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CT 2017, Match 1: England v Bangladesh – Statistical Preview

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

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The England team. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The 8th edition of Champions Trophy will kick off with the hosts England taking on the Bangladesh in the opener at The Oval. England has proved themselves as the best limited-overs team over the last two years with an improved firepower in their batting store while Bangladesh has managed to remove the minnows tag at the same time with consistent performances and made into the CT for the first time since 2006.

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

1 – Number of matches Bangladesh have won in the Champions Trophy so far. They have played 8 games and won one. Their only win in CT came against Zimbabwe in 2006.

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1.600 – Bangladesh’s win-loss ratio in ODI cricket post the 2015 Cricket World Cup; the 3rd best for any side with more than 20 ODI appearances in this period. Bangladesh won 16 out of 28 games they played since the CWC 15 game lost 10 games. The other two ended without a result.

1.928 – England’s win-loss ratio in ODI cricket post the 2015 Cricket World Cup; the best ratio for any team in this period. (Min: 20 games) England featured in 44 ODIs and won 27 out of them. They lost 14 with 2 washouts and one Tie.

2 – Number of times England hosted Champions Trophy – 2004, 2013. Both the times they finished as runners-up.

4 – Number of ODIs in which Bangladesh have won against England so far. Both the teams have faced each other in 19 games in this format with England winning on 15 occasions.

20.7 – Mustafizur Rahman’s bowling strike rate in ODIs so far; the best for any bowler in ODI history. (Min: 20 wickets taken) Mustafizur has taken 43 wickets in 18 games and averages 16.

52.38 – England’s win percentage in Champions Trophy is the 3rd lowest among the teams in the current tournament. Bangladesh have a percentage of 12.50 while Pakistan have a win% of 38.88 in CT.

75 – Runs Soumya Sarkar needs to complete 1000 ODI runs. Ahead of the match, he has 925 runs in 27 ODIs at an average 40.21.

420 – Runs Imrul Kayes has scored against England in ODIs; the most by any Bangladesh player vs England in this format. Mushfiqur Rahim (362), Mahmudullah (360), Tamim Iqbal (341) and Shakib Al Hasan (268) stand behind Kayes among the highest run-getters for Bangladesh vs England in ODIs. All the 5 players are in the Bangladesh squad for this Champions Trophy.

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