Bangladesh is a team which plays Test, ODI and T20 cricket. They are one of the 10 full members in the International Cricket Council. Bangladesh Cricket Board is the governing body of cricket in Bangladesh. The captain of the team is Mashrafe Mortaza. Chandika Hathurusingha is the coach of the team.
Bangladesh have been playing One Day Internationals since 1986 and Test cricket since 2000.
Shakib Al Hasan has scored the most runs for Bangladesh in One Day Internationals. He is also the first cricketer from Bangladesh to cross the 4000 run mark in ODIs.
- ODI Captain: Mashrafe Mortaza
- Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha
- Bowling coach: Heath Streak
- Sports psychologist: Dr. Phil Jauncey
Bangladesh has a terrible start to 2014. They lost their first 12 ODI matches in the year. Bangladesh also lost to Associate team Afghanistan. In August 2014, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe 5-0.
Bangladesh are scheduled to play seven Tests in 2015.
India tour of Bangladesh 2015
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan, in February 2015, said that they would request India to play three ODIs in Bangladesh rather than one Test. India will be touring Bangladesh in 2014, 2015 and 2020 as per the new FTP cycle. Bangladesh is also expected to play their first ever Test in India in 2016.
Bangladesh in World Cups
Bangladesh made their World Cup debut in 1999. Since then, they have pulled off few upsets at the biggest stage in Cricket. They defeated Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup and then India in the 2007 World Cup. In the 2015 World Cup, they defeated England to qualify to the quarter finals knocking England out.
Stats and Trivia
- Bangladesh has reached the final of an international tournament only thrice. In 2008-09, they reached the final of the tri-nation tournament involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. They also reached the final of the Asia Cup in 2011-12. In 2016, they reached the final of the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament.
One Day Internationals
- Highest score against England: 275 (on 9 March 2015 in 2015 World Cup). Previous highest was 260 in Mirpur in 2010
- Consecutive centuries in ODIs: Shahriar Nafees and Mahmudullah
Nafees made 125 and 105 against Zimbabwe. Mahmudullah scored centuries against England and New Zealand in 2015 World Cup