Bangladesh will be represented at the T20 World Cup by a team that includes Shorna Akter.
- For the 2017 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in February, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has included Under-19 batsman Shorna Akter in their 15-person roster.
- Shorna will be joined on the trip to New Zealand by three other members of the Under-19 national team: Disha Biswas, Marufa Akter, and Dilara Akter.
- The four cricket players are now in South Africa for the first-ever ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup.
The four female cricketers were chosen based on their play in the current ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 event, according to Women’s Selector Monjurul Islam.
- “Considering that we’ll be playing in South Africa’s T20 format, we put up our squad accordingly. Right now, South Africa is hosting the Under-19 World Cup, and soon after that, our women’s national team will compete in Twenty20 tournaments there as well “remarked the chooser.
- “A handful of up-and-coming young artists, including Under-19 team captain Disha, Dilara, Shorna, and Marufa, are currently performing there. Along with our seasoned veterans, we brought three talented young players (all under the age of 19) on this trip of New Zealand. With this requirement in mind, we have assembled the team.”
- Team captain Nigar Sultana expressed confidence that they would do well in the competition.
- Nigar was optimistic about his team because of its diversity and depth. “The team is well balanced and there are lots of young skilled cricketers in the group,” he added.
- Shamima Sultana and Sobhana Mostary returned to the team while Sharmin Akhter Supta, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Fariha Trisna, Rabeya, and Sanjida Akther Maghla were cut from the roster.
- On January 23, the team will depart from Dhaka for Cape Town, where they will participate in a pre-event training camp and play two exhibition games against Ireland before the start of the competition proper.
- Before their World Cup opener against Sri Lanka on February 12, Bangladesh will play two warm-up matches against Pakistan (on February 6 in Cape Town) and India (on February 8 in Stellenbosch).