Asia Cup 2018 : Match 3, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts you need to know as Sri Lanka take on Afghanistan in the third match of Asia Cup 2018

Rashid Khan averages 12.07 with ball in ODIs in the UAE (Photo - getty)

Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in a must-win game for them in them 2018 Asia Cup.

Sri Lanka suffered a massive loss of 137 runs at the hands of Bangladesh in the opening game. Batting and fielding let them down in that game and now will be hoping for a better performance against Afghanistan. On the other hand, Afghanistan will look to get off the mark with a win in this tournament. 

All the major stats and facts you need to know as Sri Lanka take on Afghanistan in the third match of Asia Cup 2018:

2 - Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have played 2 ODIs against each other and both the ODIs have been won by Sri Lanka.

14.05 - Kusal Mendis' ODI batting average since the start of July 2017. Since then he could manage only 267 runs in 21 ODIs without a single fifty-plus score. 

28 - Number of wickets taken by Lasith Malinga in Asia Cup and needs 3 more wickets to go past Muralitharan's tally of 30 wickets (the most wickets by any bowler in the Asia Cup). 

29 - Rashid Khan has bagged 29 wickets at an average of 12.07 in 11 ODIs he played in the UAE. 

49 - Number of wins for Angelo Mathews as ODI captain and needs just one more victory to become the fourth Sri Lankan captain to win 50 or more ODIs. 

100 - Upul Tharanga needs 100 more runs to complete 7000 ODI runs. He will become the 8th Sri Lankan player to achieve this milestone. 

496 - Lasith Malinga has taken 496 wickets in international cricket so far and needs just 4 more wickets to become the 4th Sri Lankan bowler to take 500 international wickets.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 17 Sep, 2018

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