Hosts Pakistan will be looking to break their losing streak when they lock horns with Bangladesh in the upcoming three-match T20I series that starts from 24th January. Captain Babar Azam will be hoping that the side can turn their fortunes and do well in this home series.
Pakistan has made wholesale changes to their T20 squad for the upcoming three-match series against Bangladesh. Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have been recalled into the T20I squad on the back of strong performances produced in the domestic competition.
For home side, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Musa and Iftikhar Ahmed have retained their place in the setup for this T20I series. Uncapped players like Haris Rauf, Ahsan Adil and Khushdil Khan have picked for this three-match T20I series.
On the other hand, All-rounder Mahmudullah will lead Bangladesh for the three-match T20I series. Al-Amin Hossain, Mohammad Naim, Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Afif Hossain are promising players who will be looking to make an impact with the bat and ball for Bangladesh in this T20I series.
Here are some of the important stats related to Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2020 T20I series which is mentioned below:
10 matches have been played between Pakistan and Bangladesh in the T20 format. Pakistan have dominated the proceedings in terms of head-to-head contests and managed to win 8 games. On the other hand, Bangladesh have come out on top on two occasions.
4 wickets needed by Pakistan’s premier spinner Shadab Khan to complete 50 wickets in T20 format. Shadab currently has claimed 46 wickets in 38 games at an average of 20.60.
8 wickets needed by Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim to complete 50 wickets in T20 format. Shadab currently has claimed 42 wickets in 41 games at an average of 20.88.
10 wickets needed by Bangladesh pacer Al-Amin Hossain to complete 50 wickets in T20 format. Al-Amin Hossain currently has claimed 40 wickets in 28 games at an average of 16.82
95 runs required by Pakistan’s premier batsman Babar Azam to complete 1500 runs in T20 cricket. Azam has scored 1405 run in 36 T20I matches at an average of 50.17 with 12 half-centuries to his name.
70 runs needed by Captain and all-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad to complete 1500 runs in the T20 format. Mahmudullah has scored 1430 run in 83 T20I games with four half-centuries to his name.
209 runs needed by Bangladesh opener Soumya Sarkar to complete 1000 runs in the T20 format. Sarkar currently has scored 791 runs in 46 matches at an average of 17.19 with one half-century to his name.