Bangladesh retain core in 15-member squad but leave out Sharmin

Bangladesh will take the formula of its most successful year in T20 to the T20 Women's World scheduled to start next month in the West Indies. The core of the team that won its first Asian Cup title in June of this year, and then the qualifying tournament in the Netherlands in July, has been maintained.

The twenty-four-year-old hitter, Sharmin Sultana, who was in each squad to this point this year: is lost but has been named among four substitutes. The experienced Salma Khatun will lead a team that has won 12 of 20 T20I this year. The bowling of Bangladesh, particularly the Romanian skater Ahmed and the left-hand turner Nahida Akter, should keep the team afloat throughout the competition. Romanian is the second best ticket seller this year, with 26 plots at 10.73.

The batting mainly depends on Shamima Sultana and Fargana Hoque, who have scored two fifty each this year. But the likes of Nigar Sultana and Ayesha Rahman have to improve their low batting average.

Bangladesh has been placed in Group A, where they will face the West Indies in Providence on November 9. They will face England (November 12), Sri Lanka (November 14) and South Africa (November 18).


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