T20 World Cup 2021, Match 34: Australia vs Bangladesh, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

T20 World Cup 2021, Match 34: Australia vs Bangladesh, Stats Preview: Player records and approaching milestones

Mushfiqur Rahim needs 36 runs to become the fourth Bangladesh player to complete 1500 runs in T20I cricket.

Australia cricket team
Australia cricket team. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Australia would like to get back to winning ways as they take on Bangladesh in their next match in the T20 World Cup 2021. The encounter is set to place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday (November 4). Both teams have had different campaigns so far this season and it would be interesting to see how this game pans out.

Having won two of their three games, the Aussies are third in the Group 2 points table. However, they suffered a humiliating eight-wicket defeat against England in their last fixture. Hence, it would be interesting to see how they’ll bounce back. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have had a tournament to forget. They are out of the semi-final race, having lost their first four games in the Super 12 stage.

Hence, they have nothing but pride to play for. Although the Aussies will take the field as firm favourites, they suffered a 4-1 defeat in the T20I series against Bangladesh earlier this year. Hence, Mahmudullah’s men would back themselves to give Australia a tough time.

Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of the 34th game of the T20 World Cup 2021:

Head to head: Australia are just a tad ahead of Bangladesh as far as the head-to-head record in T20Is are concerned. These two sides have met in nine T20Is before out of which, five games landed in Australia’s favour while Bangladesh won the other four times. As far as World Cup clashes are concerned, the head-to-head record is 4-0 in Australia’s favour.

36 – Mushfiqur Rahim needs 36 runs to become the fourth Bangladesh player to complete 1500 runs in T20I cricket.

76 – Mahmudullah needs 76 runs to become the first Bangladesh player to complete 2000 T20I runs.

57 – Mustafizur Rahman has taken 57 wickets in T20 matches in 2021, the second-most for any bowler. Only Rashid Khan (64) is above him on this list.

3 – In 2021, Bangladesh became the first full-member side to be bowled out for under 100 thrice in a calendar year.

10 – Soumya Sarkar needs just 10 runs to complete 3000 runs in T20 cricket.

73 – Afif Hossain needs 73 runs to complete 500 runs in T20 cricket.

5 – Taskin Ahmed needs five scalps to complete 100 wickets in international cricket.

100 – Taskin Ahmed is also set to feature in his 100th T20 match.

74 – Aaron Finch needs 74 runs to become the second Australian and fifth player overall to complete 10,000 T20 runs.

7 – Glenn Maxwell needs seven hits over the fence to become the second Australian after Aaron Finch to complete 100 sixes in T20Is.

24 – Matthew Wade is 24 runs shy of completing 3000 runs in T20 cricket.

31 – Ashton Agar needs 31 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20 cricket.

3David Warner needs three grabs for completing 150 catches in T20 cricket.