The Sher e Bangla National Cricket Stadium, also called the Mirpur Stadium, is an international cricket ground in Mirpur, a few kilometers from the capital of Bangladesh.
Located 10 kilometers from the city center of Mirpur, the stadium seats approximately 25,000 people and is named after the Bengali statesman A.K. Fazlul Huq, who has bestowed the title of Sher-e-Bangla (“Bengal Tiger”).
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Shere Bangla National Stadium History
The ground was originally built for football in the late 1980s and hosted matches for the first time in 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 the men’s and women’s national teams. The stadium has field dimensions of 186 m X 136 m.
The first international match at the redeveloped ground was held in December 2006, and since then the stadium has hosted matches of the 2011 World Cup, the 2012 and 2014 Asian Cup, the 2016 Asian Cup along with most of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) matches. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and Women’s World Twenty20 Finals were held at the stadium. The stadium hosted its first T20 international on October 11, 2011, Bangladesh vs West Indies.
On 17 January 2018 during the 2017–18 Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series, he became the sixth and fastest to host 100 ODIs.
For the Bangabandhu BPL 2019-20 final, 27,725 people gathered at this venue, the largest crowd turnout for the venue and beyond its capacity.
Shere Bangla National Stadium has a Seating Capacity of 25,416.
Shere Bangla National Stadium Seating Plan
Notable Events & Records
- Tamim Iqbal jointly ranks second on the list of most ODI centuries scorers in any field with a score of 5 centuries at this venue.
- On 17 June 2014, in the second ODI between Bangladesh and India, Taskin Ahmed became the first Bangladeshi bowler to take 5 wickets in an ODI debut and became the youngest player (19 years old) in do it.
- On 17 June 2014, in the second ODI between Bangladesh and India, Stuart Binny picked up 6 wickets for 4 runs, which are the best bowling figures by an Indian in ODI history.
- On 1 December 2014 against Zimbabwe, Taijul Islam became the first cricketer to take a Hat-Trick on ODI debut.
- On 17 April 2015, in the first ODI between Bangladesh and Pakistan, Bangladesh achieved their highest ODI total (329–6) against any team, topping 326–3 against the same opponent.
- On June 18, 2015, in the first ODI between Bangladesh and India, Bangladesh scored for the first time 300 runs or more in the ODI against India and won the match by 79 runs while exactly 1 year and 1 day after the feat. After Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman became the second Bangladeshi. bowler to take 5 wicket on Debut. By the way, both players achieved this feat against India at this venue.
- On 21 July 2015, in the second ODI between Bangladesh and India, Mustafizur Rahman became the second bowler to have taken 5-fer in the first two matches after Brian Vitori. In fact, he became the only bowler to take 11 wickets in the first two ODIs. By winning this match, Bangladesh won for the first time a series against India. In the third ODI, he took 2 wickets and became the only bowler to take 13 wickets in the first 3 matches and also became the highest wicket-taker in the 3 match ODI series.
- On 10 July 2015, in the first ODI between Bangladesh and South Africa, Kagiso Rabada made his ODI debut and scored a Hat-trick, becoming the only second bowler to do so and also bowled the best figure ( 6/16) in ODI the Debut.
- On 12 July 2015, in the second ODI between Bangladesh and South Africa, South Africa was knocked out in just 162 runs. This was their lowest total against Bangladesh and the first time they had been bowled out for under 200 in the first innings since 2009. Nasir Hossain bowled his best figure (3/26). Bangladesh chased after him with 22.2 overs to spare, which is the second biggest loss in terms of turnovers for South Africa on the subcontinent.
- On 23 January 2018 against Zimbabwe, Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladeshi batsman to reach 6000 runs in ODIs and surpassed Sanath Jayasuriya’s 2514 runs at the R. Premadasa Stadium to become the leading run scorer in a only place in ODI.
- On 3 November 2018 against Zimbabwe, Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicket-keeper and batsman to score two double centuries in Test cricket history.
- In the third ODI between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in 2021, Sri Lanka’s Kusal Perera scored 120 runs, which was the One Day International’s 50th century at this venue, the fourth-most ODI centuries in any field.
Shere Bangla National Stadium has the best parking system.