The Bangladesh national cricket team (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ জাতীয় ক্রিকেট দল), nicknamed The Tigers, represents Bangladesh in international cricket. It is administered by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Bangladesh is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and One Day International (ODI) status. It played its first Test match in November 2000 against India in Dhaka, becoming the tenth Test-playing nation. 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 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 series victory. As of 24 May 2017, Bangladesh has played 101 Tests, winning ten tests among them. Its first victory was against team Zimbabwe, and the next two came against the West Indian team. Results have improved since then with draws earned both at home and abroad against New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and South Africa and wins against Zimbabwe, England, Sri Lanka and most recently Australia. They played their 100th Test when they toured Sri Lanka in March 2017. The team has been more successful in ODIs, having won 104 of its 328 matches. It has also played 67 Twenty20 Internationals, winning 21. However the limited over success is due to the wins against Zimbabwe and associate members (65 ODI wins and 13 T20I wins respectively). Bangladesh is currently ranked eighth in Tests, seventh in ODIs and tenth in T20Is by the ICC.
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Mohammad Ashraful (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ আশরাফুল; born 7 July 1984) is a Bangladeshi cricketer, who has represented the Bangladesh national cricket team in all formats of the game and a former captain of all formats. A top-order batsman with a penchant for flashy strokeplay, he was also selected to represent the ACC Asia XI ODI side. Between 2007 and 2009, Ashraful captained his country in 13 Tests, and 38 One Day Internationals (ODIs) of which Bangladesh won eight. Ashraful has scored the fastest fifty in Test, ODI and Twenty20 international amongst all Bangladeshi cricketers. Ashraful is Bangladesh's second-highest run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs. When not playing for the national team, Ashraful plays domestic cricket for the Dhaka Division cricket team in Bangladesh's domestic one-day and first-class competitions, captaining both sides on occasion. In 2014 the Bangladesh Cricket Board banned him for eight years after he was found guilty of match-fixing. The ban was later reduced to 5 years with 2 years suspended.
Shakib Al Hasan (born 24 March 1987) is a Bangladeshi international cricket player, former Test, ODI captain and current Twenty20 International captain, appointed in April 2017. He is well known for his aggressive batting, controlled bowling and athletic fielding. Considered as the greatest cricketer to have ever played for Bangladesh, Shakib is acknowledged as the best all-rounder in the world with the highest current rankings in all formats of the game. In 2015, Shakib became the first and only cricketer in history to be ranked the No.1 all-rounder by ICC in its Player Rankings in all three formats of the game (Test, Twenty20 and One Day Internationals). After briefly losing the number one rank, he quickly earned the feat back and continues to be the only player sitting at the top in all three formats. On 13 January 2017, he registered the highest individual score (217) by a Bangladeshi batsman in Tests. On the last match of Group Stage of ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, Shakib along with Mahamadullah had a record ODI partnership stand of 224 from 209 balls. This is the best partnership record for any wicket for a Bangladeshi pair in ODIs and a second best in Champions Trophy. His extraordinary cricket commitments made him a national hero in Bangladesh and an ambassador of cricket worldwide. Born in Magura, Khulna, Shakib started playing cricket at an early age. He developed a left-handed batting style in the middle order combined with a slow left-arm orthodox bowling. He continued his endeavor by joining BKSP, the top sports academy in Bangladesh. In 2004, at the age of 17, he was drafted by Khulna to play in the National Domestic League. He first represented Bangladesh at the U-19 level. In August 2006, the 19 year old Shakib made his national team debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. He played an important part in Bangladesh's victory, where he scored 30 runs and bowled out Elton Chigumbura to get his first ODI wicket. Shakib had been a regular performer since breaking into the national team and was rewarded with the captaincy in mid 2009. He took over from his compatriot and longtime leader Mashrafe Mortaza. Shakib went on to lead Bangladesh in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and remained the captain for a few home and away series'. He was relieved of his duties in late 2011 when his BKSP colleague Mushfiqur Rahim was named the new captain. Shakib holds numerous records in both domestic and international formats. As of 2016, he has played over 250 matches and scored more than 8000 runs including 9 centuries in ODIs, Tests and T20 internationals, second most for a Bangladeshi cricketer. In July 2015, he got his 200th ODI wicket. With this achievement, Shakib became the seventh member of the elite club with at least 4,000 runs and 200 wickets. Currently he is the leading wicket taker for Bangladesh in ODIs. He is also one of only three players to score a century and take 10 wickets in the same Test match. His achievements on the pitch brought him numerous accolades, world and Asian XI call ups, Wisden recognition and established him as a national icon. On 28 August 2017, Shakib became only the fourth bowler in Test cricket to get a five-for against all other nine Test playing nations and, two days later, secured his second ten-wicket haul and second successive five-for to deliver Bangladesh's maiden Test win over Australia. On 15 October 2017, in his 178th ODI, Shakib became the fastest to score 5000 runs and take 200 wickets in ODIs.
Tamim Iqbal Khan (Bengali: তামিম ইকবাল খান; born 20 March 1989) is an international Bangladeshi cricketer and former Test captain of the team.Tamim is arguably the best batsman in Bangladesh. Tamim made his One Day International debut in 2007 and played his first Test the following year. A left-handed opening batsman, he is the Bangladeshi's most successful runscorer to date. Between December 2010 and September 2011 he was vice-captain of the national side. Considered as the best ever opening batsman for Bangladesh, Tamim has set up centuries in all three formats of the game and is also the first Bangladeshi to score 10,000 international runs. In 2011 he was named as one of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack's four Cricketers of the Year, and Wisden's Test Player of the Year, becoming just the second Bangladeshi player to be awarded the accolade. He plays first-class cricket for Chittagong Division cricket team. He is the highest individual run scorer for Bangladesh in limited over formats and only Bangladeshi cricketer to score centuries in all three formats of the game.Tamim is also Bangladesh's highest century maker in international matches with 17 centuries, combining all forms of cricket. He is currently the 2nd highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in international cricket, including Test matches, ODIs and T20 internationals. He is the second Bangladeshi cricketer to score 3,000 runs in Tests and 5,000 runs in ODIs and also the first Bangladeshi cricketer to go past 1,000 runs in T20Is. He was classified as an international elite player for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League in 2013.
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (Bengali: মাশরাফি বিন মুর্তজা) (born 5 October 1983 in Narail District) is a Bangladeshi international cricketer, and current captain of the One Day Internationals for Bangladesh national cricket team. He is also a former T20I captain, until his retirement. He broke into the national side in late 2001 against Zimbabwe and represented Bangladesh before having played a single first-class match. Mortaza captained his country in one Test and seven One Day Internationals (ODIs) between 2009 and 2010, however injury meant he was in and out of the side and Shakib Al Hasan was appointed captain in Mortaza's absence. Mortaza used to be considered one of the fastest bowlers produced by Bangladesh, previously bowling in the mid-135s km/h in the 2000s, and regularly opens the bowling. He is a useful lower-middle order batsman, with a first-class century and three Test half centuries to his name. Mortaza's career has been hampered by injuries and he has undergone a total of ten operations on his knees and ankles. Mortaza retired from Test cricket in 2009 due to continuous back injuries and continued to play in shorter formats. On 4 April 2017, he announced his intentions to retire from T20Is as well. He retired from all T20Is on 6 April 2017.
Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad (born 4 February 1986 in Mymensingh, Dhaka), commonly known as Mahmudullah, is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He has played First-class.Khulna Titans (category Bangladesh Premier League teams) their icon. They resigned Mahmudullah Riyad as their icon while they also made contracts with South African cricketers Rilee Rossouw, Kyle Abbott, Aussie.2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A (section Afghanistan vs Bangladesh) elected to field. Mahmudullah Riyad became the first player to score a century for Bangladesh in a World Cup match. Mahmudullah Riyad and Mushfiqur Rahim's
Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim (Bengali: মুশফিকুর রহিম; born June 9, 1987) is a Bangladeshi cricketer, and the current Test captain of the Bangladesh national cricket team. He is also a former ODI and T20I captain for Bangladesh. He made his Test debut in 2005, at the age of 16, during Bangladesh's first tour of England and the next year played his first One Day International. He specialises as a wicket-keeper and is a middle order batsman. The first Test double centurion for Bangladesh, Rahim is also the most successful wicket-keeper batsman for Bangladesh with most dismissals in Bangladesh history. Between August 2009 and December 2010 Rahim served as Bangladesh's vice-captain in all formats. At domestic level he represents Rajshahi Division and captains Sylhet Super Stars. According to Jamie Siddons in 2010, a former Bangladesh coach, Rahim's batting is so versatile that he can bat anywhere in the top order, from one to six.
Mohammed Rafique (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ রফিক) (born 5 September 1970) is a former Bangladeshi cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs. One of the best spinners ever played for Bangladesh, Rafique was the first Bangladesh bowler to take 100 wickets in Test matches. Rafique has also been honored for his contribution to the cricket world with squad places in both the World XI for the Super Series against Australia in 2005, and the Asia XI for the exhibition series against Africa XI in 2007.
Shahriar Nafees Ahmed (Bengali: শাহরিয়ার নাফীস আহমেদ) (born 1 May 1985) is a Bangladeshi cricketer, who plays all formats of the game and also a former Twenty20 International (T20I) captain for Bangladesh. A left-handed opening batsman, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Bangladesh in 2005 against England, and later the same year played his first Test. In 2008 he joined the Indian Cricket League (ICL) as part of the Dhaka Warriors. The members of the team were given 10-year bans by the Bangladesh Cricket Board which were lifted when they left the league. Nafees has since returned to the national team. Domestically he plays for Barisal Division.
Khaled Mashud (Bengali: খালেদ মাসুদ) (born 8 February 1976 in Rajshahi) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. A wicketkeeper and more than a useful middle order batsman, he was a regular member of the national team between 1995–2007. Bangladeshi coach Dav Whatmore has gone so far as to claim Mashud as the best wicketkeeper in Asia. Khaled was also the wicketkeeper who contributed to Bangladesh's first ever ODI hat-trick by taking two magnificent catches off Shahadat Hossain's bowling.
Mohammad Akram Hussain Khan (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ আকরাম হুসেইন খান; born 1 November 1968), known as Akram Khan, is a former Bangladeshi cricketer who played in 8 Tests and 44 ODIs from 1988 to 2003. He captained Bangladesh in 15 of his ODIs. A hard hitting middle order batsman, Akram played first-class cricket for Chittagong Division. Akram Khan was part of Bangladesh's inaugural Test Match, in 2000–01 against India. He had been playing One Day International cricket since 1988. He developed as an international player under the able guidance of Gazi Ashraf Lipu.  He went on to captain the national side during the period 1994–98. He is currently the chief selector of the BCB, along with Habibul Bashar and Minhajul Abedin.
Abdur Razzak (Bengali: আব্দুর রাজ্জাক; born 15 June 1982) is a Bangladeshi cricketer, considered to be one of the best bowlers ever produced by the country. He made his first-class debut at Bangladeshi domestic level for Khulna Division in the 2001/02 season. Best known for being a tall left-arm orthodox spin bowler, he helped guide his division to the National Cricket Title in his maiden season. From there he was selected for Bangladesh A (training team for the full national squad) performing well against Zimbabwe A, including figures of 7 for 17 in one game in Dhaka. Razzak was called into the Bangladesh national team for the 2004 Asia Cup One Day International tournament, making his debut against Hong Kong in July. He established himself as a regular fixture in the squad although he was not a regular in the starting eleven. He made his Test debut in the second Test of the Australian tour of Bangladesh in April 2006. Though he has played just nine Tests, he has been more successful in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and is Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in the format.He is the first Bangladeshi to take 200 wickets in ODI.
Mohammad Rubel Hossain (Bengali: মোহাম্মদ রুবেল হোসেন; born 1 January 1990) is a Bangladeshi cricketer. He has the highest bowling average amongst Test players who have bowled at least 2,500 deliveries. He made his his Test, ODI and T20I debuts in 2009.
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