These days every player is handled particular roles. Last season, Suryakumar Yadav was performing the finisher's role. This season it is more flexible where he has been asked to bat in the middle order and play according to the match situation
Plays of the day from the opening match of IPL 2015 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians
The tone for Kolkata Knight Riders' confident chase was set by Gautam Gambhir, whose domineering mindset negated Mumbai's spinners and forced the opposition to rethink its plans
Kolkata Knight Riders dropped three catches, Mumbai Indians outdid them by one, and fittingly the defending champions got their campaign off to a victorious start
Runs scored by opposition captains in this match (Gambhir 57, Rohit 98), the third highest in any IPL game, just missing the IPL record of 163.
KKR's run-rate in the first six overs. Their run-rate in the next six overs was 10.2.
Knight Riders' score after six overs. Mumbai Indians were 37/3. Knight Riders' average Powerplay score in the IPL is 43/1.
Rohit Sharma's batting average at Eden Gardens (across formats). He has scored 919 runs, including 4 hundreds and a fifty.
The partnership between Anderson and Rohit, the highest fourth wicket stand for Mumbai Indians.
Number of 50+ scores for Rohit Sharma in the IPL, the second-most for any player. Raina has 24, while Gambhir has 23.
Number of times Morne Morkel has conceded less than 20 runs in an IPL game when picking up 2 or more wickets.
Number of maiden overs bowled by Morne Morkel for KKR when bowling in the Powerplay. He bowled one today (6th over).
Mumbai Indians' average Powerplay score in the IPL. They only managed 37/3 in this game.
Number of matches that Knight Riders have lost to Mumbai Indians. They have won only four times.