The Bangladesh national cricket team represents the country of Bangladesh and is one of the ten Test-playing countries in the world.
Bangladesh were accorded full member status in 2000, because of which they joined the nine other countries in playing Test matches. They played their first Test match against India in 2000.
In 1979, they played in the World Cup qualifier, also called the 1979 ICC Trophy and won and lost two matches each. Bangladesh went on to play their first ever ODI
in 1986 when they took on Pakistan in the 1986 Asia Cup.
Then Bangladesh went on to win the 1997 ICC Trophy in Malaysia, qualifying for the 1999 World Cup. In that World Cup, they created by defeating Pakistan in a group stage game. Pakistan went on to enter the final of the tournament.
Since then, they have qualified for all the World Cup tournaments
, with their performance in the 2007 edition being their best ever. They beat India in the first round to qualify for the Super Eight stage before defeating South Africa in the second round of the competition.
Unfortunately for Bangladesh, their poor form in the longest format of the game has led to many calls for the ICC to take away the status of a Test-playing nation from them.
Some of the best players that have played for Bangladesh include Gazi Ashraf, Aminul Islam, Akram Khan, Javed Omar, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique, Habibul Bashar, Mohammad Ashraful, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzaq, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan.