AUS v BAN: In numbers

Australia will look to redress its batting woes while Bangladesh, after an average first outing with the ball, would be hoping to make early inroads into the opposition batting line-up. Australia has won 18 of its previous 19 ODIs against Bangladesh, a five-wicket defeat in Cardiff in 2005 the only blemish in this run

History is in Australia's favour as it has lost only once against Bangladesh in the 19 matches they've played against each other.   -  Getty Images

Ahead of the crucial Group A encounter between Australia and Bangladesh, we take a look at how the numbers stack up.

Opta Stats:

  • Australia has won 18 of its previous 19 ODIs against Bangladesh, a five-wicket defeat in Cardiff in 2005 the only blemish in this run.
  • The only previous Champions Trophy encounter between these sides came in Colombo in 2002, Australia winning that one by nine wickets having bowled out Bangladesh for 129.
  • Australia won six consecutive ODIs at The Oval between 1999 and 2010 but have subsequently lost their most recent two games there.
  • Bangladesh have played at the Kennington venue just twice, losing both of those fixtures against England.
  • Australia has claimed victories in seven of its last 10 outings (L3); two of those defeats coming in their last two matches however.
  • This game will be Australia’s 900th ODI match; their record stands at 554 wins, 303 defeats, nine ties and 33 no results so far.
  • David Warner (currently 92 innings) is 36 runs away from reaching 4,000 in ODI cricket; only two men will have ever got their quicker, provided he picks up those runs in this match (Amla & Richards, Kohli reached it in 93).
  • Josh Hazlewood (Australia) comes into this game having just become only the second bowler ever to take six wickets (6/52 v New Zealand) in a Champions Trophy innings (MF Maharoof, 6/14 v West Indies, 2006).
  • Tamim Iqbal posted 128 against England at the Oval last time out; six of the nine highest ever ODI scores for Bangladesh have in fact been recorded by Tamim Iqbal.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib Al Hasan are both set to equal Mohammad Ashraful’s Bangladesh record of 175 ODI appearances in this match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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