Bismah Maroof has been named Pakistan girls’s captain for each the ODI and T20I sequence towards West Indies girls. The three-match T20I sequence will happen in Karachi from January 31 to February three, and can mark the resumption of girls’s worldwide cricket in Pakistan since they hosted Bangladesh for 2 T20Is and two ODIs in September 2015. This will likely be adopted by three ODIs in Dubai.
Maroof had missed Pakistan’s earlier ODI sequence, towards Australia in Kuala Lumpur final yr, as a result of a sinus problem, for which she underwent surgical procedure. She later returned to motion within the World T20 within the Caribbean, but not as captain. A PCB press launch stated she had stepped down from the function and Javeria Khan, who crammed in for Maroof, will proceed to steer.
Maroof has now taken again the captaincy, which she termed a “large honour”. “It is at all times a privilege to be appointed captain of your nation,” she stated. “However to be named captain in a house sequence towards a tricky facet just like the West Indies, that too when worldwide cricket is making a gentle return to Pakistan, is a large honour.”
Umaima Sohail, the one new participant to be handed a contract earlier this week, has been picked in each the ODI and T20I squads.
T20I squad: Bismah Maroof (capt), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Irum Javed, Javeria Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Dar, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Umaima Sohail
ODI squad: Bismah Maroof (capt), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Saba Nazir, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Umaima Sohail