Bangladesh v Australia, Test series 2017 – Statistical Preview

Bangladesh v Australia, Test series 2017 – Statistical Preview

Here are some of the key stats and numbers to look forward in the Test series.

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Bangladesh. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Australia are set to take on Bangladesh in a Test match first time after 11 years. In fact, this will be the first tour of the subcontinental country for the Aussies since 2011 after the supposed tour in 2015 was backed out by the Australian team on security grounds. The 2-match Test series could witness some close contest with Australia’s struggles in Asia and Bangladeshi team’s rise in the recent past coming together.

Here are some of the key stats and numbers to look forward in the Test series.

0 – Number of players in the current Bangladesh and Australia Test squads who played in any of the Bangladesh-Australia Test matches previously.

2 – Number of Test matches Australia have won in Asia since their last tour in Bangladesh in 2006. Aussies have played 22 Tests in Asia in the last 10 years losing 15 while five ended in a draw.

4 – Number of Test matches Australia and Bangladesh played against each other; the fewest number of Tests played between any two sides so far. Australia won all the four Tests played against the Tigers.

4 – Number of centuries for Steven Smith as captain in Asia; the joint 2nd most for any non-Asian captain in Asia. Only Alastair Cook (7) has scored more hundreds than Smith while leading in Asia.

49 – Test matches played by Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal so far. Only three Bangladesh players have featured in 50 Tests so far.

48 – Number of Test wickets for Taijul Islam so far; he needs two more wickets for becoming the 5th Bangladesh player to take 50 wickets in Test cricket.

247 – Number of wickets Nathan Lyon has picked up in his Test career. He needs three more wickets for becoming the 2nd Australia spinner after Shane Warne with 250 Test wickets.

1961 – Sabbir Rahman has scored 1961 runs in International cricket so far. He is 39 runs away from completing 2000 International runs.

5987 – Runs scored by Tamim Iqbal in first-class cricket so far; he needs 13 more runs to complete 6000 runs in this format.