Bangladesh includes 4 Members from U19 Squad in the Senior World Cup 2023

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a strong fifteen-member squad ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Nigar Sultana will lead the side and in a surprising yet welcome decision, the stars currently playing in the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa too have been included.

 

Bangladesh Women's Cricket Team. PC: Getty Images
Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team. PC: Getty Images

 

The likes of Shorna Akter, Marufa Akter, Dilara Akter, and Disha Biswas have been included in the squad and it is believed they will stay back after U19 World Cup concludes.

When will the rest of the team leave?

The remaining players will leave for South Africa on January 23rd and their first game is scheduled against Sri Lanka on February 12th.

Will Bangladesh be playing warm-up matches?

Bangladesh will square off against Pakistan and India on February 6th and February 8th respectively before the group stages of the World Cup commences.

Who missed out?

The likes of Sharmin Akter, Fargana Hoque, Sanjida Akter, Fariha Trisna and Rabeya Khatun, who were all part of Bangladesh’s last tour, to New Zealand in December have been excluded and found no place in the squad.

What did Bangladesh women’s team selector Manjurul Islam have to say?

“While making the squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup, we considered the format and the conditions. We are playing in South Africa. We are already playing in the Under-19 World Cup, so we tried to pick a mix of young and experienced players. He also added that “Shorna, Disha, Marufa and Dilara are playing really well in the (Under-19 World Cup) tournament. They also toured New Zealand on our senior team’s last tour. We also have a number of experienced players like Jahanara [Alam] and Salma [Khatun]”.

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Bangladesh Squad for Women’s T20 World Cup 2023

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

Stand-by list: Rabeya, Sanjida Akther Maghla, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Sharmin Akter Supta

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