The recently concluded ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers saw Bangladesh remain unbeaten throughout their 3-game league stage leg and then went on to win their semi-final against Thailand and in the final handed a defeat to Ireland and claimed the tag of unbeaten champions at the tournament.
Bangladesh are the defending champions of the tournament having won the previous edition of the Asia Cup in 2018 in Malaysia. The Asia Cup defending champions, Bangladesh in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier won the tournament and in the process have always confirmed their berth for the 2023 T20 World Cup that’ll be played in South Africa.
Bangladesh next feature in the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup which is also a home tournament for the side and for the same have announced their squad of 15 that sees Jahanara Alam back in the squad after missing the ICC Qualifier games due to an injury. Replacement players at the Qualifiers, Fariha Trisna and Shohely Akhter have also made it to the main squad of 15 to the Asia Cup.
Host Bangladesh have announced their squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.
Jahanara Alam, Fargana Hoque, Fariha Trisna have made their way into the squad. #CricketTwitter #AsiaCup2022 @BCBtigers pic.twitter.com/pzqxwUwr8M
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) September 27, 2022
Bangladesh’s squad for Women’s Asia Cup 2022:
Nigar Sultana (C/WK), Shamima Sultana, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Lata Mondal, Salma Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nahida Akter, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Sanjida Akter, Fariha Trisna, Shohely Akhter
Standby players: Marufa Akther, Sharmin Akter Supta, Nuzhat Tasnia, Rabeya Khan
Fit-again, Jahanara Alam, who was ruled out of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 in Abu Dhabi after sustaining a hand injury during practice required a couple of stitches to her right hand for the injury but now with her back in the side, it’s an added boost for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh gets its campaign underway on the 1st of October against Thailand in the tournament opener and then play Pakistan on the 3rd, Malaysia on the 6th, India on the 8th, and then plays Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates on the 10th and 11th of October respectively.
After a few years of absences, it is the return of the women’s Asia Cup that India has dominated over the years. The 2022 upcoming edition of the women’s Asia Cup is all set to be played from the 1st to the 15th of October at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium and Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium in Bangladesh.
The tournament will see 7 teams contests in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia, UAE and hosts Bangladesh feature during the league. It also has been understood that all visiting teams are scheduled to touchdown in Bangladesh on the 27 and 28th of September.