Dhaka — Bangladesh women’s cricket team, led by Salma Khatun, reached Scotland on Tuesday (Aug 27) to take part in the qualifying round of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup’2020. Before going to Scotland, the morale of the Tigresses was very high after making a 13-day preparation camp in the Netherlands where they won all the four preparatory matches, two each against Thailand and hosts Netherlands.
A total of eight teams will battle in the qualifying round of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for top two spots to play in the final round in Australia.
Earlier, Bangladesh have been put in Group A with Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the USA while Group B consists of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia and the Netherlands
Bangladesh will take on Papua New Guinea in the inaugural match August 31, play the USA on September 1 and hosts Scotland in their last group match on September 3.
Top two teams of league-cum-knockout basis qualifiers will earn the rights to play in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
Bangladesh Women team for the tournament: Salma Khatun (captain), Murshida Khatun Happy, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Fargana Haque, Sanjida Islam, Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra, Ayasha Rahman, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana Joty and Shamima Sultana. Stand by: Suraya Azmim, Lata Mandol and Sharmin Akter Supta. UNB