Meet Pakistan women’s cricket team, captained by Sana Mir

Pakistan women's cricket team, captained by Sana Mir, will take on India in their third group game of the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 in England. Kainat Imtiaz, Bibi Nahida, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan and Sidra Ameen will be key if Pakistan want win against India.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 1, 2017 10:32 pm
india vs pakistan, ind vs pak, sana mir, icc women's world cup Pakistan women’s cricket team take on India in World Cup.

It’s been 20 years since Pakistan women’s cricket team came into existence. They played their first one-day international against New Zealand in 1997 and today, the Pakistan team is in England to play the Women’s World Cup. Pakistan did not have a women’s cricket team and the idea to have a team was floated by two sisters Shaiza and Sharmeen Khan in 1996. A team which did not to qualify for the World Cup until 2009 after playing the 1997 edition in India, is not anymore an easy team to beat.

Captain by Sana Mir, Pakistan are seventh in the women’s world rankings and almost beat South Africa in their opening game of the ongoing World Cup in England. The team has been part of the all four editions of the T20 World Cup. On Sunday, they play arch-rivals India in the group stage game of the World Cup. Pakistan have beaten India once — in the World T20 game by one run last year.

Pakistan women’s cricket team. (Source: Reviewit.pk)

Pakistan have so far played two matches in the World Cup and lost both of them. The first was against South Africa and the second was against England.

Pakistan women’s cricket team. (Source: Reviewit.pk)

The Pakistan squad participating in the World Cup is: Sana Mir, Asmavia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Marina Iqbal, Nahida Khan, Nain Abidi, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Yousuf, Sidra Nawaz, Waheeda Akhtar, Bismah Maroof (replaced).

Pakistan women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir. (Source: Reviewit.pk) Pakistan’s Bibi Nahida (L) after she scored a fifty against South Africa. (Source: Reuters) Pakistan’s Imtiaz Kainat reacts after South Africa beat Pakistan in World Cup. Pakistan women’s cricket team after beating India in World T20 2016. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia) Nida Rashid Dar and Bismah Maroof after taking a wicket against India in World T20. (Express photo by Ravi Kanojia) Kainat Imtiaz, after the wicket of England’s Sarah Taylor during World Cup match. (Source: AP)

This Pakistan’s fourth women’s World Cup.

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