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Nickname(s): Tigers, Bangla Tigers
Coach: Jamie Siddons (Interim)

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The Bangladesh men's national cricket team (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় ক্রিকেট দল), popularly known as The Tigers, is administered by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). It is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) status. It played its first Test match in November 2000 against India with a 9 wicket loss in Dhaka, becoming the tenth Test-playing nation.

Bangladesh became an associate member of the ICC in 1977, and competed in six ICC Trophies, the leading ODI competition for non-Test playing nations.

Bangladesh's first official foray into international cricket came in the 1979 ICC Trophy in England. On 31 March 1986, Bangladesh played its first ODI match, against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. For a long time, football was the most popular sport in Bangladesh, but cricket gradually became very popular – particularly in urban areas – and by the late 1990s had surpassed football.

Bangladesh national cricket team 1986
Bangladesh made its full debut in international cricket in the 1986 Asia Cup.

In 1997, Bangladesh won the ICC Trophy in Malaysia and thus qualified for its first Cricket World Cup to participate in England in 1999. There, it defeated Pakistan – causing much upset – and also Scotland. On 26 June 2000, Bangladesh was granted full ICC membership.

Bangladesh holds the record for most consecutive losses in Tests (21, between 2000 and 2002) and ODIs (23, between 2001 and 2004). After gaining Full Member status with the ICC, Bangladesh had to wait until 2004 for its first ODI win since the 1999 World Cup. The team on the losing side on that occasion was Zimbabwe, who also participated in Bangladesh's maiden Test victory in 2005; by securing a draw in the second match, Bangladesh won their first Test series. In 2009 Bangladesh toured the West Indies for two Tests and by winning both secured their first overseas Test series victory. They then came back to the Caribbean in 2014 for another 2 match test series and the West Indies claimed revenge on Bangladesh for that 2-test series loss that they gave them 5 years earlier by defeating in both test matches.

As of 25 December 2022, Bangladesh has played 136 Tests, winning 16. Its first victory was against Zimbabwe, and the next two came against the West Indies. Results have improved predominantly at home with draws earned against Pakistan, India and South Africa and wins against England, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia. They played their 100th Test when they toured Sri Lanka in March 2017 which they won by 4 wickets.

As of 10 December 2022, the team has been more successful in ODIs, having won 146 of its 403 matches. They played their 100th ODI when India toured Bangladesh in December 2004 which they won, 200th ODI when Bangladesh toured West Indies in 2009 which they won and 300th ODI in the quarter-final of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup against India. They got their 100th ODI win when Afghanistan toured Bangladesh in October 2016.

Bangladesh have also played 144 T20Is, winning 49. They played their 100th T20I against Zimbabwe in July 2021 which they won. Results have improved with wins against Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and West Indies.

Bangladesh's major achievements include reaching the quarter-finals in 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, being runners up in three Asia Cup (in 2012, 2016 and 2018) and in 2018 Nidahas Trophy and winning 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series which was Bangladesh's first ever multi-team ODI tournament final win.

As of 6 April 2022, Bangladesh is ranked 9th in Tests, 7th in ODIs and 9th in T20Is by the ICC.


20th century

Several East Pakistan-based sides played in Pakistani domestic cricket prior to Bangladesh's declaration of independence of 1971—the East Pakistan cricket team fielded three players who later played ICC Trophy matches. In 1977, Bangladesh became an Associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Bangladesh was one of fifteen teams to take part in the inaugural ICC Trophy. Held in 1979, it gave non-Test playing countries the opportunity to qualify for that year's World Cup. Bangladesh, under the captaincy of Raqibul Hasan, won two matches and lost two, but failed to progress beyond the first round. Victory in the South-East Asian Cricket Conference Tournament in February 1984 ensured Bangladesh qualified for the 1986 Asia Cup. On 31 March 1986, Bangladesh played their first One Day International against a Full Member of the ICC.

31 March 1986
94 all out (35.3 overs)
v  Pakistan
98/3 (32.1 overs)
 Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Herbi Felsinger (SL) and PW Vidanagamage (SL)
Player of the match: Wasim Akram
Shaheedur Rahman 37 (60)
Wasim Akram 4/19 (9 overs)
Mudassar Nazar 47 (97)
Jahangir Shah 2/23 (9 overs)

Captained by Gazi Ashraf, Bangladesh were dismissed for 94 and Pakistan reached their target for victory with seven wickets in hand. They lost their second ODI, which was against Sri Lanka, finishing last in the three-team tournament. Bangladesh qualified for the 1988 Asia Cup, this time hosting the tournament; it was the first time ODIs had been staged in the country. Although they lost all their matches, Bangladesh's fixtures were retrospectively awarded ODI. Floods in the preceding months meant the tournament was in doubt, but it went ahead as planned. A charity match raised $70,000 for the flood victims. Bangladesh added a black mark in 1986 ICC Trophy with only 2 wins.

Bangladesh took part in the 1990 Austral-Asia Cup, the Asia Cup in 1990–91, 1995, 1997, and several other triangular tournaments, but it was not until 1998 that they won their first ODI. Their 22-match losing streak since their first ODI was at the time a record.

16 May 1998
236 all out (49 overs)
v  Bangladesh
237/4 (48 overs)
 Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Hyderabad, India
Umpires: SK Sharma (Ind) and C. R. Mohite (Ind)
Player of the match: Mohammad Rafique
Ravi Shah 52 (64)
Mohammad Rafique 3/56 (10 overs)
Mohammad Rafique 77 (87)
Mohammad Sheikh 2/46 (10 overs)

Bangladesh posted its first ODI win against Kenya, in India thanks largely to Mohammad Rafique, who contributed a fiery 77 runs and took 3 wickets. Put on 137 for the first wicket with Athar Ali Khan whose own contribution was 47.

In October 1998, Bangladesh hosted (but did not participate in) the first ICC KnockOut Trophy ever held (the event later became the ICC Champions Trophy), a knock-out ODI tournament featuring all the Test playing nations.

Bangladesh took part in each of the 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, and 1994 editions of the ICC Trophy, and won the trophy in 1997, in the process qualified for the 1999 World Cup. The then General Secretary of Bangladesh Cricket Board, Aminul Huq Moni took the initiative to install Astro Turf in Abahani Cricket Ground and Bangabandhu National Stadium, so that the local players had two full seasons to prepare on the type of pitch they would playing in ICC Trophy in 1997. Bangladesh also became a regular ICC member with the right to play ODIs and started hosting bilateral and triangular ODI tournaments. Earlier, in February Dhaka hosted the third and final SAARC cricket tournament. Bangladesh played in its first World Cup in England in 1999 and recorded their first win in a World Cup match against Scotland. Later Bangladesh created an enormous upset by beating Pakistan by 62 runs in the group match at Northampton. Bangladesh made 9/223 from its full 50 overs, and in reply, Pakistan could only manage 161 due to timely run-outs by wicket-keeper Khaled Mashud and some tight bowling by Khaled Mahmud, who took 3/31 from 10 overs. Mahmud was judged the man of the match. Bangladesh did not qualify for the Super Six round due to defeats in three of its five matches. However, the win over Pakistan, who finished runners-up to Australia, helped Bangladesh to gain Test playing status the following year. Bangladesh had sacked coach Gordon Greenidge, who had steered the team through the 1997 ICC Trophy and into the 1999 World Cup on the morning of the match.

Former South Africa Test cricketer Eddie Barlow became Bangladesh's coach in 1999. In preparation for becoming a Test playing country, Bangladesh established its own first-class competition in 1999–2000, although the matches were not given first-class status until the 2000–2001 season. The lack of an established first-class structure in the country until shortly before Bangladesh played its debut Test has been cited as one of the reasons the side struggled to adapt to the longer format of the game. The West Indies toured Bangladesh in October, winning both matches in the ODI series. After suffering a stroke in April 2000, Barlow vacated the position of coach and Sarwar Imran was handed the coaching job. In May and June 2000, Bangladesh hosted the Asia Cup; Bangladesh lost all three of their matches and playing against Pakistan Bangladesh recorded the heaviest defeat in ODIs, a margin of 233 runs at the time. Bangladesh participated in the 2000 ICC KnockOut Trophy in October; their only match ended in defeat by England.

First years as a Test team (2000–2003)

On 13 November 2000, Bangladesh played their inaugural Test match, hosting India in Dhaka.

10–13 November 2000
400 (153.3 Overs)
Aminul Islam Bulbul 145 (380)
Sunil Joshi 5/142 (45.3 Overs)
429 (141.3 Overs)
Sunil Joshi 92 (180)
Naimur Rahman 6/132 (44.3 Overs)
91 (46.3 Overs)
Habibul Bashar 30 (63)
Javagal Srinath 3/19 (11 Overs)
64/1 (15 Overs)
Rahul Dravid 41 (49)
Hasibul Hossain 1/31 (6 Overs)
India won by 9 wickets
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (WI) and David Shepherd (ENG)
Player of the match: Sunil Joshi

The first Test run in the history of Bangladesh Cricket came from the bat of Mehrab Hossain, who also scored the first ODI hundred by an individual player for Bangladesh in 1999. Captained by Naimur Rahman, Bangladesh lost by nine wickets, although Wisden noted that they "surpassed all expectations by matching their neighbours, and at times even enjoying the upper hand". Aminul Islam Bulbul scored 145 in the first innings, becoming the third person to have scored a century in their team's first Test; Rahman took six wickets for 132 runs, the second-best bowling figures in a country's maiden Test. In March 2001, former Australian Test cricketer Trevor Chappell was appointed coach. The following month Bangladesh embarked on a tour of Zimbabwe to play two Tests and three ODIs. Zimbabwe, who at the time were ranked ninth out of the ten Test teams, won all five matches.

Bangladesh took part in the 2001–02 Asian Test Championship, the second and final time the championship was held and the first the team had been eligible to play in. They lost both their matches by an innings. Mohammad Ashraful made his debut in the series and became the youngest player to score a Test century in his first match.

In November, Bangladesh hosted Zimbabwe for two Tests and three ODIs. The opening Test was curtailed by bad weather and ended in a draw; after losing their first five Tests, it was the first time Bangladesh had avoided defeat. Zimbabwe won all the remaining matches. After the Test series wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud replaced Rahman as captain. The following month Bangladesh toured New Zealand for two Test matches. Bangladesh's batsmen struggled in unfamiliar conditions and the team slumped to two innings defeats.

In January 2002, Bangladesh hosted Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs where Bangladesh lost all the matches. At this point, they had lost ten of their first eleven Tests; only South Africa had struggled as much in their introduction to Test cricket, also losing ten of their first eleven matches. Chappell blamed Bangladesh's batsmen for the loss, saying "they commit the same mistakes again and again, and need to learn to apply themselves, to bat in sessions". In April, former Pakistan Test cricketer Mohsin Kamal replaced Chappell as coach. When Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka in July and August they were on the receiving end of Sri Lanka's largest margin of victory in Test cricket: an innings and 196 runs. Bangladesh lost both Tests and all three ODIs on the tour, recording their 50th defeat in 53 ODIs. Repeated poor performances prompted people to question whether Bangladesh had been granted Test status too soon. Two defeats against Australia and New Zealand in pool matches knocked Bangladesh out of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy.

In October, Bangladesh got whitewashed in both Test and ODI series against in South Africa.Wisden noted that "Time and again ... came the mantra that [Bangladesh] would learn from the experience, that they could only improve by playing against the best, that there was genuine talent in the squad. But it wore thin." The final defeat set a record for most consecutive losses in ODIs (23), beating the previous record, which was also held by Bangladesh. When West Indies toured in November and December, Bangladesh lost both Test and two out of the three ODIs, and one ended in no result. Bangladesh hit several new lows on the third day of the first Test: their lowest innings total (87), their lowest match aggregate (226), and the biggest defeat in their 16 Tests (by an innings and 310 runs).

South Africa hosted the 2003 World Cup in February and March. Bangladesh lost five of their six matches (one ended in no result), including fixtures against Canada, who hadn't played international cricket since the 1979 World Cup, and Kenya, who eventually made the semi-finals of the tournament. In the aftermath of Bangladesh's World Cup campaign, Habibul Bashar replaced Khaled Mashud as captain, and Kamal was sacked as coach with Dav Whatmore taking over the role. Whatmore was not able to begin the job immediately, so Sarwar Imran acted as interim coach during TVS Cup and South Africa's tour of Bangladesh in April and May. Bangladesh lost all four ODIs by large margins and two Tests by innings.

Under Dav Whatmore (2003–2007)

Bangladesh played two Test and three ODI matches on a mid-year tour of Australia in 2003.They lost every single match on that tour.

In August 2003, Bangladesh toured Pakistan to play three Tests and five ODIs matches. This was Bangladesh's second tour to Pakistan, with the first occurring in 2001–02, when the teams played one Test match.Both series ended in whitewash, with Pakistan winning the Test series 3 – 0 and the ODI series 5 – 0.

In the first Test match of that series, Alok Kapali became the first Bangladesh player to take a hat-trick in Test cricket, dismissing Shabbir Ahmed, Danish Kaneria, and Umar Gul. However, in the third Test match of that series, Bangladesh came very close to its first Test victory, when it lost to Pakistan by only one wicket. It was just the tenth time in Test history that a team had lost by a single wicket.

In September–October 2003, England played 2 Tests and 3 ODIs against Bangladesh. England won both the Test matches and won all three ODIs by 7 wickets. Bangladesh's captain, Mahmud, was booed. Ahead of Bangladesh's tour of Zimbabwe in February and March the next year, he was dropped from the squad and batsman Habibul Bashar was granted the captaincy. At the time, Zimbabwe were without many of their senior players. Bangladesh lost the Test series 1–0, and the ODI series 2–1. The second Test was drawn after 3 days of no play due to heavy rains and brought an end to their run of 21 consecutive defeats dating back to November 2001, a world record in Test cricket. The solitary ODI victory was Bangladesh's first international win since defeating Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup.

Bangladesh's next matches were against the West Indies in May and June. Bangladesh lost the ODI series 3–0 and the Test series 1–0; by securing a hard-fought draw in the first match, Bangladesh managed to avoid defeat for just the third time in 29 Tests. Bangladesh participated 2004 Asia Cup and 2004 ICC Champions Trophy winning only one match against Hong Kong. In the following months, Bangladesh suffered heavy defeats in Tests and in ODIs against touring New Zealand and India. However, in December,

India toured Bangladesh in December 2004.In 2nd ODI of the series, Bangladesh defeated India in its hundredth ODI, this being only the third time that it had won against a Test playing nation.

26 December 2004
229/9 (50 overs)
214 (47.5 overs)
Aftab Ahmed 67 (98)
Ajit Agarkar 2/31 (9 overs)
Sridharan Sriram 57 (91)
Tapash Baisya 2/35 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 15 runs
Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and AFM Akhtaruddin (Ban)
Player of the match: Mashrafe Mortaza (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat
  • This was Bangladesh's 100th ODI.
  • This was also Bangladesh's 1st ODI win at home.
  • This was their first victory over India in an international match.

In January 2005, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh for two Tests and five ODIs. The touring Zimbabwe side had suffered due to player disputes which in 2004 had led to the country's temporary suspension from Test cricket. Of Zimbabwe's 16-man squad, only their captain had played more than nine Tests; Bangladesh was the more experienced team. In the first match, Bangladesh secured their maiden victory in Test cricket. Bangladesh's batsmen secured a draw in the second Test by batting out the final five session after coach Dav Whatmore had opined that "Zimbabwe will win, unless our batsmen do something special".

6–10 January 2005
488 (149.3 Overs)
Habibul Bashar 94 (128)
Chris Mpofu 4/109 (29 Overs)
312 (131.4 Overs)
Tatenda Taibu 92 (241)
Mohammad Rafique 5/132 (41.4 Overs)
204/9 dec (51.1 Overs)
Habibul Bashar 55 (80)
Elton Chigumbura 5/54 (16.1 Overs)
154 (64.2 Overs)
Hamilton Masakadza 56 (130)
Enamul Haque jnr 6/45 (22.2 Overs)
Bangladesh won by 226 runs
MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Umpires: Asad Rauf (PAK) and Tyron Wijewardene (SL)
Player of the match: Enamul Haque jnr (BAN)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat
  • First Test win for Bangladesh.

In the match – which helped secure a historic first series victory for Bangladesh – Enamul Haque Jr broke his own bowling record for best figures in an innings for Bangladesh by taking 7 wickets for 95 runs, and secured the best figures in a match for Bangladesh: 12 wickets for 200 runs and captain Habibul Bashar hit half centuries in both innings. In the ODI series that followed, Zimbabwe won the opening two contests, and Bangladesh won the final three to take the ODI series.

After their maiden Test victory, Bangladesh embarked on its first tour of England in May and June 2005. The team faced unfamiliar conditions and the batsmen struggled against seam bowling. Bangladesh lost both matches in the Test series by an innings; the second Test was the 22nd time it had happened in 38 Tests. Pundits Mike Atherton and Richie Benaud criticised the team's performances and suggested Bangladesh was not yet suited to Test cricket. A triangular ODI series with England and Australia followed. Bangladesh won just one match out of six, but their solitary victory was against an Australian side that at the time were world champions in what Wisden described as "the greatest upset in 2,250 one-day internationals".

18 June 2005
249/5 (50 overs)
250/5 (49.2 overs)
Damien Martyn 77 (112)
Tapash Baisya 3/69 (10 overs)
Mohammad Ashraful 100 (101)
Jason Gillespie 2/41 (9.2 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Umpires: BF Bowden (NZ) and DR Shepherd (Eng)
Player of the match: Mohammad Ashraful (Ban)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • First ODI win by Bangladesh against Australia.

Mohammad Ashraful scored his first century in that match with a score of exactly 100, which was enough to take the team to victory and then played a blistering knock of 94 off 53 balls against England the following match.

Bangladesh's next fixture was in Sri Lanka in September for two Tests and three ODIs. After the one-off victory against Australia in England, Bangladesh was a more confident team; however, Sri Lanka won all five matches by large margins. Captain Habibul Bashar lamented his side's defeat, describing it as "the worst tour since I took over the captaincy".

The home season of 2006 began with the series against Sri Lanka, which registered its first win against Sri Lanka ever in the second match of the ODI series. However Bangladesh lost both ODI and Test series 2–1 and 2–0 respectively.

In April, Australia toured for a 2-match Test series and 3-match ODI series. Bangladesh came very close to beating Australia in a Test match, taking a first-innings lead of 158, and eventually losing by only three wickets. However, Bangladesh lost the second Test by an innings and three ODIs by huge margins.

India hosted the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy in October and November. Bangladesh failed to progress beyond the group stages, losing two of their three matches. Their only victory came against Zimbabwe.

In November, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh for a T20 and a 5-match ODI series. Bangladesh won their inaugural T20I match against Zimbabwe in front of the home crowd.

28 November 2006
166 (19.5 overs)
v  Zimbabwe
123/9 (20 overs)
 Bangladesh won by 43 runs
Khulna Divisional Stadium, Khulna, Bangladesh
Umpires: Enamul Haque (Ban) and Nadir Shah (Ban)
Player of the match: Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN)
Mashrafe Mortaza 36 (26)
Prosper Utseya 3/25 (4 overs)
Sean Williams 38 (42)
Abdur Razzak 3/17 (4 overs)
  • Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe's inaugural T20I match.

Bangladesh subsequently went on to whitewash the same opponent in the five-match ODI series.

Bangladesh capped year 2006 with two more ODI victories over Scotland. That year, Shahriar Nafees became the first Bangladeshi to score over a thousand runs (which included three centuries) in a calendar year, while Mashrafe Mortaza became the leading wicket-taker in the world in ODIs staged in 2006 with 49 wickets.

Ahead of the World Cup Bangladesh faced Zimbabwe in four ODIs, and Bermuda and Canada one each; of those matches, Bangladesh lost a single ODI to Zimbabwe. Australia, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan were the only teams to win both of their warm-up games. On 17 March, in their first match of the 2007 World Cup, hosted by the West Indies, Bangladesh secured a five-wicket win over India; the surprise result triggered late night partying in Bangladesh despite government bans on public gatherings. In their remaining group matches Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka and defeated Bermuda, which was enough to secure qualification for the second round while India was knocked out. Bangladesh's only victory in the Super Eights was against South Africa, losing to everyone else including Ireland, a team mostly made up of amateur cricketers.

In April 2007, after four years as coach Whatmore chose not to extend his contract, but agreed to remain in charge until the end of May, to allow the BCB to find and appoint his successor and also to guide the side through the two Tests and three ODIs at home against India. After Bangladesh had helped knock India out of the tournament, the series was seen as an opportunity for India to exact revenge. India won the three match ODI series 2–0, one being washed out. Bangladesh had not played Test cricket since April 2006. The first Test was shortened due to rain and drawn, but India won the second by their largest margin ever (by an innings and 239 runs). In the aftermath Habibul Bashar, who had previously resigned as ODI captain, was replaced as captain by 22-year-old Mohammad Ashraful in all forms of the game. Mashrafe Mortaza was appointed vice-captain.

Under Shaun Williams (2007)

BCB appointed their Under-19 coach Shaun Williams as the Bangladesh's interim coach, until they find Whatmore's long term successor. Mohammad Ashraful was appointed Test & ODI captain in June 2007. Ashraful's first series in charge was a tour of Sri Lanka in June and July. Bangladesh suffered heavy defeats in each of the three Tests; losing by an innings on every occasion, and three ODIs. In the first innings of the second Test, Bangladesh was bundled out for their lowest total (62) at that time.

Prior to the World T20, Bangladesh played two T20Is in Kenya. Here, they enjoyed victory over Kenya, but lost to Pakistan. South Africa hosted the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in September. Bangladesh defeated the West Indies at the group stage to progress to the Super 8 stage of the tournament. However, it was the only match they won in the tournament, losing next four matches. During the Super 8 match against Bangladesh, Australian fast bowler Brett Lee took the first Twenty20 International (T20I) hat-trick ever achieved.

Under Jamie Siddons (2007–2011)

In late October, BCB appointed Jamie Siddons, an Australian cricketer, as their head coach. At the end of 2007, Bangladesh toured New Zealand. They were soundly beaten 3–0 in the one-dayers. Bangladesh started the new year with the Test leg of the tour. These matches were also one-sided, where Bangladesh lost the series 2–0.

In February–March 2008, South Africa clean-swept Bangladesh across formats. The tour included two Tests and three ODIs. However, in the 1st Test, Bangladesh secured a first innings lead of 22 runs after restricting South Africa for 170.

Bangladesh then defeated non-Test-playing Ireland 3–0 in an ODI series at home in the same month, ending a run of 14 losses.

Pakistan hosted Bangladesh for 5 ODIs and a T20I in April. It was a miserable tour for Bangladesh where they lost all games.

Bangladesh lost both first-round games against Pakistan and India at a triangular ODI tournament held in Bangladesh in June.

At the 2008 Asia Cup held in Pakistan, Bangladesh won their first group stage game against associate UAE. Even though they lost to Sri Lanka in the next group stage match, Bangladesh reached the super four stage, before losing the next three games against India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

They were later got whitewashed 0–3 in the ODIs during their tour to Australia in August–September.

In October, New Zealand toured Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests. Shortly before the tour, fourteen Bangladesh players left to play in the Indian Cricket League and were subsequently banned for ten years. Six of the players were centrally contracted, including former captain Habibul Bashar. With a less experienced team than usual and a poor record against New Zealand, Bangladesh was expected to lose heavily. After winning the opening ODI (their first ODI victory ever over New Zealand), Bangladesh went on to lose series 2–1. New Zealand won the first Test by three wickets in what their coach, John Bracewell, described as "one of the great character wins". The second Test ended up in a rain curtailed draw, sealing the series victory for New Zealand (1–0). But in the process Shakib Al Hasan emerged as an all-rounder. Having previously been selected primarily as a batsman, he went on to take the best bowling figures in an innings for a Bangladesh player, 7 wickets for 36 runs, beating the record set by Enamul Haque Jr three years earlier.

In November, Bangladesh toured South Africa. They lost all their matches, including the only T20I match, two of the three ODIs (the third being washed out due to rain) and both Tests by innings.

In December, however, Bangladesh bounced back from the previous lackluster performances by threatening to win the first Test match against Sri Lanka at home by chasing down the highest fourth innings total of 513. Though they fell 107 runs short, their performances were praised. But in the second test match of this home series in January, Bangladesh succumbed to a 465 runs defeat, conceding the series 2–0 to Sri Lanka. Then Zimbabwe joined the hosts and the Lankan team for a tri-series ODI tournament, which proved to be more evenly matched than was expected. In the first match, Zimbabwe defeated Bangladesh by an excellent performance, but then was defeated by Sri Lanka by a huge margin, leaving Bangladesh needing to win with a bonus point against the Lankans in the last group match to go through to the finals to join the Lankans. In a reduced match due to rain interruptions Bangladesh recorded their second ODI win over Sri Lanka to reach the finals. However at the Finals, they were beaten by the Lankans who claimed the Series.

Later in the same month the three match ODI series against Zimbabwe at home was won by Bangladesh 2–1.

At the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 held in England, Bangladesh crashed out of the tournament at the group stage after losing both games against India and associate Ireland.

Aftermath of the losses at the global event, the selectors appointed Mashrafe Mortaza as the new captain of the team for the tour to the West Indies so that Ashraful could focus on his batting. The two Test series was played amidst controversy when a pay dispute between the West Indian players and the West Indies Cricket Board led a number of West Indian players boycotting the series, which forced the West Indies to select a number of inexperienced players as replacements. Bangladesh went on to win both of the Tests, winning the first Test by 95 runs and the second by four wickets. In the process they achieved their first overseas Test series victory.

9–13 July 2009
238 (88.2 overs)
Mashrafe Mortaza 39 (52)
Kemar Roach 3/46 (23 overs)
307 (95.1 overs)
Omar Phillips 94 (177)
Mahmudullah 3/59 (19.4 overs)
345 (120.1 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 128 (243)
Darren Sammy 5/70 (30.1 overs)
181 (70.1 overs)
David Bernard 52* (134)
Mahmudullah 5/51 (15 overs)
Bangladesh won by 95 runs
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, Saint Vincent
Umpires: Asoka de Silva (SL) and Tony Hill (NZ)
Player of the match: Tamim Iqbal (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat
  • Rain delayed the start on day 1 by three hours and continued to interrupt play during the day
  • This was Bangladesh maiden Test win as a touring side.

In the ODI series which followed, Bangladesh secured their first ODI win against the West Indies at the 14th attempt.

Bangladesh won the series 3–0, but lost the only Twenty20 match.

Bangladesh emerged victorious 4–1 and 4–1 in back to back five match ODI series against Zimbabwe away (in August) and home (in October–November).

In November, Shakib was named The Wisden Cricketer's "Test Player of the Year".

Shakib al hasan 2
Shakib Al Hasan captained Bangladesh during their historic Test series win against West Indies in 2009.

In January 2010, Bangladesh hosted a tri-series ODI tournament with India and Sri Lanka. They failed to win a match (in 4 matches) and went out of the tournament. That was followed by a two-match Test series against India at home, which Bangladesh lost 2–0.

During full away tour in February 2010 against New Zealand, Bangladesh lost all matches (only T20I, three ODIs and only Test).

In February–March 2010, England visited Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two Test matches. Bangladesh lost all their ODIs and Tests in the series.

In May, Bangladesh took part in the 2010 World Twenty20. They lost all their matches at group stage (against Pakistan and Australia) and failed to progress to the Super Eights stage.

In May and June, Bangladesh played two Test matches against England away, losing both, although Tamim Iqbal scored two centuries in the series.

Between the Tests and ODIs against England, Bangladesh took part in the 2010 Asia Cup during June, but lost all their matches vs India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

In the ODI series, England comfortably won the first match. However, in the second match at Bristol, Bangladesh beat England for the first time in international cricket (England were the only Test playing nation yet to be beaten by Bangladesh), bowling England out in the final over to win by five runs. However England won the third ODI at Birmingham and sealed the series 2–1. Bangladesh extended this tour in Europe to play a 2-match ODIs series against Ireland. The series was shared (1–1). The one-off ODI against Scotland was abandoned due to heavy rains. Later Netherlands won the last one-off ODI of the tour.

In October New Zealand went to Bangladesh for five ODIs. Mortaza suffered an injury in the first match and Shakib took over as captain. Under his leadership Bangladesh won the series 4–0 (2nd ODI was abandoned due to rain), securing their first series victory against a full strength ICC Full Member nation.

Although unable to play against New Zealand due to injury, while the series was in progress Tamim Iqbal was named The Wisden Cricketer's "Test Player of the Year".

In December Bangladesh hosted Zimbabwe for five ODIs. After losing the opening match, Bangladesh went on to win the next three complete matches, with 4th ODI called off due to rain, to beat Zimbabwe 3–1.

In February and March 2011, Bangladesh co-hosted the World Cup with India and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh lost the tournament opener against India, before the win against Ireland. The next match was won by West Indies after dismissing Bangladesh for 58 runs, the team's lowest score in ODIs and a record low for a Full Member at the World Cup. ..... In the match against England, Bangladesh's score was at one point 169/8 but tail ender 58 run partnership brought victory for the team. Bangladesh's win in this match was only their second against England in a total of 15 ODIs.

Bangladesh later defeated the Netherlands, making their final match of the group stage a must-win contest. Against South Africa, Bangladesh succumbed to their second-largest defeat in ODIs and became the first Full Member team to be bowled out for under 100 twice in World Cups, thereby failing to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Then Australia complete a 3–0 sweep in ODIs against Bangladesh when they visited the country in April.

Middle of the Australian visit, BCB confirmed that Siddons unlikely to win a contract extension from the moment his team failed to meet lofty home expectations during the 2011 World Cup. Under his mentorship, Bangladesh won 2 Tests (in 19), 31 ODIs (in 84). They did not win any T20Is (in 8) during this period. First overseas Test series victory, first Test match and series victories over West Indies, first ODI wins against New Zealand, West Indies and England, clean sweeps in ODIs against West Indies (away) and New Zealand (home), reaching the final of a triangular tournament where all participants are ICC full members, consistent wins in bilateral ODI series against Zimbabwe (4) were the highlights for Siddons as the Bangladesh head coach. During his three-and-a-half-year tenure as coach Siddons introduced a full coaching staff for the first time, including coaches for bowling, strength and conditioning, and fielding. Under Siddons Bangladesh's reliance on spin bowlers continued, partly because pitches in the country encourage spin bowlers, and frequently only two seam bowlers were used in a match. Siddons was credited with helping the team improve mentally.

Under Stuart Law (2011–2012)

A lengthy hunt for a head coach, followed Siddons' exit encountering the names of Vincent Barnes and Stuart Law as possible appointees. Law, who at the time was the interim head coach of Sri Lanka following Trevor Bayliss' departure, was named Bangladesh's new head coach starting from 1 July 2011.

Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe in August 2011 for a one-off Test and five ODIs. The Test marked Zimbabwe's return to the longest-format of the game, after a self-imposed withdrawal in January 2006 as the sport in the country was in a state of disarray. Bangladesh lost the match by 130 runs. Though they were expected to do well with the Test and the ODIs, Bangladesh lost the subsequent one-day series 3–2. In the aftermath of the series, captain Shakib Al Hasan and vice captain Tamim Iqbal were sacked from their leadership roles, with a BCB representative citing their poor leadership. Later that month, wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim was named captain, with all-rounder Mahmudullah as his deputy.

Bangladesh's struggles at the international level have been epitomised by the ineffectiveness of their fast bowlers. Between January 2010 and August 2011, they took 37 wickets in 8 Tests at an average of 67.67, the worst out of the nine teams playing regular Test cricket in this period.

Though Bangladesh won Rahim's first match in charge, the only T20I against West Indies at home in October, the team lost the subsequent ODI series 2–1 and the two-match Test series 1–0.

Pakistan toured in December, and during the first of three ODIs Bangladesh were dismissed for their 13th score of less than 100 in the format, overtaking Zimbabwe's record of 12 times. Bangladesh got whitewashed comprehensively across formats, 0–1 (T20I), 0–3 (ODIs) and 0–2 (Tests).

In March Bangladesh hosted in the 2012 Asia Cup featuring India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh entered the tournament with just two wins from 29 Asia Cup matches. Victories against India and Sri Lanka saw Bangladesh face Pakistan in the final, only the second time the team had reached the final of a multi-national competition. Though Pakistan won the final by two runs, Bangladesh had exceeded expectations. During the tournament, Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi player to score four consecutive fifties in ODIs. Shakib Al Hasan was named man of the series after contributing with both the bat and the ball, making 237 runs and taking 6 wickets respectively.

The following month Law announced he would be stepping down as coach in June when his contract was due to expire for personal reasons. Bangladesh had not won any Tests (in 5) under Law. Further they only won 5 ODIs (in 15) and 1 T20I (in 2) during this period. Reaching the finals of Asia Cup 2012 was the pinnacle of Law's tenure as Bangladesh coach.

Under Richard Pybus (2012)

In May 2012 Bangladesh appointed England born Richard Pybus as their new head coach for two-years, replacing Stuart Law who stepped down from the post in April.

In July, Bangladesh toured Ireland and Netherlands. Bangladesh clean swept the three-match T20I series becoming no. 4 in T20I rankings surpassing Pakistan and Australia. In the same month, Bangladesh lost a T20I against Scotland and shared the two-match T20I series against Netherlands by 1–1.

Bangladesh crashed out of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 by losing to New Zealand and Pakistan in the first round.

After only four months at the helm, Pybus notified the BCB of his unwillingness to continue due to issues with his contract and interference from administration. Under him Bangladesh won 4 T20Is (in 8).

Under Shane Jurgensen (2012–2014)

The team's bowling coach and Australian Shane Jurgensen was appointed as the interim Bangladesh coach for the series against West Indies at home in November–December 2012. The home side lost the two Tests, but won the ODI series 3–2, before losing the only T20I.

In February 2013, BCB announced that Jurgensen will continue as Bangladesh's head coach for the rest of the year.

Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka in March 2013 for a full series. In the 1st Test at Galle Mushfiqur Rahim scored the first double century for Bangladesh in test cricket, and Mohammad Ashraful chipped in with a handy 190. They were able to draw the 1st Test against Sri Lanka, the first time ever against the island nation. Sri Lanka won the 2nd Test by 7 wickets and the two match test series 1–0. The three match ODI series was shared 1–1 since the 2nd ODI being washed out. Bangladesh lost the only T20I too.

Then they toured Zimbabwe from April–May. Bangladesh lost the 1st Test by 335 runs, which marked Zimbabwe's biggest win. Later they won the 2nd Test by 173 runs to share the series with Zimbabwe (1–1). Bangladesh lost the ODI series (1–2) before sharing the T20I series (1–1).

Later in October–November 2013, New Zealand toured Bangladesh for a full series. Bangladesh achieved a new feat sharing the two-match test series (0–0) on home soil against New Zealand, the first against the country.

This was followed by 3–0 series whitewash win for Bangladesh in ODIs, before losing the only T20I.

Sri Lanka toured Bangladesh for full series from January–February 2014. Bangladesh slip to their fourth-heaviest defeat in their Test history after losing the 1st Test by an innings and 248 runs. The 2nd test was a high scoring draw and Bangladesh lost the series (0–1). Later they got whitewashed in the T20I (0–2) and the ODI (0–3) series.

That was followed up by a series of defeats (0–4) against Asian Cricketing nations (India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) at the league stage of 2014 Asia Cup conducted on their home soil and Bangladesh finished at the bottom of the table. Associate Afghanistan's win against Bangladesh was their first ODI victory against a Test-playing nation.

Bangladesh ended their 11-match win-less run in 2014 defeating two associates (Afghanistan and Nepal) in consecutive T20Is at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 Group stage. Their loss to another associate, Hong Kong, did not prevent them reaching the Super 10 stage. However at the Super 10 stage, Bangladesh lost all (0–4) their matches against West Indies, India, Pakistan and Australia.

The coach resigned from his position less than a month after the World T20, where the team won just two out of seven matches. Under Jurgensen, Bangladesh won 1 Test (in 10), 8 ODIs (in 21) and 3 T20Is (in 14). Highlights of his tenure were the Test win after 4 years (against Zimbabwe), shared two-test series against New Zealand at home, 3–0 ODI clean sweep against New Zealand at home and securing 2 draws in Tests against Sri Lanka (away and home).

Under Chandika Hathurusingha (2014–2017)

Mushfiqur Rahim 2009 (cropped)
Mushfiqur Rahim captained Bangladesh in their historic 100th ODI win over Sri Lanka and their first test win against England and Australia.

The BCB appointed Chandika Hathurusingha, a former Sri Lanka batsman, as Bangladesh's head coach for a two-year period.

The first series under the new coach was against India at home. Bangladesh lost the first & second ODI comprehensively and the 3rd was washed out and lost the series 2–0.

In August 2014, Bangladesh toured West Indies for a full series. West Indies beat Bangladesh 3–0 in the ODI series extending Bangladesh's win-less ODI run for 13 matches. In the 2nd ODI Bangladesh was bundled out for 70 which is the 3rd lowest total for Bangladesh. Bangladesh lost the match by 177 Runs. Only the T20I match was abandoned. Further, West Indies white-washed Bangladesh in the Test series 2–0, defeating Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the 1st Test and by 296 runs in the 2nd Test respectively.

Bangladesh finally emerged victorious during the Zimbabwe tour in Bangladesh whitewashing the visitors 3–0 during the Test series. Bangladesh claimed No. 9 ranking with the series victory pushing Zimbabwe to No. 10. In the ODI series, Bangladesh whitewashed Zimbabwe 5–0.

2015: Rise in ODI

At the turn of the new year, Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan emerged as the number one all-rounder in all formats of the game. This was the first time that any player ever achieved such a feat, after the ICC introduced ranking system.

During the group stage of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh defeated Afghanistan in their first game where Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to reach 4,000 ODI runs and their next match against Australia was Washed Out. They lost their next game to Sri Lanka by 92 runs. Following that, they achieved their highest successful run-chase in an ODI, when they chased down Scotland's 318, Bangladesh later qualified for the second quarterfinal in the 2015 world cup, by defeating England. At the second quarter-final, India comprehensively defeated Bangladesh by 109 runs, knocking them out of the 2015 World Cup. After a successful World Cup campaign, reaching the quarter final for the first time, the whole team was given a grand reception at the airport on 22 March.

In April–May 2015, Pakistan was in Bangladesh for a full series. Bangladesh won the ODI series 3–0 recording their first series victory over Pakistanis. The only T20I was also won by Bangladesh. However Pakistan claimed the Test series victory (1–0), by drawing the first test and winning the second test by 328 runs.

A full strength Indian team arrived in Bangladesh in June 2015, for a one-off Test and 3 ODIs, where the Indians were expected to win comfortably. During the Test, the Indian team was too strong for Bangladesh where they were enforced to follow on. But the heavy rain interruptions denied a decisive result (only 184.2 overs were played). However excellent performances by the batsmen and ODI debutant bowler Mustafizur Rahman had the tables turned over as Bangladesh convincingly won the first two ODIs and for the first time, won a bilateral series against India by a margin of 2–1.

During July 2015 South Africa visited Bangladesh for 2 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Tests. South Africa whitewashed Bangladesh in the T20I series (2–0) and took the lead of ODI series winning the first match. However Bangladesh came back strongly and completely dominated South Africa in the following two matches, showing excellent performance in all three departments where none of the team in any match could reach 200 runs in an innings in the whole ODI series, to win the series by a margin of 2–1, which marked the first series win ever against South Africa. Two match test series was shared (0–0) after heavy monsoon rains curtailed both games (played 221 and 88.1 overs respectively).

Strong performances shown by Bangladesh in ODIs since the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, winning ODI series against Pakistan, India and South Africa, helped it jump from ninth to seventh in the ODI Team Rankings. Since they were ranked No. 7 in ODIs on 30 September 2015 which was the cut-off date, they have qualified for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy replacing West Indies.

In November 2015, The Zimbabwean cricket team toured in Bangladesh. The tour consisted of three One Day Internationals (ODIs), two Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Bangladesh won the ODI series 3–0 and shared the T20I series 1–1.

2016: rise in T20I

In January 2016, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh for another T20I series consisting of 4 games. Again the series was shared 2–2.

The golden run continued to Bangladesh when they became runner up of 2016 Asia Cup, played on home soil. They lost the first match at group stage to India. Then they won against UAE and then Sri Lanka (reigning World T20 champions and Asian champions at that time). They also beat Pakistan to reach the Asia Cup final for the second time. However they were again comprehensively beaten by India in the final.

However Bangladesh did not have a significant success during the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 held in India in March–April 2016. Wins against two associates (Netherlands and Oman) and the washed out game against another associate (Ireland) at the group stage saw them reach the Super 10.

In the group stage match against Oman, Tamim Iqbal became first Bangladeshi batsman to score a T20I century and at least a century in all formats. They returned home losing all four games at the Super 10 stage against full members Pakistan, Australia, India and New Zealand.

In September 2016, Afghanistan toured Bangladesh for an ODI series. Bangladesh emerged victorious in another home ODI series by 2–1.

This was followed by the England tour of Bangladesh, where Bangladesh lost the ODI leg by 2–1. But they secured a historic Test win (by 108-runs) against England, their first win in 10 attempts, and sharing the two-match Test series 1–1, after losing the first Test narrowly by 22-runs. Bangladesh toured New Zealand for a complete series in December 2016. Bangladesh started the tour with a 3–0 whitewash defeat in ODI series and the dawn of new year 2017 saw a similar 3–0 whitewash defeat in T20I series. Further, Bangladesh lost the Test series 2–0. However they broke the 123 years old record for the Highest first innings total in tests to lose during the 1st Test vs New Zealand by scoring 595/8 dec. They finished the tour losing all the games 8–0.

Then Bangladesh toured India in February 2017 for the historical first Test match between two countries on Indian soil. India won the game comprehensively by 208 runs, having declared in both innings.

The next assignment for Bangladesh was another full away tour in Sri Lanka in March–April 2017. Bangladesh were comprehensively beaten by 259 runs in the first Test. However, they were able draw the Test series 1–1, by winning the second Test by four-wicket. That meant Bangladesh won their 100th Test match becoming one of the four teams to achieve that feat. Further this was Bangladesh's first Test match victory against Sri Lanka. Bangladesh led the ODI series after two games 1–0, since winning the first ODI by 90 runs and the second ODI being washed away by rain. However Sri Lanka won the third ODI by 70 runs, levelling the ODI series 1–1. The T20I series was also shared 1–1.

In May 2017, Bangladesh finished second at the 2017 Ireland Tri-Nation Series held in Ireland, winning 2 (vs New Zealand and Ireland), losing 1 (vs New Zealand) and 1 washed out (vs Ireland) games. Bangladesh moved to sixth place in the ICC ODI Rankings for the first time following its five wickets victory over fourth-ranked New Zealand. This is also the first time Bangladesh has been ranked ahead of three former world champions - Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the West Indies – and Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh started the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy campaign with a defeat in the series opener against England. However, a washout against Australia and a famous win against New Zealand in Cardiff helped them to reach the semi-finals for the first time in Bangladesh cricket history. Finally they were knocked out of the tournament after losing to India by 9 wickets in the semi-finals.

Australia toured Bangladesh in August–September 2017 for a two-match Test series. Host Bangladesh registered their first Test match win ever over Australia when they defeated the touring team by 20 runs during the first Test. However Bangladesh was unable to secure the series victory, since Australia won the second Test by 7 wickets and the series was shared 1–1.

In September–October 2017, Bangladesh toured South Africa to play 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is where Bangladesh was whitewashed 0–7 across formats. Team South Africa was too strong for Bangladesh and these games were extremely one-sided, creating several new team and personal records. Bangladesh lost two Test by 333 runs and by an innings and 254 runs respectively. The latter being the biggest Test win ever for South Africa. South Africa won the 1st ODI by 10 wickets which registered the highest target (279) chased down without losing a wicket in ODIs. In last two ODIs Bangladesh lost comprehensively by 104 and by 200 runs. Later Bangladesh also lost the 2 T20Is by 20 runs and 83 runs. During the 2nd T20I David Miller scored the fastest T20I century ever recorded. However, during the middle of this tour Bangladesh was qualified for the 2019 Cricket World Cup since they were at No. 7 of ICC ODI rankings by 30 September 2017 cut-off date.

On 9 November 2017, BCB president Nazmul Hassan announced that Hathurusingha submitted resignation from the post of Bangladesh head coach during the team's tour of South Africa. During his tenure, Bangladesh won 6 Tests (in 21), 25 ODIs (in 52) and 10 T20Is (in 29) which is arguably the most successful era of Bangladesh Cricket. Further, under his wings Bangladesh reached quarter finals of 2015 Cricket World Cup, qualified and later reached semi-finals of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, qualified for 2019 Cricket World Cup, became runner up of 2016 Asia Cup, defeated India, Pakistan and South Africa in home bilateral series, climbed up to No. 6 of ODI rankings, registered their first Test wins against England, Sri Lanka and Australia. He was instrumental in Bangladesh beginning to actively picking more pace bowlers in their attack.

Shakib Al Hasan had replaced Mushfiqur Rahim as Bangladesh's Test captain, starting with the Sri Lanka's tour in January 2018. Mahmudullah took over the vice-captaincy from Tamim Iqbal while the BCB was set to announce a new coach.

Under Richard Halsall (2018)

BCB chairman announced that their assistant coach Richard Halsall, will be in charge of coaching the side ahead of the Tri-nation ODI series held in January 2018 at home. Convincing wins against low ranked opponents, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, in the first three group games saw Bangladesh reach the finals. Bangladesh recorded their biggest win in ODI cricket (won by 163 runs) against Sri Lanka during the process. However Bangladesh were bowled out for 82 (which was their ninth-lowest ODI total) and lost by 10 wickets in the last group game against Sri Lanka. They met Sri Lanka in the finals and lost the match by 79 runs, extending their win-less run in tournament finals. The 1st Test against Sri Lanka was a high scoring draw. Later, Bangladesh lost the 2nd Test by 215 runs inside 3 days, conceding the Test series 1–0. Bangladesh also lost the T20I series 3–0.

Under Courtney Walsh (2018)

Bangladesh team on practice session at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (4)
Bangladesh team on practice session at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Courtney Walsh acted as the interim coach for 2018 Nidahas Trophy, a triangular T20I series held in Sri Lanka in March. Bangladesh lost the tournament final against India, after reaching there defeating Sri Lanka twice in group matches.

On 1 May 2018, Bangladesh broke into the top eight of the Test rankings for the first time, as a result of the ICC's annual update to the rankings.

Bangladesh got whitewashed in a 3 match T20I series against Afghanistan in India, losing their matches by 45 runs, by 6 wickets and by 1 run respectively. This recorded Bangladesh's first T20I match loss ever and their first T20I series loss against Afghans as well.

Under Steve Rhodes (2018–2019)

BCB appointed former England wicketkeeper Steve Rhodes the Bangladesh head coach in early March ahead of West Indies tour.

Bangladesh hit an all-time low when they were dismissed for 43 (their lowest score in Tests) during the 1st Test against West Indies at North Sound and eventually lost the test by an innings and 219 runs. Later Bangladesh lost the 2nd Test by 166 runs and lost the series 2–0. Later they performed well in limited overs formats and eventually ended up the tour by winning the three match ODI and T20I series by 2–1 margin each.

Bangladesh started their Asia Cup 2018 campaign with a win over Sri Lanka by 137 runs, which was their biggest win, by runs in ODIs away from home. Even though they faced a heavy loss in their next match at group stage against Afghanistan, (lost by 136 runs – Bangladesh's biggest loss, by runs in ODIs against Afghanistan), they have progressed to the Super Four stage. Bangladesh lost to India by 7 wickets, narrowly won against Afghanistan by 3 runs and defeated Pakistan by 37 runs at the Super Four stage to reach the Final of the Asia Cup. At the Final, they lost to India by 3 wickets, extending their win-less record in tournament Finals.

In October–November, Bangladesh hosted a three-match ODI and two-match test series against Zimbabwe. Bangladesh won the ODI series 3–0 while they drew the test series 1–1, losing the first test of the series at Sylhet which was the inaugural test of the venue.

West Indies toured Bangladesh for a full series in November–December. Bangladesh won the 2 match test series 2–0. By defeating West Indies in the 2nd test by an innings and 184 runs, Bangladesh recorded their first innings victory in Test cricket. Bangladesh also won the 3 match ODI series by 2–1 margin. But lost the T20I series by 2–1 margin. Bangladesh toured New Zealand in February–March 2019. Bangladesh got whitewashed in the 3 match ODI series. Bangladesh lost the first Test at Hamilton by an innings and 52 runs. Later they have lost the second Test at Wellington by an innings and 12 runs even after the first two days play were abandoned due to rain. The third test was canceled following the Christchurch mosque shootings, which the team narrowly escaped.

Bangladesh won their first ever multi-team ODI tournament final at Dublin on 17 May 2019 defeating West Indies by 5 wickets (D/L method) at the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series. Bangladesh reached the finals defeating West Indies twice and Ireland once during league phase and the other league match against Ireland was washed out due to rain.

17 May 2019
West Indies 
152/1 (24 overs)
213/5 (22.5 overs)
Shai Hope 74 (64)
Mehedi Hasan 1/22 (4 overs)
Soumya Sarkar 66 (41)
Raymon Reifer 2/23 (3.5 overs)
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (DLS method)
The Village, Malahide
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (Eng) and Paul Reynolds (Ire)
Player of the match: Mosaddek Hossain (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
  • Bangladesh were set a revised target of 210 runs from 24 overs due to rain.

Even though they entered the 2019 Cricket World Cup with high expectations, Bangladesh finished 8th at the group stage and was unable to reach the semi-finals, after winning only three of their nine matches.

In July 2019, Rhodes' contract with the BCB was terminated, following the team's eighth-place finish in the tournament.

Under Khaled Mahmud (2019)

Khaled Mahmud, who played for Bangladesh in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, was subsequently appointed as interim coach after Steve Rhodes's contract being terminated. His first assignment in charge was Bangladesh's three-match ODI tour of Sri Lanka, from 26 to 31 July 2019, which Bangladesh received a whitewash losing the series 0–3.

Under Russell Domingo (2019–present)

Day night test at Eden gardens
Bangladesh played their first ever Day/night Test match against India at Eden Gardens in November 2019.

BCB appointed Russell Domingo as the head coach for the national team for a 2-year contract on 17 August 2019. In his first assignment as coach Bangladesh lost to Afghanistan in one-off Test match at Chittagong in September 2019. But in the tri-series, comprising Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, Bangladesh reached to final winning 3 of their 4 group matches. But the final match with Afghanistan was washed away and two teams shared the trophy.

Bangladesh then toured India in October–November to play 3 T20Is and 2 Test matches. Bangladesh started their World Test Championship campaign with this Test series. Just before few days of the tour Bangladesh's regular Test and T20I captain Shakib Al Hasan was banned for 2 years by ICC after accepting three charges under ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Subsequently, Mominul Haque was given the charge of Test captaincy and Mahmudullah as T20I captain. Bangladesh won the first match of the tour, the first T20I at Delhi by 7 wickets and lost the remaining 2 matches by 8 wickets and 30 runs respectively losing the series 1–2. Bangladesh lost both Test matches by an innings margin, as their batsmen failed to capitalize. Whereas the second Test was the first-ever Day/night Test match played by both teams.

In January and February 2020, Bangladesh toured Pakistan to play one Test match and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Pakistan won the T20I series by 2–0, with the third match abandoned due to rain. The Test match was played as part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. Bangladesh lost the Test by an innings and 44 runs.

In February 2020, Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh to play one Test, three ODI and two T20I matches. Bangladesh won the one-off Test match by an innings and 106 runs, which was Bangladesh's first Test win since Domingo took charge as the head coach of the team as well as it was their only second Test match win by an innings margin. Ahead of the tour, the BCB announced that it would be Mashrafe Mortaza's last series as captain of the ODI team. Prior to the third ODI, Mortaza confirmed that he would be stepping down as Bangladesh's ODI captain after the series. Bangladesh won the ODI series 3–0, with Mortaza recording his 50th win in an ODI match as captain with victory in the third match.

In an attempt to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCB restricted ticket sales for the first T20I match to one per person. Bangladesh won the T20I series 2–0, to win all six international fixtures against Zimbabwe in the series. It was the first time that Bangladesh had whitewashed a team in a single series across all three formats of international cricket.

In January 2021, Bangladesh played their first international series after the COVID-19 pandemic against West Indies at home.The ODI matches were part of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Bangladesh won the ODI series by 3–0. The two Test matches was played as part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. West Indies won the first Test by 3 wickets chasing 395, which was the highest successful run chase in Asia and overall fifth highest run chase in Test cricket. They also went onto win the 2nd Test by 17 runs, thus whitewashed Bangladesh in Test at home since 2012–13.

In March 2021, Bangladesh toured New Zealand to play 3 match ODI series and a 3 match T20I series. They lost both the ODI series and T20I series by 3–0. The ODI matches were part of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

In April 2021, Bangladesh toured Sri Lanka for a 2 match Test series. The Test matches were played as part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. The 1st Test was a high-scoring draw which helped Bangladesh register points in the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship League Table. But Bangladesh lost the second Test by 209 runs losing the Test series 1–0.

Sri Lanka toured Bangladesh, in May 2021 for a 3-match ODI series. These ODI matches were played as part of the inaugural 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Bangladesh won the 1st ODI by 33 runs and the 2nd ODI by 103 runs, eventually winning their maiden ODI series against Sri Lanka. However, Bangladesh lost the 3rd ODI by 97 runs.

In July 2021, Bangladesh toured Zimbabwe to play one Test, three ODI and five T20I matches. Bangladesh clinched huge 220 runs win over Zimbabwe in the one-off Test match, with Mehidy Hasan picking up a five wicket and four wicket haul in the first and second innings respectively. This was Bangladesh's first win in the year of 2021. The match also saw three centurions, Mahmudullah, Shadman Islam and Najmul Hossain Shanto, with Mahmudullah top-scoring with an unbeaten 150 runs. During the one-off Test match, Mahmudullah announced his retirement from Test cricket. Bangladesh also won the ODI series by 3–0 margin, first time they whitewashed the opponent in away series since 2009. In the first ODI, they defeated Zimbabwe by 155 runs, while Shakib Al Hasan became the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs, taking his 270th dismissal. They won the 2nd and 3rd ODI by 3 and 5 wickets respectively. In the 3-match T20I series, the first T20I was the 100th Twenty20 International match played by Bangladesh, which they went onto win by 8 wickets, becoming the only third team after Australia and Pakistan to win their 100th match in all three formats. Though Bangladesh lost the second match, but winning the third T20I, they swept the series by 2–1 margin. This is the first instance of Bangladesh winning all three series of a tour, having won the one-off Test and then 3-match ODI series by 3–0 and 3-match T20I series by 2–1 margin.

T20I series wins against Australia and New Zealand at home

In August 2021, Australia toured Bangladesh for a five-match T20I series.In the first T20I, Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time in that format by 23 runs.

Bangladesh went on to beat Australia in the next two matches, by 5 wickets and 10 runs respectively taking an unassailable lead. This was first time Bangladesh beating Australia in consecutive matches in any format. However, Bangladesh lost the 4th T20I by 3 wickets. In the final T20I Australia was restricted to 62 runs in their innings, which is the lowest score by any team against Bangladesh in T20Is and lowest total in for Australia in T20Is. Bangladesh won the match Bangladesh by 60 runs. Eventually, Bangladesh won the series by 4–1 margin.

In September 2021, Bangladesh hosted New Zealand for a 5-match T20I series. Bangladesh won the first T20I by 7 wickets after restricting New Zealand for 60 runs, which was the lowest total by any team against Bangladesh. This is Bangladesh's first-ever T20I victory over New Zealand. Bangladesh won the second match by 4 runs, but lost the third T20I by 52 runs. Bangladesh completed their first-ever T20I series win against New Zealand by winning the fourth match by 6 wickets. Later they lost the fifth and final game of the series by 27 runs. Eventually, Bangladesh won the series 3–2.

Disappointing 2021 T20 World Cup Campaign

Ahead of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh announced their squad on 9 September 2021. Rubel Hossain and Aminul Islam were named as travelling reserves. However, on 10 October 2021, Aminul Islam withdrew himself from the squad and returned home.

Bangladesh played two warm-up matches before the First Round, one against Sri Lanka which they lost by 4 wickets and another against Ireland which they lost by 33 runs.

Bangladesh started off their world cup campaign with a loss where Scotland defeated Bangladesh by 6 runs. And so Bangladesh is yet to win a T20I match against associate Scotland. Later they won against other two associates (Oman and Papua New Guinea) in their qualifying group and qualified for the Super 12 stage of the tournament. However Bangladesh were unable to register a single win as they lost all five matches in Super 12 stage against any of the Full member nations : Sri Lanka (by 5 wickets), England (by 8 wickets), West Indies (by 3 runs), South Africa (by 6 wickets), and Australia (by 8 wickets) and were knocked out of the tournament even before they play their last group match. In their last two matches they were unable to cross 85 runs.

Home series losses against Pakistan

Pakistan toured Bangladesh in November and December 2021 to play two Test and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The Test series was part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship.

Bangladesh received a 0-3 whitewash from Pakistan in T20I series. Bangladesh won all three tosses and elected to bat first. However, they were unable to post competitive totals in any of the matches and thus Pakistan comprehensively chased the targets winning the games by 4 wickets, 8 wickets, and 5 wickets respectively.

Bangladesh then lost both Test matches that were played at Chattogram by 8 wickets and an innings & 8 runs respectively. Bangladesh's first-innings total, 87 is the joint-lowest in Bangladesh in Test cricket.

Test series in New Zealand

Bangladesh toured New Zealand in January 2022 to play two Test matches. The Test series was a part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship.

Bangladesh won the first Test by eight wickets, played at Bay Oval. Mount Maunganui. It was Bangladesh's first win in Test cricket against New Zealand, and their first win in international cricket against New Zealand in New Zealand. However, New Zealand went on to win the second Test inside three days, beating Bangladesh by an innings and 117 runs, to draw the series 1–1.

Home series against Afghanistan

In February–March 2022, Afghanistan toured Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two T20Is to play three One Day International (ODI) and two Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The ODI series formed part of the inaugural 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

In the first ODI, In reply to Afghanistan's 215, Bangladesh were reduced to 45/6 in the twelfth over of their run chase. However, Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan then made an unbeaten 174-run partnership, with Bangladesh reaching 219/6 to win the match by four wickets. The 174-run stand between Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan was the highest seventh-wicket partnership for Bangladesh in an ODI match, and the second-highest seventh-wicket partnership in ODI cricket.

In the second ODI, Litton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim set a new third-wicket partnership record for Bangladesh, with 202 runs. Bangladesh went on to win the match by 88 runs, winning the series with a match to play. Afghanistan won the third ODI by seven wickets. Eventually, Bangladesh won the ODI series 2–1.

In the two match T20I series, Bangladesh won the 1st T20I by a comprehensive margin of 61 runs as Afghanistan were bowled out at 94 while chasing 156. In the 2nd T20I, Bangladesh were restricted to 115/9 in 20 overs and Afghanistan chased down the target having 8 wickets in hands. The T20I series ended in a draw 1–1.

Away series in South Africa

In March 2022, Bangladesh toured South Africa to play two Tests and three One Day International (ODI) matches.

Bangladesh won the first ODI match by 38 runs, recording their first ever win against the hosts in all formats in South Africa. They lost the 2nd ODI by 7 wickets. In the 3rd ODI, South Africa were bowled out on 154, courtesy of Taskin Ahmed's five-wicket haul. Bangladesh chased down the target within 26.3 overs and won the match by a comprehensive margin of 9 wickets. As a result, Bangladesh won the series 2–1, giving them their first ODI series win in South Africa.

South Africa won the first test match by 220 runs, while Bangladesh being bowled out on 53 in the fourth innings of the match, recorded their second-lowest total in Test cricket. South Africa won the second test match by 332 runs, winning the series 2–0.

Home series Vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka toured Bangladesh in May 2022 to play two Test matches. The Test series formed part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship.

The first Test ended in a draw, with Sri Lanka winning the second by ten wickets to win the two-match series 1–0.

Following the conclusion of the tour, Mominul Haque resigned as the captain of Bangladesh's Test team.

Governing body

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is the governing body for the Bangladeshi cricket team and the sport in the country. The BCB is responsible for maintaining grounds and promoting the sport. It was founded in 1972 as the Bangladesh Cricket Control Board. Its first constitution was drafted in 1976. The board changed its name, dropping "control" from its title, in January 2007. The president of the BCB is appointed by the government of Bangladesh. The board also controls the team's sponsorship. Since 2003 telecommunications company Grameenphone has sponsored the men and women's national teams. Between 2007 and 2011 they invested 151.5 million (US$1.6 million) in developing sport in the country. In 2006 the Board established an academy to encourage the development of young and inexperienced players. The Board issues central contracts to the national players and issuing match fees. In 2005 players were given about $1,000 for each Test they played and $500 per ODI.

International grounds

Venue City Capacity First used Tests ODIs T20Is
Active Venues
Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium Fatullah 25,000 2006 2 10 4
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium Khulna 15,000 2006 3 4 5
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium Dhaka 26,000 2006 22 113 57
Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium Chittagong 22,000 2006 21 22 20
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium Sylhet 18,500 2014 1 4 8
Former Venues
Bangabandhu National Stadium Dhaka 36,000 1955 17 58 0
M. A. Aziz Stadium Chittagong 30,000 1988 8 10 0
Shaheed Chandu Stadium Bogra 18,000 2006 1 5 0

Updated: 5 January 2022

Fan following

Bangladesh Players Celebrate Fall of Wicket
Bangladesh playing against Zimbabwe in 2009. Fans can be seen in the background waving a Bangladesh flag.

Before Bangladesh had even secured Test status, cricket fans in the country took the game seriously; when the team lost an ODI against Kenya in March 1999, several hundred fans protested outside the offices of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). On learning of Bangladesh's promotion to Test status, thousands of people celebrated on the streets. Then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina remarked that "I can't express my joy in words at this happiest hour of the nation". At the time cricket was the second-most popular sport in the country behind football. When Bangladesh began its first Test match on 10 November 2000 at Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, the stadium was nearly full on the first day as around 40,000 people watched the team take on India. As the match partly overlapped with the festival of Shab-e-Barat, numbers attending declined as the match progressed.

Supporters of the Bangladesh cricket team
Supporters of the Bangladesh cricket team

In 2011, Bangladeshi politician Saber Hossain Chowdhury opined that "In Bangladesh cricket is not simply a game, it is a symbol of national unity", and in the words of AHM Mostofa Kamal, president of the BCB in 2011, "People of Bangladesh take cricket religiously".

The people of Bangladesh are referred as "the most passionate cricket fans" among the cricket world. When Bangladesh are victorious, the fans sometimes take to the streets in celebration. When Bangladesh defeated India in the 2007 World Cup, thousands of people celebrated into the night on the streets of Dhaka despite there being a ban on public gatherings at the time. Although fans are jubilant in victory, they can also be vocal in defeat. When Bangladesh lost to England in an ODI in November 2003, the then captain Khaled Mahmud was booed off the field. During the 2011 World Cup, Bangladesh succumbed to a record defeat against West Indies, registering the team's lowest score in ODIs. .....

Team colours

In Test cricket, Bangladesh wears cricket whites, with the BCB logo on the left chest and the sponsor's logo on the right chest. Fielders wear a dark green cap or a white wide brim sunhat. The helmets are also dark green. In limited overs cricket, Bangladesh wears a green uniform with red being the secondary colour and the BCB logo on chest and the sponsor's logo on the centre and "BANGLADESH" written underneath in red letters, with the fielders wearing a green baseball cap with red accents or a green wide-brimmed hat. During ICC tournaments, the sponsor's logo is placed on the left sleeve. In the 1999 Cricket World Cup, Bangladesh wore an olive green uniform with yellow accents and a horizontal stripe with tiger-stripe motif on the chest. On 6 September 2018 Uniliver Bangladesh became the team sponsor for the period of 2018 to 2020.

Period/tournament Kit manufacturer Sponsor
1971–1999 N/A
1999 Cricket World Cup Asics Veetee
2000–2004 AJ Sports Beximco
2003 Cricket World Cup Mobil 1
2005–2008 Ihsan Sports Grameen Phone
2009–2011 Bata
2012–2015 N/A Sahara
2015 PRAN Frooto
2016–2017 BRAC Bank Robi
2018–2020 Lifebuoy
2020 Akash DTH
2021–22 Akash DTH Beximco
e-food Evaly
Hungrynaki Daraz


Current squad

In March 2022, BCB published a 21-players list for the central contract for the 2022 season (from January to December). BCB awarded three different contract system for three formats. However contract grade system was abolished since 2021 season. Only five players were given contracts for all three format, while 2 players for Test and ODI, 3 players for ODI and T20I, 7 players for only Test and 4 players for only T20I.

This is a list of players who are centrally contracted with BCB or has played for Bangladesh in the past 12 months or has been named in the recent Test, ODI or T20I squad. Updated on 8 April 2022.


Symbol Meaning
S/N Shirt number of the player in all formats
Contract The format in which the player is awarded the contract
Format denotes the player recently played in which particular format, not his entire career
N/A Not available
Name Age Batting
Bowling style Contract Domestic team Club team Format S/N Remarks
Test ODI T20I
Tamim Iqbal 34 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 27 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 33 Right Right-arm medium fast N/A Khulna Division Prime Bank ODI, T20I 8
Soumya Sarkar 30 Left Right-arm medium fast N/A Khulna Division Mohammedan ODI, T20I 59
Munim Shahriar 24 Right Right-arm medium fast N/A Dhaka Metropolis Abahani Limited T20I
Shakib Al Hasan 36 Left Slow left-arm orthodox Yes Khulna Division Legends of Rupganj Test, ODI, T20I 75 Test Captain
Mahmudullah 37 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
Spin Bowlers
Taijul Islam 31 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 23 Right Right-arm off break No Chittagon Shinepukur Test 33
Pace Bowlers
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 29 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 30 Right Right-arm fast medium N/A Sylhet Division Mohammedan Test 17
Khaled Ahmed 30 Right Right-arm fast medium N/A Sylhet Division Gazi Group Test
Shohidul Islam 28 Right Right-arm fast medium N/A Dhaka Metropolis Abahani Limited ODI, T20I

The BCB awards central contracts to its players, and its pay is graded according to the importance of the player. Players' salaries are as follows:

  • Grade A+ : 48 lakh (US$51,000) per annum
  • Grade A : 36 lakh (US$38,000) per annum
  • Grade B : 24 lakh (US$26,000) per annum
  • Grade C : 15 lakh (US$16,000) per annum
  • Grade D : 12 lakh (US$13,000) per annum

In addition to this, the captains are given 20,000 (US$210) bonus.

Match fees

In January 2020, BCB increased test match fees by 70% in test cricket as well as ODI and T20I match fees. Players who are in the playing XI get paid 6 lakh (US$6,400) for each test while they are paid 3 lakh (US$3,200) for each ODI and 2 lakh (US$2,100) for each T20I.

Coaching staff

Position Name
Team director Bangladesh Khaled Mahmud
Team manager Bangladesh Sabbir Khan
Head coach Vacant
Batting coach Australia Jamie Siddons
Spin bowling coach Sri Lanka Rangana Herath
Fast bowling coach South Africa Allan Donald
Fielding coach Australia Shane McDermott
Strength and conditioning coach England Nick Lee
Physiotherapist Bangladesh Mujadded Sunny
Performance analyst India Shrinivas Chandrasekaran

Tournament history

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Bangladesh

ICC World Test Championship

ICC World Test Championship record
Year League stage Final Host Final Final Position
Pos Matches Ded PC Pts PCT
2019-21 9/9 7 0 6 1 0 0 420 20 4.8 Rose Bowl, England DNQ 9th
2021-23 9/9 12 1 10 1 0 0 144 16 11.11 The Oval, London DNQ 9th

ICC Cricket World Cup

World Cup record
Year Round Position Matches Won Lost Tied No Result Win %
England 1975 Not eligible (Not an ICC Member)
England 1979 Did not qualify
England Wales 1983
India Pakistan 1987
Australia New Zealand 1992
India Pakistan Sri Lanka 1996
United Kingdom Republic of Ireland Netherlands 1999 Group stage 9/12 5 2 3 0 0 40.00%
South Africa Zimbabwe Kenya 2003 13/14 6 0 5 0 1 0.00%
West Indies Cricket Board 2007 Super Eights 7/16 9 3 6 0 0 33.33%
India Sri Lanka Bangladesh 2011 Group stage 9/14 6 3 3 0 0 50.00%
Australia New Zealand 2015 Quarter-final 7/14 7 3 3 0 1 50.00%
England Wales 2019 Group stage 8/10 9 3 5 0 1 37.50%
India 2023 Qualified
South Africa Zimbabwe Namibia 2027 To be determined
India Bangladesh 2031 Qualified as hosts
Total 6/12 Super Eights (2007); Quarter-finals (2015) 42 14 25 0 3 35.90%

ICC Champions Trophy

Known as the "ICC Knockout" in 1998 and 2000

ICC Champions Trophy record
Year Round Position Played Won Lost Tie N/R Win %
Bangladesh 1998 Not eligible
Kenya 2000 Playoff stage 10th 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
Sri Lanka 2002 Group stage 11th 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
England 2004 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
India 2006 Qualifying round 9th 3 1 2 0 0 33.33%
South Africa 2009 Did not qualify
England Wales 2013
England Wales 2017 Semi-final 4th 4 1 2 0 1 33.33%
Pakistan 2025 To be determined
India 2029
Total 5/8 Fourth Place (2017) 12 2 9 0 1 18.18%

ICC T20 World Cup

Before 2020, it was named as 'ICC World Twenty20'

T20 World Cup
Year Round Position Matches Won Lost Tied NR Win %
South Africa 2007 Super 8s 8/12 5 1 4 0 0 20.00%
England 2009 Group stage 10/12 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
West Indies Cricket Board 2010 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
Sri Lanka 2012 9/12 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
Bangladesh 2014 Super 10 10/16 7 2 5 0 0 28.57%
India 2016 7 2 4 0 1 33.33%
India 2021 Super 12 12/16 8 2 6 0 0 25.00%
Australia 2022 Super 12 9/16 5 2 3 0 0 40.00%
West Indies Cricket Board United States 2024 Qualified
India Sri Lanka 2026 To be determined
Australia New Zealand 2028
England Republic of Ireland Scotland 2030
Total 6/6 Super 8s (2007) 38 9 28 0 1 24.32%

Asian Test Championship

Asian Test Championship record
Year Round Position GP W L D NR Win %
India Sri Lanka Pakistan 1998–99 Not eligible
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Pakistan 2001–02 First round 3/3 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
Total 1/2 First Round 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%

ACC Asia Cup

Asia Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR Win %
United Arab Emirates 1984 Did not qualify
Sri Lanka 1986 First round 3/3 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
Bangladesh 1988 4/4 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
India 1990–91 3/3 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
United Arab Emirates 1995 4/4 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
Sri Lanka 1997 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
Bangladesh 2000 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
Sri Lanka 2004 Super 4 4/6 5 1 4 0 0 20.00%
Pakistan 2008 5 1 4 0 0 20.00%
Sri Lanka 2010 First round 4/4 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
Bangladesh 2012 Runners-up 2/4 4 2 2 0 0 50.00%
Bangladesh 2014 First round 5/5 4 0 4 0 0 0.00%
Bangladesh 2016 Runners-up 2/5 5 3 2 0 0 60.00%
United Arab Emirates 2018 2/6 6 3 3 0 0 50.00%
United Arab Emirates 2022 First round 5/6 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
Pakistan 2023 Qualified
Total 13/14 Runners-up (2012, 2016, 2018) 46 10 36 0 0 21.74%

Austral-Asia Cup

Austral-Asia Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR Win %
United Arab Emirates 1986 Not invited
United Arab Emirates 1990 First round 6/6 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
United Arab Emirates 1994 Not invited
Total 1/3 First Round 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%

ICC Trophy/ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

Known as the 'ICC Trophy' from 1979 to 2005.

World Cup Qualifier record
Year Round Position Matches Won Lost Tied Ab Win %
England 1979 Group stage 8/15 4 2 2 0 0 50.00%
England 1982 Semi-finals 4/16 7 4 1 0 2 80.00%
England 1986 Group stage 12/16 6 2 4 0 0 33.33%
Netherlands 1990 Semi-finals 3/17 7 5 2 0 0 71.43%
Kenya 1994 Second round 5/20 7 4 3 0 0 57.14%
Malaysia 1997 Champion 1/22 10 9 1 0 0 90.00%
Canada 2001 to Zimbabwe 2018 Not eligible (ICC Full Member)
Zimbabwe 2023 Not eligible (Qualified directly through the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League)
Total 6/6 Champion (1997) 41 26 13 0 2 66.67%

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games records
Year Round Position GP W L T NR Win %
Malaysia 1998 Group stage 14/16 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%
Total 1/1 Group Stage 3 0 3 0 0 0.00%

Asian Games

Asian Games record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR Win %
People's Republic of China 2010 Gold medal 1/9 3 3 0 0 0 100.00%
South Korea 2014 Bronze medal 3/10 3 2 0 0 1 100.00%
Indonesia 2018 Events not included
People's Republic of China 2022 TBD
Total 2/2 Gold medal (2010) 6 5 0 0 1 100.00%

ACC Trophy

ACC Trophy records
Year Round Position GP W L T NR Win %
Malaysia 1996 Champion 1/12 7 7 0 0 0 100.00%
Nepal 1998 1/10 6 5 0 0 1 100.00%
Total 2/2 2 titles 13 12 0 0 1 100.00%



  • Asia Cup:
    • Runners-up (3): 2012, 2016, 2018


  • Asian Games
    • Gold Medal (1): 2010
    • Bronze Medal (1): 2014
  • South Asian Games
    • Gold Medal (2): 2010, 2019


  • Players listed in bold are still playing.

International match summary – Bangladesh

Playing record
Format M W L T D/NR Inaugural match
Test matches 136 16 102 0 18 10 November 2000
One-Day Internationals 403 146 250 0 7 31 March 1986
Twenty20 Internationals 144 49 91 0 3 28 November 2006
Last updated 25 December 2022

Test matches

  • Highest team total: 638 v. Sri Lanka, 8–12 March 2013 at Galle
  • Lowest team total : 43 v. West Indies, 4–8 July 2018 at North Sound
  • Highest individual score: 219*, Mushfiqur Rahim v. Zimbabwe, 12 November 2018 at Dhaka
  • Most individual runs in a match: 281, Mominul Haque (176 and 105) v. Sri Lanka, 2018 at Chittagong
  • Best individual bowling figures in an innings: 8/39, Taijul Islam v. Zimbabwe, 25–27 October 2014 at Dhaka
  • Best individual bowling figures in a match: 12/117, Mehedi Hasan Miraz (7/59 and 5/58) v. West Indies, 30 November- 2 December 2018 at Dhaka

Test record versus other nations

Opponent Span M W L T D Win % First win
 Afghanistan 2019–2019 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
 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
 India 2000–2022 13 0 11 0 2 0.00%
 New Zealand 2001–2022 17 1 13 0 3 5.88% 5 January 2022
 Pakistan 2001–2021 13 0 12 0 1 0.00%
 South Africa 2002–2022 14 0 12 0 2 0.00%
 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
Statistics are correct as of  Bangladesh v  India at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, 2nd Test, 22–25 December 2022.

One-Day Internationals

  • Highest team total: 333/8 v. Australia, 20 June 2019 at Nottingham
  • Lowest team total: 58 v. West Indies, 4 March 2011 at Dhaka and v. India, 17 June 2014 at Dhaka
  • Highest individual score: 176, Liton Das v. Zimbabwe, 6 March 2020 at Sylhet
  • Best individual bowling figures: 6/26, Mashrafe Mortaza v. Kenya, 15 August 2006 at Nairobi (Gymkhana) and Rubel Hossain v. New Zealand, 29 October 2013 at Dhaka

ODI record versus other nations

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
v. Associate Members
 Bermuda 2007–2007 2 2 0 0 0 100.00% 25 February 2007
 Canada 2003–2007 2 1 1 0 0 50.00% 28 February 2007
 Hong Kong 2004–2004 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 16 July 2004
 Kenya 1997–2006 14 8 6 0 0 57.14% 17 May 1998
 Netherlands 2010–2011 2 1 1 0 0 50.00% 14 March 2011
 Scotland 1999–2015 4 4 0 0 0 100.00% 24 May 1999
 United Arab Emirates 2008–2008 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 24 June 2008
Statistics are correct as of  Bangladesh v  India at Zohur Ahmed Chowdury Stadium, Chittagong, 3rd ODI, December 10, 2022.

Twenty20 Internationals

  • Highest team total: 215/5 v. Sri Lanka, 10 March 2018 at Colombo
  • Highest individual score: 103*, Tamim Iqbal v. Oman, 13 March 2016 at Dharamsala
  • Best individual bowling figures: 5/13, Elias Sunny v. Ireland, 18 July 2012 at Belfast

T20I record versus other nations

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
 England 2021–2021 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
 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
 South Africa 2007–2022 8 0 8 0 0 0.00%
 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
v. Associate Members
 Hong Kong 2014–2014 1 0 1 0 0 0.00%
 Kenya 2007–2007 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 1 September 2007
   Nepal 2014–2014 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 18 March 2014
 Netherlands 2012–2022 4 3 1 0 0 75.00% 25 July 2012
 Oman 2016–2021 2 2 0 0 0 100.00% 13 March 2016
 Papua New Guinea 2021–2021 1 1 0 0 0 100.00% 29 October 2021
 Scotland 2012–2021 2 0 2 0 0 0.00%
 United Arab Emirates 2016–2022 3 3 0 0 0 100.00% 26 February 2016
Statistics are correct as of  Bangladesh v  India at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, T20 World Cup, November 6, 2022.

World records

As a team

  • Most consecutive Test defeats : 21 (news|url= |title=Records / Test matches / Team records / Most consecutive defeats |work=ESPNcricinfo |access-date=20 July 2015}}</ref>
  • Most consecutive Test series defeats : 16 (2000/01–2004–05).
  • Most consecutive ODI defeats : 23 (1999–2002).
  • Most consecutive ODIs without victory : 47 (1999–2003).
  • Only 3rd country to win their 100th match in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
  • Only test playing country in the world to lose its 1st Test against each opponent.
  • Only test playing country to not get involved in any tied match in any format.
  • Only Test side which have lost the first ODI they have played against five non-Test sides (Canada 2003, Kenya 2003, Ireland 2007, Netherlands 2010 and Afghanistan 2014).
  • The highest innings total in a losing cause 595/8 dec vs New Zealand in 2017.
  • Bangladesh has taken 16 years and 12 days—the least time among all 10 Test-playing countries—to reach the landmark figure of playing 100 tests.
  • First team to get 6 ducks in an innings in consecutive Tests and also the only team to achieve it more than once in Test cricket's history.
    (1st and 3rd vs West Indies in 2002 and 2022 respectively and 2nd vs Sri Lanka.)

By Bangladeshi players

  • Aminul Islam became the third cricketer to score a century on their country's inaugural test in 2000 against India. He achieved this feat after Charles Bannerman (Australia) and Dave Houghton (Zimbabwe) while Irish cricketer Kevin O'Brien was the latest and the fourth member to join this elite club.
  • Mohammad Ashraful holds the record for the youngest cricketer to make a Test century. He was 17 years and 61 days old when he made 114 against Sri Lanka at Colombo on 8 September 2001, during his Test debut.
  • In 2005 against Zimbabwe, Enamul Haque Jr. became the youngest bowler ever to take a 10 wicket haul in Tests at the age of 18 years 40 days.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza was the leading wicket-taker in ODIs in 2006, with 49 wickets in 27 matches.
  • On 21 November 2012, Abul Hasan became only the second Test cricketer in history to make a century at number 10 on debut, against the West Indies at Khulna.
  • On 13 October 2013, against New Zealand at Chittagong, Sohag Gazi became the first cricketer ever to score a century and take a hat-trick in the same Test match.
  • In 2014, Shakib Al Hasan became only third cricketer after Ian Botham (England) and Imran Khan (Pakistan) to score a century and to pick up 10 wickets in same test.
  • Shakib Al Hasan became the first player in history to hold the number 1 positions in all three formats of cricket, in the all-rounder category on 12 January 2015.
  • On 1 December 2014, in the 5th ODI against Zimbabwe, Taijul Islam became the first bowler in ODI history to claim a hat-trick on debut.
  • Mustafizur Rahman became the first cricketer ever to take 11 wickets in his first two ODIs when he took 5/50 against India on 18 June 2015 and then 6/43 against the same team three days later. Both matches were played at Dhaka.
  • Until 25 July 2015, Elias Sunny was the only player to be nominated as the Man of the match in two formats of the international cricket as a debutant. He made it in Test(v West Indies in 2011) & T20I(v Ireland in 2012). Mustafizur Rahman, being only second to Elias Sunny, did it in ODI(v India) and in Test(v South Africa) both in 2015.
  • On 7 June 2018 in the 3rd T20I against Afghanistan by taking the wicket of Najibullah Zadran, Shakib Al Hasan became the quickest All-rounder to achieve the double of 10,000 runs and 500 wickets in 302 international matches and became only 3rd cricketer to do so following Jacques Kallis and Shahid Afridi.
  • In August 2021, against Australia, Shakib Al Hasan became the first cricketer to take 100 wickets and score 1,000 runs in T20Is.

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