Asia Cup 2018 : Super Four- Match 4, Afghanistan vs Bangladesh - Statistical Preview

All the major stats and facts you need to know as Afghanistan take on Bangladesh in the fourth match of Super Four.

Afghanistan thrashed Bangladesh by 136 runs in league match of Asia Cup 2018 in Abu Dhabi (photo - getty)

Afghanistan who have been the most impressive team so far, will take on Bangladesh in a must win game of Super Four round at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Afghanistan thrashed both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh by 91 and 136 runs respectively in their league round matches but lost to Pakistan in last over thriller. Their batting and bowling have been excellent throughout the tournament and one more similar performance will keep them alive in this Asia Cup. On the other hand, after a huge win against Sri Lanka in their opening game, Bangladesh lost the track and suffered two big defeats at the hands of Afghanistan and India. Their top order batsmen haven't scored anything so far and to stay alive in this tournament, they will have to score big runs against Afghanistan. 

All the major stats and facts you need to know as Afghanistan take on Bangladesh in the fourth match of Super Four :

6 - Bangladesh and Afghanistan have played 6 ODIs against each other and both teams have won 3 ODIs each. In Asia Cup, the two teams have come up against each other twice and Afghanistan have won both times. 

7 - Mushfiqur Rahim (4993) needs 7 more runs to become the third Bangladeshi player to score 5000 runs in ODIs after Tamim Iqbal (6307) and Shakib al Hasan (5482). 

12 - Shakib-Al-Hasan has taken 12 wickets at an average of 16.00 in 5 ODIs he played against Afghanistan. 

36 - Rashid Khan has bagged 36 wickets at an average of 12.08 and at a strike rate of 20.02 in 14 ODIs he played in the UAE. 

50 - If Najibullah Zadran plays then it will be 50th match of his ODI career. The left-hander has scored 1057 runs at an average of 27.10 in 49 matches so far with 8 fifties. 

248 - Mashrafe Mortaza has taken 248 wickets in ODIs so far and needs 2 more wickets to become the first ever Bangladeshi bowler to take 250 wickets in ODIs. 

494 - Number of fours hit by Shakib al Hasan in ODI cricket and needs to hit 6 more fours to become the second Bangladeshi player after Tamim Iqbal (691) to hit 500 or more fours in ODIs. 

967 - Runs scored by Soumya Sarkar in ODIs and needs 33 more runs to reach 1000 ODI runs milestone. He will be 21st Bangladeshi player to achieve this feat.

 


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 23 Sep, 2018

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