Bangladesh women's cricket is a shining beacon of hope for the entire country. The team has been able to rank among the top teams in Asia and has been hailed as one of the most aspiring national women's cricket teams in recent days. The Bangladesh Women's Cricket team has come a long way since its debut in international cricket in 2007. From being ranked at the bottom of the world, they are now one of the top 8 teams in 2021. In this post, we will discuss how Bangladesh Women's Cricket can take its next step towards success.
Success Stories of Bangladesh Women's Cricket team
The Bangladesh Women's Cricket team have had a lot of success in recent years. On November 24, 2011, Bangladesh won the Women's Cricket World Cup qualifier against the United States by 9 wickets and achieved the one-day status. As a result, the team entered the top six in the competition and entered the 10th position globally, which was required to achieve one-day status.
2016 Ireland Tour
Led by Jahanara Alam, Bangladesh, toured Ireland in the first week of September 2016. The team competed in three ODIs and two T20 Internationals against the Irish women's cricket team. Although Bangladesh lost the T20 series by 0-1, the team won the one-day series by 1-0. However, the rest of the matches were abandoned due to rain. Rumana Ahmed scored the first hat-trick in the history of Bangladesh women's cricket in that game.
2017 Women's Cricket World Cup
The fourth edition of the 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup qualifiers was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The qualifying round is being held as the final round of the 2017 Cricket World Cup to be held in England. Bangladesh, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Ireland in the Super Sixes. Under the captaincy of Rumana Ahmed, Bangladesh finished fifth and retained their ODI status until 2021. They beat Papua New Guinea and Scotland in the group stage and Ireland only in the Super Six.
2018 Women's T20 Asia Cup
Organized by the Asian Cricket Council 2018 Women's T20 Asia Cup was the 7th edition of the ACC Women's Asia Cup and the last three editions were played in 20 overs. It was held in Malaysia from 3 to June 18 2018. Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated in the tournament. India became the first team to reach the final by defeating Pakistan by 7 wickets. Bangladesh defeated Malaysia by 70 runs to face India in the final. Bangladesh won the title by defeating India and became the only team after India to win the title Women's T20 Asia Cup.
Bangladesh's women's cricket team achieved the test status in April 2021. Twenty-one years ago, the entire nation celebrated with the joy of getting Test status for the Bangladesh men's cricket team. After two decades, another day of joy and glory for Bangladesh in international cricket. The current Asian champion Bangladesh women's cricket team got Test status.
The ICC board meeting decided to give permanent ODI and Test status to the full members. Therefore, along with Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, women's cricket teams also got the test status. In all, there are now 13 women's Test teams. After starting their journey in ODI cricket in 2011 and T20 cricket in 2012, now the women cricketers of Bangladesh are very happy to get test status.