History of Bangladesh in Asia Cup Cricket

Bangladesh has often been named as the team that definitely does not deserve a position in the Elite Group of ICC. Considering its long gifted position in the elite group, its record in international matched often let cricket fans realize that it is the lack of quality cricket outside Elite Group that has helped Bangladesh still remain in the elite club. Even the Asia Cup record where Bangladesh has appeared in 9 of the 10 tournaments, shows only two victories for Bangladesh in 29 matches. Can hosting the tournament for third time help them earn some respect!!

Sri Lanka in Asia Cup
History of India in Asia Cup
History of Pakistan in Asia Cup
2012 Asia Cup Schedule and Results

With more than 30 years of International Cricket History, a team should be equal contender of a trophy, but Bangladesh would be happier even if they win a match in 2012. Losing 27 matches out of the 29 matches played, cannot demand respect. That is what Bangladesh has done so far in Asia Cup where it has failed to win any match against Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. It has won 2 matches and both came against the Associate Nations Hong Kong (2004) and United Arab Emirates (2008).

Playing in all the 9 tournaments so far, except the inaugural 1984 Asia Cup, even after 26 years they have look the weakest and any win will be a surprise victory, even if they are the hosts. Besides the two consolation wins, Bangladesh has just faced humiliations against the top three teams of Asia. Some of the matches they fought till the end, but ultimately they lost.

Team Records
Highest Total

    300/8 vs UAE, 2009
    283/6 vs India, 2008

Lowest Total
2 lowest and 3 of the 4 below 100 scores of Asia Cup belong to Bangladesh.

    87 vs Pak, 2000
    94 vs Pak, 1986
    99/8 vs Ind, 1988

Biggest Loss by Runs
2 of the three biggest loss of Asia Cup are owned by Bangaldesh.

    233 vs Pak, 2000
    173 vs Pak, 1988
    158 vs SL, 2008

Biggest Loss by Wickets
2 of the three biggest loss of Asia Cup are owned by Bangaldesh.

    10 wickets vs SL, 2004
    10 wickets vs Pak, 2008
    9 wickets vs Ind, 1988

100+ Partnerships

    160 2nd Imruk Kayes & Junaid Siddique vs Pak, 2010
    141 3rd Mohammad Ahsraful & Raqibul Hasan vs UAE, 2008
    112 6th Alok Kapali & Mahmudullah vs Ind, 2008
    110 4th Athar Ali Khan & Akram Khan vs Pak, 1997
    108 3rd Faruk Ahmed & Athar Ali Khan vs Ind, 1990
    103 5th Akram Khan & Naimur Rahman vs Ind, 2000
    100 5th Mohammad Ahsraful & Manjural Islam Rana vs SL, 2004

Individual Records
Centuries
Only two centuries scored.

    115 Alok Kapali vs India
    109 Mohammad Ashraful vs UAE

50s
17 half-centuries scored by Bangladeshi Batsmen. Javed Omar has scored 3 of them.
Highest Run Scorer
3 batsmen have scored 300+ runs in Asia Cup.

    368 Athar Ali Khan (11 innings)
    345 Akram Khan (13 innings)
    316 Mohammad Ashraful (12 innings)

Highest Wicket Taker
Only one bowler has taken more than 8 wickets

    14 in 11 innings Abdur Razzak (2000-2010)

Best Bowling Spell
Only 3 occasions of 3 or more wickets

    4/36 Saiful Islam
    3/17 Abdur Razzak
    3/95 Shafiul Islam

Most Matches as Captain
6 – Akram Khan (1995-97)
5- Gazi Ashraf, Habibul Bashar, Mohammad Ashraful

History of Bangladesh in Asia Cup
1986

    Lost to Pak and SL at Group Stage by 7 wickets in both matches.

1988

    Lost 1 match each to SL, Ind and Pak

1990-91

    Lost one match each to SL and India

1995

    Lost 1 match each to SL, Ind and Pak

1997

    Lost 1 match each to SL, Ind and Pak

2000

    Lost 1 match each to SL, Ind and Pak

2004

    Won against Hong Kong, Lost twice to Pak, once each to SL and Ind

2008

    Won against UAE, Lost twice to SL, once each to Pak and Ind

2010

    Lost 1 match each to SL, Ind and Pak

2012

    To play against Pak, Ind and SL
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