The Bangladesh Cricket Board oversees the Tigers men’s cricket team (BCB). ICC Full Member for Test, ODI, and T20I. At November 2000, India defeated it 9 wickets in Dhaka. Bangladesh played six ICC Trophies since joining the ICC in 1977. Bangladesh debuted at the 1979 ICC Trophy in England. On 31 March 1986, Bangladesh played its first ODI against Pakistan at the Asia Cup. Cricket eclipsed football in Bangladesh during the late 1990s, especially in cities. Bangladesh debuted in 1986 Asia Cup.
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Bangladesh qualified for its first Cricket World Cup in England in 1999 after winning the ICC Trophy in Malaysia in 1997. It upset Scotland and Pakistan. Bangladesh joined ICC on June 26, 2000. Bangladesh loses most Tests and ODIs (21, 2000–2002). (23/2001–2004). After joining the ICC, Bangladesh won their first ODI since the 1999 World Cup in 2004. Zimbabwe, who played in Bangladesh’s 2005 Test win, lost. Bangladesh won their first Test series by drawing the second match. Bangladesh won two Tests in the West Indies in 2009. In 2014, the West Indies overcame Bangladesh in a two-match test series in the Caribbean, avenging their five-year setback.
Before Bangladesh became independent in 1971, several teams from East Pakistan played in Pakistani domestic cricket. The East Pakistan cricket team had three players who later played in ICC Trophy matches. Bangladesh joined the International Cricket Council as an Associate Member in 1977. (ICC). In the first ICC Trophy, Bangladesh was one of fifteen teams that took part. It was held in 1979 and gave countries that didn’t play Tests the chance to qualify for the World Cup that year. Bangladesh, led by Raqibul Hasan as captain, won two games and lost two, but didn’t make it out of the first round. The team Bangladesh got into the 1986 Asia Cup because they won the South-East Asian Cricket Conference Tournament in February 1984. Bangladesh played its first One-Day International against a Full Member of the ICC on March 31, 1986.
The team Bangladesh, which was led by Gazi Ashraf, was bowled out for 94 runs, and Pakistan won with seven wickets to spare. They finished last in the three-team tournament because they lost their second ODI, which was against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh qualified for the 1988 Asia Cup, which they hosted. This was the first time that One-Day Internationals (ODIs) were held in the country. Even though Bangladesh lost all of their games, ODI was given to them after the fact. Floods in the months before the tournament made it look like it might not happen, but it did. A charity match raised $70,000 for people who were hurt by the flood. Bangladesh’s only two wins in the 1986 ICC Trophy gave them a black mark.
initial years as a Test team (2000–2003)
Mehrab Hossain hit the first Test run in the history of Bangladesh Cricket. In 1999, he also hit the first ODI hundred by a single player for Bangladesh. Bangladesh, led by captain Naimur Rahman, lost by nine wickets, but Wisden said they “surpassed all expectations by matching their neighbours and sometimes even having the upper hand.” Aminul Islam Bulbul scored 145 runs in the first innings, making him the third person to score a century in their team’s first Test. Rahman took six wickets for 132 runs, which was the second-best bowling performance in a country’s first Test. Trevor Chappell, a former Australian Test cricketer, was hired as a coach in March 2001. The next month, Bangladesh went to Zimbabwe to play three ODIs and two Tests. Zimbabwe won all five matches. At the time, they were ranked ninth out of the ten Test teams.
Bangladesh played in the Asian Test Championship in 2001–02, which was the second and last time it was held and the first time the team was eligible to play. Both of their games were lost by an innings. In his first match, Mohammad Ashraful became the youngest player to ever score a century in a Test match.
Under Dav Whatmore (2003–2007):
2003 mid-year tour to Australia saw Bangladesh play two Tests and three ODIs. They lost every tour match. Bangladesh played three Tests and five ODIs in Pakistan in August 2003. In 2001–02, Bangladesh played one Test match in Pakistan. Pakistan won the Test series 3–0 and the ODI series 5–0. Alok Kapali dismissed Shabbir Ahmed, Danish Kaneria, and Umar Gul in the opening Test match of that series. Bangladesh lost their first Test match versus Pakistan by one wicket in the third Test match of that series. Only eleven teams had lost by one wicket in Test history.
England played 2 Tests and 3 ODIs against Bangladesh in September–October 2003. England won both Tests and three ODIs by 7 wickets. Mahmud was booed. He was withdrawn from the squad and Habibul Bashar became captain before Bangladesh’s tour of Zimbabwe in February and March the following year. Zimbabwe had few senior players. Bangladesh lost the Test and ODI series 1–0 and 2–1. The second Test was drawn after three days of no play owing to severe rains, ending their world record streak of 21 consecutive Test cricket defeats dating back to November 2001. Bangladesh won its first ODI since beating Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup.
Shaun Williams’ watch (2007):
BCB put their Under-19 coach, Shaun Williams, in charge of the Bangladesh team until they find a long-term replacement for Whatmore. Ashraful was named captain for both Tests and ODIs in June 2007. In June and July, Sri Lanka was the first place Ashraful took his team as captain. Bangladesh lost by an innings in each of the three Tests and all three One-Day Internationals (ODIs). In the first innings of the second Test, Bangladesh got out after scoring 62 runs, which was their lowest score up to that point.
Bangladesh played two T20Is in Kenya before the World T20. Here, they won against Kenya, but they lost against Pakistan. In September 2007, South Africa held the ICC World Twenty20. Bangladesh beat the West Indies in the group stage so they could move on to the Super 8 round. But that was the only game they won in the tournament. In the other four games, they lost. Brett Lee, an Australian fast bowler, got the first ever Twenty20 International (T20I) hat-trick in the Super 8 match against Bangladesh.
Following Steve Rhodes (2018–2019):
Steve Rhodes, who used to be the wicketkeeper for England, was named the head coach for Bangladesh by BCB at the beginning of March, before the West Indies tour. Bangladesh hit an all-time low when they were out for 43 in the 1st Test against West Indies at North Sound. This was their lowest score ever in a Test, and they went on to lose the test by an innings and 219 runs. Later, Bangladesh lost the second Test by 166 runs and the series two games to none. Later, when the games were shorter, they did well. The tour ended when they won the three-game ODI and T20I series by a 2–1 margin.
Bangladesh’s 2018 Asia Cup campaign got off to a good start when they beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs. This was their biggest win by runs in an away ODI. Even though they lost by 136 runs in their next group stage match against Afghanistan (Bangladesh’s biggest loss by runs against Afghanistan in ODIs), they moved on to the Super Four stage. Bangladesh lost to India by 7 wickets, barely beat Afghanistan by 3 runs, and beat Pakistan by 37 runs in the Super Four round to get to the Asia Cup Final. At the Final, they lost by 3 wickets to India, which means that they have never won a tournament Final.
Russell Domingo’s (2019–present):
On August 17, 2019, BCB named Russell Domingo national team head coach for two years. Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan at Chittagong in his maiden Test match as coach in September 2019. Bangladesh reached the tri-series final after winning three of their four group matches against Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Two teams shared the prize as Afghanistan’s final match was rained out.
Bangladesh played 3 T20Is and 2 Tests in India in October–November. This Test series began Bangladesh’s World Test Championship. After accepting three ICC Anti-Corruption Code charges, Bangladesh’s Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan was suspended for two years before the tour. Mominul Haque became Test captain and Mahmudullah T20I captain. Bangladesh won the tour’s first T20I at Delhi by 7 wickets but lost the next two by 8 wickets and 30 runs, losing the series 1–2. Bangladesh lost both Test matches by an innings due to poor batting. Both teams played their first day/night Test in the second Test.
Bangladesh played one Test and three T20I matches in Pakistan in January and February 2020. Pakistan won the T20I series 2–0, with the third match rained out. The inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship included the Test match. Bangladesh lost the Test.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is in charge of the country’s cricket team and cricket as a sport. The BCB is in charge of keeping the grounds in good shape and promoting the sport. The Bangladesh Cricket Control Board was set up in 1972. In 1976, its first constitution was written. In January 2007, the name of the board changed. The word “control” was taken out of the name. The government of Bangladesh picks the president of the BCB.
The board also decides who pays for the team. Since 2003, Grameenphone has given money to both the men’s and women’s national teams. From 2007 to 2011, they spent 151.5 million ($1.6 million) to improve sports in the country. In 2006, the Board set up an academy to help young players with less experience get better. The Board gives central contracts and match fees to the national players. In 2005, players got about $1,000 for each Test and $500 for each ODI they played.
Bangladesh wears cricket whites for Test cricket. The BCB logo is on the left chest, and the logo of the sponsor is on the right chest. Fielders wear dark green caps or white sunhats with a wide brim. The helmets are also dark green. In limited overs cricket, Bangladesh wears a green uniform with red accents. The BCB logo is on the chest, the sponsor’s logo is in the middle, and “BANGLADESH” is written below in red letters. The fielders wear a green baseball cap with red accents or a green wide-brimmed hat. ICC tournaments have the logo of the sponsor on the left sleeve. Bangladesh’s uniform for the 1999 Cricket World Cup was olive green with yellow accents and a horizontal stripe on the chest that looked like tiger stripes. Uniliver Bangladesh became the team sponsor on September 6, 2018, and will do so until 2020.
|Bowling style||Contract||Domestic team||Club team||Format||S/N||Remarks|
|Tamim Iqbal||33||Left||Right-arm off break||Yes||No||Chittagong Division||Prime Bank||Test, ODI||28||ODI Captain|
|Najmul Hossain Shanto||24||Left||Right arm off break||Yes||No||Rajshahi Division||Abahani Limited||Test, ODI, T20I||99||–|
|Mominul Haque||31||Left||Slow left-arm orthodox||Yes||No||Chittagong Division||Prime Bank||Test||7|
|Yasir Ali||26||Right||Right-arm off break||Yes||No||Chittagong Division||Prime Bank||Test, ODI||26||–|
|Shadman Islam||27||Left||Right-arm medium fast||Yes||No||Dhaka Metropolis||Brothers Union||Test||10||–|
|Mohammad Naim||23||Left||Right-arm medium fast||No||Yes||Dhaka Metropolis||Abahani Limited||T20I||23||–|
|Mahmudul Hasan Joy||22||Right||–||Yes||No||Chittagong Division||Abahani Limited||Test||–|
|Mohammad Mithun||32||Right||Right-arm medium fast||—||Khulna Division||Prime Bank||ODI, T20I||8||–|
|Soumya Sarkar||29||Left||Right-arm medium fast||—||Khulna Division||Mohammedan||ODI, T20I||59||–|
|Munim Shahriar||24||Right||Right-arm medium fast||—||Dhaka Metropolis||Abahani Limited||T20I||–|
|Shakib Al Hasan||35||Left||Slow left-arm orthodox||Yes||Khulna Division||Legends of Rupganj||Test, ODI, T20I||75||Test Captain|
|Mahmudullah||36||Right||Right arm off break||No||Yes||Dhaka Metropolis||Mohammedan||ODI, T20I||30||T20I Captain|
|Mehidy Hasan Miraz||25||Right||Right arm off break||Yes||No||Khulna Division||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi||Test, ODI||53||–|
|Afif Hossain||23||Right||Right arm off break||No||Yes||Sylhet Division||Abahani Limited||ODI, T20I||18||–|
|Liton Das||28||Right||–||Yes||Rangpur Division||Abahani Limited||Test, ODI, T20I||16||Test Vice-captain|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||35||Right||–||Yes||Rajshahi Division||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi||Test, ODI, T20I||15||–|
|Nurul Hasan||29||Right||–||No||Yes||Khulna Division||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi||Test, ODI, T20I||81||–|
|Taijul Islam||30||Left||Slow left-arm orthodox||Yes||No||Rajshahi Division||Prime Bank||Test||12||–|
|Mahedi Hasan||28||Right||Right arm off break||No||Yes||Khulna Division||Prime Bank||ODI, T20I||55||–|
|Nasum Ahmed||28||Left||Slow left-arm orthodox||No||Yes||Sylhet Division||Rupganj Tigers||ODI, T20I||10||–|
|Nayeem Hasan||22||Right||Right-arm off break||No||Chittagon||Shinepukur||Test||33||–|
|Taskin Ahmed||27||Left||Right-arm fast||Yes||Dhaka Metropolis||Mohammedan||Test, ODI, T20I||3||–|
|Shoriful Islam||21||Left||Left-arm medium fast||Yes||Rajshahi Division||Prime Bank||Test, ODI, T20I||47||–|
|Ebadot Hossain||28||Right||Right-arm fast medium||Yes||No||Sylhet Division||Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi||Test||58||–|
|Mustafizur Rahman||27||Left||Left-arm fast medium||No||Yes||Khulna Division||Prime Bank||ODI, T20I||90||–|
|Abu Jayed||29||Right||Right-arm fast medium||—||Sylhet Division||Mohammedan||Test||17||–|
|Khaled Ahmed||30||Right||Right-arm fast medium||—||Sylhet Division||Gazi Group||Test||–|
|Shohidul Islam||27||Right||Right-arm fast medium||—||Dhaka Metropolis||Abahani Limited||ODI, T20I||–|
Staff of coaches:
|Team director||Khaled Mahmud|
|Team manager||Sabbir Khan|
|Head coach||Russell Domingo|
|Batting coach||Jamie Siddons|
|Spin bowling coach||Rangana Herath|
|Fast bowling coach||Allan Donald|
|Fielding coach||Shane McDermott|
|Strength and conditioning coach||Nick Lee|
|Performance analyst||Shrinivas Chandrasekaran|
Test results against other countries
|Opponent||Span||M||W||L||T||D||Win %||First win|
|Australia||2003–2017||6||1||5||0||0||16.67%||30 August 2017|
|England||2003–2016||10||1||9||0||0||10.00%||30 October 2016|
|New Zealand||2001–2022||17||1||13||0||3||5.88%||5 January 2022|
|Sri Lanka||2001–2022||24||1||18||0||5||4.16%||19 March 2017|
|West Indies||2002–2022||20||4||14||0||2||20.00%||13 July 2009|
|Zimbabwe||2001–2021||18||8||7||0||3||53.33%||10 January 2005|
ODI record against other countries
|Opponent||Span||M||W||L||T||NR||Win %||First win|
|v. Full Members (Test nations)|
|Afghanistan||2014–2022||11||7||4||0||0||63.63%||18 February 2015|
|Australia||1990–2019||21||1||19||0||1||5.00%||18 June 2005|
|England||2000–2019||21||4||17||0||0||19.05%||10 July 2010|
|India||1988–2022||39||7||31||0||1||18.42%||26 December 2004|
|Ireland||2007–2019||10||7||2||0||1||77.78%||18 March 2008|
|New Zealand||1990–2021||38||10||28||0||0||26.31%||9 October 2008|
|Pakistan||1986–2019||37||5||32||0||0||13.51%||31 May 1999|
|South Africa||2002–2022||24||6||18||0||0||25.00%||7 April 2007|
|Sri Lanka||1986–2019||51||9||40||0||2||18.36%||22 February 2006|
|West Indies||1999–2021||44||21||21||0||2||50.00%||26 July 2009|
|Zimbabwe||1997–2021||81||51||30||0||0||62.96%||10 March 2004|
T20I record vs other countries
|Opponent||Span||M||W||L||T||NR||Win %||First win|
|v. Test nations|
|Afghanistan||2014–2022||9||3||6||0||0||33.33%||16 March 2014|
|Australia||2007–2021||10||4||6||0||0||40.00%||3 August 2021|
|India||2009–2022||12||1||11||0||0||8.33%||3 November 2019|
|Ireland||2009–2016||5||3||1||0||1||75.00%||18 July 2012|
|New Zealand||2010–2022||17||3||14||0||0||17.64%||1 September 2021|
|Pakistan||2007–2022||18||2||16||0||0||11.11%||24 April 2015|
|Sri Lanka||2007–2022||13||4||9||0||0||30.76%||28 February 2016|
|West Indies||2007–2022||16||5||9||0||2||35.71%||13 September 2007|
|Zimbabwe||2006–2022||20||13||7||0||0||65.00%||28 November 2006|