Bangladesh national women’s team is keen to play in the semi-final of the forthcoming World Cup. And to achieve the feat, they just need to execute the planning of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, vowed Bangladesh skipper Nigar Sultana.
In an exclusive interview, the Tigress skipper Nigar Sultana added that her troops were quite confident about the win against Pakistan as they defeated the same opponent earlier in the ICC Qualifier.
She also talked about a few significant issues apart from their maiden World Cup.
Have you ever anticipated the win against Pakistan?
Nigar: We were confident about the win, honestly, as we won the last game against them in the World Cup qualifier. We were sure that if we could earn a victory against them, that would pave our way to defeat other sides.
How exciting was that?
Nigar: A win is always a win, whoever the opponent is! Pakistan or Papua New Guinea. In fact, it’s a habit that will inspire to do the same or to be ended with the more gleaming shows in the following games. As a team, we’re very excited to bag another win against the side.
What is your plan for the Bangladesh women’s team forth?
Nigar: You know that we have already stepped into the ICC calendar. We have a frantic schedule ahead, both in domestic and international crickets. If we can go further within the given planning of the BCB, I think we would be able to play in the semi-final of the forthcoming WC. At the same time, I will be keen to strengthen our ranking by bagging a sizeable number of wins in the bilateral series that would help us avoid competing in the qualifier anymore.
You don’t have a foreign coaching staff. How comfortably are you going as a national fold?
Nigar: I never ever believe in coaching staff from local or foreign as I don’t oversee any difference between them. See what we would learn from an overseas coaching staff will absorb the same from a local coach. There might have differences in their game plan, but don’t teach us anything different.
What were the achievements in the marquee tournament?
Nigra: We earned a few individual feats in this World Cup, like one thousand runs of Farzana Apu and 50 wickets each for Rumana Ahmed and Salma Khatun. These are milestones they reached during the marquee tournament, which is conspicuous.
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