How Many Test Matches Bangladesh Will Play In 2023?

The Bangladesh men’s national cricket team, popularly known as The Tigers, comes under the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). It is a full member of the ICC with Test, One Day Internationals (ODI) and T20 Internationals (T20I) status.

The first Bangladesh test match took place in November 2000 against India with a 9-wicket loss in Dhaka. They became the tenth Test-playing nation. Bangladesh became an associate member of the ICC in 1977. They participated in six ICC trophies, the premier ODI tournament for non-Test-playing teams.

Bangladesh will play five Tests, 18 ODIs, and 16 T20Is. They will also play in the 2023 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and Asia Cup in 2023. In this article, we will discuss the number of Bangladesh test match that will be played this year along with the opponents.

In the cricketing world, Bangladeshis are known as “the most fervent cricket supporters.” When Bangladesh wins, the supporters occasionally celebrate in the streets. Even though there was a ban on public meetings at the time. Thousands of people rejoiced into the night on the streets of Dhaka as Bangladesh defeated India in the 2007 World Cup.

Bangladesh FTP announced

The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that Bangladesh will play all other Full Members during the next cycle of the ICC Men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP). 

Bangladesh test match and the entire FTP was announced through a collective effort of Full Members with support from the ICC. The confirmation of all bilateral series across all three formats also ensures the certainty of cricket fixtures. Members will announce the exact dates of the series in due course.

In June 2023, Bangladesh will tour Ireland before playing a home series of two Bangladesh Test match. That includes three ODIs and three T20Is against Afghanistan. Additionally, they have a full schedule for 2024, hosting Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka from February to April and playing away Test matches against Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India in the middle of the year.

The ICC World Test Championship (WTC) 2023–25 includes a home Test series against South Africa and an away full tour of the West Indies (two Tests, three ODIS, and three T20Is). While they finish the 2025–27 WTC with a challenging home series against England and an away series in Australia.

World Test Championship Series 

Bangladesh plays New Zealand, South Africa, and Sri Lanka at home in the 2023-25 WTC while touring India, Pakistan, and the West Indies. In the 2025-27 cycle, they play England, Pakistan, and the West Indies at home and have an away series scheduled in Australia, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

The announcement of the Men’s FTP comes a day after the first-ever Women’s FTP was announced.

Bangladesh Test Match schedule in 2023

Bangladesh v Ireland (home)

March – April 2023

Ireland travels to Bangladesh for the first time as part of a historic tour. Both teams will play one-off Tests on the all-format tour. In March-April this year, Ireland’s men’s cricket team will play its first Test match in over three years when it visits Bangladesh for a seven-match, multi-format tour.

The Test will take place from April 4 to 8 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. According to information provided by Cricket Ireland, the tour would last for one month. That includes a warm-up game on March 15, three One-Day Internationals, three T20 Internationals, and a Test match.

According to a statement posted on Cricket Ireland’s official website and a social media post, this will be the first-ever Test match and multi-format series played between the two teams at the senior level. On March 11, the Ireland team will fly from Dublin to Dhaka.

Bangladesh v Afghanistan (home)

June – July 2023

In June 2023, the Afghanistan cricket team will tour Bangladesh. They will play two Test matches, three ODIs, and three Twenty20 International (T20I) games. This FTP tour was confirmed by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a press statement.

Afghanistan and Bangladesh have only played one Test match. The thrilling test match was eventually won by Afghanistan, thereby breaking the hearts of thousands of local Bangladeshi fans. 

In addition, Bangladesh became the first team to lose a Test against 10 different nations. 

Bangladesh v New Zealand (home)

November – December 2023

The Kiwis will play two more tests in Bangladesh to conclude their tour. After playing the white ball series against Bangladesh, they will return to play a two-match test series against them yet again.

Bangladesh did beat New Zealand at their home during the 2022 test series. They must be high in spirits due to their previous test match triumph against the Kiwis. In addition, the Bangladeshis play well at their home. So, they will be more than excited for this tour to progress.

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