Bangladesh’s tour of India tees off with a 3-match T20I series, the first of which will be played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. Ahead of the match, here is a statistical preview.
1 T20I for India at Kotla, against New Zealand in 2016-17. They had won by 53 runs. In all, 5 T20Is have been played here, 4 of which took place in the 2016 World T20. Bangladesh have never played here.
1 uncapped player in the Indian side – Shivam Dube. He may become the 82nd to play T20Is for them.
1 uncapped player in the Bangladesh side – Mohammad Naim. He may become the 67th to play T20Is for them.
3 T20Is for Bangladesh without both Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal till date (twice in 2013, once in 2018). They have lost all. In all they have played 90 T20Is.
4 men have played all 8 matches between India and Bangladesh – Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Raina. With Raina ready to miss this one, the 100% record will belong to the first three.
4 wickets needed by Yuzvendra Chahal (46) to become the 3rd Indian and 31st overall to take 50 T20I wickets. In fact, Chahal has a chance of going past Jasprit Bumrah (51) and R Ashwin (52), the only Indians ahead of him, in this series.
5 wickets for Chahal against Bangladesh, the 2nd-most for India. He needs 2 more to go past Ashwin (6). Washington Sundar has 4.
8 matches for India against Bangladesh and they have won all. This is the 2nd-most matches for any side against an opposition with a 100% record: Pakistan lead Zimbabwe 11-0.
8 runs needed by Rohit (2,443) to go past Virat Kohli (2,450) and become the leading run-scorer in T20I history. He also needs 57 to become the first in the world to the 2,500-run mark.
7 wickets for Al-Amin Hossain against India, the joint-most for Bangladesh. He needs 1 more to go past Rubel Hossain (7).
10 T20Is for Bangladesh on Indian soil. They had 2 of the first 3 (against Netherlands and Oman), while another (against Ireland) did not produce a result. Since then they have lost 7 matches against five different oppositions.
35 catches for Rohit. He needs 2 more to go past Kohli (36) and secure 2nd spot among Indians on the list of non-wicketkeepers. Only Raina (42) has more.
58 dismissals for Mushfiqur (30 catches, 28 stumpings) as wicketkeeper. One more will take him past Denesh Ramdin (38 and 20). Only MS Dhoni (57 and 34) and Kamran Akmal (28 and 32) have more. Mushfiqur has also held 1 catch as a non-wicketkeeper.
98 T20Is for Rohit, the joint-most for an Indian male. Dhoni has also played 98 T20Is. Rohit will also draw level with Shahid Afridi (99). Only Shoaib Malik (111) has played more matches.
87 runs needed by Shikhar Dhawan (1,413) to become the 5th Indian and 27th overall to score 1,500 T20I runs.
101 runs needed by KL Rahul (899) to become the 8th Indian and 57th overall to score 1,000 T20I runs.