Namibia's emphatic 55-run win over Sri Lanka in Geelong at the weekend certainly gave the current T20 World Cup a memorable start. Their victory was their 27th, in their 39th official T20I - but 22 of the previous 26 came against non-Test sides. However, Namibia did beat Ireland at the last T20 World Cup in Sharjah a year ago, and earlier this year they stunned Zimbabwe 3-2 in a series in Bulawayo.
The match in which New Zealand's batters were so overworked was during their 208 for 5 against Bangladesh in Christchurch last week.
England's Dawid Malan is one of just seven men to have scored a century and taken at least one wicket in all three international formats. The others are Glenn Maxwell and Shane Watson of Australia, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma of India, Chris Gayle of West Indies and Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan. One woman has the complete set: England's captain Heather Knight.
You're right that all eight of Ben Duckett's T20Is prior to this World Cup had come against Pakistan. There's one other man with eight: all of the New Zealander Will Young's eight T20Is have come against Bangladesh. But there is someone ahead of both of them: the South African Janneman Malan played his first nine T20Is against Pakistan, before facing Ireland.
Netherlands' narrow victory over UAE in their opening encounter at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Geelong was the 281st senior T20 match for the much-travelled allrounder Roelof van der Merwe.
Steven Lynch is the editor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes