2006
AK Fazlul Haque
25,000
Yes
Ispahani End, Aqua Paints End
Football
13:29, Tue Dec 10, 2019 (UTC +0600)
Shere Bangla National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Bangladesh v India - May 25-27, 2007 Scorecard
Bangladesh v West Indies - Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018 Scorecard
Test records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe - Dec 8, 2006 Scorecard
Bangladesh v West Indies - Dec 11, 2018 Scorecard
ODI records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Bangladesh v West Indies - Oct 11, 2011 Scorecard
Bangladesh v Afghanistan - Sep 24, 2019 Scorecard
T20I records | Results | High totals | High scores | Most runs | Best bowling | Most wickets | Partnerships | Statsguru
Records index

Profile

The Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, named after AK Fazlul Haque, one of the country's most renowned leaders and freedom fighters in the 1940s, is situated about 10 kilometres outside the centre of Dhaka. The move from the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka to Mirpur was met with much resistance, but the BCB had decided they needed a stadium dedicated exclusively to cricket, and carried on despite criticism.

The most striking feature of the ground is the drainage facility which is probably the best in the subcontinent. The ground was originally built for football and athletics and was hence rectangular in shape. To bring it back to a shape suited for cricket, a lot of demolition had to be done, and also the athletics tracks had to be dug up. About three feet of soil was excavated to remove all the red clay. PVC pipes were fit in before filling it up with rock chips and sand and then grass. The slope is nice and even, a difference of 29 inches from the wicket to the boundary.

The ground hosted its first Test when Bangladesh played India in May 2007; a timely start was made possible because of the efficient drainage after heavy overnight showers. The wicket was pretty flat and slow, but that could have more to do with the home team's mindset of not expecting to win.

The floodlights have to be changed - currently they have the ones used for football matches. Although not completely ready yet, the stadium looks impressive, and should become one of the more noted venues in the subcontinent.

The triangular spaces under the stands outside have been used for furniture shops. The grassless plot next to the ground, which plays venue to about 20 simultaneous matches with a tape-tennis ball every evening and morning, adds to the stadium's reputation of being the home of Bangladesh cricket's new home.
Sidharth Monga May 2007

Fixtures

2019
Wed Dec 11 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Chattogram Challengers v Sylhet Thunder
Wed Dec 11 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Comilla Warriors v Rangpur Rangers
Thu Dec 12 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Rajshahi Royals
Thu Dec 12 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Chattogram Challengers v Khulna Tigers
Fri Dec 13 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Rajshahi Royals v Sylhet Thunder
Fri Dec 13 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Comilla Warriors
Sat Dec 14 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Chattogram Challengers v Rangpur Rangers
Sat Dec 14 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Sylhet Thunder
Fri Dec 27 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Chattogram Challengers
Fri Dec 27 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Khulna Tigers v Rangpur Rangers
Sat Dec 28 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Comilla Warriors v Rajshahi Royals
Sat Dec 28 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Khulna Tigers v Sylhet Thunder
Mon Dec 30 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Rangpur Rangers v Sylhet Thunder
Mon Dec 30 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Rajshahi Royals
Tue Dec 31 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Chattogram Challengers v Comilla Warriors
Tue Dec 31 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Rajshahi Royals v Rangpur Rangers
2020
Tue Jan 7 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Comilla Warriors v Sylhet Thunder
Tue Jan 7 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Chattogram Challengers v Rajshahi Royals
Wed Jan 8 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Comilla Warriors v Khulna Tigers
Wed Jan 8 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Rangpur Rangers
Fri Jan 10 (20 ovs)
14:00 local | 08:00 GMT
03:00 EST | 02:00 CST | 00:00 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Rangpur Rangers
Fri Jan 10 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Comilla Warriors v Khulna Tigers
Sat Jan 11 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Chattogram Challengers v Rajshahi Royals
Sat Jan 11 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Dhaka Platoon v Khulna Tigers
Mon Jan 13 (20 ovs)
13:30 local | 07:30 GMT
02:30 EST | 01:30 CST | 23:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Eliminator - TBC v TBC
Mon Jan 13 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
1st Qualifier - TBC v TBC
Wed Jan 15 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 12:30 GMT
07:30 EST | 06:30 CST | 04:30 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
2nd Qualifier - TBC v TBC
Fri Jan 17 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 13:00 GMT
08:00 EST | 07:00 CST | 05:00 PST
Bangladesh Premier League
Final - TBC v TBC
Wed Mar 18 (20 ovs)
1st T20I - Asia XI v World XI
Sat Mar 21 (20 ovs)
2nd T20I - Asia XI v World XI
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