India and Bangladesh are two neighbours who have frequently taken on each other as part of Ind vs Ban head-to-head games in various forms of cricket over the decades. Since the first meeting on October 27, 1988, this fixture has come a long way to being featured quite regularly in the T20I games. In the last three decades of action, India and Bangladesh have produced several entertaining matches. Overall Ind vs Ban head to head number stands at 55 with India being the most dominant after registering 49 wins. A thorough analysis of this fixture is of paramount importance as more matches between the two get scheduled.
- 1 History
- 2 Ind vs Ban Head to Head – All Formats (Test, ODI, and T20I series)
- 3 Ind vs Ban Head-to-Head Stats – Test Format
- 4 Ind vs Ban Head-to-Head Stats – ODI Format
- 5 Ind vs Ban Head-to-Head Stats – T20I Format
Bangladesh became a full member of the ICC in 2000. This granted the team the status of playing in Test matches. This has led to a significant spike in the number of meetings between the two teams. The only days of Bangladesh cricket were not competitive. The very first meeting between India and Bangladesh saw the latter restricted to just 99/8 in just 45 overs. India went on to get a substantial nine wicket victory in this match at Chittagong.
Ind vs Ban Head to Head – All Formats (Test, ODI, and T20I series)
India has predominantly played in ODI matches against Bangladesh. Ind vs Ban Head to Head in ODI format has largely gone in favour of India who has managed 30 wins out of the 37 meetings. Meanwhile, the number of meetings in the Test matches has steadily grown up over the years. Still, there have been only 11 meetings between the two teams in the Test series. Similarly, the T20 format has also led to a significant spice in the fixture. Now, Ind vs Ban T20 Head to Head numbers stands at 11 wins in 12 games for India.
Ind vs Ban Head-to-Head Stats – Test Format
Ind vs Ban Head to Head action in Test format began in 2000 when Bangladesh was first given permanent membership in the ICC Council. This allowed them to play in the Test competitions. India has been able to achieve a clean sweep of most Test series against their neighbours. The first test match finished in favour of India while the latest series took place in the 2019-20 season. India was able to enjoy a 2-0 series win. In 2017, India posted their highest Test total against Bangladesh after a score of 687 in the first innings. Sachin Tendulkar has had the most Test runs in Ind vs Ban Head to Head games after managing 820 in just seven matches with the highest score of 248 not out.
Zaheer Khan is the most successful bowler after having managed 31 wickets in just 7 matches and 14 innings. The most successful Bangladesh bowler in test matches against India is Shakib Al Hasan with 15 wickets in 9 innings.
Incidentally, the biggest margin of Test victory in Ind vs Ban Head to Head records would be the innings and 140-run victory that India achieved at Dhaka in 2004. This was almost matched in the innings and 130-run victory in 2019. Bangladesh’s two draws in Ind vs Ban Head to Head records both occurred on home soil in Chattogram and Fatullah.
|Stat||Matches Played||Win||Lose||Draw||Tied||Win %|
Ind vs Ban Head-to-Head Stats – ODI Format
Ind vs Ban Head to Head in ODI format features a much larger number base, as it has been the frequently contested format when India and Bangladesh meet each other. The 9 wicket victory achieved in the very 1st meeting in 1988 ranks as the joint biggest victory margin in Ind vs Ban Head to Head in ODI games. In recent times, c the competitiveness of Bangladesh has grown tremendously. In the last decade, the biggest margin of victory was in 2012 when India was able to beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets.
Even though the likes of Sachin Tendulkar played against Bangladesh when they were not at their best, Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in Ind vs Ban Head to Head in the ODI format. Virat Kohli has been able to hit 694 runs in his 14 matches. The most successful Bangladesh batsman in this list would be Mushfiqur Rahim with 658 runs from his 24 matches. Sehwag has managed the highest score in India vs Bangladesh ODI format after hitting 175 in February 2011.
Shakib Al Hasan is the most successful ODI bowler in the head-to-head games between India and Bangladesh. It has managed 26 ODI wickets in just 20 matches. Agarkar leads the way for India in this list with 16 wickets.
|Stat||Matches Played||Win||Lose||NR||Tied||Win %|
Ind vs Ban Head-to-Head Stats – T20I Format
The very first Ind vs Ban T20 head to head game took place in 2007-08 when the ICC world T20 championship was held in South Africa. The most recent meeting between the two T20 teams took place in the T20 World Cup in Australia. Bangladesh’s biggest victory in Ind vs Ban T20 head to head records was in 2019 when they beat India by a whopping 7 wickets. The biggest defeat suffered by Bangladesh in this format against India was 8 wickets – in 2014, 2016, and 2019.
Rohit Sharma is the most successful batsman in Ind vs Ban T20 head to head numbers after hitting a whopping 454 runs – significantly more than Dhawan in the 2nd place. The most successful Bangladesh batsman in this regard would be Sabbir Rahman with 236 runs. Sharma also has the record for the highest number of runs with 81 runs from just 61 balls in March 2018.
Chahal has the most T20I wickets amongst any bowler in the games between India and Bangladesh. He has picked up 9 wickets from his 6 matches. Ashwin is the top bowler among the current crop of players after managing 6 wickets.
|Stats||Matches Played||Win||Lose||NR||Tied||Win %|