Match number 58 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season sees Lucknow Super Giants face Sunrisers Hyderabad in a power-packed duel in Hyderabad. LSG are fifth, and a win can help them rise to fourth as the playoff scenario intensifies. On the other hand, SRH are ninth and need a win to keep their hopes alive. LSG’s focus will be to start well, and a lot depends on Quinton de Kock.
De Kock has scored 8959 runs in the 20-over format at 33.05 and needs 41 more to complete a mark of 9000. He can become just the third South African cricketer to reach the milestone after David Miller and Faf du Plessis. De Kock, who has 344 sixes in the shortest format, can reach a mark of 350.
In the IPL, the southpaw has 2834 runs at 32.57. He has smashed two tons and 20 fifties. De Kock can surpass Parthiv Patel and Brendon McCullum in terms of runs in the IPL.
Other records on offer in the SRH-LSG contest
Karun Nair can reach 3000 runs in the 20-over format
Karun Nair, who came in as KL Rahul’s replacement at LSG, is on the verge of scoring 3000 runs in the shortest format. He needs 11 more to reach this milestone. Nair has smashed 2989 runs. He can also get to 100 sixes in the format, having clobbered a total of 99.
Nair can get to 1500 IPL runs
Meanwhile, Nair is also on the verge of 1500 runs in the IPL. He has scored 1496 runs at 23.64. He has played 76 IPL games so far and could make his debut for LSG.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar can get to this powerplay milestone
Bhuvneshwar Kumar can become the first bowler in IPL history to claim 60-plus scalps in the powerplay overs. He has picked 59 so far at 31.40, besides carrying an economy rate of 6.03.
Rahul Tripathi on verge of 300 fours in T20s
SRH’s Rahul Tripathi recently surpassed the 2000-run mark in IPL. And now, he is one four shy of 200 fours in the cash-rich league. Besides, he can also get to 300 fours in the 20-over format, having managed 294 to date. He has 3135 runs in the format.