India vs Bangladesh: Stats you need to know

Ahead of the first Test between India and Bangladesh, Sportstar takes a look at some interesting statistics.

Indian cricketers Wriddhiman Saha (from left), Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav during a practice session in Indore on Wednesday.   -  R.V. Moorthy

Let’s start with a quiz. Which Indian batsman has scored the highest run in Tests against Bangladesh?

Well, it’s not Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma.

Former India captain, Sachin Tendulkar, who quit the game in 2013, still holds the record of scoring the maximum runs against the neighbouring team. In the seven matches that he has played against Bangladesh, Tendulkar amassed 820 runs. He is followed by Rahul Dravid -- who scored 560 runs in seven outings -- and Gautam Gambhir -- 381 in four Tests.

 

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Former India captain and the current president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, remains fourth in the list, with 371 runs in five Test outings.

In the bowling department, Zaheer Khan remains the most successful Indian bowler in Tests with 31 scalps in seven outings, followed by Irfan Pathan, who picked up eight wickets in two Tests. The third in the list is Anil Kumble -- 15 wickets in four Tests.

 

For Bangladesh, however, Tamim Iqbal remains the highest scorer in Tests, with 4327 runs in 58 Tests. In the bowling department, Shakib Al Hasan has the maximum scalps (210) in 56 Tests. Shakib is facing an one-year suspension for failing to report bookie approach in 2018.

Top Indian batsmen against Bangladesh

Sachin Tendulkar: 820 runs in seven Tests

Rahul Dravid: 560 runs in seven Tests

Gautam Gambhir: 381 runs in four Tests

Sourav Ganguly: 371 runs in five Tests

Murali Vijay: 295 runs in three Tests

Top Indian bowlers against Bangladesh

Zaheer Khan: 31 wickets in seven Tests

Irfan Pathan: 18 wickets in two Tests

Anil Kumble: 15 wickets in four Tests

Ishant Sharma: 13 wickets in five Tests

R. Ashwin: 11 wickets in two Tests