We are back home for a face-off against Rising Pune Supergiant later today. Knight Riders, here are some numbers to bear in mind ahead of this key game:
100% joy against RPS: Our Knights have a 100% win record against Rising Pune Supergiants (3 out of 3). With great home support to back us, Gautam Gambhir will hope for another victory tonight.
The Coulter-Attack: Nathan Coulter-Nile has been sensational for us, taking 11 wickets from five games this season at a phenomenal strike rate of 10. The pacer needs 1 wicket more to complete 100 scalps in T20 cricket.
Woakes nears a century: Our English Knight, Chris Woakes, has had a good start to his IPL career. With 11 wickets from 10 games, Woakes is our second most successful bowler and needs just 3 to complete 100 wickets in T20s.
A special ton for Pandey: Pillar of our middle-order, Manish Pandey, has been a part of IPL since its inception. In these 10 years, Pandey has been a part of 4 teams and has scored 2123 runs at a strike rate of 121.10. Tonight, he will appear in his 100th IPL game.
Uthappa's love affair with Eden Gardens: Robin Uthappa has been a run-machine at Eden Gardens. In 26 T20s, Uthappa has amassed 905 runs at an average of 39.40 with fourteen 30+ scores. He is now just 95 short of a 1000 T20 runs at this venue.