Bangladesh have recalled Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary and Shaila Sharmin, giving the Salma Khatun-led squad a good mix of experience and youth.
Murshida Khatun, 20, and Sobhana Mostary, 17, who last represented the national side in May 2018 were drafted into the squad on back of promising performances against South Africa Emerging Players in a recent series.
Shaila Sharmin, whose last appearance for the national side was in February 2017, also impressed with the ball for the Bangladesh Emerging side to earn a recall to the main side for the all-important tournament.
From the party that travelled to the Caribbean for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018, Panna Ghosh and Rumana Ahmed, who is nursing a knee injury, have been left out, while Lata Mondal and Sharmin Akhter have been listed as stand-by players alongside Suraiya Azmim.
The eight-team tournament, through which two participants will progress to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, gets underway in Scotland on August 31 and Bangladesh, who are the defending champions at the qualifying tournament, will start their campaign against Papua New Guinea on the opening day.
The squad: Salma Khatun (captain), Murshida Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Fargana Haque, Sanjida Islam, Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra, Ayasha Rahman, Fahima Khatun, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana and Shamima Sultana (wicketkeeper).