Bangladesh Women suffered a shock before the ICC qualifier for the T20 Women’s 2019, when all-rounder Rumana Ahmed was eliminated injured.
Nazmul Abedeen, manager of the women’s wing of the Bangladesh Cricket Board, confirmed on Friday, August 9, that Rumana was forced to kneel due to a knee injury.
The 28-year-old Rumana is the second best of the Bangladeshi all-time top scorers of Twenty20 International (663) and the best of the wicket-takers (52). The leg-spinning all-rounder was one of two from her country to participate in the 2017-2018 Rookie program for the Big Bash League for Women. She was also honored in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year 2018.
“We can not consider her for the World T20 qualification as she is going through a recovery program and it will be some time before she fully recovered,” Nazmul said. “It’s certainly a big loss, considering she’s an experienced cricketer, and we’ll miss that experience in the middle. “
Bangladesh is the title holder of the qualifier, which takes place in Scotland from 31 August to 7 September. Eight teams will compete for two qualifying places at the ICC Women’s T20 World Championship 2020 in Australia early next year. Bangladesh begins its campaign against Papua New Guinea on the opening day.
The team is preparing for the campaign with a camp in Mirpur before flying to the Netherlands for another 10-day camp. Some members of the senior national team also belonged to the squad Bangladesh Emerging, who traveled to South Africa for three one-day games and as many T20 games.
“We are confident that we can do well in the qualifying round and qualify for the World Cup. ” Jahanara Alam, the tempo reminder, was quoted to reporters. ” At the T20 World Cup we want to win at least two games first. “