Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are all set to play a 3-match ODI series, starting from tomorrow in Dhaka. Both teams have played 8 bilateral ODI series (all of them being 3 match ODI series) so far in the past and Sri Lanka have won 6 series out of them. Sri Lanka have won 19 of the 24 matches they played against Bangladesh in bilateral, with 2 of the games ending up in No Result.
However, Bangladesh can be hopeful of giving tough competition, considering the recent form of depleted Lankan team. Last time, when they both met in Asia Cup, Bangladesh ended up defeating Sri Lanka very convincingly by a margin of 137 runs in 2018. Bangladeshi’s senior players like Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim are expected to step up for their team in much anticipated clash.
Let us look at the numbers ahead of the exciting limited-overs series:
Most runs for Sri Lanka (Among current players) vs Bangladesh – Kusal Perera (445 runs)
Most wickets for Sri Lanka (Among current players) vs Bangladesh – Akila Dananjaya (6 wickets)
Most runs for Bangladesh – Mushfiqur Rahim (783 runs)
Most wickets for Bangladesh (Among current players) vs Sri Lanka – Mustafizur Rahman (15 wickets) & Shakib Al Hasan (15 wickets)
0 – Bangladesh have never won a single bilateral ODI series against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh previously have managed to level the series by 1-1 which happened during 2013 & 2017.
59- Tamim Iqbal needs 59 more runs to become the 1st player to score 14,000 runs for Bangladesh alone in international cricket.
Most runs for Bangladesh in international cricket
Tamim Iqbal – 13941
Mushfiqur Rahim – 12311
Shakib Al Hasan – 11933
Mahmudullah – 8533
Mohammad Ashraful – 6655
4 – Shakib Al Hasan has 266 wickets in ODIs, and needs 4 more wickets to overtake Mashrafe Mortaza (269 wickets) and become the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs.
9 – Kusal Perera will be 9th ODI captain of SL since 2015, which is most for any team from in that time frame. Overall, he will become the 24th captain to lead the Lankan ODI side
Most captains used by a team since 2015
SL – 9*
Pak / SA / Zim – 7
Aus – 6
WI – 5
Afg / Ind / NZ – 4
Ban / Eng – 3
9 – Since 2015, Bangladesh have won 9 out of the 10 ODI series they played on Bangladesh soil. The last time Bangladesh lost a home series was against England in 2016.
Results of last 10 ODI bilateral series of Bangladesh in 2015 (At home):
3-0 vs WI in 2021
3-0 vs Zim in 2020
2-1 vs WI in 2018
3-0 vs Zim in 2018
1-2 vs Eng in 2016 (Only series Ban lost)*
2-1 vs Afg in 2016
3-0 vs Zim in 2015
2-1 vs SA in 2015
2-1 vs Ind in 2015
3-0 vs Pak in 2015
10 – Dasun Shanaka needs 10 more runs to get to 500 ODI runs.
13 – Liton Das needs 65 more runs to become the 13th Bangladeshi player to smash 3000 runs for Bangladesh in international cricket.
2 – Taskin Ahmed needs 2 more wickets to pick 50 ODI wickets.
4- Wanindu Hasaranga needs 4 more wickets to pick 50 wickets in international cricket.