The British brought cricket to Bangladesh around the turn of the last century. However, it wasn’t until 1971, a year after the nation attained independence, that the populace began to enjoy it. Bangladesh cricket became an Associate Member of the ICC in 1977, and because of how well it did in ACC events, it became well-known immediately.

In 1999, Bangladesh was permitted to participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time in England. In the months after that, in June of 2000, it became the tenth country to play.

The people of West Bengal learned the game pretty quickly, but the people of East Bengal, now called Bangladesh, took a little longer. The lack of infrastructure in this country, which may be because it is rural and in a remote location, was one of the reasons why cricket wasn’t popular in this country.

History of Bangladesh cricket

Since Bangladesh’s formal recognition as a nation, cricket has been played there. The British East India Company brought cricket to the Indian subcontinent. Bengal was the site of the first Bangladesh cricket game we knew of in 1792.

European immigrants in Dhaka revived cricket throughout the 1860s and 1870s after it had been banned in Bangladesh. A game between the European XI and the Native XVIII took place in Dhaka in 1876, and the winner was the European XI.

Bangladesh’s most significant achievements include making it to the quarterfinals of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and coming in second place in three Asia Cups (in 2012, 2016, and 2018) and the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. Bangladesh also won the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series. This was the country’s first victory in the final of an ODI tournament with more than two teams.

Bangladesh has become a leading example for the growth of Bangladesh cricket at the grassroots level because of how well its young and age-group teams have done in tournaments. The most convincing sign of its potential came early in 2020 when the Bangladesh cricket Under-19 Team won the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa after successfully defending their title.

Cricket Guide for Beginners

Cricket is a team sport where two teams with 11 players each face off against each other. But even if you and your friend are the only ones in the park, you can still play a game and have fun! You can play cricket in parks, gardens, streets, beaches, and even parking lots, among other places.

When you look at the parts of cricket, you can see that it is one of the most straightforward and significant sports worldwide. While another player tries to hit the ball, the first player will throw it. But, just like in other sports, there is a set of rules you must learn to play by. There are also a lot of technical languages that can be hard to understand and cause a lot of confusion.

Teams:

 Cricket is a team sport played outside in the open air. Cricket is a sport we first played in England, and since then, it has become popular in many other places. You must be in great shape and an excellent athlete to compete in this sport.

Two teams, each with 11 players, face off against each other in the game. In a game of cricket, two teams that don’t like each other play against each other. A coin flip decides which team bats first or which team fields or bowls first.

Bat:

From size 0 to the full, cricket bats come in many sizes. Cricket players choose their bats based on what they like and how tall they are, and the dimensions of cricket bats vary based on the brands.

Ball:

The ball used in cricket is usually either red or white and made of leather. It is also shaped like a circle. The ball is red when the game takes place during the day or is longer. The ball is white when the game is shorter or takes place both during the day and at night.

Field:

In cricket, the playing field is referred to as “the field.” The number of runs scored is based on the field’s shape, which is typically oval. But there are no set dimensions for the field, so its diameter can be anywhere from 137.16 meters to 450 feet at any given time (152.4 m). There is also no specific rule about how the playing field should be set up for professional competitions.

Cricket Game Rules Explained

The rules of cricket are not too hard to figure out. The five most essential pieces of equipment you need to play cricket is the ball, the bat, the wickets, the stumps, and the bails. These are the basics of cricket, and if you know them, you’ll be able to understand the game’s rules better.

Following are some of the primary game rules for Cricket-

Rule 1

After a player hits the ball, they are free to run. A player will score a run every time they move to a new spot on the field. The team that scores the most runs, which should be at least in the hundreds, wins the game.

Rule 2

The game is played on a large round or oval field. There is also a smaller pitch in the middle of the inner oval that is 22 yards long. At each end of the playing field are three wickets with two wooden bails.

Rule 3

Both teams take turns batting and playing on the field. Each “over,” which is another way of saying “turn,” has no more than six bowlers. The fielding team has to retire or dismiss ten batters before their side’s turn is over. In World Cup games, each team only gets one “inning,” which can have no more than 50 “overs.” Games that don’t have a winner-take-all rule can only be played on one day. If necessary, one can play elimination games on a second day.

Rule 3

A set amount of time or a certain number of overs make up an innings. Both of these things are important. In a one-day international match, each team bats for 50 overs; in a twenty-twenty international game, each team bats for 20 overs; and in a test match, each team bats for 90 overs over five days. A Twenty20 international competition, on the other hand, has 20 overs per innings.

Rule 4

The bowling squad has players who will bowl, a wicketkeeper, and nine fielders who will be spread out around the field. These players will shift locations on the pitch after each ball pass. There are only two fielders in the space between the square leg and the extended stop due to the arrangement of the fielding positions. Before the batter hits the ball, there shouldn’t be a fielder in this part of the field.

Rule 5

Each team has 11 players, and two teams are in a cricket game. Like in baseball, each team can simultaneously hit and play the field. In cricket, the player who hits the ball is called a “batsman. “A “bowler” is the one who tosses the ball. The bowler attempts to dislodge the bail off the wicket. When batting, the player’s job is to hit the ball, so the bowler doesn’t hit the wicket.

Cricket Format

Types of Cricket Formats

Cricket competitions at the international level include Test matches, One-Day Internationals, and Twenty20 Internationals. Each event has fans, but many people still think that test cricket is the best way to play the sport.

Here are the three types of Cricket formats

Test Match

Test cricket is a competition where two teams of 11 players play against each other. It follows the basic rules of the sport. Each team plays two innings, and the team with the most runs at the end wins.

The game that has been played the longest is test cricket. Since 1877, when people first played cricket, the rules have been set up so that each player has two innings over five days. People often consider it the most challenging format because it goes on for so long. For teams to do well in this format, they must show endurance, skill, and a good attitude in many different situations.

One Day Internationals

One-Day Internationals are a type of international cricket that started in 1971 but didn’t become popular until the 1980s. Since each team gets 50 overs in one inning, it is thought that the best teams will be the ones with the best mix of skill, speed, and talent. The ICC Cricket World Cup, the highest level of play organized by the ICC, uses this format once every four years.

One-day internationals are a type of cricket called “limited overs.” If bad weather makes it impossible to play a significant game on the day planned, there is a backup plan.

T20 Internationals

The Twenty20 International format is the newest way to play the game and is the shortest and fastest. Since they first used it in 2005, the 20-overs-per-side format has brought in more fans and developed new skills and ideas.

On average, a Twenty20 International match takes three hours to play. This format has become very popular among cricket fans all over the world because of the great hitting, bowling, and fielding that can be seen in it.

Twenty20 is now the shortest version of the game. This is clear from the name of the competition, and each team has only twenty “overs” to score as many points as possible.

Types of Shots in cricket

The line and length of the ball a batsman is facing determines which stroke they will use. The most common strokes in Bangladesh cricket are drives, cuts, glances, pulls, hooks, and sweeps. Some of modern cricket’s most famous creative shots include the defense, drive, and sweep. Here are the top 10 shots of cricket

1. Front Foot Defense

Front foot defense is when a batter blocks the ball with his front foot. This type of shot is common in Test cricket. The front defense is often used when the ball is thrown on excellent or full length and along the line of the stumps. People often use this front-foot defense to stop perfect passes.

2. Back Foot Defense

People say that if you want to score many points, you must know how to defend both forward and back foot. The player can use the back-foot strategy to stop a ball pitched just short of the ideal length and between the waist and chest.

3. The On Drive

Like the first two driving shots, this one is done with a small break. This shot is played with the leg, and the player must catch it between mid-on and long-on.

4. Straight Drive

A “straight drive” is when a batter hits a full-length or good-length ball with the whole face of his bat facing the Sight Screen. It is hard to hit the ball straight when it is close to the stumps. When the batter hits a straight shot, he shifts his weight to his front foot.

5. Off Drive

The off drive is also aimed towards the mid-off and long-off fielders, much like the straight drive. The play is similar to a straight drive shot.

6. Cover Drive

In cricket, the cover drive is a fashionable stroke. In this technique, the batter swings at a pitch with his bat pointed toward the cover area and moved his front foot to drive the ball past the cover area. Most batters like to play cover drive, especially to catch half-volleys that are full or medium length.

7. Square Drive

This drive shot from the off-side is a little more dangerous, but it has a good chance of going in. Compared to the drive on the cover, this one hit more directly. Additionally, this drive is played to deliveries that range in length from respectable to full.

8. Leg Glance

The ball is turned into the square leg or delicate leg area. You can play the Leg Glance with your front or back foot, depending on how long the ball is. The main goals of the leg glance are to use the speed of the ball and deflect it.

9. Cut Shot

The batter usually rocks back and forth as he or she hits the ball hard. But the batsman must let go of his arms to play the cut shot. This indicates that the cut stroke only employs balls beyond the off-stump. Hitters also often choose back-of-length and short-of-length deliveries when playing this cut shot.

10. The Sweep Shots

The sweep, often used against slower bowlers like spinners, is one of the most creative front-foot strokes. The leg side is often struck a little in advance of the square, although it may also be a little behind it. The goal of the sweep stroke is to hit the ball away from the leg side, between the fine leg and midwicket. A player can use the shot against decent to full-length throws.

Bangladesh Cricket FAQ


1. How many times has Bangladesh won the World Cup?

Bangladesh participated in all seven ICC Trophy competitions in 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, and 1994. In 1997, they won the trophy, which got them into the 1999 World Cup.

2. When did Bangladesh become an ODI?

When Bangladesh became a regular member of the ICC in 1997, it got the right to play in ODIs, and it became a country that could play in Test matches on June 26, 2000.

3. Has Bangladesh won a Test match before?

As of May 2022, Bangladesh has played 132 Test matches. They have won 16, lost 98, and tied 18 times.

4. Who is the best quick bowler from Bangladesh?

During a home series in 2015, Mustafizur Rahman surprised the Indian team. Since then, he has become the best fast bowler for Bangladesh in all competitions.

5. Which player is the best captain in Bangladesh?

It shouldn’t be surprising that cricket has become very popular in Bangladesh. Cricket’s commercial and media presence and connections to the business world continue to grow.

Masharfe Mortaza is also the captain of the Bangladesh national team, who has won the most games in the team’s history.

Conclusion

Bangladesh cricket is one of the international teams with the youngest average age. Because of this, they had to deal with many setbacks in the past. This team’s inconsistent play made it worse because there weren’t many players with much experience. Although in the last few years, several young players with a lot of promise have joined the Bangladesh cricket team.

The fans of the Bangladesh cricket team smile and laugh as they show their support for the cricket team. The government’s help was also good for the Bangladesh Cricket Board, and the government kept building more facilities and giving more money to cricket.