The Bangladesh Women’s Team has one of the worst records in the history of the T20 World Cup. They’ve won a mere two games in the three editions that they’ve played. They played against Pakistan in October last year and were blanked 3-0. However, they won the South Asian Games Women’s Cricket Competition 2019 in December. They will go into this tournament as massive underdogs.
Coaching & Support Staff:
Anju Jain (Head coach), Devika Palshikar (Assistant coach)
Group stages (finished last in the group stages with no wins)
Bangladesh Women’s Team Overview
Bangladesh have a decent squad but they will be dependent on a few big players. Rumana Ahmed’s return is a massive boost for them while the likes of Nahida Akhter, Salma Khatun, Ritu Moni have been around for a while and will be hoping to come good in the big tournament. Ayesha Rahman, Nigar Sultana and Fargana Haque have been impressive as well but this T20 World Cup is going to put them under massive test.
It’s the bowling that seems to be the better of the two suits. They have the likes of Nahida Akhter, Salma Khatun, Ritu Moni and the others form the core of the bowling group. Rumana Ahmed is another big strength and she lends immense balance to the side.
The batting looks thin on paper. The likes of Ayesha Rahman, Nigar Sultana and Fargana Haque (the latter two struck tons in the South Asian Games) will need to lead the charge and do the bulk of the scoring.
Key Players for Bangladesh Women’s Team
Rumana Ahmed is going to be absolutely vital. She has experience on her side and has the ability to make an impact with both bat and ball. Skipper Salma Khatun will also be a big player with the ball. She will be hoping to lead from the front.
Bangladesh Women’s Squad
Salma Khatun (c), Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun Happy, Ayesha Rahman, Nigar Sultana Joty, Sanjida Islam, Khadija-Tul-Kubra, Panna Ghosh, Fargana Haque Pinki, Nahida Akhter, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni and Sobhana Mostary
February 24: India Women vs Bangladesh Women – W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth
February 29: Australia Women vs Bangladesh Women – Manuka Oval, Canberra
February 29: New Zealand Women vs Bangladesh Women – Junction Oval, Melbourne
March 2: Sri Lanka Women vs Bangladesh Women – Junction Oval, Melbourne