Bangladesh cricket team is known as the “Tigers”. It is controlled and administered by the BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board). Bangladesh cricket is the full member of International Cricket Council (ICC). Now Bangladesh cricket team is the strongest team in the world. The people of Bangladesh are proud of them. In this article, I am going to discuss 10 important facts about Bangladesh Cricket Team.
1. First Test and ODI: Bangladesh got its first test status in November 2000 by playing a match with India in Dhaka. Then It becomes the 10th test playing a nation in the world. Bangladesh played first One day international with Pakistan in 1986.
2. ICC Trophy Achievement: Winning the ICC trophy was the greatest achievement of Bangladesh cricket. Bangladesh qualified in the World cup cricket for the first time by winning the ICC trophy in Malaysia in 1997. Bangladesh participated first world cup in 1999 in England.
3. First ODI Winning: In 1999, when Bangladesh participated world cup in England they defeated Pakistan as well as Scotland. Finally, they got the full ICC membership on 26 June 2000.
4. First Test Winning: Bangladesh played many test series but they did not get their victory before 2005. In 2005 Bangladesh played a test series with Zimbabwe. Bangladesh won the first Test match by defeating Zimbabwe and finally won the series by securing a draw in the 2nd match. It was the greatest achievement of Bangladesh cricket history.
5. First T20 Winning: Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium was the historical place for Bangladesh Cricket. Here, Bangladesh won their first T20 victory defeating Zimbabwe on 28 November 2006.
6. ODI Status: ODI is a common word which is related to the Cricket. The full meaning of ODI is One Day International. Bangladesh ODI status was not very good before 2010. But they became very strongest after 2015 Word Cup. They Won 108 match and lost 225 matches by playing total 340 ODI matches. Bangladesh won many ODI by defeating Zimbabwe. Bangladesh has not won the World Cup yet. They only reached up to quarterfinals in the last World Cup 2015. Current ODI captain of Bangladesh cricket is Mashrafe Mortaza. He is the most successful ODI captain of Bangladesh Cricket. Current ODI ranking of Bangladesh Cricket 7.
7. Test Status: Bangladesh is not very strong in Test cricket. The past record is not remarkable because they did not get a chance to play a lot of test match every year. They played 106 test matches and only won 10 matches, lost 80 matches and drawn 15 matches. Current Test captain of Bangladesh cricket is Shakib Al Hasan. Current Test ranking of Bangladesh is 8.
8. T20 Status: Bangladesh is not very good T20 format. They played a lot of T20 cricket matches but won only a few matches. They played 79 matches but won only 23 matches. They are one of the weakest T20 playing countries compared to the other country. Current T20 captain of Bangladesh cricket is Shakib Al Hasan. Current T20 ranking of Bangladesh is 10.
9. Best Bangladeshi Cricketers: There are many Bangladeshi cricketers who did their great contribution in Bangladesh Cricket Team. Bangladesh cricket is also prospering day by day for their great achievement and contribution. Shakib Al Hasan is the number one all-rounder in the world cricket. Tamim Iqbal is the great batsman. Mahmuduallah is the most reliable player. Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan are the best bowler. Mashrafe Mortaza is the best captain of Bangladesh. Besides, many Bangladeshi Cricketers are unforgettable like Akram Khan, Mohammad Rafique, Habibul Bashar, Khaled Masud, Mohammad Ashraful, Abdur Razzaq etc.
10. Other Facts: Current coach of Bangladesh cricket is Steve Rhodes from England. In-home condition all cricket match is generally played in 2 important cricket stadiums in Bangladesh. These are Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka and Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.
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