DHAKA With an aim to bring up their best result by
playing a smart cricket, the Bangladesh Women's team left Dhaka for the ICC
Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, slated to begin from February 21.
Bangladesh will play three tour matches against local teams on February 7,
10 and 12 respectively in a bid to make them fully prepared for the
tournament in which they were not up to the mark in previous editions.
The women's team will then play two ICC-organised practice matches against
Thailand and Pakistan on February 16 and 20 respectively.
Bangladesh is drawn in Group A along with four-time champions Australia,
mighty India, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Amongst those four teams, Bangladesh
had never played any International game against New Zealand and Australia.
We'll try to put our best in a bid to earn the best result in the
tournament, Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun said.
We need to be smart in executing our plan and we need to play smart
cricket if we want to compete with those teams in our group. Hopefully we
will come up with our best, she added.
The Tigress would start their T20 World Cup mission facing India in their
first Group A match on February 24 in Perth.
Bangladesh will then face hosts Australia in Canberra on February 27 and
New Zealand on February 29 in Melbourne.
Bangladesh will play their final group-phase match against Sri Lanka on
March 2 in Melbourne.
The top two teams of the five-team group will then move into the semifinals
of the 10-team tournament.
Both semi-finals will be played on March 5 in Sydney and the final will
take place on March 8 in Melbourne.
Salma Khatun (c), Rumana Ahmed, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Murshida
Khatun, Ayesha Rahman, Nigar Sultana, Sanjida Islam, Khadija-Tul-Kubra, Panna
Ghosh, Farjana Haque, Nahida Akhter, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Sobhana
Mostary. Standby: Shaila Sharmin, Lata Mondol, Suraya Azmim, Puja Charaborty
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)