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Pakistan women’s squad announced for New Zealand tour

Pakistan women's squad announced for New Zealand tour

  • Pakistan women’s cricket team prepares for a white-ball series against New Zealand in December, featuring 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs.
  • The squad, led by captain Nida Dar, sees the return of experienced players Fatima Sana, Omaima Sohail, and Shawaal Zulfiqar.
  • The series schedule, beginning on December 3, promises an exciting and competitive clash between the two teams.

In December, the Pakistan women’s cricket team is gearing up for a challenging tour of New Zealand, featuring a series of three T20Is and three ODIs. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee, under the leadership of Saleem Jaffer, has unveiled a potent squad for the upcoming tour, showcasing the return of seasoned players Fatima Sana, Omaima Sohail, and Shawaal Zulfiqar.

The squad, captained by Nida Dar, is poised to undergo an intensive four-day training camp in Karachi, starting on November 18, before setting off to New Zealand on November 24.

Omaima Sohail, whose recent performances have been noteworthy, has secured her spot in the squad, adding a layer of talent and experience. Shawaal Zulfiqar, who recently made her debut and impressed during the tri-series, has also earned her place in the lineup. The return of Fatima Sana, who missed the Bangladesh home series, adds depth and expertise to the team.

Notably, the selection committee has made strategic changes, excluding Irum Javed while incorporating Omaima Sohail based on her recent standout performances. The squad, featuring a blend of seasoned players and emerging talents, is poised to make a mark in the white-ball series against New Zealand.

The player support personnel for the tour includes key figures like Nahida Khan as the manager, Mahtashim Rashid as the interim head coach, and Saleem Jaffar as the bowling coach. The series is scheduled to kick off on December 3 with the first T20I in Dunedin, followed by the second T20I on December 5 and the third T20I in Queenstown on December 9.

The ODIs, integral to the ICC Women’s Championship, will commence on December 12, 15, and 18 in Queenstown and Christchurch, promising an action-packed and competitive series. The tour is not only a testament to the team’s preparation but also an opportunity for emerging players to showcase their skills on the international stage.

Pakistan Women’s Squad:

Player Position
Nida Dar (captain) All-Rounder
Aliya Riaz All-Rounder
Bismah Maroof Batter
Diana Baig Bowler
Fatima Sana Bowler
Ghulam Fatima All-Rounder
Muneeba Ali (wk) Wicketkeeper
Najiha Alvi (wk) Wicketkeeper
Nashra Sundhu Bowler
Natalia Parvaiz All-Rounder
Omaima Sohail Batter
Sadaf Shamas All-Rounder
Sadia Iqbal Bowler
Shawaal Zulfiqar Bowler
Sidra Amin Batter
Umm-e-Hani Bowler
Waheeda Akhtar Bowler

Player Support Personnel:

Position Name
Manager Nahida Khan
Interim Head Coach Mauhtashim Rashid
Bowling Coach Saleem Jaffar
Batting Coach Taufeeq Umar
Strength and Conditioning Coach Muhammad Asfand Yar
Media Manager Syed Nazir Ahmed
Physiotherapist Rifat Asghar Gill
Analyst Zubair Ahmed

Series Schedule:

Date Match Venue
3 Dec 1st T20I Dunedin
5 Dec 2nd T20I Dunedin
9 Dec 3rd T20I Queenstown
12 Dec 1st ODI (ICC Women’s Championship) Queenstown
15 Dec 2nd ODI (ICC Women’s Championship) Christchurch
18 Dec 3rd ODI (ICC Women’s Championship) Christchurch

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