Shakib Al Hasan set to play his 350th T20 match today

England and Bangladesh will be facing each other for the first time in a T20I game today.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 27 October 2021 12:31 pm

England after a crushing win against West Indies in Super-12 will be facing Bangladesh today. Bangladesh have good spin bowling attack and they will hope that their bowlers come into party against the solid English batting side. Although England start as favourites, Bangladesh might surprise all of us in today's game considering their recent form and also the Asian pitch conditions is likely to suit the Bangladesh side.

For Bangladesh side this might end up being a must win game because of their loss in the previous game against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh campaign in T20 WC 2021 has been mixed so far. Bangladesh after a loss against Scotland, bounced back well enough enter to Super-12 stage and despite posting a good total against Sri Lanka in their first Super-12 game, they ended up losing it.

Numbers and stats before start of England vs Bangladesh game:

1 - England and Bangladesh will be facing each other for the first time in a T20I game. Before this contest these two teams have never met each other in T20Is.

2 - Shakib Al Hasan needs 2 more wickets to complete 400 wickets in T20s.

3 - Jonny Bairstow needs 3 more sixes to complete smashing 50 sixes in T20Is.

4 - Shakib Al Hasan will become 4th Asian player to play his 350 T20 match.

Most matches played in T20s among Asian players:

Shoaib Malik - 445
Sohail Tanvir - 370
Rohit Sharma - 357
Shakib Al Hasan - 349 (Will be playing his 350th T20 match against England)

5 - England have played only 1 match in Abu Dhabi before and have won that game by a margin of 5 runs against Pakistan in 2012.

50 - Jason Roy will be playing his 50th T20I match for England today.