Bangladesh— The first Test team to lose to 10 oppositions

When it’s time for Afghanistan to celebrate the glory, their opposition Bangladesh face the the worst probable situation. Monday’s defeat means a new low added to Bangladesh history.

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Bangladesh are not a great unit in facing new teams in Test cricket. Stats show that they never managed to avoid defeat in the first-ever match against any particular side in this format. Afghanistan, only with two-Test experience before Chattogram Test, become the tenth team to beat Bangladesh in these two team’s first ever Test clash.

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Be it any team, Bangladesh are now the only team to lose against ten teams they played against. The other nine names are as follows: India, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies, Australia, England.

Zimbabwe have losses to nine teams. Australia, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and West Indies have succumbed loss to eight teams while New Zealand and South Africa – saw defeats from seven teams.

The only Test nation left to face Bangladesh is Ireland. The one-off Ireland vs Bangladesh Test is scheduled for next year in Ireland. Ireland, who are still in search of maiden Test win, manage to defeat Bangladesh then they would be the 11th team to defeat Bangladesh in whites.

Afghanistan, having faced three sides – India, Ireland and Bangladesh – seal their second Test series win. Their first win came against Ireland and the second against Bangladesh, equaling the record with Australia for least matches taken to win two Test matches. Bangladesh had their second Test win in their 60th match, which was against West Indies in 2009.

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