CANBERRA: The only previous meeting between these teams, at the 2014 Asia Cup, saw Afghanistan record their maiden ODI win against a Test-playing nation, at the fourth attempt.
– Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal need 23 and 29 runs respectively to reach 4,000 ODI runs. No Bangladeshi has yet reached this milestone.
– Shakib Al Hasan (64.3%) has delivered the highest percentage of dot balls in ODIs between Test-playing nations since the start of 2014, minimum 200 balls bowled.
– Since the start of 2013 Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan has taken 22 wickets in 10 ODIs, at an average of 15.7 and strike rate of 22, with an economy rate of 4.3.
– Bangladesh have not played an official ODI in 2015- AFP