The Bangladesh team was competing in the qualifying phase for a spot in the limited-over Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. They would have advanced to the Super Six round if the qualification round had not been called off on Saturday (November 27). The ICC had to act quickly after numerous members of the Sri Lankan team tested positive for covid19. Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the West Indies have qualified for the main event based on rankings. Let’s have a look at five Bangladesh women cricketers who could make an impact in the ICC ODI World Cup 2022.
ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2022: Five Bangladesh Players to watch
The Bangladesh Women’s team has produced some excellent players over the years. In addition, there are few seasoned players on the current team. Five players have been chosen from among them who can spark in the forthcoming event.
M: 42 | Runs: 893 | HS: 75 | Wkts: 45 | BBI: 4/20
Arguably Bangladesh’s finest ever female cricketer Rumana Ahmed has been a member of the national team since 2011. She has been one of the Bangladesh Women’s team’s most consistent performers. All-rounder Rumana Ahmed is Bangladesh’s top run-scorer and wicket-taker in one-day internationals. She will undoubtedly be the Tigresses’ most important player at the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup.
Nigar Sultana Joty
M: 23 | Runs: 376 | HS: 59*
The current captain of the Bangladesh Women’s team Nigar Sultana has been a part of the national team since 2015. She has established herself as a key member of Bangladesh’s women’s senior team. The BCB named her as skipper of Bangladesh’s limited-overs side due to her leadership abilities. Her captaincy role at the World Cup 2022 will be vital for Bangladesh.
M: 41 | Runs: 841 | HS: 69*
Fargana Haque is one of Bangladesh’s best top-order batters. She has been a part of Bangladesh’s national squad since 2011 and has had a big effect on the development of Bangladesh Women’s cricket. Fargana’s primary role at the World Cup will be to anchor the innings from start to finish. The rest of the players will bat around her for a chase or a competitive total. So, this seasoned cricketer will be a valuable asset to the Bangladesh Women’s team.
M: 37 | Runs: 397 | HS: 75* | Wkts: 41 | BBI: 3/6
Salma Khatun is Bangladesh’s most experienced player and former captain. She has been a member of the national team for almost a decade. Salma has helped Bangladesh win many international matches, and her participation in the forthcoming event will undoubtedly make a difference.
M: 40 | Wkts: 38 | BBI: 3/18
Jahanara Alam is Bangladesh’s best fast bowler. She has played franchise cricket in India and has had significant success there. Jahanara Alam is Bangladesh’s fourth-highest wicket-taker in one-day internationals. She will lead the pace attack for the Tigresses in the ICC ODI World Cup 2022 in New Zealand.
Only the women’s team has won the Asia Cup among Bangladesh’s men’s and women’s cricket teams. Therefore, Bangladesh’s biggest success on the international stage comes first from the national side of women. The Tigresses have made significant improvements in the last four years, and qualifying for the ICC ODI World Cup 2022 in New Zealand is part of that achievement.
Expecting the Bangladesh Women’s team to achieve great success in the upcoming event will be unreasonable. Because tigresses lack sufficient experience to compete in Oceania region. New Zealand wickets are ideal for pace bowlers, and dealing with the fastest bowlers on quick pitches is always a challenge. However, if the Bangladesh Women’s team plays as a unit, they can put stronger opponents to the real test.
Source: United News of Bangladesh