Pakistan is scheduled to tour Bangladesh to play three T20Is followed by two-match Test series. The home side has announced their T20I squad for the three-match T20I series.
With Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain and Liton Das dropped from the side, Bangladesh have announced their 16-member squad for the home series against Pakistan. On the other hand, Khushdil Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shahnawaz Dhani and Usman Qadir have been retained in Pakistan’s T20 squad for the three-match series.
Here are the statistics and numbers related to the Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2021 T20I series which are as following:
2 victories for Bangladesh out of twelve T20I matches against Pakistan. Bangladesh lost their previous T20I series against Pakistan played in Pakistan.
14 wickets needed by pacer Haris Rauf to complete 50 wickets for Pakistan in the 20-over format. The right arm quick has claimed 36 wickets at an average of 24.16.
11 wickets needed by pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi to complete 50 wickets for Pakistan in T20Is. Left-arm quick has claimed 39 wickets at an average of 26.82.
154 runs needed by Pakistan wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan to complete 1,500 runs in the T20 format. In 49 matches played, Rizwan has accumulated 1,346 runs at an average of 51.76 with 1 century and 11 half-centuries to his name.
60 runs needed by Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad to complete 2,000 runs in the T20 format. In 110 matches played, Mahmudullah has accumulated 1,940 runs at an average of 24.55 with six half-centuries to his name.
16 wickets required by pacer Mustafizur Rahman to complete 100 wickets in the T20 format. In 59 T20Is played for Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman has claimed 84 wickets at an average of 19.52.
It will be interesting to how Bangladesh fare against Pakistan in this T20I series after having their worst T20 World Cup campaign earlier this month. On the other hand, Pakistan played excellent cricket in this year’s T20 World Cup and will be looking to maintain their winning momentum in this three-match T20I series.