2024 Update: Who is the Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team Captain?

Get the 2024 update on the Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team Captain. Discover the current captain and their impact on the team. Nigar Sultana Joty is the captain of Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team. One of the best wicketkeepers in the competition and an inspirational leader on and off the field. Bangladeshi T20 skipper eagerly anticipates the ICC Women cohort World Cup at home. 

Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team captain Personal information

Nigar Sultana Joty is the current captain of the Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team. Nigar Sultana was born on August 1, 1997 in Rajshahi, Bangladesh and she has become one of the influential figures in women’s cricket in Bangladesh.

Personal information
Full NameNigar Sultana Joty
Born1 August 1997 (age 26)
BattingRight-handed
RoleWicket-keeper
Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team captain

International information

Bangladesh Women's Cricket Team captain

Nigar Sultana played her first ODI match in the home series of Bangladesh against Pakistan on 24 September 2015. Since then she has been a regular for the team in both ODIs and T20 Internationals (T20Is).

She has led Bangladesh in number of international tournaments including the ICC Women’s World Cup and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as captain. She is also had been the captain of the side and has helped Bangladesh Women’s Cricket team to some significant victories which has brought a lot of recognition for the team both in BD and around globe.

International information
National sideBangladesh (2015–present)
ODI debut (cap 24)6 October 2015 v Pakistan
Last ODIT20I debut (cap 25)
T20I debut (cap 25)30 September 2015 v Pakistan
Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team captain

Domestic Team Information

While playing for domestic teams in Bangladesh, Nigar Sultana had a chance to represented Bangladesh in international cricket. Playing for the Rajshahi Division, she has been a vital part of the team and that is where she improved and progressed playing the game. Most of her performances in domestic cricket have been commendable as well, and she has gained the praise and respect of the cricketing world, due to her skills. Playing in domestic leagues has played a substantial role in her development both as a cricketer and a leader.

Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2017–2017/18Mymensingh Division
2021/22–presentWestern Zone
Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team captain

Nigar Sultana career statistics

Apart from those numbers, the career statistics of Nigar Sultana also reflect her importance in the team. While she may have yet to nail down a spot in the Australian batting lineup, she has played 68 ODI matches and averages close to 25 in that format, having scored over 1000 runs. The T20Is, meanwhile, have seen her scoring over 500 runs and at an SR of close to 100, showing her ability to adjust to the quicker format. She also represented her nation as a wicketkeeper and completed many dismissals(catches or stumpings), proving her worth behind the stumps.

Career statistics
CompetitionWODIWT20I
Matches3881
Runs scored7141529
Batting average23.8025.06
100s/50s0/31/5
Top score73113*
Catches/stumpings20/1020/34
Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team captain

Source: Cricinfo, 14 October 2023

Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team captain Medal Record

The Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team has experienced a series of firsts leading up to Nigar Sultana’s captaincy. In 2018, the team won the Asia Cup, the first-ever major International trophy in Women’s cricket for Bangladesh. She has received a lot of individual and team accolades and awards. Nigar Sultana – Photo courtesy: The Daily SunNigar Sultana may still be around inspiring hope and leading the team to achieve more accomplishments in the days to come.

Medal record
Representing  Bangladesh
Women’s Cricket
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Hangzhou
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Kathmandu/Pokhara
Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team captain

Conclusion

The career trajectory of Nigar Sultana Joty stands as testimony to her hard work, talent, and leadership as the captain of the Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team. Given her exploits and the way she has continued to serve Indian cricket (she has spread her wings to join the international broadcast circuit, too), her team would have a hard time finding a more valuable asset to have. Under her leadership, the future seems bright for Bangladesh Women’s cricket as she continues to be the leading light.

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