After a disappointing rain affected drawn Test in Fatullah, India and hosts Bangladesh now switch their attention towards the three-match ODI series, starting Thursday.
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The next two games will be played at the same Shere Bangla National Stadium venue at Mirpur in Dhaka, on 21st and 24th of June respectively.
The two teams have so far met each other in 29 ODIs since their first encounter at the 1988 Asia Cup.
India has so far dominated the head-to-head exchanges, winning 25 of the previous encounters.
This is only the fourth bilateral series played between the two sides, all of which have been played in Bangladesh and won comfortably by the visitors.
Today a year ago: Stuart Binny, claimed 4.4-2-4-6 vs Bangladesh at Mirpur, to register India’s best ever ODI bowling figures! #BanvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 17, 2015
Having relinquished test captaincy duties, MS Dhoni returns at the helm of a young Indian side and will be hoping for another whitewash over an ever improving Bangladeshi outfit.
Here, cricket statistician Mohandas Menon casts his eye over the full head-to-head records that have defined this fixture over the course of its history.
Result summary in bilateral series
|Month, Year||Mts||Ban||Ind||NR||Series won|
Series summary: Played 3 – Bangladesh 0-3 India
Note: The teams have played bilateral series only in Bangladesh
|Highest team totals|
|296-6||50 ov||at Mirpur||7-1-2010||(Lost)|
|293-5||49.2 ov||at Mirpur||16-3-2012||(Won)|
|283-6||50 ov||at Karachi||28-6-2008||(Lost)|
|370-4||50 ov||at Mirpur||19-2-2011||(Won)|
|348-5||50 ov||at Dhaka||27-12-2004||(Won)|
|302-6||50 ov||at Melbourne||19-3-2015||(Won)|
|Lowest team totals|
|58-10||17.4 ov||at Mirpur||17-6-2014||(Lost)|
|76-10||27.3 ov||at Dhaka||11-4-2003||(Lost)|
|99-8||45 ov||at Chittagong MA||22-10-1988||(Lost)|
|105-10||25.3 ov||at Mirpur||17-6-2014||(Won)|
|191-10||49.3 ov||at Port of Spain||17-3-2007||(Lost)|
|214-10||47.5 ov||at Dhaka||26-12-2004||(Lost)|
|Total individual 100s|
|Overall 15||(2- Bangladesh, 13- India)|
|In Bangladesh 11||(1- Bangladesh, 10- India)|
|Highest individual scores|
|117||Mushfiqur Rahim||at Fatullah||26-2-2014||(Lost)|
|115||Alok Kapali||at Karachi||28-6-2008||(Lost)|
|89||Raqibul Hasan||at Mirpur||12-6-2008||(Lost)|
|175||Virender Sehwag||at Mirpur||19-2-2011||(Won)|
|137||Rohit Sharma||at Melbourne||19-3-2015||(Won)|
|136||Virat Kohli||at Fatullah||26-2-2014||(Won)|
|448 – Mushfiqur Rahim||15||14||40.73||77.11|
|426 – Tamim Iqbal||14||13||32.77||85.54|
|370 – Shakib Al Hasan||12||11||33.64||82.59|
|Most in Bangladesh: 313 runs – Mushfiqur Rahim||11||10||39.13||91.79|
|592 – Gautam Gambhir||11||11||59.20||90.80|
|509 – Virat Kohli||7||7||101.80||99.03|
|503 – Virender Sehwag||12||12||41.92||124.20|
|Most in Bangladesh: 495 runs – Virat Kohli||5||5||165.00||S/r 102.27|
|Most individual 100s|
|Bangladesh||1||Alok Kapali & Mushfiqur Rahim|
|Best bowling in an innings|
|5/28||Taskin Ahmed||at Mirpur||17-6-2014||(Lost)|
|4/38||Mashrafe Mortaza||at Port of Spain||17-3-2007||(Won)|
|3/27||Shakib Al Hasan||at Mirpur||19-6-2014||(No result)|
|6/4||Stuart Binny||at Mirpur||17-6-2014||(Won)|
|5/23||Javagal Srinath||at Dhaka||10-1-1998||(Won)|
|4/6||Virender Sehwag||at Dambulla||16-6-2010||(Won)|
|18||Mohd Rafique||in 14 mts, ave 32.50, R/o 4.72|
|16||Mashrafe Mortaza||in 13 mts, ave 34.88, R/o 4.97|
|14||Shakib Al Hasan||in 12 mts, ave 37.36, R/o 5.14|
Most in Bangladesh: 11 wickets by Mohd Rafique in 9 mts, ave 40.82, R/o 5.28 & Shakib Al Hasan in 9 mts, ave 33.82, R/o 5.18
|16||Ajit Agarkar||in 8 mts, ave 17.94, R/o 4.04|
|12||Zaheer Khan||in 9 mts,ave 27.17, R/o 4.98|
|12||Sachin Tendulkar||in 12 mts, ave 14.58, R/o 4.55|
Most in Bangladesh: 13 wickets by Ajit Agarkar in 6 mts, ave 15.77, R/o 3.87
|Overall ODI record|
New Zealand go into the fourth ODI at Trent Bridge with a 2-1 lead on the strength of their superior bowling attack.
The positives for England are that they have scored 300 plus runs in all three matches and they will have a better chance to repeat that feat with the irrepressive Trent Boult now back home tending to a back injury.
The hosts have added left-arm pace bowler David Willey to the matchday squad to provide variation in the attack and to take some vital early wickets.
The Black Caps will once again be looking for big-hitting duo Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor to build momentum with the bat after their heroics in the third ODI.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has stated that the board’s franchise-based T20 League will be staged in the UAE and not Pakistan due to a lack of financial support and a reluctance of top players to travel to Pakistan.
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Pakistan ended their cricketing exile on home soil after hosting Zimbabwe in Lahore last month but, having been without international cricket for six years, more still needs to be done for top sides and their stars to play in Pakistan.
Since the armed attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, the PCB have been playing ‘home’ series’ in the UAE.
The safe completion of the Zimbabwe series had raised hopes that international cricket would soon make a regular return to Pakistan but the inaugural edition of the high profile T20 league would have suffered in the sub-continent country had it been played there.
“We’re going ahead with the T20 league project in UAE because of the financial reasons and gains from it as top players of the world will not come to play in Pakistan,” Shaharyar said.
“The experts we’ve engaged for the product has told us that it is important to host it in UAE to attract the best players because that would ultimately increase the hype and quality of the competition from brands point of view. The best players would attract top sponsors and broadcasters.”
Good luck to PCB in launching the T20 tournament in Feb ! About time Pakistan also followed suit with such amazing talent back at home.
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) June 15, 2015
Shaharyar added that the board were not interested in going ahead with the project in Pakistan with the participation of second and third grade players as it was important for those cricketers to share the same dressing room as the world’s best players and coaches.
The board had planned to host the event in February 2016 but the dates collide with the recently launched Masters Cricket League (MCL) which will also take place in the UAE and will feature the likes of Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis.
MCL organizers have already booked out stadiums and the PCB is now trying to work alongside the legends tournament to find an amicable solution.
The PCB has asked the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to move the Masters League dates in favour of their own tournament, but considering the support the MCL has already garnered, its very public promotion and the fact it has booked grounds, the ECB would be unlikely to be able to step in, even if they wanted to.