The Bangladeshi cricket team represents Bangladesh and is also known as “The Tigers”. The Bangladesh Cricket Board handles this team which is a full member of the ICC (International Cricket Council) and has one day international as well as Test status.
In 1997, Bangladesh became a regular ICC member with the right to play one-day internationals. It attained the status of a test playing country on 26 June 2000.
The first official entry of Bangladesh in international cricket was in England during the 1979 ICC trophy during which the team had 2 losses and 2 wins. The first one day international of the country was played in the 1986 Asia Cup against Pakistan.
Bangladesh won its first major tournament in the year 1999 when they won the ICC trophy and qualified for the World Cup held in 1999. During this tournament Bangaldesh surprisingly defeated Pakistan during a group phase match.
The debut Test appearance of Bangladesh took place in 2000 when they played against India in Dhaka and had to lose the match by nine wickets. In 2001 the country played 8 tests.In December 2004, Bangladesh while playing in their 100th ODI won against India and this was just the third occasion when they defeated a Test playing country.
In January 2005 Bangladesh was triumphant against Zimbabwe during their 35th Test match and this was their first Test victory. During the same tour Zimbabwe won the one day international series by a score of 3-2.
During the 2007 Cricket World Cup on 17th March Bangladesh surprised everybody by a five wicket victory over India at the Port of Spain. Although loosing their following game to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh made it to the Super 8 stage by defeating Bermuda on its way. Bangladesh was defeated by Australia and New Zealand during this Cup however the country had a stunning victory over South Africa by 67 runs.
At the beginning of the year 2008 Bangladesh was defeated by New Zealand by 9 wickets. South Africa won the one day international series by 3-0 and the Test series by 2-0 when they toured Bangladesh. In a one day series Bangladesh defeated Ireland by a score of 3-0.
- Won the 1997 ICC Knockout Trophy
- Highest team test total - 488 all out against Zimbabwe in 2005.
- Highest team ODI total - 301/7 against Kenya in 2006