Salma Khatun, born on October 1, 1990, in Khulna, Bangladesh, is a cricketing sensation. She is the captain who led the Bangladesh women’s cricket team from 2008 to 2020. Salma is renowned for her skills as a right-handed batter and a right-arm off-break bowler.
Batting and Fielding Stats of Salma Khatun
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Salma’s cricketing journey began in Khulna, where she fearlessly played with the boys. Her talent was nurtured under the guidance of her coach, Imtiaz Hossain Pilu.
One of the most notable moments in Salma’s career came in 2010 when Bangladesh’s women’s cricket team won a historic silver medal at the Asian Games, competing against China’s national women’s cricket team.
In August 2012, she made her T20I debut against Ireland. Fast forward to June 2018, and Salma was a pivotal part of the Bangladesh squad that clinched their first Women’s Asia Cup title, emerging victorious in the 2018 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup tournament.
She was appointed the captain of Bangladesh for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament. Later that year, she captained the team in the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. She was leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in that tournament.
In 2019, she captained Bangladesh in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in Scotland and the cricket tournament at the 2019 South Asian Games, where Bangladesh secured the gold medal.
Salma’s journey reached new heights when she was named the captain of Bangladesh’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Her dedication to the sport persists as she was selected for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe and the 2022 Commonwealth Games Cricket Qualifier tournament in Malaysia.