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This will be the 2nd clash between Australia and Bangladesh in Champions Trophy history AFP

6 years since an ODI between Australia and Bangladesh produced a result. Their last ODI clash, expected to take place during the 2015 World Cup, it was washed out. Their last complete ODI encounter happened in 2011 at Mirpur, which Australia won by 66 runs.

1 clash between Australia and Bangladesh in Champions Trophy history before this encounter, which happened back in 2002. Australia won that match easily by 9 wickets by chasing a mere 133. This will be the second encounter in this tournament, which will be played at The Oval.

19 matches between Australia and Bangladesh, the 2nd-least between two Test playing nations. The last position also involves Bangladesh, who have played South Africa only 17 times. 4 out of 19 Bangladesh s encounter against Australia was played in England; this will be the 5th.

1 win for Bangladesh against Australia. That victory happened in 2005, which was also played in England. Chasing 250, riding on Mohammad Ashraful s epic century, Bangladesh pulled off an historic win over Australia at Cardiff.

340 average total at The Oval since 2015 World Cup for sides batting first, 2 fewer than the average for the chasing side. In other words, The Oval has become a run-fest since then: till the 2015 World Cup the average for either side used to be less than 250.

3 Australian players from the current squad who have played Bangladesh. The shocking bit is that vice-captain David Warner, who had made his ODI debut even before captain Steven Smith, is yet to play Bangladesh. Those three Australians to have played against Bangladesh are: Smith, John Hastings and James Pattinson. In Bangladesh s squad, a total of 7 out of 15 players have played against Australia in past.

6th spot in the rankings will be regained by Bangladesh if they win against Australia. On the other hand, Australia will remain at 3rd as India have taken over the 2nd spot following their win over Pakistan on Sunday. If Australia win, on the other hand, they will regain the 2nd position while Bangladesh will remain at 7th.

5.6 economy rate for Bangladesh against Australia in ODIs, worst by any team with a 10-match cut-off. Their bowling average (58.25) and strike rate (62.4) are also the worst. After Bangladesh, Zimbabwe holds the second-worst spot for economy, average and strike rate against Australia.

51.39 batting average of Australia against Bangladesh, highest by any team against them with a 10-match cut-off. The same holds for strike rate as well (89.1).

0 wicket lost by team batting first inside first 5 overs in this Champions Trophy so far. In fact, New Zealand have been the only team to lose a wicket inside first 10 overs batting first, while Bangladesh, South Africa and India have taken at least 12 overs to lose their first wicket. On the other hand, it has been totally opposite for chasing side, who have always lost their first wicket inside first 10 overs.

1.6 win-loss ratio of Australia at The Oval, 2nd-best for any side at this venue after West Indies 3. Australia have won 8 out of 13 matches and lost 5.

47 runs needed for Soumya Sarkar to complete 1,000 runs in ODIs. If he gets there he will become the 19th Bangladeshi to reach the landmark.

30 runs required for Mahmudullah to touch 1,000-run mark in away matches for Bangladesh. He will become the 5th batsman from his country to achieve this feat after Tamim Iqbal (2,108), Shakib Al Hasan (1,580), Mohammad Ashraful (1,371) and Mushfiqur Rahim (1,131).

2 more catches and Mahmudullah will become the 2nd Bangladeshi outfielder to reach the 50-mark, after Mashrafe Mortaza (54).

43 runs required for Glenn Maxwell to reach 2,000 runs for Australia in ODIs. He will become the 26th Australian to reach the landmark.

36 runs needed for David Warner to touch the 4,000-run mark for Australia. He will become the 16th Australian player and 6th Australian left-handed batsman, after Adam Gilchrist (9,595), Michael Bevan (6,912), Allan Border (6,524), Matthew Hayden (6,131) and Michael Hussey (5,442).