Date of Birth01-08-1997
Bowling StyleRight-hand bat
One of the most promising players to come out of Bangladesh over the last five years, Nigar Sultana Joty is a wicket-keeper batter. She made her international debut as an 18-year-old back in 2015, and has since established herself as one of the team’s premier batters in both ODI and T20I cricket.
When she first earned her call up, Nigar was a chirpy young wicket-keeper who excelled against spin. She was a fantastic player of the sweep shot, often choosing to sweep every second delivery to get off strike against the spin. However, like many sub-continental players, pace was her undoing.
Having lost the gloves for a large portion of 2018, Nigar Sultana worked on her batting, tightened up her technique and reaped the rewards of her hard work.
After leading Bangladesh’s charge with the bat in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2020 in Scotland, in December 2019, Nigar Sultana became the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in T20Is. The right-hander slammed an unbeaten 65-ball 113 against Maldives in the South Asian Games in Pokhara.
She continued her good run of form in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia topping Bangladesh’s batting charts with a total of 114 runs, almost getting them over the line against New Zealand as well.
- March 2, 2020
Sri Lanka bowed out of the T20 World Cup on high as they thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets at Junction Oval in Melbourne on Monday (March 2). It was a fitting farewell to Sri Lankan legend Shashikala Siriwardene who finished with four wickets in her last match bringing down curtains to a 17-year-old career. The
- February 29, 2020
In a low-scoring contest, New Zealand held their nerves and overcame Bangladesh by 17 runs at Junction Oval in Melbourne on Saturday (February 29). After being bundled out for their second-lowest total in T20 World Cups – 91, New Zealand bowlers came out all guns blazing to keep Bangladesh down to just 74. Hayley Jensen’s
- February 27, 2020
Australia thumped Bangladesh by a huge margin of 86 runs at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Thursday (February 27) in the T20 World Cup. It was a very ruthless performance from the hosts after a couple of not-so-convincing ones. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney starred with 83 and 81 respectively, before Australia’s bowlers restricted
- February 20, 2020
Khadija-Tul Kubra (3/11) and Jahanara Alam (4/22) shared seven wickets between them as Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by five runs in a thrilling final T20 World Cup warm-up match on Thursday (February 20) at the Alan Border Field in Brisbane. Needing 10 runs off the last over bowled by Alam, Pakistan could only manage four losing