Women's U-19 World Cup
Tigress Shorna nominated for U-19 WC’s MVP award
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Bangladesh had a truly impressive campaign, winning four out of five games, despite being forced to exit the inaugural ICC U-19 Women's T20 World Cup before reaching the semifinals.
One player in particular, Shorna Akter, caught the attention of the crowd with some impressive stroke-play, and the right-handed batter rightfully made the cut as one of the five contenders for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
The Bangladesh all-rounder has been a breath of fresh air at the tournament and it's no surprise to learn that the powerful right-hander is tied for the most sixes hit at the event.
Shorna’s highest score came when she managed an unbeaten 50* against Sri Lanka, but the 16-year-old's 23* in the first-round group match may have been more influential as Bangladesh upset the highly-favoured Australia line-up.
The teenager has also chipped in with the ball, claiming a valuable wicket against the UAE while keeping the scoring rate down with her decent leg-spin.
Shorna Akter (Bangladesh) - 153 runs at an average of 51, one wicket