Hi I'm a new member but have been reading posts for a while before registering.
A lot of cricket fans, and some members here, spend a lot of time running Bangladesh & Zimbabwe down, in addition to the associate countries.
Test cricket has always had minnows. For example, New Zealand were granted test status in 1930 but didn't win a match until 1956, 26 years after!
In addition, they didn't win a series until 1969, that's a wait of 39 years.
Makes Zimbabwe & Bangladesh look good, doesn't it?
South Africa were also the whipping boys of Tests for the first few years, and India, Pakistan & The West Indies also copped their fair share of thrashings for the first few years, not to mention Sri Lanka.
If anything we need to grow the game, and every new team will have its share of problems adjusting.
What's really sad is that if you go through the archives, there are records of 1st class matches with countries like Ireland, Holland & Scotland, dating back to the 1950's & 1960's, yet nothing was done all that time, 40-50 years, to develop them by the ICC. The same thing could be said about Fiji, who regularly toured New Zealand & Australia at 1st class level in the 1960's, but were never developed.
Sure Bangladesh may have "only" beaten Zimbabwe but give them a few years & this country will improve the same way Sri Lanka did.