All you need to know about Pakistan’s Squad for 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup

On January 24, Pakistan Cricket Board announced a 15-member squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup to be played in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3.

Squad: Bismah Maroof (captain), Nida Dar (vice-captain), Aiman Anwer, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz

 

All you need to know about Pakistan's Squad for 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup
All you need to know about Pakistan’s Squad for 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup

Player Profile

Bismah Maroof:

The captain of Pakistan is a left handed batter and a right arm leg spinner. She has 108 ODIs under her belt. She has scored 2602 runs, including 14 half-centuries, at an average of 27.97. With the ball, she has 44 wickets in 65 innings, including the best of 4-7. She is a genuine all-rounder and a good leader.

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 84 ODIs for Pakistan and has mustered 1290 runs in 76 innings, including right half-centuries. The wily spinner has 74 wickets in 83 innings, including the best of 4-15. She is a wicket-taking bowler.

Aiman Anwer:

She is a right arm quick, who has just played seven ODIs for Pakistan since her debut in 2016. She has accounted for four wickets in seven innings. In the recent past, she has been a part of Pakistan A team and has played cricket against West Indies A in which she picked up seven wickets in five T20s.

Aliya Riaz:

She is a batting all-rounder, who is a right handed batter and a right arm seamer. She has featured in 38 ODIs for Pakistan since her debut in 2014. With the bat, she has 791 runs in 36 innings and with the ball, she has seven wickets in 26 innings.

Anam Amin:

This left arm spinner has been one of the most successful bowlers for Pakistan in the recent past. She is a disciplined bowler and more often than not pitches the ball in the right area to get the mst from the wicket. In 29 ODIs that she has played, she has picked up 44 wickets, including one five-wicket haul and three four-wicket hauls.

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Diana Baig:

She is a bowling all-rounder, who has been a consistent performer for Pakistan since her debut in 2015. With 35 ODIs under her belt, she has scalped 37 wickets, including the best of 4-30. She is more than handy with the bat and has the best score of 35 not out.

Fatima Sana:

She is a good young all-rounder, who made her international debut for Pakistan in 2019. She has played 15 ODIs. The right handed batter has scored 133 runs, including the best of 28 not out. With the ball, she has 21 wickets, bowling right arm seam.

Ghulam Fatima:

She is making her ODI comeback after four years, having last featured in a game against Sri Lanka in 2017. She is a right arm leg spinner and has accounted for six wickets in three ODIs, including the best of 3-28.

Javeria Khan:

She is one of the most experienced cricketers in the Pakistan line-up. She is a right handed top order batter and has registered 2874 runs in 112 ODI innings, including two centuries and 15 half-centuries. Apart from her prolific batting, she can roll her arm over to bowl occasional off spin. She has 17 ODI wickets in 28 innings.

Muneeba Ali:

She is a left handed top order batter. The stylish southpaw has played 19 ODIs for Pakustan since her debut in 2016 and has mustered 387 runs, including one half-century. She can also keep wickets if required.

Nahida Khan:

She is a right handed top order batter. With an experience of 62 ODIs under her belt, she is an established player at the top of the order. She has scored 1318 runs in 58 innings, including eight half-centuries. She can bowl right arm seam occasionally and has one ODI wicket to her name from the two innings in which she has bowled.

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Nashra Sandhu:

She is a left arm spinner, who has been playing for Pakistan since 2017. She has featured in 42 ODIs and has 54 wickets to her name, including the best of 4-26. She is known to be consistent with her lines and lengths, which keeps the batters at bay.

Omaima Sohail:

She is a right handed batter and a right arm seamer. She has 449 ODI runs in 21 innings, including two half centuries. She also has a couple of ODI wickets in 13 innings, in which she has bowled. She is more than a handy all-rounder.

Sidra Amin:

She is a right-handed specialized batter, who has featured n 38 ODIs for Pakistan since her debut in 2011. She has mustered 584 runs in 36 innings, including three half centuries. She has a good technique and can hold the innings together.

Sidra Nawaz:

She is a right handed batter and a wicket-keeper. She has played 50 ODIs for Pakistan since her debut in 2014. She has registered 252 runs in 39 innings, including the best of 47. Behind the stumps she has accounted for 40 dismissals in ODI cricket.

I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.

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