ICC World Cup 2019: Match 31, Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of Bangladesh’s crucial clash against Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan went down to India in a thrilling game where they fell 11 runs short of the World No.2 ODI ranked team’s total. As a result, the Gulbadin Naib-led team became the first in the World Cup 2019 to be ruled out of semi-final contention. They will now be up against Bangladesh at Southampton where the track favoured their skill. The Tigers are in need of a big win to move up the table and stay alive in the race. They would be treating every game from here on as a must-win fixture.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of Bangladesh’s crucial clash against Afghanistan:

2 – Bangladesh posted 300+ totals in their previous two matches; the first time they have scored 300+ in consecutive ODIs. Bangladesh crossed 300 on three instances in this tournament; the most for them in an ODI series/tournament. They had two 300+ totals in the 2009 ODI series hosted by Zimbabwe.


3-4 – Afghanistan and Bangladesh faced off on seven instances in ODI cricket with Afghans winning on three occasions while Bangladesh four times. They clashed off in the 2015 CWC where Bangla Tigers got better of the Afghans by 105 runs.

20Gulbadin Naib has the most number of wickets among Afghanistan players in ODIs in 2019. The new Afghan skipper claimed 20 wickets across 11 innings he bowled at an average of 23.7. Naib also registered a 6-wicket haul in 2019 that too while leading the team.

58.58 – Shakib Al Hasan has a batting average of 58.58 in ODIs while batting at No.3; the 2nd best among all the players who have batted at least 20 times at this position. Virat Kohli has the best average as he scored 8987 runs at 63.28 while batting at No.3. In 20 ODI innings as a number 3, Shakib amassed 996 runs with two hundreds and eight fifties.

100 – The game against Bangladesh will be Gulbadin Naib’s 100th appearance in International cricket for Afghanistan. Naib is also 43 runs away from completing 1000 runs in the ODI format. He will be the 10th player from Afghanistan with the milestone when he gets there.

113Shakib Al Hasan has a batting average of 113 in the ODI format in 2019. The all-rounder scored 565 runs across eight ODI innings this year with help of two centuries and four half-centuries. He had scores of 29 and 41 in the other two innings.

965 – Shakib needs 35 more runs to become the first player from Bangladesh with 1000 runs in the World Cup. He has 965 runs from 26 innings in the World Cups at an average of 43.86 with two tons and seven fifties.