2006
AK Fazlul Haque
25,000
Yes
Ispahani End, Aqua Paints End
Football
15:13, Thu Feb 11, 2016 (UTC +0600)
Shere Bangla National Stadium
 

Records and statistics

Bangladesh v India - May 25-27, 2007 Scorecard
Bangladesh v South Africa - Jul 30-Aug 3, 2015 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 Zimbabwe - Nov 11, 2015 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 Zimbabwe - Nov 15, 2015 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

2016
Thu Feb 11 (50 ovs)
09:00 local | 03:00 GMT
22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST
ICC Under-19 World Cup
Semi-Final - Bangladesh Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s (Reserve Day)
Sun Feb 14 (50 ovs)
09:00 local | 03:00 GMT
22:00 EST | 21:00 CST | 19:00 PST
ICC Under-19 World Cup
Final - TBC v India Under-19s (Reserve Day)
Wed Feb 24 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
India v Bangladesh
Thu Feb 25 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
Sri Lanka v TBC
Fri Feb 26 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
Bangladesh v TBC
Sat Feb 27 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
India v Pakistan
Sun Feb 28 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Mon Feb 29 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
Pakistan v TBC
Tue Mar 1 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
India v Sri Lanka
Wed Mar 2 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
Bangladesh v Pakistan
Thu Mar 3 (20 ovs)          
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
India v TBC
Fri Mar 4 (20 ovs)
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Sun Mar 6 (20 ovs)
19:30 local | 13:30 GMT
08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Asia Cup
Final - TBC v TBC
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Latest Photos

The ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium was delayed due to heavy rain, Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st ODI, Mirpur, July 10, 2015
The ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium was delayed due to heavy rain
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Hail peppers the Shere Bangla outfield, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 3, 2014
Hail peppers the Shere Bangla outfield
© ICC
The storm had the final say in Mirpur, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 3, 2014
The storm had the final say in Mirpur
© Getty Images
Fans throng the Shere Bangla Stadium as the lights take effect, Bangladesh v Pakistan, World Twenty20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 30, 2014
Fans throng the Shere Bangla Stadium as the lights take effect
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Semi-Final: B'desh U19 v W Indies U19 at Dhaka - Feb 11
B'desh U19 226 W Indies U19 149/4 (28.4/50 ov)
Final: TBA v India U19 at Dhaka
Feb 14, 2016 (09:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 22:00 EST -1d | 21:00 CST -1d | 19:00 PST -1d)
India v Bangladesh at Dhaka
Feb 24, 2016 (19:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
Sri Lanka v TBA at Dhaka
Feb 25, 2016 (19:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
Bangladesh v TBA at Dhaka
Feb 26, 2016 (19:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST)
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