Pakistan’s woman cricketer Kainat Imtiaz took to Twitter on Monday after undergoing thumb surgery last month. The all-rounder tweeted, “I went through a thumb surgery last month. Alhamdulillah it is recovering at a decent pace. The timings were unfortunate!! it’s never easy missing out on the WorldCup but its a part of this profession. Thank you for all the prayers and wishes. Will be back on the field very soon.IA”
While Imtiaz is still recovering from her thumb injury, she has been ruled out of the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup to be played in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3. In her tweet, she expressed her disappointment at missing out on the chance to feature in the coveted tournament, which is the World Cup.
Get well soon @kainatimtiaz16
Wishing you a speedy recovery! pic.twitter.com/bcrEFSFaNV
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) January 24, 2022
The Karachi-born cricketer made her international debut in 2010 against South Africa in a T20I. A year later, in 2011, she made her ODI debut against Ireland. So far, the 29-year old has featured in 15 ODIs and 15 T20Is. The right-handed batter has mustered 128 ODI runs in 11 innings at an average of 12.80 and the best score of 24. The right arm seamer has picked up nine wickets in 12 ODI innings, including the best of 3-49 and economy of 6.15. In T20Is, she has registered 120 runs in 13 innings at a strike rate of 85.10. With the ball, she has scalped six wickets in nine innings, including the best of 2-18 and an economy of 5.54.
Imtiaz was last seen for Pakistan during a warm-up game against Ireland which was played as a part of the ICC Women’s World Cup Global Qualifiers held in Zimbabwe. In that match, she didn’t get a chance to bat or bowl. Later, the tournament was called off due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases. Prior to this, she played a bilateral series against the West Indies. West Indies toured Pakistan for a three-match ODI series in November last year. Pakistan lost the series 0-3. Imtiaz too did not have that great outing. With the bat she scored 53 runs in three innings and accounted for one wicket is the solitary inning in which she got the chance to bowl.
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