Bangladesh’s achievements in Tests in two decades
The Bangladesh cricket team played its first Test against India on November 10, 2000. The Tigers have completed 20 years in Test cricket. Bangladesh cricket has come to today’s position after going through many ups and downs. In this format of cricket, the Tigers have gained a lot of personal recognition, losing to teams like England and Australia.
However, in two decades of elite cricket in Test cricket, Bangladesh has not yet been able to solidify its position as a team.
Bangladesh has played a total of 119 matches in two decades. Despite the long journey, the Tigers have not yet mastered Test cricket. We had to wait for more than 4 years for the first victory. He has left the field only 14 times with a Test win. And left the field with the dirt of the rate in 69 matches. 16 matches were unresolved.
Most of the 14 victories of Bangladesh have come on the soil of the country. Outside the country, the West Indies won two, Zimbabwe one in Harare and Sri Lanka won the 100th Test in Colombo.
In 20 years, Bangladesh’s favorite opponent was Zimbabwe. Bangladesh has won the most against Zimbabwe. The Tigers have lost them a total of seven times. Sri Lanka has played the most matches against Bangladesh in Tests. The Tigers have beaten the Lankans only once in 20 matches. He has lost to West Indies four times in 18 matches.
Despite losing to Sri Lanka once, the Tigers could not win against other teams in the subcontinent, India, Pakistan, and even Afghanistan. There is no victory against New Zealand or South Africa.
Now let’s come to the personal statistics of Tiger cricketers. Mushfiqur Rahim, who has been playing for a decade and a half, has so far represented Bangladesh in 70 Tests. He also collected the most runs. Mushfiqur has 4413 runs in three double centuries.
Opener Tamim Iqbal is in second place. He has scored 4405 runs in 60 matches. World-class all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has scored 362 runs in 56 matches, along with 210 wickets. Another left-arm spinner Taizul Islam is in second place with 114 wickets. Mohammad Rafique took 100 wickets.