Bangladesh will lock horns with Australia in their sixth World Cup match today at Nottingham. Bangladesh will be pumped up ahead of this important clash as they have beaten West Indies in emphatic fashion in their last match.
Australia dominated over Bangladesh throughout the history. Bangladesh just won one ODI match against Australia in their ODI history, which was in 2005 at England. Australia may have thought this will be an easy encounter earlier but this may not be, as this Bangladesh team is the best team that Bangladesh ever produced and they have already shown their strength by beating South Africa and England.Australia are currently the fifth ranked ODI team in the World and Bangladesh are on the eighth position of the ranking table. Australia are on the second position on the point table with eight points and Bangladesh are on the fifth position with 5 points. So, this match is crucial for both of the teams to secure their place in the semi-final.
Now let’s look at some of the interesting stats between these two sides:
Last ten Matches
Bangladesh have lost all of their last 10 matches against Australia. And the margin of defeat in all of these matches has also been very large. Bangladesh faced Australia last time in the 2017 Champions trophy but that match washed out due to rain. Australia haven’t faced Bangladesh since 2011 in ODI cricket. So, it can be said that they haven’t faced the changed Bangladesh.
Bangladesh and Australia doesn’t face other too often. They have just played 20 matches with each other over the years and in those match Australia won 18 times and Bangladesh won just one time. The one silver lining for Bangladesh are that the one match Tigers won against Australia was in Cardiff, England.In World Cup
Bangladesh and Australia faced each other twice in the World Cup. First in 1999 World Cup and then in 2007 World Cup. And in both of these matches Bangladesh lost abysmally. In 1999 World Cup Bangladesh lost by 7 wickets and in 2007 World Cup Bangladesh lost by 10 Wickets against the Kangaroos.
Individual performance in World Cup
Adam Gilchirst has the highest individual score in the World Cup fixture. He scored 63 runs against Bangladesh in 1999 World Cup. Gilchrist has scored two half centuries in the two times these two teams faced each other in the World cup. No one has scored any century yet in the World Cup fixture. For Bangladesh Minhajul Abedin Nannu is the highest scorer in this fixture with 53 runs in 1999 World Cup. Gleen Mcgrath has the greatest bowling figure (16-3) in this fixture, in the 2007 World Cup. For Bangladesh Enamul Haque Moni has the best bowling figure (40-2 ) in this fixture.
For Australia Adam Gilchirst has scored most runs against Bangladesh. He has scored 444 runs against Bangladesh in his career and has an average of 55.50 against them. For Bangladesh former skipper, Habibul Bashar has scored the most runs as he scored 289 runs against the Kangaroos with an average of 26.27. Shane Watson has the highest individual score in this fixture, he scored 185 against Tigers in Bangladesh.
In bowling, for Australia, Brad Hogg is the highest wicket taking bowler, he took 18 wickets in just 9 matches against Bangladesh.
For Bangladesh, Mashrafee Mortaza is the highest wicket taker in this fixture, he has taken 15 wickets in 15 matches against Australia.