2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Prospect of Bangladesh Squad
The 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup started on February 10 with Sri Lanka vs South Africa game. This is the eighth edition of the tournament, and Bangladesh is participating for the fifth time. Bangladesh started the World Cup journey on February 12 with a group-stage match against the Sri Lanka Women’s team. For this event, Bangladesh has been playing with a 15-member squad. This article will cover the squad analysis of the Bangladesh team. Bangladesh Squad Analysis in 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Nigar Sultana will lead the Tigresses at this year’s T20 World Cup, with Hashan Tillakaratne as head coach. This marks the fifth time Bangladesh has taken part in this tournament, having first competed in 2014 when they hosted. The team earned their place in the main event by winning the qualifier tournament in the UAE last year, beating Thailand in the semifinals and Ireland in the final. The Bangladesh squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup has several players from their victorious U19 team. Shorna Akter, Marufa Akter, and Disha Biswas were all part of the side that shocked Australia U19 on the first day of the tournament, winning by a convincing seven wickets. Their success continued, and the team made it to the Super Six stage, ultimately finishing third in the group. Read More: ICC Women's T20 World Cup: Bangladesh leave Dhaka for South Africa Bangladesh Squad: Nigar Sultana (c), Rumana Ahmed, Dilara Akter, Marufa Akter, Nahida Akter, Shorna Akter, Jahanara Alam, Disha Biswas, Fahima Khatun, Murshida Khatun, Salma Khatun, Lata Mondal, Ritu Moni, Sobhana Mostary, Shamima Sultana. Traveling Reserves: Rabeya Khan, Sanjida Akter Meghla, Sharmin Akter Supta. Key Strength of the Bangladesh Team The presence of the most recent U19 performers, such as Shorna Akter, Disha Biswas, and Marufa Akter, will surely boost the confidence of the Bangladesh team. Having them on the team will not only benefit the team’s performance, but it will also give the players a chance to gain experience from playing at the top level of cricket. They will be able to get accustomed to the competitive atmosphere and will be able to gain invaluable knowledge from it. Nigar Sultana’s leadership is also another significant strength for the Bangladesh Women’s cricket team. As an experienced player, she brings a lot of positivity, calm, and composure to the Bangladesh setup. Her performances will be crucial for Bangladesh, and her captaincy skills will be on display for everyone to see. Read More: Bangladesh vs England ODI Series 2023 Preview: Schedule, Fixtures, Team In addition to that, Nigar Sultana’s leadership and determination to succeed have made her a true idol to admire. So far, she has played 69 T20I matches and scored 1,225 runs with a 24.50 batting average. So, it is expected that Nigar Sultana’s batting and wicket keeping performance will surely help the Bangladesh team. Further, winning the qualifier will also work as a confidence booster. Having won the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier, the team is looking to make a strong impression in the group-stage matches. With confidence and determination, Bangladesh is ready to show the world what they are capable of. Apart from these confidence-boosting opportunities, bowlers Salma Khatun and Jahanara Alam will also play a key role in the team. Salma started her T20I career with her debut against Ireland on August 28, 2012. In June 2018, she had the honor of being a part of Bangladesh’s first-ever Women’s Asia Cup title. She was subsequently named captain of Bangladesh’s 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament squad. She appeared in 91 T20I matches and took 84 wickets with 4/6 best bowling figures. Read More: Imranur conferred with country's first-ever gold at Asian-level athletics On the other hand, Jahanara Alam played 75 T20I matches and grabbed 57 wickets with a 21.75 bowling average. In October 2018, Salma Khatun was included in Bangladesh’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. During the tournament, she topped the wicket-taking charts for Bangladesh, claiming six wickets in four matches. After the tournament ended, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named her as the standout player in the team. So, Jahanara Alam is one of the top strengths of the Bangladesh team. Weakness of the Bangladesh Team Bangladesh has encountered several defeats leading up to the World Cup. This may lower the confidence level. They were crushed by New Zealand in a T20I series, losing all three matches. During the Asia Cup, the team was disappointed with the results, and this may have downgraded their spirits. In addition to that, Bangladesh’s batters have been struggling with a low strike rate, which is a major source of worry in the T20I format. This game requires quick decisions and a fast-paced approach, leaving no room for weakness. Read More: BAN vs ENG Series 2023: England Squad Analysis Bangladesh’s success relies heavily on its experienced players; however, for the team to reach its full potential, younger, less experienced players need to step up and make an impact. The failure of senior players may cost a loss for the team. The World Cup is an opportunity for them to prove their worth and show the world what they are capable of. The team’s collective strength will be tested, and this could be a turning point for Bangladesh. Prospect of Bangladesh in the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Ahead of the tournament, Bangladesh has had two warm-up fixtures against Ireland. In the first match, Jahanara Alam shined with four wickets, and the team secured a five-wicket triumph. Unfortunately, the second match resulted in an eight-wicket defeat for Bangladesh. To further prepare for the tournament, Bangladesh had two more practice games against Pakistan on February 6 and India on February 8. Pakistan Women’s team won by 6 wickets in the first warm up match. Bangladesh also lost to India. Team India won the warm up match by 52 runs. Hence, these matches may resemble Bangladesh’s preparation. And any match with the big team may give a hard time to the Bangladesh team. Bangladesh will play against Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Since these teams are stronger, Bangladesh may face difficulties in winning over them. Hence, Bangladesh has less chance to proceed to the semifinal. Read More: BPL 2023: Comilla take down high-flying Sylhet to make final Final Words Bangladesh squad for the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup looks very promising. The team has a young and talented group of players who have already shown their potential in the previous matches. The team is well-equipped with quality batting and bowling resources, and the experience of some of the senior players will help them to perform better in the tournament.
2023 ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup: Super 6 Stage Preview
The first edition of the ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup is underway. The group stage of the World Cup has already ended, and the super six rounds started on January 21 and will finish on January 25. Out of the 16 teams, 12 teams qualified for the next stages. These 12 teams are divided into two groups. And they will fight to proceed to the semifinals. The article will provide the Women’s Under-19 World Cup 2023’s super six-stage preview. ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup: Super Six Stage Group 1 Preview The top three point holders of Group A and Group D will compete for the semifinal in Super Six group 1. The six teams are India, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the United Arab Emirates. All the Group 1 matches will start at 1:45 PM local time in South Africa or 5:45 PM in Bangladesh time. India vs Australia: January 21 The teams will meet on January 21 at North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom, for the first Super Six match. It will take place at 5:45 PM Bangladesh time. The Indian under-19 Women’s national cricket team began their World Cup campaign on a strong note, successfully navigating the group stage without a single defeat. They emerged at the top of Group D’s standings, earning six points and boasting a net run rate of +4.039. Read More: Women's U-19 World Cup Super Six: Bangladesh lose to South Africa by 5 wickets On the other hand, The Australian team faced a surprising defeat against Bangladesh in the tournament’s opening match. However, they quickly rebounded by winning consecutive games, earning second place in the standings with four points and a net run rate of +3.015. They now face a challenging task as they go up against a well-performed Indian squad in their first match of the Super Six stage. But, the match will surely be competitive as both teams have some talented batters and bowlers. Bangladesh vs South Africa: January 21 Bangladesh entered the Super Six after beating Australia, Sri Lanka, and the United States with a burst of self-confidence in batting, bowling, fielding, and body language. The next opponent today is South Africa. The game will start at 5:45 PM Bangladesh time at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. If Bangladesh defeats the hosts today, then surely there will be no more difficult obstacles to reaching the semifinals. South Africa, on the other hand, lost one group-stage match against India. Apart from this, they had a great overall performance. But, they might fall behind in front of Bangladesh’s confidence. South Africa has a strong bowling lineup as they have stopped UAE and Scotland under 70 runs. Hence, Bangladesh might have to be careful against South Africa. Read More: ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: How Far Can Bangladesh Go? India vs Sri Lanka: January 22 This match will take place on January 22 at 5:45 PM Bangladesh time at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. India is a top favorite of this Women’s U19 World Cup. As per their group stage performance, it is expected that they will reach the semifinal without any obstacles. India’s tremendous batting and bowling lineup have the capability to beat Sri Lanka. However, Sri Lanka’s batting lineup is comparatively weaker than India’s. Out of their three-group stage matches, Sri Lanka has won only one match, that too against the USA. So, there is a great chance that India’s U 19 Women will dominate over Sri Lanka. United Arab Emirates vs Australia: January 23 UAE and Australia will meet on January 23 at Senwes Park. Comparing their recent performance, Australia won three matches in the last five matches. On the other hand, UAE won only one match, which was their first World Cup match against Scotland. So, it is predictable that UAE has little chance of beating Australia. Read More: India take 2-0 series lead with ODI win over New Zealand Australia has been having a good run in the World Cup except for the only loss against Bangladesh. Other than that, Australia has a good bowling lineup. As we have seen, they destroyed Sri Lanka and all out in 51 runs. Also, they stopped the USA in 64 runs. So, Australia will surely beat the UAE. South Africa vs Sri Lanka: January 24 This will be the second match for both teams. Regardless of their Super Six’s first-match performance, it can be said that South Africa’s winning chance is great here. South African bowlers such as Miane Smit and Madison Landsman may make it difficult for Sri Lanka to have a big score. United Arab Emirates vs Bangladesh: January 25 UAE reached the Super Six stage with a win against Scotland. And the team has lost the other two matches against India and South Africa. As per the recent performance in the Women’s U19 T20 World Cup, the Bangladesh cricket team is way stronger than the Arab Emirates. Hence, Bangladesh’s chance to win the game is huge. On top of that, Bangladesh’s strong bowling and batting lineup will surely dominate UAE. Read More: BCB announces new national contract for 2023 Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup: Super Six Stage Group 2 Preview The top three teams of Group B and Group C will compete for the semifinal in Super Six group 1. The six teams are New Zealand, England, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland, and Rwanda. All the Group 2 matches will start at 1:45 PM local time in South Africa except the January 21 matches. The Group 2 matches on January 21 will begin at 10 AM local time in South Africa or 2 PM Bangladesh time. Rwanda vs New Zealand: January 21 As expected, New Zealand has stopped Rwanda from under a hundred runs. Rwanda scored 96 runs in 20 overs, losing 7 wickets. On the other hand, New Zealand scored 99 runs in 16.1 overs and with the match by f wickets. So, it is an easy win for New Zealand. Ireland vs England: January 21 While writing this article, Ireland vs England match was underway. And England earned a big score of 207 runs by losing only two wickets. Grace Scrivens scored 93 runs in 56 balls. It was expected that England would win the match with a big difference. The English team won the match by 121 runs as they stopped Ireland by 86 runs. Read More: BCB announces new national contract for 2023 West Indies vs Rwanda: January 22 In their group stage, West Indies had some big innings against Ireland and Indonesia. However, they had a poor performance against New Zealand, and West Indies became all out in 19.2 overs and scored 68 runs only. So, given the fact that the West Indies can perform well against a weaker team. Hence, They have a huge chance to win with a big difference against Rwanda. Pakistan vs Ireland: January 23 Pakistan reached the Super Six by winning two games in their group stage. On the other hand, Ireland was in third place in group C. Pakistan’s only loss came against England. But they got an easy win against Zimbabwe and a competitive win against Rwanda. Read More: BPL 2023: Shakib continues to shine with the bat as Barishal beat Dhaka Oh, the other hand, Ireland’s only win came against Indonesia. And it has been seen that Ireland could not perform well against a strong team. Hence, Pakistan’s winning probability is higher here. New Zealand vs Pakistan: January 24 There is no doubt that the match will be highly competitive as both teams have a strong batting and bowling lineup. Pakistani batters such as Eyman Fatima and Syeda Aroob Shah can make a difference, while bowlers such as Anosha Nasir will surely put her maximum effort. On the other hand, Anna Browning might hit a big score for New Zealand. New Zealand is unbeaten so far in the tournament. And they were consistent in the group stage. It is expected that New Zealand will reach the final with an unbeaten streak. Read More: BPL 2023: Joy guides Khulna to 2nd victory. England vs West Indies: January 25 This is the last match of Super Six group 2. After a big win against Ireland, England’s net run rate is 4.775, which will surely help them to reach the semifinal. However, a win against West Indies will certainly lead them to the Semifinal. Comparing their past performance, England is clearly ahead of the West Indies. English has an incredible batting lineup, while West Indies contains an average lineup. Hence, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, and Grace Scrivens will surely help England to have a big score. Given the fact of both teams’ performances, England will surely win the match. How Will the Teams Go to The Semifinals? The top two teams from each group will go to the semifinals by combining the points from the group stage and the points from the Super Six stage. However, if more than one team is tied on points in the Super Six phase, the highest number of wins in this group will be considered first. In that case, teams like Bangladesh and India, which have two wins in the group stage, will have an added advantage. Read More: BPL 2023: Comilla continue on winning run However, the situation is such that two teams cannot be separated by the number of wins alone in most cases. In that case, the net run rate will be considered. Final Words The top team from one group of the super six will face the runners-up of the other group in the semifinals. So, it is predicted that India, Australia, New Zealand, and England will proceed from the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup's Super Six round to the semifinal round. However, cricket is a game of uncertainty. Hence, we will have to wait until January 25 and wait for the last match of Super Six.
ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: How Far Can Bangladesh Go?
The first Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) started on January 14, 2023. However, the inaugural event was scheduled to take place in January 2021 but was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was finally started in South Africa in 2023, and Bangladesh automatically qualified for the tournament as a full member of the ICC. And the team proceeded to the super six rounds by beating Australia, Sri Lanka, and the USA. Bangladesh’s team is in great rhythm as they have won all three group stage matches. So, how far the U-19 Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team can go? Let’s analyze their performance. Bangladesh’s Under 19 Women’s T20 World Cup Team On December 29, 2022, BCB announced the Bangladesh squad for the Women’s Under-19 World Cup, including three players who made their debut in the national team. Disha Biswas is the captain of the Bangladesh U-19 team in the tournament. Leg spinner Rabeya Khan, wicketkeeper-batter Dilara Akhtar and all-rounder Marufa Akhtar are in Bangladesh's 15-member team. All three made their international debuts on the recent New Zealand tour. Despite being with the national team, the pace bowling all-rounder captain Disha did not play the match. Read More: U-19 Women’s World Cup: Bangladesh to play South Africa in opening super six match on Saturday For the team selection, the BCB selectors prioritize the synchronization in the team. Hence, they have selected a team that has been together for two years. Players of The Team: Afia Humaira Anam Prottasha, Asrafi Yeasmin Arthy, Dilara Akter, Disha Biswas (captain), Jannatul Maoua, Leky Chakma, Marufa Akter, Misty Rany Saha, Mst Dipa Khatun, Mst Eva, Mst Unnoti Akter, Rabeya Khan, Reya Akter Shika, Shorna Akter (vice captain) and Sumaiya Akter. Stand by Players List: Subarna Karmakar, Nishita Akhter, Rabeya Khatun, and Zuairia Ferdous Performance of Bangladesh Team in U-19 Women's World Cup's Group Stage 16 teams were divided into four groups for the World Cup, and Bangladesh was in group A. Apart from Bangladesh, Australia, Sri Lanka, and the USA were in the ‘A’ group of the tournament. Bangladesh vs Australia Bangladesh won the first match of the first U-19 World Cup in women’s cricket history. Bangladesh U-19 team beat Australia’s U-19 powerhouse by seven wickets at Willomoor Park in Benoni, South Africa, on January 14. Read More: U-19 Women’s World Cup: Bangladesh emerge unbeaten group champions beating USA by 5 wkts Australia batted first and scored 130 runs for five wickets. Bangladesh passed the target of 131 runs with 12 balls in hand. After the winning run, the girls of Bangladesh floated with joy at Willomoor Park. However, at the beginning of the run chase, it was not predicted that Bangladesh would win so easily. It started as badly as possible as opener Misty Saha was out on the first ball of the innings. From there, Dilara Akhtar and Afia Prottasha made a partnership of 66 runs from 60 balls. Dilara, who started batting in one down, returned with 40 runs from 42 balls, leaving the team at 66 runs in the first ball of the eleventh over. After five balls and five runs, Prottasha also returned with 24 runs off 22 balls. There were 2 four-sixes in the Prottasha’s innings. Dilara’s innings were lined with 7 fours. After losing 2 wickets quickly, Sshorna and Sumaiya did the job without any pressure. They did the work by counter-attacking when they formed a partnership; at that time, Bangladesh needed 60 runs from 54 balls. From there, Bangladesh won with 12 balls in hand. DIlara Akter became the player of the match. Read More: ICC U-19 Women’s World Cup: Bangladesh clinch second consecutive win Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka After defeating Australia, the U-19 women’s team won by 10 runs against Sri Lanka in the second match. The team went to bat after losing the toss. Aafia Prottasha and Misty Shaha gave a great start. The pair scored 75 runs in 11.1 overs. Prottasha got out after playing a stormy inning of 53 runs off 43 balls. Five fours and three sixes came from her bat. Misty was out after that. She scored 14 runs off 24 balls but played a major role in keeping wickets at one end. When she was out, the team had 79 runs with 8 wickets in their hand. The team did not lose any more wickets after that. Shorna Akter played a great inning, and she scored 50 runs off 28 balls. With three fours and two sixes, Shorna gave hope for a win. Bangladesh lost 2 wickets and scored 165 runs in total. On the other hand, Sri Lanka Under-19 women’s team lost 4 wickets and got stuck at 155 runs. Afia Prottasha won the player of the match award. Read More: Women's Under-19 T20 World Cup: Bangladesh upset Australia by 7 wickets Bangladesh vs USA Bangladesh Women Under-19 team bowled first after losing the toss in Benoni. The US innings stopped at 103 runs for 4 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs without being able to handle the controlled bowling of the Bangladeshi bowlers. In bowling, captain Disha took two wickets, and Marufa took one wicket for Bangladesh. Bangladesh lost two openers within the team’s 21 runs. However, Shorna Akter paired with Dilara Akter in the third wicket pair and gave a good pace in Bangladesh’s score. The pair scored 38 runs, and Shorna scored 22 runs from 14 balls. Dilara also returned to the pavilion by scoring 17 runs. However, Rabeya Khan’s 18 (not out), Disha Biswas’s 10, and Misty Saha’s 14 runs led Bangladesh to victory in 17.3 overs. Disha Biswas became the player of the match. Bangladesh U-19 women’s team had already qualified for the Super Six after defeating Australia and Sri Lanka. This time Tigresses went to the next round as the group champion after winning the match against the USA. Read More: BPL Fixtures 2023: Icon Players, Complete schedule – Dates, Venues & Match Time Potentials of Bangladesh U-19 Women's Team in T20 Women's World Cup Super 6 Bangladesh will face South Africa and the United Arab Emirates in the Super Six stage on January 21 and 25, respectively. So far, Bangladesh’s U 19 women’s team has had a great performance with their unbeaten streak in the world cup. However, Bangladesh may face difficulties against South Africa. Although they lost one match in the group stage against India, South Africa tends to take more runs and be consistent compared to other teams in the tournaments except for India. On the other hand, Bangladesh tends to play mixing the defending and attacking cricket. As a result, Bangladesh is able to play 20 overs without losing many wickets. As a result, if Bangladesh can keep up its group stage performance, the tigress can win the match against South Africa. On the other hand, Bangladesh should get an easy win against the United Arab Emirates. UAE won only one game in the group stage, and comparatively, they are weaker than the Bangladesh team. Read More: BPL 2023: All Teams Squad, Captain, Players List details So, winning both games will surely lead Bangladesh to the semifinals. However, if Bangladesh loses to South Africa, still the team will have a chance for the semifinal. But, in that case, Bangladesh will need to achieve a big win against the UAE. Can Bangladesh Reach the Final of ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023? If Bangladesh reaches the semifinal, there is a big chance that the team may face any of the teams among Pakistan, New Zealand, England, and the West Indies. And all these teams are playing incredible games on the group stage. So, Bangladesh’s Under 19 Women’s team has very little hope for the final. Final Words Bangladesh Under-19 Women’s team has already achieved impressive results in the group stage and will continue to strive for excellence as they prepare for the Super Six stage. With consistence performance, Bangladesh has the potential to go to the semifinal and make a mark in the international cricket arena. However, we will have to wait until January 25 to see the outcome. Read More: BPL 2023: Who Can Win the 9th Bangladesh Premier League
Liton becomes highest ranked Bangladesh Test batter ever
Right-handed top-order batter Liton Das achieved a historic milestone, becoming the highest-ranked Bangladeshi batter in Bangladesh’s Test cricket history. According to the latest ICC ranking update published on Wednesday, Liton Das has moved up two places to become the 12th-best batter in the longer format of international cricket. This is his highest ranking yet, surpassing his previous ranking of 14th along with Tamim Iqbal. The newest ranking update came as a testament to Liton's skill and potential. Liton has been batting exceptionally well for Bangladesh over the last three years, accumulating more than 1500 runs at an average of over 45 in Test. During the mentioned period, he scored three centuries with 11 half-centuries. Read more: T20 World Cup 2022: Liton hits a 21-ball 50 vs India before rain starts In the past three years, Liton has become only the second player after Dimuth Karunaratne to have scored more than 1500 runs in fewer than 20 matches. Specifically, Karunaratne notched 1602 runs in 18 games, while Liton amassed 1509 runs in 19 matches. Among the batters who have scored at least 1500 runs in the past three years, Liton holds the fifth-highest average, with only Marnus Labuschagne, Babar Azam, Joe Root, and Karunaratne all having better records than him in the same time period. According to the most recent ranking update, Mushfiqur Rahim is the only other Bangladeshi batter to make it into the top 20, standing at 20th place. Tamim Iqbal is also in the top 50, as he is now at 43rd. Read more: BD v SL: Liton focusing more on long shots
Kiwi commercial lawyer Barclay re-elected ICC chair
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday re-elected Auckland-based commercial lawyer Greg Barclay as its chair for a second two-year term. Barclay was elected for two more years, until 2024, after Tavengwa Mukuhlani, a long-term director on the ICC board and Zimbabwe Cricket chair, pulled out of contention. The former New Zealand Cricket chair succeeded India's Shashank Manohar in 2020. Barclay said: "It is an honour to be re-elected as the chair of the International Cricket Council and I would like to thank my fellow ICC directors for their support." Read: Maketa named interim head coach of South Africa "Over the last two years, we have made significant strides forward with the launch of our global growth strategy that provides clear direction to build a successful and sustainable future for our sport." "It is an exciting time to be involved in cricket and I look forward to continuing to work closely with our Members to strengthen the game in our core markets as well as grow it beyond that, ensuring more of the world can enjoy cricket," Barclay added. Mukuhlani said: "I would like to congratulate Greg on his re-appointment as ICC chair, as the continuity his leadership will provide is in the best interests of the sport. I, therefore, decided to withdraw my candidacy."
Host cities for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022
Australia, one of the top crickets playing nations, will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2022 for the first time. Local people and international fans will have the opportunity to join the festival and enjoy the host cities’ marvelous tourist spots, exotic foods, versatile culture, and more. The world Cup tournament’s 45 matches will be played in seven stadiums located across 7 big cities including Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, and Perth. Let’s take a look at the top things to do in the host cities for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Host cities for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 You should not just enjoy your time watching some exciting matches. You can also check out what these cities have in their bucket to offer you. Sydney Sydney is a beautiful city with plenty to see and do. From the iconic Sydney Opera House to the attractive Bondi Beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Read ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: Meet the 16 Captains Regarding food, Sydney offers a wide variety of cuisines from all over the world. If you are looking for something truly unique, be sure to try one of the city’s many Aboriginal restaurants.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022: Meet the 16 Captains
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 tournament will start on October 16. About 45 matches will be held in eight different venues located in the host country Australia. 16 nations are going to participate in this biggest T20i sport event. All the participating countries have already announced their respective squads including Captains. Let’s take a look at the captains of all 16 teams participating in the eighth ICC Men's T20 World Cup competition. Meet 16 Captains of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Aaron Finch (Australia) Aaron Finch is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Australian national cricket team and Victoria Men’s Cricket team in domestic cricket. He is a right-handed opening batsman and occasional left-arm orthodox bowler. He made his ODI debut for Australia in January 2013 against Sri Lanka and his Test match debut in December 2018 against Pakistan. Finch has played in two Cricket World Cups, in 2015 and 2019. He was the captain of the 2019 World Cup Cricket Team. He has also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals, Gujrat Lions, Mumbai Indians, and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Finch has had a successful career thus far, and he will lead Team Australia in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Read T20 World Cup 2022: Six captains to keep an eye on Jos Buttler (England) English cricket player Jos Buttler is one of the most exciting young talents in the game today. A powerful batsman and wicketkeeper, Buttler made his first-class debut for Somerset in 2009. He quickly established himself as a regular member of the team, and in 2011 he was named for NBC Denis Compton Award for his extraordinary performance. In 2011, Buttler made his England debut, and he has since gone on to become a key member of the side. A destructive batsman in limited-overs cricket, Buttler has scored several match-winning innings for England. He was also a member of the side that reached the final in the 2016 T20 World Cup. Now he will play as captain in this year’s World Cup. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) Kane Williamson is a New Zealand cricket player who has been turning heads since he made his first-class debut in 2007. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most successful batsmen in the world, racking up an impressive number of runs in all formats of the game. He also has a reputation for being cool under pressure, which has served him well in some of the biggest moments of his career. In 2015, he helped lead New Zealand to their first-ever World Cup final. He also helped the team to lead the 2019 world cup final, and he was named the player of the Tournament for his efforts. He is currently the captain of the New Zealand test side and T20, and he will no doubt be looking to add more silverware to his already impressive collection. There is no doubt that Kane Williamson is one of the best cricket players in the world, and he looks poised to have a long and successful career. Read ‘We need to improve’, Shakib says after another batting disaster Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladesh international cricketer who is currently ranked as the No.1 all-rounder in ODI cricket. Previously he was number 1 in all three formats of the game. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He made his Test debut against India in 2007 and his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe in 2006. He played his first Twenty20 International (T20I) match against Kenya in 2006. He is also the only Bangladeshi cricketer to be ranked in the top ten of any of the ICC rankings. Shakib has represented Bangladesh in over 60 Test matches, 200 ODIs, and 100 T20Is. He will lead Bangladesh in T20 World Cup this year. Rohit Sharma (India) Rohit Sharma, a right-handed batsman, and Right-arm off-break bowler has played for India in all formats of cricket since he made his debut in 2007. He is the current captain of the side, having taken over from Virat Kohli when the latter was called up to the national team for the World Cup in England. He has won several awards, including the ICC Player of the Year award. Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian Cricket Team in Australia for T20 World Cup. Read At a Glance: ICC T20 Men's World Cup 2022 Venues Babar Azam (Pakistan) Pakistan cricket player Babar Azam’s career begins with his professional debut in 2015, which came in a one-day international against Zimbabwe. He played sporadically for Pakistan up until today. He has played for Pakistan in both the Asia Cup and the World Cup and has made an impact on the team both in terms of results and persona. He is considered to be one of the most talented young players in the game today and is likely to continue playing at a high level for many years to come. Babar Azam will lead Pakistan Cricket Team in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Nicholas Pooran (West Indies) Nicholas Pooran is a Trinidadian cricketer who currently captains the West Indies cricket team in Twenty20 cricket. Pooran made his international debut for the West Indies in September 2016. In May 2022, Pooran was named captain of the West Indies team for T20s. He played his first International T20 for West Indies in 2016 against Pakistan. And he also played on the India tour in 2018. Later in 2019, he was included in West Indies One Day International team in against England series. Pooran played in the 2019 Cricket World Cup for West Indies. Cricket West Indies signed a contract with him for the 2019-20 season, which continues until now, and he became captain for the 2022 World Cup. Read Nigar Sultana nominated for ICC Women’s Player of the Month for Sept Craig Ervine (Zimbabwe) Craig Ervine is a professional cricketer from Zimbabwe who currently captains the team in limited-overs matches. A left-handed batsman, Ervine has been playing international cricket since 2010 and has represented Zimbabwe at various international tournaments. On February 22, 2020, he captained the Test team in the one-off Test against Bangladesh. This was after Sean Williams, Zimbabwe’s regular Test captain, took leave before the match for the birth of his first child. In August 2021, Zimbabwe appointed Ervine as their white ball captain for the first time. He assumed white ball captaincy for the first time during the limited overs series against Ireland and the T20I series against Scotland. Later in 2022, Ervine was reappointed as a captain for the three-match ODI series in January 2022 against Sri Lanka. Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan) Mohammad Nabi is a professional cricket player from Afghanistan. He has represented his country in Test, One Day International, and T20 cricket. Nabi made his Test debut against India in June 2018 and his One Day International debut against Scotland in April 2009. He has played for a number of domestic teams in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. Nabi is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. He is currently the captain of the Afghanistan national cricket team and he will lead the T20 World Cup in 2022. Nabi made his first-class debut in 2007 against Sri Lanka Team A. He was a member of the Afghan team that played in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. In 2018, he played in Afghanistan’s first Test match against India. Read Will Bangladesh’s brand of T20 cricket work in New Zealand? Temba Bavuma (South Africa) Temba Bavuma, an experienced South African cricket player, has played a number of games for his country. He has made around 100 appearances for his country and has scored 3300+ runs in Test and Day cricket. Bavuma represented South Africa at the T20 World Cup in 2021, and he will again lead the team in 2022. Bavuma debited for South Africa in 2014 and slowly gaining pace in his career. Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia) Erasmus debuted on the senior level for Namibia in February 2011, aged 15, playing against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He then made his debut for Namibia in an ICC Intercontinental Cup match later in September 2011. He became the team’s youngest ever player while playing in the match at the age of 16; later, in 2012, Erasmus was named for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. Over the years, Gerhard Erasmus played a significant role in Namibia’s cricket. In September 2021, Erasmus became the captain of Namibia’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. In the same year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named him as one of the key players in Namibia’s team. He will be playing as a captain in this world cup too. Scott Edwards (Netherlands) Australian-Dutch cricketer Scott Andrew Edwards (born in August 1996) represents the Netherlands. He started his first-class cricket in the 2015–17 ICC Intercontinental Cup on November 29, 2017, against Namibia. Edwards made his first appearance for the Dutch against Namibia in 2015 17 ICC World Cricket League Championship on December 8, 2017. In June 2022, Edwards was appointed the seventh ODI captain for the Netherlands, after Pieter Seelaar stepped down from international cricket because of his back injury. Edwards is the Dutchmen’s seventh ODI skipper. And he also becomes a captain for Netherlands T20 teams. However, Edwards’ first international T20 was against Ireland in 2018. Read ICC announced fixtures for Women’s Twenty20 World Cup 2023 Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka) Madagamasanna Dasunta Shanaka, born September 9, 1991, is a Sri Lankan cricketer who currently serves as the team’s limited-overs captain. He is an all-round player, right-hand batter, and medium-fast bowler. Shanaka was selected for the Sri Lankan T20I team for their series against Pakistan in July 2015. He had his first T20 game on August 1, 2015, and was their 58th T20 cap. Shanaka captained the Sri Lanka T20 side in 2019 in ODIs against Pakistan, with Sri Lanka whitewashing Pakistan 3-0 for the series. In February 2021, he formally became Sri Lanka’s T20 captain, replacing Lasith Malinga before their tour of the West Indies. Shanaka was named the captain of Sri Lanka’s One Day International (ODI) team in July 2021 for their upcoming series with India. And also played as captain in the 2021 T20 World Cup. He is also appointed as captain of the 2022 World Cup. Chundangapoyil Rizwan (United Arab Emirates) Although Rizwan is an Indian-born cricket, he has been playing for UAE since 2019 and was appointed 2022 2022 T20 World Cup captain. His first international match was between UAE and Nepal in 2019. In the same year, he was named the Twenty20 International captain for UAE. He also made his T20 debut against Nepal in 2019. Later in 2020, the Emirates cricket board signed a yearlong part time contract with Rizwan. And he has become the 2022 T20 World Cup’s captain for UAE with the renewal of his contract. Andrew Balbirnie (Ireland) Andrew Balbirnie, born December 28, 1990, is an Irish cricketer who is currently captain of the Ireland cricket team in all formats. While he is a right-handed batter, Andrew is also an occasional wicketkeeper. He was born in Dublin and educated at St. Andrew’s College. Balbirnie made his Test debut for Ireland against Pakistan in May 2018, one of 11 players to represent Ireland in their first ever Test match. In December 2018, he was one of 19 players awarded a central contract by Cricket Ireland for the 2019 season. In November 2019, Balbirnie became the captain of Ireland’s Test and ODI teams, succeeding William Porterfield. Later the same month, he was also appointed as the captain of Ireland’s Twenty20 International (T20I) team, taking over from Gary Wilson. Read Bangladesh’s fixtures for ICC Women’s Twenty20 World Cup 2023 confirmed Richie Berrington (Scotland) Richard Berrington is a Scottish cricketer who has played at the first-class, One Day International, and List A levels for his country. He made his debut in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup before going on to play senior cricket for Scotland. He became Ireland’s national cricket team’s captain in 2022 after Kyle Coetzer stepped down from captaincy. Berrington made his way through the Scottish A team before making his One Day International debut for Scotland against Ireland in July 2008. He played a pivotal role in Scotland’s victory, hitting the winning runs. The next month, he made his Twenty20 International debut against Ireland. Berrington became a regular member of the Scottish cricket team, demonstrating exceptional skills in the Twenty20s and first-class cricket. He also played in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup. Final Words So, these were the 16 captains of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup 2022. All of them are immensely talented and have led their respective teams to great heights. It would be really interesting to see how they fare in the upcoming world cup.
T20 World Cup 2022 Venues: At a Glance
Starting on October 16, ICC T20 World Cup 2022 tournament’s final will be held on November 13. 16 teams are participating in this event. Australia hosts this year’s T20 World Cup. Though Australia has around 30 active stadiums, a few of those are used for international cricket matches. However, the host country has prepared 7 stadiums for the 45 matches of this event. Let’s get to know the venues of 2022 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup tournament. 7 Venues of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 T20 World Cup 2022 will be hosted in seven nationwide stadiums. The following is the details of each stadium. Adelaide Oval Located in Adelaide, Adelaide Oval is the home of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) and the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). The ground has a capacity of 53,500 and is one of the most significant grounds in Australia. Read ICC announced fixtures for Women’s Twenty20 World Cup 2023
Schedule of ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifiers announced
The schedule for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier has been announced on Wednesday (August 31) with eight teams competing for the final two spots of the next year’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.Bangladesh, Ireland, Scotland and USA put in Group A while Thailand, Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and hosts UAE pooled in Group B..Two qualifiers for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 to be determined from the eight-team league tournament that runs from September 18-25 in Abu Dhabi The top two teams from each group will make the semi-finals and both the finalists will book their places in the next year's T20 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa.Hosts the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will play Thailand at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on the opening day of the global qualifier. Zimbabwe will also be in action on day one as they take on Papua New Guinea at the adjacent Tolerance Oval. Read: Women’s T20 World Cup qualifier: Bangladesh’s first game goes into reserve dayBangladesh, Ireland, Scotland and the USA complete the line up in the qualifier in the battle to join Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and hosts South Africa at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup next year.Hosted at Abu Dhabi Cricket & Sports Hub, the matches at the Tolerance Oval will be the first full internationals at the ground since it was given ICC accreditation, while the Zayed Cricket Stadium will be the venue for the final as well as both semi-finals.Bangladesh and Thailand, who played in the highly successful T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020 and qualified for this tournament on that basis, are the two leading teams in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Team Rankings and are drawn in different groups.Two qualifiers for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 to be determined from the eight-team league tournament that runs from September 18-25 in Abu Dhabi.
ICC CWC Super League: WI, SL, SA could miss out on direct qualification
Qualification for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup is well and truly heating up. Thirteen teams have participated in the ICC CWC Super League to earn a spot in the next 50-over World Cup. The top seven teams in the points standings and the host of the 13th edition of the ODI World Cup, India, will automatically advance to the main event. As the qualifier competition is nearing its end, three full members—West Indies, Sri Lanka, and South Africa—are in danger of missing out on direct qualification. Let’s take a look at the complete World Cup qualification scenario. Which teams are in a strong position in the ICC CWC Super League? With less than one third of the fixtures left in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League 2020-2023, the points table has nicely shaped up to understand which teams are in a better position to qualify for the main event. Reigning champions, England became the first team to secure a place in the World Cup 2023 with 125 points in 18 matches. Bangladesh and Pakistan are in second and third place, respectively, with 120 points each. Both teams are one win away from booking their place in the main event. With six matches left for Bangladesh and Pakistan, respectively, their places in the next World Cup are all but assured. However, they may not need to win any more matches if the bottom-placed teams continue to lose points. Read Pakistan sweeps ODI series with 9-run win vs Netherlands New Zealand and Afghanistan are in very strong positions as well in the ICC CWC Super League points table. The Blackcaps are in fourth position with 110 points, followed by the Afghan side in fifth position with 100 points. With both teams having 12 matches left each, their route to World Cup qualification is clear. The tournament host, India, are in sixth position with 99 points. India will likely be in fifth place if they whitewash Zimbabwe in the ongoing 3-match series. The Indian side will finish in the top half of the standings as they have six matches left. West Indies, the two-time World Cup champions, are in seventh place with 90 points. The Caribbean side completed their allotted matches and they are in serious danger of missing out on direct qualification. Australia are in eighth position at the moment with 70 points, but they have 12 matches in hand to secure a direct World Cup berth. Ireland, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands are in the bottom half of the points table. Read Sridharan Sriram to take big role in Bangladesh team Points standings of the 2020-2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League (as on August 21, 2022) Team Matches Won Lost Points England 18 12 5 125 Bangladesh 18 12 6 120 Pakistan 18 12 6 120 New Zealand 12 11 1 110 Afghanistan 12 10 2 100 India (Q) 14 10 4 99 West Indies 24 9 15 90 Australia 12 7 5 70 Ireland 21 6 13 68 Sri Lanka 18 6 11 62 South Africa 13 4 7 49 Zimbabwe 17 3 13 35 Netherlands 19 2 16 25 Source: https://www.icc-cricket.com/cricket-world-cup-super-league/standings Read Asia Cup Cricket: India holds historical edge over Pakistan Who among the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and South Africa have a better chance to qualify? In the current point standings scenario, the West Indies team is most likely to miss out on direct qualification. They have no remaining matches and only a 20-point lead over the eighth-placed Australian team. The Aussie side will surely topple the Caribbean team in their upcoming fixture against Zimbabwe. Ireland are in ninth position with 68 points, and they have three matches left against Bangladesh. Ireland must defeat Bangladesh in order to surpass the West Indies in the standings, which is highly unlikely. However, Sri Lanka are in a better position to surpass the West Indies. They have 62 points and six matches in hand. With 60 points up for grabs, winning the remaining matches will most certainly guarantee a World Cup berth for the Lankan side. Read FTP Cycle 2023-2027: Bangladesh National Men’s Cricket Team’s Full Fixtures South Africa, on the other hand, have eight matches in hand and they are currently in eleventh position with only 49 points. They gave a walkover to Australia and lost thirty valuable points without playing the matches. The Proteas side can reach 129 points if they win their remaining fixtures. It seems the West Indies are most likely to miss out on finishing in the top eight in the points table. On the other hand, Sri Lanka and South Africa will battle it out till the end to finish in the top eight to earn a place in the next World Cup. West Indies’ remaining series: None Sri Lanka’s remaining series: Afghanistan (3 matches), New Zealand (3 matches) South Africa’s remaining series: England (3 matches), India (3 matches), Netherlands (2 matches). Read Asia Cup 2022: 12 Key Players to Watch in the Tournament Aftermath The West Indies and Sri Lanka are former World Cup champions, while South Africa are one of the best teams in the world. Failing to qualify for the World Cup 2023 through direct qualification will be a major blow for top cricketing nations like the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. Each of these three sides has a significant risk of finishing outside the top eight teams given the ICC CWC Super League's current standings.