TEAM GUIDE: BANGLADESH

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Bangladesh have never made it beyond the first round of this tournament in their three appearances to date. With two wins from 13 games in the competition, they have so far struggled to make much of an impression.

There are signs of improvements, however. In the last two years, they have beaten both India and Pakistan for the first time. Nigar Sultana made the highest ever individual T20I score of any Bangladeshi woman in the recent thrashing of the Maldives.

Nahida Akter and Jahanara Alam took 35 wickets between them in T20Is in 2019.

THE PREVIEW

THE SQUAD

THE FORM

UPS AND DOWNS

Bangladesh came through a competitive qualifying process even before arriving in Australia, beating Thailand, Netherlands, USA, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and Ireland along the way.

Three successive defeats against Pakistan were a disappointment as Bangladesh look for a yardstick to judge themselves against. There was a record-breaking win against the Maldives – Bangladesh made 255 for 2, before bowling their opponents out for 6.

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THE HISTORY

YET TO ROAR

Like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and debutantes Thailand, Bangladesh have never made it past the first round of this competition.

They only took part for the first time in 2014, having never featured during the tournament’s time as an eight-team affair.

They have won just two of 13 games – both in 2014: once against Sri Lanka in the group stage, before adding a second against Ireland in a ninth-place playoff.

WORLD CUP RECORD

2009: DNQ

2010: DNQ

2012: DNQ

2014: First round

2016: First round

2018: First round

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