On April 28, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced the list of 26 players who will form a part of the training camp ahead of the Sri Lanka series. The training camp will begin from May 7 and the Pakistan-Sri Lanka series will be played from May 24 to June 5. Sri Lanka will tour Pakistan for a three match T20I series followed by a three match ODI series.
Player Profile of 26 Pakistani players selected in Training Camp
Aiman Anwar: She is a right-arm seamer from Karachi who has featured in eight ODIs and 22 T20Is for Pakistan between 2016 and 2022. She has picked up 27 international wickets. Apart from her bowling, she is a right-handed lower-order bat.
Anam Amin: This wily left arm spinner has been playing international cricket since 2014. She has represented Pakistan in 33 ODIs and 57 T20Is. She has accounted for 103 international wickets, including one five wicket haul and four four wicket hauls. She is also a left-handed batter.
Anoosha Nasir: She is a right handed batter and a left arm spinner. This teenage sensation from Karachi has played a fair bit of domestic cricket in Pakistan. She has featured for teams like PCB Challengers, PCB Blasters and Northern Renegades.
Ayesha Bilal: She is a domestic cricketer, who has been a part of several teams including Higher Education Commission Women, Lahore Under-21s Women, Lahore Women and PCB Dynamites.
Ayesha Naseem: She is a right handed top order batter who made her international debut for Pakistan in 2020. She has played three ODIs and seven T20Is. She has more than 150 international runs and the best score of 45 not out. She played her last international match in 2021.
Ayesha Zafar: She is a right handed opening batter who played for Pakistan between 2015 and 2021. She featured in 29 ODIs and 20 T20Is for Pakistan. She has mustered more than 650 international runs, including three half centuries. She can also roll her arm over to bowl leg spin.
Ghulam Fatima: This right arm leg spinner has been a part of Pakistan set up since 2017 and was last seen in the 2022 World Cup. She has played five ODIs and a couple of T20Is. She has claimed nine international wickets. Apart from this, she is a right handed lower order batter.
Gull Feroza: She is a specialist batter, who plays her domestic cricket in Pakistan. This right handed batter has represented Higher Education Commission, Multan Under-21s Women, PCB Blasters, Multan Women and PCB Green Women in the past.
Iram Javed: She is a right handed batter who made her international debut for Pakistan in 2013. She was last seen in 2021 in Pakistan colours. She has featured in 21 ODIs and 42 T20Is and scored more than 500 runs, including one half century. She also has four international wickets to her name. She is a right arm seamer.
Kainat Imtiaz: She is a right handed batter and right arm seamer who has played 15 ODIs and as many T20Is for Pakistan between 2010 and 2021. She has registered 228 runs and picked up 15 wickets.
Muneeba Ali Siddiqui: She is a left handed opening batter and wicket-keeper. She is an attacking stroke maker who has played 21 ODIs and 22 T20Is for Pakistan since 2016. She has more than 600 international runs to her name.
Najiha Alvi: She is a right handed batter and wicket-keeper. She has been a part of Pakistan A team in the past and also featured for Pakistan Women Emerging team.
Natalia Pervaiz: She is a right handed batter and right arm seamer who played for Pakistan between 2017 and 2018. She appeared in three ODIs and 11 T20Is. She has 61 international runs and seven wickets to her name.
Nida Dar: She is a seasoned campaigner of Pakistan. This all-rounder has been around since 2010 having featured in 199 international fixtures. The right handed middle order batter has scored more than 2500 international runs and has picked up 187 wickets, bowling right arm off spin.
Omaima Sohail: She is a right handed batter and right arm off spinner. She was last seen in the 2022 World Cup for Pakistan. In all, she has played 29 ODIs and 26 T20Is. She has scored more than 800 runs and accounted for 13 wickets.
Rameen Shamim: She is a left handed batter and right arm off spinner, who played for Pakistan between 2019 and 2021. She appeared in three ODIs and four T20Is. Though she has 25 runs in three ODI innings , including two not outs, she has not yet batted in a T20I. With the ball, she has four wickets.
Sadaf Shams: She is a right arm medium fast bowler from Lahore. She plays for PCB Challengers in the domestic competitions.
Sadia Iqbal: She is a left handed batter and left arm spinner, who played for Pakistan between 2019 and 2021. She has featured in nine ODIs and four T20Is. She has picked up 14 international wickets.
Shawaal Zulfiqar: This teenager from Muridke is a batting all-rounder. She is a right handed batter and has played for Northern Renegades and PCB Blasters at the domestic level.
Sidra Amin: She is a right handed opening batter of Pakistan. In the 2022 World Cup, she became the first player from Pakistan to score a century in a Women’s Cricket World Cup. So far, she has played 45 ODIs and 25 T20Is. She has scored more than 1000 international runs.
Sidra Nawaz: She is a right handed middle order batter and wicket-keeper. She was last seen in the 2022 World Cup for Pakistan. She has featured in 57 ODIs and 54 ODIs since 2014 and has 483 runs to her name.
Tuba Hassan: She is a left handed opening batter and a right arm leg spinner. In 2019, she was a part of the Pakistan Women Emerging team.
Umme Hani: She is a right handed batter and right arm off spinner. In the past, she has played for Higher Education Commission Women, Faisalabad Under-19s Women, PCB Blasters, PCB Strikers, Faisalabad Women, PCB Challengers, Faisalabad Under-21s Women, PCB Women XI and PCB Dynamites.
Waheeda Akhtar: She is a right handed batter and a right arm seamer. She was a part of Pakistan A team in 2017 and has played against Australia and West Indies.
Yusra Amir: This Karachi born cricketer is a right handed batter and a right arm medium pace bowler. She has represented Karachi and PCB Strikers at the domestic level.
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