CT 2017, Final: India v Pakistan – Statistical Preview

Ahead of the game, we look at some of the key numbers and records related to the game.

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After starting off their Champions Trophy 2017 campaign against each other in their first game, India and Pakistan will be facing each other once again in the finals. This will be the first time since 2008 that both the sides will encounter in a final to get their hands on the trophy and only the 2nd time in an ICC event as they faced off in the World T20 2007 final.

Ahead of the game, we look at some of the key numbers and records related to the game.

2-2 – Head to head record between India and Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. Pakistan won in 2004 and 2009 while India won the recent meetings in 2013 and 2017.

8 – Number of times India and Pakistan faced each other in tournament finals so far. Pakistan have won 6 of those while India managed to win only two. (10 ODI finals between two including best of 3 in one tournament)

13-16 – India-Pakistan’s head to head record on Sundays in ODIs. Team India won 13 ODIs while Pakistan have won 16 out of the 30 meetings on Sunday with the other ODI ending in a washout.

13 – Number of fifty-plus scores for Yuvraj Singh in ODIs against Pakistan; the most fifty-plus scores for him against an opposition in ODIs. He has scored 11 fifty-plus vs England and 10 vs Sri Lanka.

15 – Number of times India and Pakistan have met each other in ICC events; India won 13 games (including a Super Over win) while Pakistan won two.

Head to head record in ODIs between India and Pakistan:

Host Matches India Won Pakistan Won Tied NR
Overall 128 52 72 0 4
India 30 11 19 0 0
Pakistan 27 11 14 0 2
Neutral 71 30 39 0 2
England 4 3 1 0 0

 

42.90 – Mohammad Hafeez’s batting average in ODIs against India is the 3rd best for him against any team in this format. He averages 59.5 against Zimbabwe while 43.40 vs Ireland in ODIs. Against India, Hafeez has scored 429 runs in 10 games and has scored a century and two fifties.

50.44Virat Kohli’s batting average in ODIs against Pakistan; the 3rd lowest for his against any team in this format. (Min: More than one innings) He averages 41.86 vs England and 44.43 vs South Africa in ODIs.

58.58 – MS Dhoni’s batting average against Pakistan in ODIs is the best average for any player in the India-Pakistan games. (Min: 500 runs) Dhoni has scored 1226 runs in 29 innings against Pakistan so far with 2 centuries and 9 fifties.

1649 – Runs scored by Shoaib Malik against India in ODIs; the only opposition against whom he has scored over 1000 runs in this format. Malik averages 48.50 against India; his best average against any Test playing nation and has scored 4 centuries and 10 fifties against his rivals.