Indian Premier League 2019 got underway with Chennai Super Kings’ comfortable win over Royal Challengers Bangalore last night. CSK's spinners took a record-equalling 8 wickets in RCB's innings (an IPL record).
DK-led Kolkata Knight Riders will also look to make a room for themselves in the record books as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in today's match.
Here are some key numbers to watchout for:
44 - Andre Russell
Playing his 50th T20 match for Kolkata Knight Riders, the Jamaican all rounder needs 44 more runs to reach 4,500 runs in T20s. He's the true definition of a big-hitter and if he gets going, we are surely in for a treat.
1 - Eden Gardens
With the first boundary of the match, the iconic venue will witness its Two Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty Second (2,662) boundary in IPL. It's the 3rd most after Chinnaswamy Stadium (2969) and Wankhede Stadium (2691). The first hit to the fence by KKR will also be their 1,300th boundary, second after RCB's 1,448 at their respective home venues.
27 - Sunil Narine
The explosive opener Sunil Narine needs 27 more runs to complete 2000 runs in T20s. Narine's transition from that of a mystery spinner to an all-rounder has been remarkable. While we expect him to go all guns blazing, reaching the milestone in tonight’s game will just be a perfect start to the campaign.
2 - Dinesh Karthik
Skipper DK had a season to remember in VIVO IPL 2018. Leading by example, he went on to score 498 runs in his very first stint with KKR. Our Captain now needs two more runs to reach the mark of 500 runs in the purple and gold attire.
4 - Nitish Rana
If the southpaw from Delhi hits four more boundaries in today's game, Nitish will reach the mark of 100 boundaries in IPL.