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Top Performers of Bangladesh in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022

The World Cup 2022 campaign of the Bangladesh women’s team came to an end on March 27 with a match against England. Bangladesh were eliminated from the competition after just winning one match in the group stage. The Tigresses recorded their first-ever victory in the World Cup event on March 14, defeating Pakistan by 9 runs. Except for that win, Bangladesh lost the remainder of its six group stage matches, finishing seventh in the standings. Let’s have a look at the best Bangladeshi performers in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.

Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022: Bangladesh’s Best Individual Performers

Bangladesh’s top-order batters performed well during the tournament, while their middle-order batters underperformed. Bangladesh’s spinners and pacers were equally effective in the main event. Take a look at some of Bangladesh’s notable performers in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.

Batting

The number three batter of the Bangladesh women’s team, Fargana Haque had a fantastic tournament. Among Bangladesh batters, she scored the most runs and had the best average. Fargana was also the only batter from Bangladesh to score two fifties in the competition. Bangladesh women’s team won a historic match against Pakistan because of her prudent 71-run knock. She also became the first Bangladesh batter to reach the 1,000 WODI runs milestone during the match against Australia. So far, the right-handed batter has scored 1,014 runs in 47 innings, averaging 24.14 runs per innings. Therefore, Fargana Haque was perhaps Bangladesh’s most successful player in the World Cup 2022. Apart from her, Sharmin Akhter, skipper Nigar Sultana, and Shamima Sultana all scored over 100 runs in the 2022 Women’s World Cup.

Bowling

Veteran spinner, Salma Khatun was Bangladesh’s most successful bowler in the World Cup 2022 tournament. Salma had the best economy rate among the Bangladesh bowlers, and she was a consistent danger to the opposition batting order. Leg-spinner Rumana Ahmed, who had less than 4 economy rates alongside Salma Khatun, was another run-checking bowler. Besides, both Salma and Rumana reached the milestone of 50 WODI wickets for Bangladesh during the competition. Salma Khatun has 51 wickets for a 22.60 average in 44 outings, while Rumana Ahmed has 50 wickets for a 25.00 average in 49 matches. Aside from them, fast bowlers Ritu Moni and Jahanara Alam had a good outing during the main event.

Way Forward

The Bangladesh team’s overall performance in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 was not impressive, with the exception of a historic triumph against Pakistan and a closely contested match against the West Indian side. Though this was the first World Cup for Bangladesh’s women’s team. Therefore, qualifying for the event is a huge accomplishment. Playing against the world’s cricket powers taught Bangladesh’s women’s squad a lot of vital lessons and experience. Cricketers will benefit from the lessons gained during the competition. Hopefully, the Tigresses will improve their performance in future World Cup tournaments.

Source: United News of Bangladesh