Bangladesh Women’s National Cricket team is set to make their maiden ICC World Cup momentous accomplishing a golden success to be held on March 4 at the Mount Maunganui with a clash between the host New Zealand and West Indies.
Bangladesh national women’s one-day skipper Nigar Sultana believes that vying in the ICC World Cup is an ideal platform to let the cricketing world know that they are also capable of competing at the global level.
‘We have been sweating out since the conclusion of the ICC T20 World Cup as we knew that this was going to be our best chance as we got a fine squad.’
‘We were supposed to take part in the World Cup as we couldn’t feature in a single showpiece event in the last four years.’
The 24-year-old Tigress skipper who appeared in the presser on Sunday held by ICC at the Lincoln Green ahead of their warm-up clash against England on Monday further vowed that they are keen to make their first-ever World Cup unforgettable.
‘We are keen to make it unforgettable as this is our maiden World Cup, where we are aiming to come up with our best with our experienced and young core.’
Bangladesh national women’s team who took part in the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Qualifier 2022 afresh ended with bagging three wins of their four games.
The defending Asian champions lost their last and final tie against Sri Lanka however they could manage their first three victories comprehensively. Now they are aiming to repeat the same in the World Cup.
Nigar also believes that all it would be possible as her colleagues both experienced and youngsters are noted with their role that would help them a ton to achieve a rare success in the marquee tournament.
‘They are noted with their role both in the warm-up as well as in the main contention. At the same time, we have some youngsters too who have been performing up to par for a few months.’
‘We have a few all-rounders who appeared with their super efforts in their last tournament that gave us a hope to feature in the final round with a positive note,’ she added.
Bangladesh will start their World Cup campaign taking on South Africa on March 5 at the Dunedin.