Bismah Maroof Column: Youth and experience form a perfect blend in our ICC Women’s T20 World Cup squad

The Pakistan Women’s Squad looks well balanced with equal domination of youth and experience in the team, it increases the side’s intensity and chance to clinch the title. Bismah Maroof, the skipper of the side is backing up the squad and looks forward to taking the cup back home.


Bismah Maroof. Women's T20 World Cup 2020
Bismah Maroof. Women’s T20 World Cup 2020


In an exclusive column for ICC, Bismah Maroof states that their squad is very diverse with match-winners and players who can take responsibility at crucial moments. A victory is a difference between winning and losing and at a big stage no game can be compromised, she believes they have the right composition to go ahead in rhythm.

Pakistan squad’s average age is 24.8 in the side, which is both an inspiration to the future and a blueprint of what their capacity holds. Ayesha Naseem is an uncapped player in the squad who has done wonders just being 15 years old in the domestic circuit. Another teenager Syeda Aroob Shah who is 16 has already played for Pakistan in both ODI and T20I matches. Syeda’s googly could be quite challenging and exciting for the team


“We are very excited about the T20 World Cup and looking forward to it. If the players are able to perform to their potential and produce some big moments for us, then we are very confident of being able to have a successful tournament in Australia.”

She states that the Pakistan side has been proving their brand of cricket over the last few years and they have been really good on T20I’s, Consistency will help them find momentum going forward.

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Bismah further adds – “We lost to England in our last series but, before that, we put in some excellent performances against Bangladesh to win the series 3-0.  We also went to South Africa and had a really exciting series there, so we’ve enjoyed getting this experience as a team and putting some performances together.”

The graph of their performance has only been ascending and this will boost their confidence prior to the world cup. They would like to carry their best mindset and intent going forward, which will hopefully lead to their success.

This column first appeared on the International. Cricket Council Website

Source: ICC

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