India vs Bangladesh, 2019: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

India vs Bangladesh, 2019: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of a must-win game in Rajkot for India.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Bangladesh’s tour of India started off with an unexpected result as the visitors recorded a 7-wicket win to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20I series. This marked to be Bangladesh’s maiden T20I win against India. The two teams will clash on Thursday at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. This will be a do-or-die game for India to keep themselves alive in the series. They are expected to come up with an aggressive approach on Thursday after a debacle with the bat in the first game.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of a must-win game in Rajkot for India:

1 – Bangladesh’s win during the first T20I in Delhi was their maiden win against India in the T20I format. India won each of the first eight T20I matches between them and Bangladesh before the 7-wicket defeat on Sunday. It was also Bangladesh’s first International win against India on Indian soil. India won all their previous five home Internationals against Bangladesh.

1-3 – India won only one of the four limited-overs Internationals they played at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot. They lost both the ODI matches at this venue; both while chasing a total. In the 2017 T20I against New Zealand here, India fell a long way chasing a 190+ target. Their only win in a limited-overs match at this venue came when they successfully chased down 200+ in a T20I against Australia in 2013.

1/4 – The Delhi T20I was Bangladesh’s first win in the format without both Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan in the playing XI. The Bangla team featured in only three T20Is before this tour without the duo. They lost all those three matches but also posted 180+ totals in those games.

39 – Since his 4th T20I century last year against the West Indies in the Lucknow T20I, Rohit Sharma amassed as few as 39 runs across five T20Is at home. He got into double digits only once in those five matches.

47 – Number of wickets Yuzvendra Chahal has taken in the T20I format across 32 matches. Chahal needs three wickets to become the 3rd Indian to bag 50 wickets in Men’s T20I cricket.

100 – The next T20I game in which Rohit Sharma plays will be his 100th appearance in the format. Rohit will then become the first Indian to feature in 100 matches in the Men’s T20I cricket. Harmanpreet Kaur completed 100 T20I appearances during last month for India Women.

243.5 – Batting average of Rohit in the 2nd match of a 3-match series as Indian captain. He scored an unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka in the 2018 ODI series after India lost the first match. Rohit later smashed a 43-ball 118 against the Lankans to complete a T20I series win.

During last year’s home series against West Indies, Rohit scored 111* in the 2nd match of the 3-match T20I series which India won 3-0. Earlier this year, he scored a 29-ball 50 while chasing in the 2nd T20I against New Zealand after they lost the first match by a huge margin.

914 – Runs KL Rahul has scored in the T20I format across 26 innings he has batted thus far. Rahul needs to score 86 runs in his next innings to become the joint-fastest to 1000 T20I runs for India.

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