Bangladesh is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and ODI status Getty

Coach: Chandika Hathurusingha

ICC World Ranking: 9

Squad: Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.

Fixtures: Afghanistan (18 February), Australia (21 February), Sri Lanka (26 February), Scotland (5 March), England (9 March), New Zealand (13 March)

Overview: Mashrafe Mortaza's side has not tasted a win in Australia and New Zealand in their 12 One Day International (ODI) combined appearances. They start the tournament against Afghanistan and a win against the Asian side can give them the much needed momentum as the first win on Australian or New Zealand soil will be crucial for them.

Bangladesh is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and ODI status. They have several star players in their squad and the list includes the likes of Shakib-al-Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamin Iqbal, who have a wealth of experience of playing at the top level.

They are pitted in Group A. It should be seen if they can emulate their 2007 World Cup heroics in Australia and New Zealand in the 2015 edition in order to make it to the next round. Should they manage, they will have a tough task at hand in order to go on to win the World Cup.

World Cup history: Bangladesh first qualified for the World Cup in 1999 and registered wins over Pakistan - creating one of the biggest upsets in cricketing history – and Scotland.

Their best performance came during the 2007 World Cup, where they knocked India out of the group stages in order to make it to the Super Eights, which has been their best record so far in the tournament.

Prediction: Bangladesh are likely to seal victories over Scotland and Afghanistan. A win over either of the remaining top teams will see them fancy their chances of qualifying for the last eight of the World Cup.

However, they will need a stellar performance as a unit and create an upset by defeating either Sri Lanka or England to progress further in the 2015 World Cup.