Pakistan and Bangladesh will face off in the sixth and final match of Super Four stage and the winner of this match will qualify for the Asia Cup 2018.
Pakistan started their campaign with a win over Hong Kong but against India, in both matches, they looked more like a club side and their bowlers could take only 1 wicket across two games against India. And to beat Bangladesh they have to raise their levels in all three departments of the game.
On the other hand, Bangladesh also has had a similar tournament so far, started with a big win and fell flat against Afghanistan in the group match and then against India in Super Four but their 3 runs victory over Afghanistan in last game will boost their confidence ahead of this big game against Pakistan. The winner of this match will play against India in final on Friday.
All the major stats and facts you need to know as Pakistan take on Bangladesh in the sixth match of Super Four stage :
1. Head to Head in ODIs -
|Venue||Matches||Won by PAK||Won by BAN||Tied||NR|
12 - Pakistan has played 12 matches against Bangladesh in Asia Cup (ODI format) and has won all 12 matches.
22.56 - Fakhar Zaman's ODI batting average in 9 ODIs he played in the UAE. He has scored only 203 runs in 9 ODI innings in the UAE and yet to score a fifty-plus score.
43 - Babar Azam needs 43 more runs to complete 1000 ODI runs in the UAE. He will become the 12th Pakistani player to achieve this feat.
250 - Number of ODI wickets Mashrafe Mortaza has taken so far - the only Bangladeshi bowler to achieve this feat and Shakib al Hasan needs 6 more wickets to complete 250 ODI wickets.
301 - Shoaib Malik has scored only 301 runs at an average of 25.08 in 18 ODIs he played against Bangladesh so far.
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 the 21st Bangladeshi player to achieve this feat.