10 facts about India-Bangladesh World Cup quarter-final

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On March 19 (Thursday), defending champions India face Bangladesh in the second quarter-final of ICC World Cup 2015. Unbeaten India start favourites in this clash at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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India cruised into the knockout stage with a clean sheet in Pool B - winning all six - against Pakistan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe. (What happens if a quarter-final ends in a tie?)

Indian players celebrating a wicket at World Cup 2015

Bangladesh, the fourth placed side in Pool A, won three matches to book their spot in the last-eight phase. The winner of India-Bangladesh game faces either Australia or Pakistan in the semi-final.

Here are 10 facts about this all-important quarter-final clash

1. This is the first time the two are meeting in a quarter-final of World Cup. The previous two have been in group phase

2. The World Cup head-to-head record is 1-1. Bangladesh stunned India in 2007 to play a big part in sending them home from first round while MS Dhoni-led outfit drew level with a thumping win in 2011

3. India have two World Cup centuries against their neighbours. Both came in the same game in Dhaka in 2011. Virender Sehwag smashed 175 and Virat Kohli scored 100 not out

4. India captain Dhoni was out for a 3-ball duck in 2007 edition, his only World Cup innings, against them. He did not bat in 2011

5. No Bangladesh batsman has scored a World Cup hundred against India. The highest score is 70 by Tamim Iqbal, in 2011

6. Kohli, in his World Cup debut match, hit an 83-ball 100 not out against Bangladesh in 2011

MS Dhoni plays against West Indies at World Cup 2015

7. Six Bangladesh players in the current squad played in 2011 game - Tamim, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain. For India, only Dhoni and Kohli featured in that match. Dhoni also was part of the playing 11 in 2007 clash, so were Tamim, Rahim, current captain Mashrafe Mortaza and Shakib

8. Overall in ODI cricket, Bangladesh have beaten India only thrice in 29 meetings. India won 24 and other two were no results

9. This is the first ever meeting between India and Bangladesh in Australia

10. In March 2012, Bangladesh defeated India by 5 wickets in Asia Cup. That famous match is remembered for Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 100th international century (114 in 147 balls)

India Vs Bangladesh World Cup records/numbers

Previous captains - Rahul Dravid (2007), MS Dhoni (2011) Habibul Bashar (2007), Shakib Al Hasan (2011)

Oldest and youngest in current squads - Bangladesh: Mortaza (31 years), Soumya Sarkar (21); India: MS Dhoni (33); Axar Patel (21)

Highest score

India - 370/4 in 50 overs

Bangladesh - 283/9 in 50 overs

Lowest score

India - 191 all out in 49.3 overs

Mahmudullah blows a kiss to the crowd as he celebrates his ton against England at World Cup 2015


Virender Sehwag 175 in 2011

Virat Kohli 100 not out in 2011

Most runs

Sehwag 177 ( 2 innings) - Highest Score 175 in 2011

Tamim Iqbal 121 (2 innings) Highest Score 70 in 2011

Most wickets

Munaf Patel 6 (2 innings) - Best - 4/48 in 2011

Mashrafe Mortaza 4 wickets (1 innings) - Best - 4/38 in 2007

Overall head-to-head

Played: 29; India won: 24; Bangladesh won: 3; No Results: 2


India: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed

Match starts at 9 AM IST

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