Pakistan and Afghanistan will face each other on this Saturday (29th June) at Headingley (Leeds) in the match 36 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
After playing seven matches in this tournament, Pakistan has earned seven points (three victories, three defeats and one no result) while Afghanistan hasn’t opened their points account yet (seven losses).
Ahead of this 36th game of 2019 CWC, here we are with some statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
Pakistan (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, Lost, Won and Won
Afghanistan (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost and Won
ODI records at Headingley (Leeds)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (3 matches): Pakistan won 3 ODIs; Afghanistan won 0 ODIs
At neutral venues (3 matches): Pakistan won 3 ODIs; Afghanistan won 0 ODIs
In England: Never played
At Headingley, Leeds: Never played
In the World Cup: Never played
i) Off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has already claimed 246 international wickets while he has also scored 12,128 international runs. By taking four more wickets, Hafeez will be the first Pakistan cricketer And fifth overall cricketer to achieve this joint feat – scoring 12,000+ international runs and taking at least 250 international wickets.
i) The left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz has picked up 32 wickets in Cricket World Cup. After Wasim Akram (55 wickets) and Imran Khan (34 wickets), Riaz is in the third position to take most wickets for Pakistan in CWC history. Taking three more wickets, Riaz will surpass Imran Khan in this list.
i) The right-arm pacer Hasan Ali has already taken 148 wickets in the international career. He needs to take two more wickets to complete his 150 international wickets.
i) Apart from scoring 1,786 ODI runs, Samiullah Shinwari has also taken 45 ODI wickets. The leggie is five wickets away to become the third Afghan player to score 1,000+ runs as well as to take at least 50 wickets in ODI career. Mohammad Nabi (2,681 runs and 125 wickets) and Gulbadin Naib (1,004 runs and 59 wickets) were the first two Afghan players to achieve this feat.
i) Off-spinner Mohammad Nabi has taken 198 wickets in the international career. Taking two more international wickets, Nabi will become the second Afghanistan bowler after Rashid Khan (211 wickets) to pick up 200 international wickets.
ii) Mohammad Nabi has already scored 2,681 runs in ODI career. In the most ODI runs table for Afghanistan, only Mohammad Shahzad is ahead of Nabi with 2,727 runs. By scoring 47 more runs, Nabi will become the most ODI run-scorer for Afghanistan.