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Cricket is one of the popular sports of Bangladesh. More people are like cricket. Although football was the most popular game for a long time, cricket gained momentum and soon surpassed football, especially after Bangladesh won the 1997 ICC Trophy in Malaysia. Now Bangladesh cricket team playing all versions of Cricket, like test, ODI, T20 etc. Bangladesh plying world cup from 1999 also. Bangladesh is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Bangladesh is the tenth Test cricket playing nation in the world. Bangladesh cricket is administered by the Bangladesh cricket board (BCB).

History:
Cricket started in this country from the beginning of the country. 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. The first captain Raqibul Hasan was captaincy that tournament. Bangladesh won two matches and two lost. From the start, then going up today, now Bangladesh is a strong team in the world cricket.

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. After that Bangladesh was getting ODI status from ICC. The team has been more successful in ODIs, having won 76 of its 270 matches, and has also played 28 Twenty20 Internationals, winning eight. In 2000, Bangladesh attained the status of a Test playing nation. As of 8 January 2014, Bangladesh has played 81 Tests, winning only 4. Its first victory was against a young and inexperienced Zimbabwe team, which was hit by a player crisis, the next two were against a West Indian team crippled by a players’ strike.

Bangladesh Test match captains

Number

Name

Year

Played

Won

Lost

Drawn

1

Naimur Rahman 2000-2001

7

0

6

1

2

Khaled Mashud 2001-2003

12

0

12

0

3

Khaled Mahmud 2003-2004

9

0

9

0

4

Habibul Bashar 2003-2006

18

1

13

4

5

Mohammad Ashraful 2007-2009

10

0

9

1

6

Mashrafe Mortaza 2009

1

1

0

0

7

Shakib Al Hasan 2009-2011

9

1

8

0

8

Mushfiqur Rahim 2011-till date

14

1

8

5

Grand total

83

4

68

11

Bangladeshi ODI captains

No.

Name Year

Played

Won

Tied

Lost

NR

1

Gazi Ashraf 1986–1990

7

0

0

7

0

2

Minhajul Abedin 1990

2

0

0

2

0

3

Akram Khan 1995–1998

15

1

0

14

0

4

Aminul Islam 1998–2000

16

2

0

14

0

5

Naimur Rahman 2000–2001

4

0

0

4

0

6

Khaled Mashud 2001–2006

30

4

0

24

2

7

Khaled Mahmud 2003

15

0

0

15

0

8

Habibul Bashar 2004–2007

69

29

0

40

0

9

Rajin Saleh 2004

2

0

0

2

0

10

Mohammad Ashraful 2007–2009

38

8

0

30

0

11

Shakib Al Hasan 2009–2011

47

22

0

25

0

11

Mashrafe Mortaza 2010

7

3

0

4

0

12

Mushfiqur Rahim 2011–present

33

11

0

21

1

Total

285

80

202

0

3

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