Need some quick facts about this year's Karbonn Smart Champions League Twenty20? Here are some numbers that should see you out of trouble.
The prize money in US$ awarded to the winner of CLT20 2013. Don't feel bad for the losers; runners-up receive $1.3 million, semi-finalists $500,000 and the group stage members $200,000 each.
The number of teams battling out CLT20 2013. Three teams from India automatically qualify, two from Australia, two from South Africa and one from the Caribbean. One each from India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka compete in the qualifying stage for the final two group stage spots.
The number of venues used this tournament. Mohali, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Delhi and Ranchi will all host games across the three weeks.
The highest score in CLT20 history, made by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011. The second highest score of 214 was made in the same match by South Australia who batted first. Dan Christian's final-ball slower ball was smacked by Arun Karthik for six to give RCB the win and progress them in to the semi-finals.
The most runs scored in CLT20 competition, held by David Warner. The dynamic left-hander holds a number of records in CLT20 history including highest average (55.60), highest score (135* and second-highest of 123*), has hit the second most sixes (27) and has the third-highest strike rate (156.61). Some player!
Lasith Malinga's wicket tally in Champions League games, the most by any player. Moises Henriques and Doug Bollinger sit two back on 22 each.
The Sydney Sixers' undefeated CLT20 2012 campaign saw them go six from six to claim the title, the first team to do so. The final emphasised their dominance throughout the tournament, winning by ten wickets with 7.3 overs to spare.
The age of Perth Scorchers' spinner Brad Hogg. Fan favourite Hogg has played in every match for the Perth club across two BBL seasons and last year's Champions League.
13 and 0
Thirteen Brisbane Heat players have zero Champions League experience. Dan Christian and Nathan Hauritz are the only men to have played in the lucrative tournament. Let's hope beginner's luck is on their side.