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Bangladesh Women name four uncapped players for New Zealand tour

Rabeya Khatun, Disha Biswas, Dilara Akhter and Marufa Akter are part of a 17-member squad for three T20Is and as many ODIs

Mohammad Isam
Mohammad Isam
12-Nov-2022
Bangladesh will play three T20Is and as many ODIs on their tour of New Zealand  •  Asian Cricket Council

Bangladesh will play three T20Is and as many ODIs on their tour of New Zealand  •  Asian Cricket Council

Bangladesh Women have named four uncapped players - Rabeya Khatun, Disha Biswas, Dilara Akhter and Marufa Akter - in their 17-member squad for three T20Is and as many ODIs in New Zealand.
Biswas is a seam-bowling allrounder, Rabeya is a legspin allrounder, Dilara is a wicketkeeper-batter, and Marufa Akter is a seamer.
Rabeya, Biswas and Dilara were also part of the Under-19 side that recently beat Malaysia at home. Disha took eight wickets against them, while Rabeya picked up six wickets. Dilara made 157 runs, including two fifties, in four innings.
Shamima Sultana, Sobhana Mostary and Shohely Akhter, meanwhile, were left out of the squad. Shamima, the wicketkeeper-batter, scored only 50 runs in three matches in the Asia Cup. Mostary also had a poor run recently, scoring 27 runs in her last six T20I innings. Shohely took two wickets in as many innings at the Asia Cup.
The T20Is will be played on December 2, 4 and 7, and the ODIs on December 11, 14 and 17. The ODI series will be Bangladesh's first assignment in the current cycle of the ICC Women's Championship.
Squad: Nigar Sultana (capt & wk), Sharmin Akter, Fargana Hoque, Rumana Ahmed, Ritu Moni, Lata Mondol, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Fahima Khatun, Sanjida Akther, Fariha Islam, Marufa Akter, Rabeya Khatun, Dilara Akter, Disha Biswas

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84