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Tigresses aim to reach Super Six stage first


Ahead if the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Qualifiers, Bangladesh women’s cricket team will fly for Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 3.

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The Tigress will start their qualifier mission with a practice match that will be played against Ireland at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo on February 5.

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But they will begin their main journey with Papua New Guinea at the Colombo Cricket Club Ground (CCCG) on February 7.

Bangladesh pitted in the Group-B with South Africa, Pakistan, Scotland and Papua New Guinea. Group-A has been formed by India, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Thailand and the hosts Sri Lanka.

In a bid to cut good results in the Qualifiers, the Tigresses are now spending a hectic schedule. Everyday they are holding two-time practice sessions at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) ground at Mirpur.

Besides that, in last couple of days, they also played two practice matches against Bangladesh Under-14 Boys’ team to hone their skills and techniques.

The second match was took place on Tuesday, where head coach David Capel, trainer Corey Bocking along with selector-turned-team manager Athar Ali Khan were present to witness it.

In midst of the ongoing match, Athar Ali Khan talked with the media, stating they are looking to move forward step by step, with their current aim being to reach the Super Six.

“We want to move forward through the tournament step by step. But our primary target is to reach the Super Six stage of the World Cup Qualifier though the ultimate target is to go into the top four teams,” he said.

Terming batting and fielding their two major concerns, Athar said: “Our major concerns are batting and fielding. We need to be more consistent in batting to do fare well. With batting, we try to improve our fielding also. We just took the charge in August last year. For this, we need some more time to work on these areas properly.”

– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com


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