63 points are needed for Chris Gayle to become the third foreign player to reach 5000 points in IPL.
Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals will see the horns on Sunday night, in what would be the first game to occur twice in IPL 2021. While Delhi would like to win to enter the top 2, Punjab would like to win to enter the top 4. Although Punjab has the upper hand in the head-to-head record against Delhi, it was the Delhi Capitals who scored better. results in recent years. In the previous PBKS-DC meeting of the season, Delhi was comfortable chasing a 198 goal, due to a 92 mammoth from Shikhar Dhawan. A stand 122 between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal went to no avail.
With two wins in the last three games after a horrific season, the Punjab Kings are now in a position to deliver a strong fight to the Delhi Capitals. The recent wins are largely down to a scorching KL Rahul, with 41-year-old veteran Chris Gayle returning to form and uncapped bowlers at Bishnoi-Brar doing extremely well.
For Delhi, their forerunners Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw have been excellent, with exceptional support from their bowling unit. The Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals won their last games comfortably, against RCB and KKR respectively. With two teams in good shape, this clash would promise to be a competition cracker.
Here is an overview of the statistics before the IPL PBKS-DC meeting
63 – The races necessary for Chris Gayle to become the third foreign player to reach 5000 points, after David Warner and AB de Villiers.
66.21 – KL Rahul’s average this season while scoring 331 points at the halfway point. Only Shaun Marsh scored over 200 points for the Punjab Kings in an IPL season with a higher average (in 2008, with an average of 68.44).
4 – KL Rahul must hit 4 sixes to become the first player with 100 sixes for Kings of Punjab in IPL. Likewise, Chris Gayle needs 9 sixes to reach the same milestone.
50 – KL Rahul will now play his 50e IPL match for Punjab Kings, becoming the tenth player to do so for the franchise. His average of 56.32 for the Punjab Kings is the highest for any player.
1 – KL Rahul will become the first player to keep wickets in 50 games for the Punjab Kings in IPL.
15 – The Punjab Kings’ game count beat the Delhi Capitals in IPL, their joint record against any team. The Punjab Kings have also beaten RCB 15 times.
198 – Total points scored by Shikhar Dhawan in his last two games against the Punjab Kings, in just 110 balls. He also won the Player of the Match title in both matches.
5 – In total, over fifty stand alongside Dhawan and Shaw this season in just 7 games.
37.07 – Delhi Capitals batting average this season, which is the highest of any team to date.