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Pak women squads named for Womens Championship, T20I series in South Africa

Pak women squads named for Womens Championship, T20I series in South Africa

LAHORE: Pakistan Women’s Selection Committee on Saturday announced 15-player Pakistan women’s squad for the next month’s ICC Women’s Championship and Twenty20 International series against South Africa.

The selection committee has made just one change in the 14-player squad that defeated the Windies girls 2-1 in the ODI series.

Off-spinner Saba Nazir has been replaced by uncapped spinner Rameen Shamim, while Jaweria Rauf, whose last ODI appearance was in January 2014, has been added.

In the T20I squad, there are two changes from the last series against the Windies.

From the 14-player squad, Anam Amin and Natalia Pervaiz have been replaced by Jaweria Rauf and Kainat Imtiaz, while Rameen Shamin has also found a place in the 15-player squad.

In addition, the selectors have also named four reserves, namely: Fareeha Mehmood, Fatima Sana, Muneeba Ali and Saba Nazir.

Chairperson of Pakistan Women’s Selection Committee and former captain, Urooj Mumtaz, said: “We have rewarded the girls for their outstanding achievements against the Windies girls by maintaining consistency in the ODI squad, while we have made some tweaks in the T20I squad as we look forward to next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

“We have a good bunch of cricketers who have displayed their capabilities and potentials against the Windies girls and previous series.

When we played South Africa in an ODI series last time, we narrowly lost 1-2, but I am hopeful we will be able to build on our success against the Windies girls and be able to do one better this time on the African safari,” she added.

Squads

For ICC Women’s Championship ODIs:

Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Javeria Wadood Khan, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Rameen Shamim, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wicketkeeper)and Omaima Sohail.

For T20Is: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Javeria Wadood Khan, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Rameen Shamim, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wicketkeeper) and Omaima Sohail.

South Africa tour schedule:

6 May — 1st ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Potchefstroom,

9 May — 2nd ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Potchefstroom

12 May – 3rd ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Benoni

15 May — 1st T20I match, Pretoria

18 May — 2nd T20I match, Pietermaritzburg

19 May — 3rd T20I match, Pietermaritzburg

22 May — 4th T20I match, Benoni

23 May — 5th T20I match, Benoni