What 2021 holds for Bangladesh


Bangladesh men’s team will play at least 41 international matches in year 2021. The number of matches will however go up-and-down depending on circumstances.

Bangladesh's remaining 2020 fixtures

Keeping the postponed series (except Sri Lanka tour) aside, Bangladesh will play 11 Tests, 12 ODIs and 18 T20Is with current World Test Championship (2019-21) series against West Indies and Sri Lanka, and Cricket World Cup Super League (2020-23) series against West Indies, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and England.

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West Indies series at home (Jan-Feb):

West Indies are due to tour Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests in Dhaka and Chattogram, marking the first international series in the country since pandemic.

Jan 20: 1st ODI, SBNCS, Mirpur
Jan 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Mirpur
Jan 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram

Feb 3-7: 1st Test, ZACS, Chattogram
Feb 11-15: 2nd Test, SBNCS, Mirpur

New Zealand tour (March):

The Tigers will then visit New Zealand to play three ODIs ans three T20Is.

Mar 13: 1st ODI, University of Otago Oval, Dunedin
Mar 17: 2nd ODI, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Mar 20: 3rd ODI, Basin Reserve, Wellington

Mar 23: 1st T20I, McLean Park, Napier
Mar 26: 2nd T20I, Eden Park, Auckland
Mar 28: 3rd T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton

Sri Lanka tour (April):

Sri Lanka Cricket has proposed Bangladesh Cricket Board to complete a three-Test affair in April. The Tests may be reduced to two as the teams will look to earn World Test Championship points.

Asia Cup T20 (June):

Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and one associate team will lock horns for Asian crown in Sri Lanka. However, the sixth team and fixtures are yet to be confirmed.

Zimbabwe tour (July):

Bangladesh will tour Zimbabwe after eight years to play two Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is.

England series at home (October): 

World champions England will land in Bangladesh for three ODIs, as part of World Cup Super League, and three T20Is. 2016 was the time England toured here.

ICC T20 World Cup (Oct-Nov):

India will host the seventh edition of men’s T20 World Cup. Bangladesh will need to play group stage matches (three) and bag a top-two spot to obtain a place in Super 12s, where they will find additional five matches if they manage to qualify.

Pakistan series at home (Nov-Dec):

The busy season will continue as Pakistan will set feet in Bangladesh for a bilateral series after six years. The series includes two Tests and three T20Is.

Sri Lanka series at home (December):

Sri Lanka will pay a return tour to play two Test matches in December.

New Zealand tour (Dec 2021-Jan 2022):

Bangladesh will tour New Zealand for the second time in the year. The two sides will play two Tests and three T20Is across the 2021-22 summer.

*Bangladesh might host Sri Lanka for three ODIs, part of World Cup Super League, at some point in 2021. New Zealand may also complete postponed two-Test tour with a tri-series including Australia in Bangladesh.