SWOT Analysis of Bangladesh Squad selected for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 is set to get underway on February 10th and will continue until February 26th 2023. It will be hosted by South Africa and will have 23 matches in total, with the finals at the Newlands Cricket in Cape Town, South Africa.

SWOT Analysis of Bangladesh Squad selected for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023
SWOT Analysis of Bangladesh Squad selected for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

The World Cup will feature 10 teams spread across two groups.         

Group A

Group B

Australia

England

Bangladesh

India

New Zealand

Ireland

South Africa

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

West Indies

How is Bangladesh placed for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup?

Bangladesh is placed in Group A along with the likes of Australia, New Zealand, hosts South Africa and Sri Lanka.

What are Bangladesh’s fixtures?

Date

Fixture

Venue

Time (in IST)

12th February

Vs Sri Lanka

Newlands, Cape Town

10:30 PM

14th February

Vs Australia

St George’s Park, Gqeberha

10:30 PM

17th February

Vs New Zealand

Newlands, Cape Town

6:30 PM

21st February

Vs South Africa

Newlands, Cape Town

10:30 PM

What is Bangladesh’s squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023?

Nigar Sultana Joty (c) Marufa Akter, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Fahima Khatun, Shorna Akter, Salma Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Rumana Ahmed, Lata Mondol, Ritu Moni, Disha Biswas, Sobhana Mostary

Reserves: Rabeya, Sanjida Akther Maghla, Sharmin Akter Supta

SWOT Analysis of Bangladesh’s squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

Strengths of the Bangladesh squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • Presence of stellar U19 players: Shorna Akter, Disha Biswas and Marufa Akter featured for Bangladesh in the recently concluded U19 World Cup and were impressive, to say the least. Their presence will not just strengthen the side but, from a larger perspective, it gives them exposure and much-needed game time to acclimatise to senior-level cricket.

  • Nigar Sultana ‘Joty’ as skipper: An experienced player, she brings a lot of positivity, calm and composure to the Bangladesh set-up. Her performances will be critical for Bangladesh, and her astute and shrewd captaincy skills will be on display for everyone to see.

  • Confidence on the back of wins in the Qualifier: Bangladesh qualified for the World Cup, winning the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier and this World Cup, they will look to put up formidable performances in the group stage matches.

  • Salma Khatun and Jahnara Alam: Coming to another World Cup, the duo oozes confidence and experience and will hope for a good show in the World Cup.

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Weaknesses of the Bangladesh squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • Losses recently in the lead-up to the World Cup: After being humbled by New Zealand and whitewashed 3-0 in the T20I series against the White Ferns, Bangladesh has had a tough set of outings as the Asia Cup did not turn out to be like as per their expectations, and this could be playing out in their mind.

  • Low strike rate of the batters: One cause for concern for Bangladesh is how the strike rate of key batters is not up to the mark, and in a fast-moving format like T20Is, there is no place for mediocrity and a slow pace approach.

  • Overdependence on the experienced players: The senior players are obviously the most important and crucial players for Bangladesh, but they will need their young and inexperienced players to step up and make a mark. The team’s cohesiveness will be massively tested, and the World Cup can also be a game-changer for them.

Opportunities for the Bangladesh squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • To make a statement: This World Cup can ensure Bangladesh can shed the tags of ‘underdogs’ and go all the way for glory in the World Cup on the back of inspired performances and consistency in the World Cup.

  • For their U19 stars to shine: The World Cup is a perfect platform for the U19 stars to showcase their talent and stake a claim in the senior side.

Threats for the Bangladesh squad selected for the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

  • To outperform the tough competitors in the group: One of the stiffest challenges for Bangladesh will be to eclipse the likes of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka and end the World Cup on a memorable note.

I am a first year postgraduate student pursuing a MA in Media and Communication Studies at Christ University, Bengaluru. I am a podcaster, blogger and an avid cricket fan. When not glued to cricket matches, you can find me submerged in books and thinking about cricket all the time.

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