Bangladesh knocked England out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to enter the knock-outs and will face a resurgent India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). India take on Bangladesh in the second quarterfinal at the MCG in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. An in-form India enter as favourites into the game, but knowing Bangladesh, one would still not bet against an upset. Rain too is expected to make an appearance but with reserve day in place that should not be a worry.
Melbourne: Match facts for Thursday’s World Cup quarterfinal between India and Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground:
• Eight of the last completed 10 one-day internationals between these sides has been won by the chasing team. (Bangladesh Have ‘Nothing to Lose’ vs India)
• However, the most recent clash, at Dhaka in June 2014, saw India successfully defend a total of 105, bowling Bangladesh out for 58.
• Virat Kohli (506) needs 87 runs to pass Gautam Gambhir (592) as the leading run-scorer in ODIs between these teams.
• Kohli has reached 50 in five of his six innings against Bangladesh (three of which have been converted into centuries), averaging 126.5 with a strike rate of exactly 100.
• That average of 126.5 is the highest any player holds against an opponent, minimum 500 runs scored.
• All six of the ODIs between these teams at neutral venues have been won by the team that batted second.
• India have won five of these contests, Bangladesh’s victory coming at the 2007 World Cup — their only World Cup meeting.
• Since falling for a first ball duck in his first World Cup innings when batting second in 2007, MS Dhoni has hit 281 runs (two dismissals) in six knocks when chasing — India have won all six games.
• No Bangladesh batsman hit a century in any of the team’s first 28 matches at World Cups — there have been two in the last two, both recorded by Mahmudullah.
• Since the start of the 2007 World Cup Dhoni has been dismissed once by bowlers in the Bangladesh squad, scoring 142 runs from 155 balls faced.