Bangalore, Sep 22: Pakistan will be starting its World T20 campaign against New Zealand at the Pallekele International Stadium on Sunday. Here are the Team statistics and facts ahead of the crucial Group D clash.
# Pakistan and New Zealand have played 3 matches so far in World T20 as Pakistan have been dominant against New Zealand with 2 wins
# Kamran Akmal is the top run scorer for Pakistan in World T20 with 412 runs off 20 matches with a highest score of 73 at a strike rate of 121.89
# Kamran Akmal also holds the record for the maximum sixes as he has 15 to his credit. Misbah (14), Umar Akmal and Imran Nasir have recorded 10 each and could get a few more on Sunday while Misbah loses out on updating the data this time around
# While the tainted cricketer Salman Butt holds the record for most boundaries in World T20 with 40.
# Pakistan's highest total in World T20 has been 191/6 against Australia in May 2010
# While their lowest total in World T20 has been 131/9 against Sri Lanka at Lords in June 2009
# Kamran Akmal jointly holds the record with Salman Butt for the highest individual score with 73 for Pakistan in World T20
# Moreover, Akmal brothers top the list for more fifties in World T20 for Pakistan as Kamran has 3 to his credit while Umar has recorded 2 fifties so far in T20 WC
# Shahid Afridi (3) holds the record for the maximum ducks in World T20 for his nation
# Imran Nazir has hit 5 sixes in an innings against New Zealand, in Sep 2007
# Shahid Afridi has claimed 27 wickets for Pakistan in World T20, the highest followed by Umar Gul (26) for their country
# Umar Gul is the only Pakistan bowler to have claimed a five wicket haul in World T20
* Younis Khan (8), Umar Akmal (7), Mohammad Hafeez (7)Shahid Afridi (6) have claimed the most catches for Pakistan so far in World T20
# Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq and Shahid Afridi have played 20 World T20 matches so far, while Afridi and Akmal will be playing their 21st match on Sunday.
# Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt have recorded 142 runs for the first wicket against Bangladesh in May 2010, marking their best partnership ever by runs, for Pakistan in World T20
# Pakistan have so far played 20 matches in World T20 so far and have registered 12 wins and 7 losses as one match was tied.
# Saeed Ajmal has been the highest wicket taker for Pakistan in T20 Internationals this year, while he is ranked second overall as he is behind Ireland's Dockrell who has taken a wicket more than Ajmal in the calendar year