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Women’s cricket team leaves for South Africa

Bangladesh national women’s cricket team on Saturday left Dhaka for South Africa to play five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 international matches against the hosts, scheduled to start from May 4 at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
The visitors will start their campaign with a warm-up match against an undecided women’s side at Witrand Oval, Potchefstroom on May 2.
Rumana Ahmed, one-day skipper of Bangladesh national women’s team, claimed that their target would be getting more experience from this series against a side, which are currently ranked sixth in women’s cricket.
‘We always play to win matches but we’re going to play in the overseas after a year. Win and loss are part of sports but I think our experience in this series will help us in future,’ Rumana told reporters in Mirpur.
Experienced Salma Khatun will lead the women’s side in the Twenty20 series against the hosts.
The rest of the four ODI matches will be played on May 6, 9, 11 and 14 respectively at three different venues.
The first of three Twenty20 international matches will be played on May 17 at Diamond Oval, Kimberley while the rest of the two matches will take place on May 19 and 20 respectively at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein.

SQUAD
Rumana Ahmed (Captain for ODI series), Salma Khatun (Captain for T20i Series), Nigar Sultana Joty, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Khadiza-Tul Kubra, Fahima Khatun, Jannatul Ferdous Sumona, Shamima Sultana, Nahida Akter, Panna Ghosh, Suraya Azmim, Sanjida Islam, Sharmin Sultana, Sobhana Mostary, Murshida Khatun and Jahanara Alam