Nigar Sultana is the new captain of Bangladesh. Like any start, it will certainly not be easy, but Nigar hopes to have help from more experienced players who will make her job easier. ''Of course, I have learnt a lot from them (Salma, Jahanara, Rumana).
I took suggestions from them in different moments of the game whenever they played under my leadership during practice games or any tournament." "They also guided me a lot and I am expecting their support in the future,'' Nigar told Cricbuzz.
She is happy because of the chance that was given to her, but also because of her teammates who will play an important role in the team. ''Their presence makes the job easier for a captain. When you have experienced players in the team who have a lot of knowledge as a captain you will feel very lucky."
"Because they know their role and they know how to handle the pressure. I feel I am super lucky because I am somehow leading the team but they will make my job easier,'' she said.
Apparently, she is not so excited because obviously, the most important thing for her is that she wants to help her team with her games, and only then with the leadership 'Actually, I am not excited because I am not thinking too much about my captaincy.
I am just focusing on the upcoming qualifier firstly as top-order batter because my primary job is to contribute with the bat." "Captaincy is a responsibility and I am relishing the challenge but first I have to remember that I have to lead the team from the front and that needs to be done with my bat,'' she said.
She expects the Bangladesh team to qualify for the World Cup and looks quite confident in her statements ''I think this is our best chance to qualify for the World Cup. This time every player has one dream to be qualified and to play World Cup.
We are moving forward keeping World Cup goal in mind and I hope we will do well there,'' said Nigar. ''I am focusing match by match. Look at the men's T20 World Cup and it suggests cricket is anyone's game and funny game.
Cricket is unpredictable and we cannot take any team lightly. We don't know enough about Pakistan, Thailand or USA's strength. We just knew their performance through media but we did not watch their game live,'' she said.