Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

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Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Mirpur Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium ground (3).jpg
A view of SBNCS from South Gallery.
Ground information
LocationMirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
OwnerNational Sports Council
OperatorBangladesh Cricket Board
TenantsBangladesh national team
Bangladesh national women's team
Dhaka Metropolis cricket team
Central Zone cricket team
Dhaka Dynamites
End names
TVS Apache RTR End
Runner End
International information
First Test25–27 May 2007:
 Bangladesh v  India
Last Test11–14 February 2021:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
First ODI8 March 2006:
 Bangladesh v  Zimbabwe
Last ODI28 May 2021:
 Bangladesh v  Sri Lanka
First T20I11 October 2011:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
Last T20I10 September 2021:
 Bangladesh v  New Zealand
First WODI17 February 2009:
 Pakistan v  Sri Lanka
Last WODI9 September 2012:
 Bangladesh v  South Africa
First WT20I11 September 2012:
 Bangladesh v  South Africa
Last WT20I6 April 2014:
 Australia v  England
As of 10 September 2021
Source: Cricinfo

The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS; Bengali: শের-ই-বাংলা জাতীয় ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম), also called Mirpur Stadium, is an International cricket ground in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Located 10 kilometres away from the city centre in Mirpur, the ground holds approximately 25,000 people, and is named for the Bengali statesman A. K. Fazlul Huq, who was accorded the title Sher-e-Bangla ("Tiger of Bengal").


The ground was originally constructed for football in the late 1980s, and first hosted matches at the 1987 Asian Club Championship. The venue was taken over by the Bangladesh Cricket Board in 2004, replacing the Bangabandhu National Stadium as the home of both the men's and women's national teams. The stadium has a field dimensions of 186 m X 136 m.

The first international match at the redeveloped ground was held in December 2006, and the stadium has since hosted matches of the 2011 World Cup, 2012 and 2014 Asia Cup, 2016 Asia Cup along with majority of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches. The finals of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and Women's World Twenty20 were hosted at the stadium. The stadium hosted its first International T20 on 11 October 2011, Bangladesh vs West Indies.[1]

On 17 January 2018 during 2017–18 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series, it became the sixth and the fastest to host 100 ODIs.[2][3][4]

For the 2019–20 Bangabandhu BPL Final, 27,725 people gathered at this venue, the highest crowd attendance for the venue and beyond its capacity.


Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium Panorama

The ground was originally built for football and athletics and was hence rectangular in shape. To restore it to a shape suitable for cricket, a lot of renovation had to be done, and the athletics tracks had to be dug up. About 3 feet of soil was excavated to remove the red clay. PVC pipes were fit in before filling it up with rock chips and sand and then grass. The slope is even, a difference of 29 inches from the wicket to the boundary. The ground was fitted with floodlights in 2009; it is able to host day/night cricket matches.

First Test, ODI and T20I[edit]

The ground hosted its first Test match on 25 May 2007 where the home team played India. The first ODI took place on 18 December 2005 where Bangladesh played Scotland. On 11 October 2011 the stadium hosted its first T20I between Bangladesh And West Indies.

Stats and records[edit]


Ground Figures
Format P H T N D/N/T Inaugural Match Latest Match Refs
Test 21 6 12 0 3 25 May 2007 11 February 2021 [5]
ODIs 115 49 47 17 2 8 December 2006 28 May 2021 [6]
T20Is 52 17 17 18 0 11 October 2011 10 September 2021 [7]
Last updated:  Bangladesh v  New Zealand 5 September 2021


Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium practice session ground
  • Tamim Iqbal is jointly 2nd in the list of scoring most ODI centuries at any single ground scoring 5 centuries at this venue. [8] [9]
  • On 17 June 2014, in the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and India, Taskin Ahmed became 1st ever Bangladeshi Bowler to take 5 wicket in an ODI Debut, and became the youngest (19 yrs) player to do so.
  • On 17 June 2014, in the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and India, Stuart Binny picked up 6 wickets for 4 runs which is the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODI history.
  • On 1 December 2014 against Zimbabwe Taijul Islam became only cricketer to take a Hat-Trick on ODI Debut.
  • On 17 April 2015 in the 1st ODI between Bangladesh and Pakistan, Bangladesh made their highest ODI total (329–6) against any team, surpassing 326–3 against same opponent.
  • On 18 June 2015 in the 1st ODI between Bangladesh and India, Bangladesh 1st time scored 300 and more runs in ODI against India and won the match by 79 runs while accurately 1 yr 1 day later of Taskin Ahmed's feat, Mustafizur Rahman become only 2nd Bangladeshi bowler to take 5 wicket on Debut. Incidentally both the bowlers got this feat against India at this venue.
  • On 21 July 2015 in the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and India, Mustafizur Rahman became only 2nd bowler to have taken 5-fer in the first two matches after Brian Vitori. In fact, he became only bowler to take 11 wicket in first two ODIs. Winning this match, Bangladesh 1st time won a series against India. In the 3rd ODI he took 2 wickets and become the only bowler to have taken 13 wickets in first 3 matches and also become the highest wicket taker in 3 match ODI series.
  • On 10 July 2015 in the 1st ODI between Bangladesh and South Africa, Kagiso Rabada made his ODI debut and took a Hat-trick, becoming the only 2nd Bowler to do so and also made the Best Bowling figure(6/16) in ODI on Debut.
  • On 12 July 2015 in the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh and South Africa, South Africa were bowled out in a mere 162 runs. This was their lowest total against Bangladesh and 1st time they were bowled out for less than 200 in the 1st innings since 2009. Nasir Hossain made his best bowling figure (3/26). Bangladesh chased it down with 22.2 overs to spare, which is 2nd biggest defeat in terms of balls for South Africa in the Sub-continent.
  • On 23 January 2018 against Zimbabwe, Tamim Iqbal became the first batsman for Bangladesh to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs and went past Sanath Jayasuriya's 2,514 runs at the R. Premadasa Stadium to become highest run-scorer at a single venue in ODIs.[10][11]


BPL, Opening Ceremony 2015, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Till 2019-20 BPL, the venue has hosted most of the matches (198) including all Playoff matches and Finals.

2011 World Cup[edit]

Cricketer monuments in front of Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium by Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

The stadium hosted 4 Group matches and 2 Quarter Finals during the 2011 Cricket World Cup which took place in 19 February – 2 April, jointly hosted by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. The other venue in Bangladesh was Chittagong. Prior to the tournament, the stadium has undergone radical renovations. A giant screen and an electronic scoreboard had been installed, the traditional sight-screens have been replaced with electronic ones, the floodlights have been improved, a hover cover has been bought from the UK for about $16,000, plastic seats have been installed for the whole ground, a new media center has been built which accommodates about 200 journalists and the dressing rooms have also been given a makeover. Also adjacent to the main ground, a new Cricket Academy has been formed and with it came a whole new training ground, adding to the already existing indoor training facility.

Group matches[edit]

19 February 2011
14:30 (D/N)
370/4 (50 overs)
283/9 (50 overs)
Virender Sehwag 175 (140)
Shakib Al Hasan 1/61 (10 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 70 (86)
Munaf Patel 4/48 (10 overs)
India won by 87 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Virender Sehwag (Ind)
  • Bangladesh the toss and elected to field.

25 February 2011
14:30 (D/N)
205 (49.2 overs)
178 (45 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 44 (43)
Andre Botha 3/32 (9 overs)
Niall O'Brien 38 (52)
Shafiul Islam 4/21 (8 overs)
Bangladesh won by 27 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Tamim Iqbal (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

4 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
58 (18.5 overs)
 West Indies
59/1 (12.2 overs)
Junaid Siddique 25 (27)
Sulieman Benn 4/18 (5.5 overs)
Chris Gayle 37* (36)
Naeem Islam 1/14 (6 overs)
West Indies won by 9 wickets
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Steve Davis (Aus) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Kemar Roach (WI)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.

19 March 2011
South Africa 
284/8 (50 overs)
78 (28 overs)
Jacques Kallis 69 (76)
Rubel Hossain 3/56 (8 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 30 (49)
Robin Peterson 4/12 (7 overs)
South Africa won by 206 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Daryl Harper (Aus)
Player of the match: Lonwabo Tsotsobe (SA)


23 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
West Indies 
112 (43.3 overs)
113/0 (20.5 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 44* (106)
Shahid Afridi 4/30 (9.3 overs)
Pakistan won by 10 wickets
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Steve Davis (Aus)
Player of the match: Mohammad Hafeez (Pak)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.

25 March 2011
14:30 (D/N)
New Zealand 
221/8 (50 overs)
 South Africa
172 (43.2 overs)
Jesse Ryder 83 (121)
Morné Morkel 3/46 (8 overs)
Jacques Kallis 47 (75)
Jacob Oram 4/39 (9 overs)
New Zealand won by 49 runs
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur Dhaka
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Jacob Oram (NZ)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b SHER-E-BANGLA NATIONAL CRICKET STADIUM, MIRPUR Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine – ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Mirpur stadium wins the race to 100". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Historic Mirpur venue braces for 100th ODI". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka face Zimbabwe in Mirpur's 100th". Daily Star. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Ground Records and Statistics – Statistical Overview – Test cricket". How Stat. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Ground Records and Statistics – Statistical Overview – ODIs". How Stat. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Ground Records and Statistics – Statistical Overview – T20Is". How Stat. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Statistics/ One Day International/ Most centuries at any single ground". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Statistics/ Combined Records/ Most centuries at any single ground". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Tamim becomes first Bangladesh player to reach 6k ODI runs". The Daily Star. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Tamim's journey to 6000 ODI runs". Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Mushfiq first ever to score two double tons as keeper in Test history". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

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Coordinates: 23°48′24.9″N 90°21′48.9″E / 23.806917°N 90.363583°E / 23.806917; 90.363583