The ground hosted its first Test when Bangladesh played India in May 2007. This stadium is one of the venues of the ICC World Cup 2011, which is hosted jointly by Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. The ground is one of the most well equipped and has world class facilities. The ground was originally built for football and athletics and was hence rectangular in shape.
Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium or Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNS), is a cricket ground in the Mirpur Thana district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It holds 36,000 people and was built in 2006. At first, it was named Mirpur Stadium, but the Bangladeshi government later renamed it as Shere-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.