After a thumping Test series victory Pakistan will face off Australia in three match T20I series that starts in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night. Pakistan is ranked number one in this format and they have won all the T20I series/tournament they have played since the T20 World Cup 2016 and will look to stretch their winning streak. On the other hand, Australia will be eager to sign off the tour with a series victory after a disappointing Test performance.
All the major stats and facts as Pakistan take on Australia in the first T20I match in Abu Dhabi :
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4 - Pakistan have 4 wins and 3 losses from 7 T20I matches at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
9 - Pakistan have won all the nine T20I series they have played since WT20 2016. Their last bilateral T20I series defeat came against New Zealand in January 2016.
16 - Sarfraz Ahmed needs 16 more runs to achieve the milestone of 5000 international runs.
23 - Andrew Tye has taken 23 wickets in T20I format this year - the most by any bowler this year.
56.66 - Fakhar Zaman averages 56.66 against Australia in T20I cricket. He has scored 170 runs in just 3 innings with 2 fifties against Aussies including his 91 runs knock in the ZIM T20I series final this July.
201.29 - Aaron Finch's T20I strike rate in 2018 - he has scored 465 runs at an average of 77.50 and at a strike rate of 201.29 in 10 T20Is he has played this year.
516 - Runs Fakhar Zaman has scored in T20Is this year - the most T20I runs by any player in the world.