Stats: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka in Tests
Bangladesh cricket team tour of Sri Lanka is going to start with the clash of Test from 7 March in Galle. Tigers are all set to take on Sri Lanka in the first Test of two-match Test series at their lucky venue in Galle International Stadium of Sri Lanka. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পরিসংখ্যানে বাংলাদেশ-শ্রীলংকা টেস্ট]
Head to Head: Bangladesh cricket team’s Test journey against Sri Lanka does not sound good. Tigers have played 16 Tests against Sri Lanka so far where they are beaten 14 times by the lions. Two times out of 16 matches, Bangladesh have been able to draw and save the Test.
Leading run-scorer: Mohammad Ashraful is the leading run scorer of Bangladesh against Sri Lanka. He had scored 1090 runs from 13 Tests at an average of 45.41. He is also the leading batsman among Bangladeshi cricketer to score maximum numbers of centuries (5) against Sri Lanka. On the contrary, Kumar Sangakkara who retired from international cricket is the leading run scorer against Bangladesh. At an average of 95.57 this left-handed batsman had scored 1816 runs including the maximum numbers of centuries.
Leading wicket taker: Former legendary spinner of Sri Lanka cricket team Muttiah Muralitharan picked up 89 wickets from 11 matches and still remains as the leading wicket taker bowler against Bangladesh in Tests while Shahadat Hossain of Bangladesh has picked up 24 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan is next to Shahadat. This all-rounder of Bangladesh has picked up 20 wickets off his 5 Tests including two 5 wickets-haul against Sri Lanka.
Highest & Lowest Team Totals: Bangladesh cricket team’s highest team total against Sri Lanka is 638. With the help of Ashraful’s 190 and Mushfiq’s marvelous 200 Bangladesh managed to post this runs on the scoreboard in 2012/13 in Galle Test. Lowest total of Bangladesh against Sri Lanka is 62. On the other side, Sri Lanka’s highest team total against Bangladesh is 730/6 dec while their lowest team total is 293 against the Tigers in Tests.
-Imran Hasan, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com