Nidahas Trophy Final, 2018: Statistical preview
Its time for the burgeoning rivalry as India meets Bangladesh in the finals of Nidahas Trophy. The series has been on its high when it comes to entertainment, be it the celebration of 'Nagin' dance or its counterpart 'Snake-charmer' celebration.
It has been a roller coaster ride for Bangladesh in the tournament so far. Bangladesh has managed to make it to the finals after a nail-biting finish in the previous game against the Sri Lankan team. All thanks to Mahmudullah, who maintained his calm amidst the enthralling chaos that lit up in the final over of the match, as Bangladesh shocked Sri Lanka to enter the Nidahas Trophy finals.
Meanwhile, the Indian team has been very consistent in the tournament after their loss in the opening match of the tournament against Sri Lanka.
The final promises to be a big affair as the Bangladeshi team would be high on confidence. Although the Indian team would enter the finals as favorites, the Bangladeshi team would be fighting their heart out to lift the Nidahas trophy.
All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the finals of the Nidahas Trophy:
0 – Bangladesh hasn't won a single match against India in the shortest format of the game.
Head to head - India: 7 and Bangladesh: 0.
1 – The number of instances when a team has won while batting first in the tournament so far. India is the only team in the tournament to do so.
3 – The number of instances when India and Bangladesh have met at a knock-out stage in a tournament (ODIs and T20Is), and India has won all of them.
5.88 – The economy rate that Washington Sundar holds in the tournament so far. Also, this is the second best economy rate in the series so far after Shakib Al Hasan's 4.50.
7 – The number of wickets taken by Washington Sundar in the tournament so far. Currently, Sundar is the highest wicket-taker in the tournament so far.
9 – The number of sixes that Shikhar Dhawan has hit in the tournament which is highest in the series so far.
13.43 – The bowling average that Washington Sundar holds in the tournament so far, and it is the second best after Shakib Al Hasan's bowling average of 9.
15 – The number of runs needed by the Bangladeshi wicket-keeper, Mushfiqur Rahim, to surpass Kusal Perera and become the highest run scorer in the tournament.
17 – The number of runs needed by the Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan, to surpass Kusal Perera and become the highest run scorer in the tournament.
87.50 – The win percentage that Rohit Sharma holds in T20I cricket while captaining India.
106 – The batting average that Manish Pandey holds in the tournament which is the best in the series so far.
Sources: ESPNCricinfo Statsguru