Bismah Maroof will lead Pakistan in T20Is, ODIs against Windies


Bismah Maroof will lead Pakistan in their up and coming T20I arrangement and the three-coordinate arrangement of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship against the West Indies, the Pakistan Cricket Board declared on January 25. Maroof was Pakistan’s normal commander yet she ventured down from the post in front of the ICC World T20 a year ago in the wake of recuperating from a sinus medical procedure and played the competition under Javeria Khan’s captaincy.

A four-part board of trustees headed by previous men’s Test cricketer Jalaluddin likewise reported 14-part squads for the two arrangement. Alternate individuals from the council were Asmavia Iqbal, Mark Coles, and Maroof.

Pakistan ladies go up against the Windies side in three T20Is in Karachi in what will be a noteworthy lift to the PCB’s endeavors to resuscitate worldwide cricket in the nation. The opposite sides at that point travel to Dubai for three ODIs on February 7, 9 and 11.

“It’s dependably a benefit to be delegated skipper of your nation,” said Maroof, who has 98 ODIs and 92 T20Is added to her repertoire. “In any case, to be named commander in a home arrangement against an intense side like the West Indies, that too when global cricket is making a relentless come back to Pakistan, is a gigantic respect. We have a decent side, a side that has developed and bloomed in the previous couple of months. I am certain we will set up solid exhibitions crosswise over both the arrangements.

“I need to thank the West Indies ladies’ cricket group for consenting to visit Karachi. This visit will enable them to see and comprehend the enthusiasm for cricket in Pakistan. We have extraordinary companions in the West Indies ladies’ group, and this relationship and regard will just fortify at this point.”

Maroof will look towards Sana Mir, the senior most individual from the side and number one positioned bowler in the ICC ODI rankings for ladies, for direction in what guarantees to be a testing arrangement for the home side. The Windies ladies will play an arrangement in Pakistan after very nearly 15 years. They were the last non-Asian side to visit the nation in 2004. Amid the visit, they played a Test – that finished in a draw-and a seven-coordinate ODI arrangement, which they won thoroughly with a 2-5 edge.

“This will be an exceptionally passionate arrangement,” Mir said. “Not exclusively will we commend the West Indies’ ladies’ cricket group to Karachi, yet additionally recalling Sharmeen Khan, one of the pioneers of ladies’ cricket in Pakistan, who unfortunately passed away toward the end of last month. The musings and petitions of the whole side are with the family and companions of Sharmeen Khan.

“The T20I arrangement against a best nation like the West Indies is an open door for the young ladies cricketers just as the guardians to bring their kids and help them experience passionate feelings for this diversion. The nature of cricket will be great and I am certain every one of the onlookers will have a decent time.”

T20I squad: Bismah Maroof (C), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Irum Javed, Javeria Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Dar, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Omaima Sohail

ODI squad: Bismah Maroof (C), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Saba Nazir, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Omaima Sohail

Courtesy: Cricbuzz


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