Digital Desk, Christchurch. Bangladesh captain Nigar Sultana on Thursday said that the upcoming Women’s Cricket World Cup is a big opportunity for her team. He further added that it is a dream come true for him to be involved in the tournament. The upcoming mega event is Bangladesh’s first appearance in the 50-over World Cup.
Nigar told the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, “This competition is a big opportunity for us, because we can show that we have the potential and we are improving as a team.” If we do well here, more teams will be interested in playing against us, and more international cricket will come to the country. Then Bangladesh Cricket Board will try to increase the domestic matches as well.
Bangladesh, who made it to the tournament based on their ICC rankings, will play their first match against South Africa at the University Oval. Nigaar said, “Playing in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup is a long-awaited dream come true for all of us. We have played three T20 World Cups but have never played an ODI, so we are very excited and looking forward to performing on this big stage. We want to make the most of this opportunity.
Nigar admitted that playing against teams like defending champions England, hosts New Zealand and mighty Australia would be an entirely different experience. “We have never played against England, Australia or New Zealand in ODIs, so it will be a new experience,” he added. We have seen him on TV and on the internet, because we knew that someday we would play against him. Nigar said Bangladesh’s performance will be a memorable moment for the women’s team.