ICC World Cup 2019: Match 36, Pakistan vs Afghanistan – Statistical Preview

All the key stats ahead of the game between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingley.

Afghanistan team
Afghanistan team. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

With convincing wins against South Africa and New Zealand, the Pakistan team are hopeful of making it to the semi-finals with other results going in their favour. They will be up against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the coming games and victories in both the games will help them finish among the final four. Afghanistan, who will be Pakistan’s opponent on Saturday in Leeds have lost all the seven matches in this tournament. Their batting lacked consistency and the experienced players failed to clinch the moments under pressure.

All the key stats ahead of the game between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Headingley:

3Afghanistan faced Pakistan on three occasions in the ODI format and lost in all the three games. Pakistan won the one-off game in 2013 by 7 wickets and the 2014 Asia Cup match by 72 runs. They also clinched the 2018 Asia Cup game by three wickets in a last over thriller.


3 – Pakistan lost each of their last three ODI matches at the Headingley in Leeds. Until 2001, Pakistan won four out of six ODIs they played at this venue.

7 – Afghanistan lost each of their last seven matches in this competition. Prior to this World Cup, Afghanistan never lost more than four consecutive ODIs or International matches. In fact, Afghanistan lost each of their last ten matches in the World Cup; the 5th team with 10 successive defeats in the tournament history.

21 – Mohammad Amir has taken a wicket every 21 balls in the ongoing World Cup. In the six matches, he has picked up 16 wickets at an average of 17.87 and also bagged a 5-wicket haul.

198 – Mohammad Nabi has taken 198 wickets in his 189-match International career for Afghanistan. He needs two more wickets to become the 2nd player with 200 International wickets for Afghanistan after Rashid Khan (211).

333 – Runs Babar Azam scored across six matches in this tournament; the most by a Pakistan batsman before turning 25 in a single edition of the World Cup. Saleem Malik aggregated 323 runs from seven innings during the 1987 edition when he was 24. Babar is also 24-year-old as he was born in October 1994.

805 – Babar Azam is the leading run-getter for Pakistan this year in ODI cricket. Babar has scored 805 runs at an average of 57.5 from 16 innings with help of two centuries and five fifties. No player from Pakistan has even scored 900 ODI runs in a calendar year after 2013.