Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

A view of Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium from South Gallery.
Ground information
Location Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Establishment 2006[1]
Capacity 25,416[2]
Owner Dhaka Division
Operator Bangladesh Cricket Board
Tenants Bangladesh national team
Bangladesh national women's team
Dhaka Dynamites
End names
Ispahani End
Dan Cake End
International information
First Test 25–27 May 2007:
 Bangladesh v  India
Last Test 28 October – 1 November 2016:
 Bangladesh v  England
First ODI 8 March 2006:
 Bangladesh v  Zimbabwe
Last ODI 9 October 2016:
 Bangladesh v  England
First T20I 11 October 2011:
 Bangladesh v  West Indies
Last T20I 6 March 2016:
 Bangladesh v  India
As of 28 October 2016
Source: ESPNcricinfo

The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS; Bengali: শের-ই-বাংলা জাতীয় ক্রিকেট স্টেডিয়াম), also called Mirpur Stadium, is a 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, 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. Till 30 April 2015 the venue has hosted 19 T20I.[2]

The venue will be upgraded to a football stadium after completion of a 75,000 seat stadium in Purbachal, Dhaka.


Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium Panorama

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 renovation 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 was fitted with floodlights in 2009; it is able to host day/night cricket matches.

First Test, ODI and T20I

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


Till 1 Nov 2016 the venue will host



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

2011 World Cup

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

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


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

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