Pakistani Cricket has suffered a lot in the last few years, but Pakistani national teams and fans have never left hope of emerging back from the ashes. 2021 no doubt was the best year for Pakistani cricket, be it abroad or at home. The women’s team has been improving and showing progress. Fatima Sana as ICC emerging women’s player is such an example. Their dedication shows that they are up chasing their goals in the right direction. Bismah Maroof has been appointed captain for the upcoming ICC Women’s ODI World Cup. Congratulations Bismah Maroof! Tou Pakistan women’s team world cup kay liye tayyar hain!
Bismah Maroof to lead Pakistan in the World Cup; star all-rounder Nida Dar has been appointed as the vice-captain
— The News (@thenews_intl) January 24, 2022
Pakistani women’s cricket team has been working hard to be on the top for the past few years. The inadequate facilities with no proper training have hindered their progress. Lekin hum nay himmat nahe haarni, hum chatanoon se takra jayein gay, hamein lalkara na jaye. They aren’t appreciated or encouraged the way they deserve to be. They have come a long way, but now it is a proud moment that they are getting recognized. It is not an easy feat amongst the men’s sport to mark your feat in a distinguished manner. We have a few players to be named:
- Khan sisters
- Kiran Baluch
- Sana Mir
- Javeria Khan
- Bismah Maroof
Ramiz Raja has been active since he has been appointed the PCB Chairman. He proposed to start PSL for U19 and women cricketers. If implemented, the women cricketers will have great opportunities to compete against international players. The exposure will help them perform better. Sana Mir has been very vocal for creating such opportunities for the women players as, “A league like PSL for women will surely help our cricketers, there’s no doubt. If you want them to go beyond their current limits, then a locally sponsored league is inevitable.”
Bismah Maroof is back on the team after two years
Bismah Maroof came back into the team after a break of two years and is currently the in-charge of the Women’s World Cup team. She was the topmost scorer with 355 runs in 11 T20i in 2015. She said, “It is a great honour for me to lead my country into another World Cup. I am thrilled to be back in action and do what I love and have dedicated my life to.”
The Women’s ODI World Cup will be held from 4th March till 3rd April in New Zealand. The practice sessions have started in Karachi and the team will leave for New Zealand on 9th February.
Pakistan women’s cricket team squad
Pakistan women’s cricket team squad includes Bismah Maroof as captain, Nida Dar as vice-captain, Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Amin, and Sidra Nawaz. The players in reserve include Iram Javed, Najiha Alvi, and Tuba Hassan. David Hemp is the head coach whereas Aisha Jalil is the team manager. Asmavia Iqbal took charge after Urooj Mumtaz stepped down as Chair of the Women’s National Selection Committee.
The all-rounder Nida Dar has moved up two spots to the 9th position in ICC rankings. Truly Proud of her.
Update: Pakistan's Nida Dar moves up two spots to 9th in the latest ICC Women's T20I rankings for all-rounders.
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) January 25, 2022
We are excited to see our women’s team performing in the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup and more to come. We wish them all the best.