Date of Birth29-05-1990
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Born in Khulna, Bangladesh, Rumana Ahmed made her international debut for Bangladesh in an ODI against Ireland in 2011. She followed it up with her T20I debut the very next year, and has over the years become a central figure in the team.
Having spent her initial years as a frontline leg-spinner, Rumana sculpted herself into a more than useful batter who has now become a genuine top-order batter. She showcased that prowess with the bat during the 2018 Aisa Cup in Malaysia where Bangladesh overcame India twice on their way to clinching the title.
In the first of those two encounters – a group game – Rumana shared an unbroken 93-run stand with Fargana Hoque for the fourth wicket to lead Bangladesh’s chase of 142. The right-hander finished unbeaten on a quick-fire 42. In the title clash, Rumana’s allround skills came to the fore. First, the leg-spinner picked up two important wickets, and then struck an important 22-ball 23 as they chased down a total of 113. She was rewarded with a player of the match award.
In the very next tournament – the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Netherlands – Rumana Ahmed finished with 10 wickets in five matches and was Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
Rumana missed much of 2019 due to a knee injury – for which she had to have surgery – but returned in time for the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020. While her numbers do not indicate brilliance, Rumana showcased great control and variation whenever she took the ball.
Rumana Ahmed was also briefly at the helm of Bangladesh’s team.
- May 22, 2020
Rumana Ahmed said that few support women's cricket in Bangladesh, while talking about her own struggles at the beginning.
- May 10, 2020
Nigar Sultana Joty recollects Bangladesh's maiden Asia Cup title win in 2018 in a chat with S. Sudarshanan. She top-scored for them with 27.
- 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
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