With the Women’s IPL fast approaching, it has been learned that a lot of players around the world are registering for the league, and here’s the list of Bangladesh players who have registered for the Women’s IPL auction:
Nigar Sultana ‘Joty’:
Nigar Sultana leads the Bangladesh women’s national cricket team in both the WODI and WT20I formats. She bats in the middle order and is a wicketkeeper and right-handed batter. She has scored 1225 runs in 69 T20Is at an average of 24.5. She is a very experienced campaigner for Bangladesh having a record of playing 69 consecutive T20Is for Bangladesh. Her unbeaten 113 against the Maldives in the South Asian Games was simply phenomenal. She is a ferocious, aggressive batsman with the bat, but she is also skilled with the gloves, holding the record for the most T20 dismissals for her team (25) and the same in ODIs (21).
She is one of the most experienced players in Bangladesh. She has excelled in all white-ball forms, and she has the best ODI score of any Bangladesh woman (75 not out against India in 2013). In the T20 format, she has scored over 624 runs in 91 innings, with a high score of 49 not out. She shines not only with the bat, but also with her off-spin, and she was ranked fifth in the ICC T20 allrounder rankings immediately before the T20 World Cup. Her best T20 bowling numbers for Bangladesh women rank third all-time – 4-6 against Sri Lanka in 2012. Khatun has also taken the most T20 wickets by a Bangladesh woman, 60 at an average of 17.73.
This seasoned allrounder has around 130 odd caps for her country, having played for the Tigers. She is a record-breaking batter who has scored 963 runs in ODIs and 848 runs in T20Is for Bangladesh Women in her eleven years of international career. Ahmed is equally as quick with the ball in her hands. She is Bangladesh’s joint biggest wicket-taker in one-day internationals, and her best ODI bowling stats are 4-20 against India in 2013 and has 50 wickets while in T20Is, she has 75 scalps to her name. Ahmed became the first Bangladesh Women’s player to score a triple trick against Ireland in Belfast in 2016, finishing with statistics of 3-20.
Alam was a vital part of one of the most memorable moments in Bangladesh women’s cricket history, as she hit the winning runs to give her team their first Women’s Asia Cup triumph in 2018. While that was the pinnacle of Alam’s long career (she has represented her country 125 times), she has also had plenty of success since making her debut for Bangladesh. With 57 wickets, the side’s premier seamer is now the second most T20 wicket-taker for her national squad. She was also the first Bangladeshi bowler to record a five-wicket haul in WT20Is, with her best bowling stats of 5-28 against Ireland in 2018.
Nahida Akter bats right-handed and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. On September 30, 2015, she made her international debut against Pakistan in a T20 match and has been unstoppable ever since. In the 57 T20Is she has featured in, she has scalped 72 wickets at an average of 13.91 while also being economical at 5.35 and striking at 15.5 which has her 9th on the list of best career strike rates in Women T20Is. She and Nigar Sultana are second on the list of bowler/fielder combinations having affected a lot of dismissals.
She bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium. In T20Is, having scored 240 runs in 47 matches at a strike rate of 76.19, she has a high score of 39* and has scalped 20 wickets at an average of 22, an economy of 5.26 and a strike rate of 25. Her top score of 39* is remarkable as that is the highest score batting at position eight in Women’s T20Is. She also holds the record for the best figures in a innings when on the losing side and is third on the list for most maidens in innings bowling 3 maidens.
The talented 16-year-old all-rounder currently playing in the U19 World Cup is another remarkable player who is certainly one of the stars to watch out for! In the World Cup, she has been nothing short of impressive as she has scores of 20*, 78*, 23*, 50* and 22 and is only growing from strength to strength.
Another player earmarked for greatness is Marufa Akter, the 18-year-old immensely talented player who has made the right noises so far in her career having made her debut in the senior team before the U19 team, she is a star in the making. In the 2 T20Is she played for the senior team, she scored 64 runs and picked 3 wickets as well. In the U19 World Cup, she has been instrumental with the ball having scalped 8 wickets so far.
Disclaimer: The data is sourced from Mazharul Islam Sayem’s Twitter handle. We do not confirm the authenticity of the information since there is no official release from Bangladesh Cricket Board yet.
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