Pakistan Squad for Women’s T20I Tri-series in Ireland and Commonwealth Games announced

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced a 15-member squad and 3 reserves for the T20 tri-series in Ireland and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. While the Ireland tri-series which will also include Australia will be played from July 16 to July 24, Commonwealth Games are scheduled from July 29 to August 7. Three reserve players have also been named.

At present, Pakistan is playing a bilateral series against Sri Lanka. They have defeated Sri Lanka 3-0 in the three-match T20I series. The ODI leg of the series kick starts on June 1.

 

Pakistan Women's Cricket Team Picture. PC: ICC/Getty Images
Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team Picture. PC: ICC/Getty Images

 

Squad: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza (WK), Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui (WK), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Tuba Hassan

Reserve players: Ghulam Fatima, Sadaf Shamas, Umme Hani

Squad Profile

Bismah Maroof: The captain of Pakistan is a left-handed batter and a right arm leg spinner. She is a genuine all-rounder and a good leader. Maroof has played 111 T20Is, scored 2290 runs and picked 36 wickets. The prolific batter has 11 half-centuries to her name.

Aiman Anwer: She is a right arm quick, who has played 24 T20Is for Pakistan since her debut in 2016. She has accounted for 26 wickets, including the best of 3-30. She bowls at an economy rate of under seven runs per over.

Aliya Riaz: She is a batting all-rounder, who is a right-handed batter and a right arm seamer. She has featured in 51 T20Is. With the bat, she has scored 561 runs in 41 innings and with the ball she has accounted for 17 wickets in 29 innings, including the best of 2-16.

Anam Amin: This wily left arm spinner has been one of the most successful bowlers for Pakistan in the recent past. She has played 60 T20Is and claimed 61 wickets, including one four-wicket haul. Recently, she also entered the list of ICC’s Top 5 T20I bowlers.

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Ayesha Naseem: She is a right-handed batter, who made her international debut for Pakistan in 2020. Since then, she has featured in 10 T20Is and mustered 175 runs, including the best of 45 not out. She has a healthy strike rate of 133.

Diana Baig: She is a bowling all-rounder, who has been a consistent performer for Pakistan since her debut in 2015. With 29 T20Is under her belt, she has scalped 23 wickets, including the best of 2-12. She is more than handy with the bat lower down the order. Apart from this, she is an excellent fielder.

Fatima Sana: She is a good young all-rounder, who made her international debut for Pakistan in 2019. She has played nine T20Is and claimed eight wickets, including the best of 3-27, bowling right arm medium pace. She is a decent batter as well and has the best score of 24 not out. Her batting strike rate is 114.

Gull Feroza: She is one of the latest entrants in the Pakistan team having made her debut in May this year. She is a right-handed middle order batter and wicket-keeper. She has played just a couple of T20Is so far.

Iram Javed: She is a right-handed middle order batter and an occasional right arm seamer, who made her international debut for Pakistan in 2013. She has featured in 45 T20Is, scored 357 runs, including one half-century and has bagged a solitary wicket in six innings.

Kainat Imtiaz: She is a right-handed batter and a right arm seamer who has been around at the international level since 2010. She has represented Pakistan in 16 T20Is. With the bat, she has registered 124 runs in 14 innings and with the ball she has scalped seven wickets in 10 innings.

Muneeba Ali: She is a stylish left-handed opening batter and wicket-keeper. The southpaw has 25 T20Is under her belt and has mustered 238 runs in 23 innings. She has kept wickets in seven innings and has a couple of dismissals to her name.

Nida Dar: She is one of the finest bowling all-rounders in the world. She is a right-handed batter and a right-arm-off spinner. She has featured in 111 T20Is. The middle-order batter has muscled 1257 runs in 98 innings, including four half-centuries. With the ball, she has picked up 105 wickets, including one four-wicket haul and one five-wicket haul.

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Omaima Sohail: She is a right-handed batter and a right-arm seamer. She has 27 T20Is under her belt in which she has registered 319 runs, including the best of 43. She also has one T20I wicket to her name.

Sadia Iqbal: She is a left-arm spinner who has played international cricket for Pakistan between 2019 and 2021. She has featured in four T20Is and claimed as many wickets. She is also a left-handed batter.

Tuba Hassan: She is a right-arm leg spinner, who made her international debut in May this year. She had a dream start to her international career as she bagged the player of the series award in her maiden T20I series for picking up five wickets in three matches. She is also a left-handed batter.

Reserve Players

Ghulam Fatima: She is a right-arm leg spinner, who has played a couple of T20Is in 2018. However, she is yet to pick up a T20I wicket. She is also a right-handed batter. She was a part of the Pakistan team for the 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and played two matches there.

Sadaf Shamas: She plays her domestic cricket for Higher Education Commission and Lahore. She has featured for three teams, namely PCB Blasters, PCB Challengers, and PCB Dynamites in the domestic T20 competition. She is a right-handed batter and right arm seamer who is yet to make her international debut.

Umme Hani: She is a right-handed batter and a right arm off-spinner, who plays or has played her domestic cricket for several teams in Pakistan, including 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. She is yet to make her international debut.

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