Bangladesh and Afghanistan will battle it out in a test match at Sher Bangla National Stadium this week. The match will start on Wednesday morning and is scheduled to end on Sunday.

It is only the second Test match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the history of cricket. Their first meeting was held at Zohoor Ahmad Chowdhury Stadium in 2019, where Afghanistan recorded a huge win over Bangladesh.

Afghanistan will play a test match at Sher Bangla National Stadium for the first time this week. Before the match begins, here’s a look at the stadium’s history.

Cheri Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Test Records & Stats

Bangladesh has a decent record in Tests hosted by Dhaka. They have won seven of the 25 tests on this ground. The visiting teams won 15 test matches, while three of them ended in draws.

Conditions at this venue are good for batting, but the fourth and fifth day of the Test matches played on this ground were dominated by the spinners.

On that note, here are some important numbers you need to know from the previous Tests hosted by Shere Bangla National Stadium:

Test matches are played: 25

Matches won by Bangladesh: 7

Matches won by visiting teams: 15

Draw matches: 3

Highest individual score: 226 – Azhar Ali (Pak) v. Bangladesh, 2015

Best bowling figures (roles): 8/39 – Taj al-Islam (BAN) against Zimbabwe, 2014

Best bowling figures (match): 12/117 – Mehdi Hassan Miraz (BAN) vs West Indies, 2018

The team’s highest score: 730/6 Dec – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 2014

Lowest score for the team: 87 – Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2021

First round score average: 332

Sher Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Stadium Report

The pitch in Dhaka assists the batter and the spinners. If a batter is settled in the middle, he generally ends up scoring father hundreds. Again in 2014, Sri Lanka scored 730 in a single Test innings against Bangladesh at this venue, while two years ago, Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 87 runs.

The pitch report for the Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Test match has to be broadcast live a few minutes before the draw takes place.

Chery Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka last test match

Bangladesh defeated Ireland by 7 wickets in the previous Test hosted by this venue. That match took place in April earlier this year. Taijul Islam’s five-wicket haul helped Bangladesh shut Ireland for 214 runs. In reply, Mushfiq Raheem’s century led the home side to 369 in the first innings.

Lorcan Tucker’s century ensured Ireland avoided an innings defeat, but they could only set a target of 138 runs for Bangladesh. The home team chased it down with seven wickets in hand.

Brief scores: Bangladesh 369 (Mushfiq Rahim 126, Andy McBreen 6/118) and 138/3 (Mushfiq Rahim 51*, Mark Adair 1/30) beat Ireland 214 (Harry Tucker 50, Taj-ul-Islam 5/58) and 292 (Lorcan Tucker 108, Taj-ul-Islam 4/90) by 7 wicket.

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