Shakib Al Hasan on the verge of taking 400 wickets in T20 Cricket and much more

Shakib Al Hasan needs 1 more wicket to surpass Shahid Afridi and become the leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 24 October 2021 12:39 pm

After doing well enough in the qualifiers in their respective groups, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will clash against each other in the super-12 stage. Sri Lanka were dominant in the first round of T20 WC 2021 as they won all three matches. Meanwhile, Bangladesh suffered an unexpected loss to Scotland in their first game but made a very good comeback by winning their next two games against Oman and PNG. Sri Lanka's good spin attack has been their key for success and also their pacers have started showing consistency which has helped the team's cause. Sri Lanka will start as favourite team against Bangladesh in the upcoming contest.

Let us have a look at some of the stats and numbers before start of the game:

40 - Shakib Al Hasan needs 1 more wicket to surpass Shahid Afridi and become the leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history.

11 - Bangladesh have won 11 T20I matches in the year 2021, which is joint-most wins in this year along with South Africa side.

400 - Shakib Al Hasan needs 4 more wickets to complete taking 400 wickets in T20 Cricket overall.

26 - Wanindu Hasaranga has taken 26 T20I wickets in the year 2021.

Most T20I wickets in a calendar year by spin bowler:

Tabraiz Shamsi - 29 wickets in 2021
Shadab Khan - 28 wickets in 2018
Sandeep Lamichhane - 28 wickets in 2019
Wanindu Hasaranga - 26 wickets in 2021
Saeed Ajmal - 25 wickets in 2012

100 - Kusal Perera needs 2 more sixes to complete smashing 100 sixes in T20 cricket and 1 more six to complete 50 sixes in T20Is.

55 - Mustafizur Rahman has taken 55 wickets in T20 cricket in 2021 which is 2nd highest in this year after Rashid Khan (57 wickets).