Bangladesh aim to create a stir in Group A
Disha Biswas (c), Shorna Akter (vc), Rabeya, Marufa Akter, Dilara Akter, Misty Rany Saha, Reya Akter Shika, Sumaiya Akter, Afia Humaira Anam Prottasha, Mst Unnoti Akter, Mst Dipa Khatun, Leky Chakma, Asrafi Yeasmin Arthy, Jannatul Maoua, Mst Eva
Stand by: Suborna Kormakar, Nishita Akter Nishi, Mst Rabaya Khatun, Juairiya Ferdous
January 14 v Australia, Benoni
January 16 v Sri Lanka, Benoni
January 18 v USA, Benoni
Key Player - Disha Biswas
Skipper Disha Biswas, a medium-pace all-rounder, is one among four players in the squad who have been with the senior team. Alongside Biswas, Rabeya, Marufa Akter and Dilara Akter also toured New Zealand with the main squad in November.
Biswas recently took eight wickets, including a five-wicket haul, in the home series against Malaysia Under 19, jointly topping the wickets chart. She also made an unbeaten 43 in one of those matches to showcase her all-round skills.
In the Women's National Cricket League 2022-23 season, Biswas took six wickets playing for Barishal Divisions.
Bangladesh have two strong opponents in Australia and Sri Lanka in their group. A 5-0 series victory over Malaysia would boost their confidence, but it came at home where the conditions are in stark contrast to that in South Africa.
The team, however, will have time to acclimatise to the conditions with pre-event camps and practice matches and could spring a surprise or two.