The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has added a new team to the Pakistan Cup Women’s One Day tournament, named Strikers seeing women craze rising for cricket across the nation.
The newly added team, named Strikers, is set to be captained by Kainat Imtiaz, who is one of the oldest, renowned Pakistani women cricketers.
Pakistan Cup Women’s one-day tournament: Kainat Imtiaz to captain newly added Strikers
PCB is gradually adding a wide pool of female players to demonstrate their mettle in domestic cricket providing opportunities’ pathways.
Inducing the fourth team among the Dynamites, Challengers, and Blasters, the number of matches of the 50-over tournament has been increased from seven to fourteen.
Notably, the Blasters are led by Sidra Nawaz, Challengers by Javeria Khan, and the Dynamites by Muniba Ali Siddiqui.
The four teams will kick off their journey of domestic, international cricket from 9th September in Karachi. The Pakistan Cup Women’s One Day tournament also kick-start their 2020-21 season.
Squads for the Pakistan Cup Women’s One-Day Tournament
Blasters: Sidra Nawaz (captain and wicketkeeper), Aisha Javed, Arijah Haseeb, Bibi Nahida, Fajar Naveed, Fatima Sana Khan, Gull Firoza, Momina Riasat, Nida Rashid, Noreen Yaqoob, Omaima Sohail, Saima Malik, Shawal Zulfiqar and Syeda Aroob Shah
Support staff: Waqar Orakzai (Head Coach), Aqil Khan (Assistant Coach), Rabia Siddiq (Physiotherapist) and Fizza Abid (Manager).
Challengers: Javeria Khan (captain), Anoosha Nasir, Diana Baig, Dua Majid, Fareeha Mehmood, Gull Rukh, Iram Javed, Khadija Chishty, Najiha Alvi (wicketkeeper), Nazish Rafique, Saba Nazir, Sidra Amin, Syeda Masooma Zehra Fatima and Waheeda Akhtar.
Support staff: Waseem Yousafzai (Head Coach), Shakir Qayyum (Assistant Coach), Anjali (Physiotherapist) and Rabail Khalid Hashmat (Manager).
Dynamites: Muneeba Ali Siddiqui (captain), Aliya Riaz, Fatima Zahra, Ghulam Fatima, Humna Bilal, Huraina Sajjad, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Nashra Sundhu, Neha Shermeen, Rida Aslam, Sadaf Shamas, Soha Fatima (wicketkeeper) and Syeda Insharah Asad
Support staff: Muhammad Kamran Hussain (Head Coach), Muhammad Ali Niazi (Assistant Coach), Yumna Khan (Physiotherapist), and Asiya Khan (Manager).
Strikers: Kainat Imtiaz (captain), Aima Saleem Satti, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Bisma Amjad, Fatima Khan, Gul Uswa, Hafsa Khalid, Jaweria Rauf, Natalia Parvaiz, Umme Hani, Syeda Asma Amin (wicketkeeper), Tuba Hassan and Yusra Amir (wicketkeeper).
Support staff: Arshad Khan (Head Coach), Shahid Mehmood (Assistant Coach), Sabrina (Physiotherapist), and Shagufta Bano Qasim (Manager).