India to Host Bangladesh in a Test Match For First Time
Bangladesh will finally get to play a Test in India as the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced the date for a one-off Test in February.
- Bangladesh have never played a Test in India
- India have toured Bangladesh five times
- Bangladesh have won only one Test series in 16 years
Bangladesh's Test cricket journey began on November 10, 2000 with a one-off Test against India at the Bangabandhu stadium. In 16 years, they have achieved limited success with a series win only against Zimbabwe in 2005. During this period, they have played Tests in all the major countries except India. However, all that will change in 2017.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India have announced that Bangladesh will play a one-off Test against India in Hyderabad. The date for the Test match is from February 8 to 12.
In a press release, BCCI president Anurag Thakur said it was the responsibility of the board to give opportunities to all Test playing nations to come to India. "As a leading Test playing nation it is BCCI's responsibility to give opportunity to every Test playing nation."
Speaking on the development, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hossain said, "This will be a much anticipated game and given the competitive nature of their limited overs matches in the recent past, I believe the clash between these two cricket crazy nations will catch the imagination."
India have traveled to Bangladesh five times and they have not lost any of their matches.