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Nigar Sultana (cricketer)

Nigar Sultana
Nigar playing for Bangladesh during the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup
Personal information
Full name
Nigar Sultana Joty
Born (1997-08-01) 1 August 1997 (age 26)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 24)6 October 2015 v Pakistan
Last ODI10 November 2023 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 25)30 September 2015 v Pakistan
Last T20I29 October 2023 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2017–2017/18Mymensingh Division
2021/22–presentWestern Zone
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I
Matches 38 81
Runs scored 714 1,529
Batting average 23.80 25.06
100s/50s 0/3 1/5
Top score 73 113*
Catches/stumpings 20/10 20/34
Source: Cricinfo, 14 October 2023
Medal record
Representing  Bangladesh
Women's Cricket
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2022 Hangzhou Team
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Kathmandu/Pokhara Team

Nigar Sultana (Bengali: নিগার সুলতানা; born 1 August 1997) is a Bangladeshi cricketer and captain of the Bangladesh women's national cricket team in the WODI and the WT20I formats.[1][2] She is a wicketkeeper and right hand batter who bats in the middle order.[3]


In June 2018, she was part of Bangladesh's squad that won their first ever Women's Asia Cup title, winning the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup tournament.[4][5][6] Later the same month, she was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.[7]

In October 2018, she was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[8][9] In August 2019, she was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2019 ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament in Scotland.[10] In October 2019, she was named in the Women's Global Development Squad, ahead of a five-match series in Australia.[11] In November 2019, she was named in Bangladesh's squad for the cricket tournament at the 2019 South Asian Games.[12] The Bangladesh team beat Sri Lanka by two runs in the final to win the gold medal.[13]

In January 2020, she was named in Bangladesh's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[14] She was the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in the tournament, with 114 runs in four matches.[15]

In November 2021, she was named as the captain of Bangladesh's team for the 2021 Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe.[16] In January 2022, she was named as the captain of Bangladesh's team for the 2022 Commonwealth Games Cricket Qualifier tournament in Malaysia.[17] Later the same month, she was named as the captain of Bangladesh's team for the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.[18]


  1. ^ "Bangladesh squad for women's T20 World Cup qualifier announced, Nigar Sultana named as captain". Sportstar. 6 September 2022. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  2. ^ Azam, Atif (20 November 2021). "New skipper Nigar Sultana expects support from senior trio". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Nigar Sultana Profile". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 19 September 2022.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh name 15-player squad for Women's Asia Cup". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Women clinch historic Asia Cup Trophy". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Bangladesh stun India in cliff-hanger to win title". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  7. ^ "ICC announces umpire and referee appointments for ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Media Release: ICC WOMEN'S WORLD T20 WEST INDIES 2018: Bangladesh Squad Announced". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Bangladesh announce Women's World T20 squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Bangladesh name 14-member squad for ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  11. ^ "Bismah to lead Women's Global Development Squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Nazmul Hossain to lead Bangladesh in South Asian Games". CricBuzz. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Bangladesh women's cricket team clinch gold in SA games". The Daily Star. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Rumana Ahmed included in Bangladesh T20 WC squad". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  15. ^ "ICC Women's T20 World Cup, 2019/20 - Bangladesh Women: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Media Release : ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2021: Bangladesh Squad announced". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  17. ^ "Bangladesh drop Jahanara for CWC qualifiers". CricBuzz. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  18. ^ "Jahanara returns to Bangladesh for World Cup". BD Crictime. Retrieved 28 January 2022.

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