The 27-year old from Khulna became the first Bangladesh woman to be named in any ICC team after she bagged 30 wickets and scored 229 runs in 24 matches last year
Bangladesh women’s cricket team all-rounder Rumana Ahmed Sunday received her cap for being a part of the ICC Women’s T20I team of the year in 2018.
The ICC selected the all-rounder in the side for her disciplined efforts throughout the year.
The 27-year old from Khulna became the first Bangladesh woman to be named in any ICC team after she bagged 30 wickets and scored 229 runs in 24 matches last year.
The BCB women’s wing Sunday handed the cap to Rumana, who was delighted to have earned it.
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“It was a great occasion for me, and also for Bangladesh women’s cricket. We had won many things but did not do all that well in the World Cup,” said Rumana.
With 30 wickets in 24 games, Rumana was the second most successful T20I bowler last year.
The all-rounder guided Bangladesh to their maiden Asia Cup title and put in good contributions during their unbeaten run in the World T20I Qualifiers in the Netherlands.