Asia Cup 2018 : Super Four- Match 5, India vs Afghanistan - Statistical Preview

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

Shikhar Dhawan celebrating his 15th ODI hundred with Rohit Sharma (photo - getty)

India will take on Afghanistan in their third and last match of Super Four in Dubai. With two back to back wins against Bangladesh and Pakistan, India have already qualified for the final. India might give rest to a few players to keep them fresh for final and players like KL Rahul and Manish Pandey may play their first match of the tournament.

On the other hand, Afghanistan have been knocked out of final's race after two last over defeats against Pakistan and Bangladesh. Afghanistan have been the most impressive team in this tournament, they thrashed Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in group stage and were so close to beat both Pakistan and Bangladesh and now they would love to finish their Asia Cup 2018 campaign with a win against India. 

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

1 - India and Afghanistan have played only one ODI against each other during Asia Cup 2014 and India won that match by 8 wickets. 

4 - Number of matches India have won in this Asia Cup tournament - the joint most wins for India in a single edition of Asia Cup. India won 4 matches in 2008 Asia Cup too. 

46 - Rashid Khan has taken 46 wickets at an average of 14.19 in 19 ODIs he played this year and needs 4 more wickets to become the first bowler to take 50 ODI wickets in 2018. 

96 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken 96 wickets in ODI cricket and needs 4 more wickets to become the 19th Indian bowler to reach the 100 ODI wickets' milestone. 

301 - Number of sixes Rohit Sharma has hit in international cricket so far - only the second Indian after MS Dhoni (328) and seventh player overall to hit 300 or more sixes in international cricket. 

327 - Shikhar Dhawan has scored 327 runs in this Asia Cup so far and needs 52 more runs to go past Sanath Jayasuriya's tally of 378 runs (most runs in a single edition of Asia Cup).

770 - Runs scored by Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs in 2018 - the most for India. Shikhar Dhawan scored these runs in just 13 innings with 3 hundreds and 2 fifties. 

1914 - Runs scored by Ravindra Jadeja in ODIs so far and needs 86 more to complete 2000 ODI runs milestone.

95 - MS Dhoni needs 95 runs to complete 10,000 runs for India in ODIs.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 25 Sep, 2018

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