Pakistan Women’s cricket team made its ODI debut in 1997. Their first international win came in 2001. Since then they have made improvements in leaps and bounds and recently they reached the semi-final of the Women’s Cricket Asia Cup 2022. They lost marginally by just one run against Siri Lanka.
When Pakistan’s women’s cricket team was to make their ODI debut in 1997 they came under severe objection, however, they overcame these backlashes and made their Debut against New Zealand. Their first international win, in their 19th match, came against the Netherlands in a seven-match One Day International series at their home ground in 2001. Currently, they are ranked 8th in international cricket in the ICC ranking among more than 100 countries playing on the field. This is not a gift, the women of Pakistan inherited, but they earned it through their hard work.
Their best-ever ranking is 7th. They have played a total of 188 ODI winnings 54, losing 130, tying 1, and 3 matches with no result. Since the establishment of PCB’s Women’s Wing in 2005 women’s cricket has made overwhelming improvements. Women’s team bowlers and batters have made their way to ICC’s top 10 players several times. In the Asian Games held in China in 2010, Pakistan Women’s Team won the title by playing against Bangladesh without losing a wicket. In the 2014 Asian Games, Pakistan again defeated Bangladesh and claimed the title.
Pakistan Cricket Board has been looking after the women cricketers since its establishment by providing them with all facilities. PCB has supported the development of women’s cricket in Pakistan. During the last twelve years, the standards have improved and now the game is recognized at par with men’s level.
Recently, they have made their way to the Asia cup 2022 Semi-Final. They lost the match by just 1 run against Sri Lanka. All in all, Women’s cricket in Pakistan has made a lot of improvements but appreciating the efforts of the women players is very important. They should be cherished and admired for the unbelievable efforts they have made. We are truly proud of them.