runs in the format. He is all set to become the fastest Indian to complete 5000 T20 runs surpassing Virat Kohli (167 innings). In the overall record, Rahul is likely to attain the second spot after Chris Gayle (132), and ahead of Shaun Marsh (144 innings).

2 – MS Dhoni is two dismissals away from completing 150 dismissals in the Indian Premier League. The CSK captain has effected 39 stumpings and has taken 109 catches behind the stumps.

2 – Suresh Raina has smashed 198 sixes in IPL and is two maximums away from completing a double century of sixes in the league. He will become the fourth Indian after MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to achieve the landmark.

48 – Shardul Thakur has picked up 48 wickets in 46 IPL matches. He needs two more wickets to complete 50 wickets in the tournament.

2 – Suresh Raina has scored the second-most runs (814) against Punjab Kings. His only IPL century has also come against the Punjab team. Only David Warner has more runs (906) to his name in the tally, and Raina might topple the former.

22 – Dwayne Bravo has a pretty good record against the Punjab Kings with 22 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 19.36.

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