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Pakistan women team is set to tour West Indies in order to play three T20 Internationals and five One Day Internationals along with it the A-side will also be displaying their talents in three games each of both T20i and ODI.
The 26 player squad for the tour was made public today by the national women’s selection committee. The selection of players for both the national and A-side matches will be done from this squad.
Pakistan Women Team Squad:
Javeria Khan (captain, national team), Rameen Shamim (One-Day captain, ‘A’ team), Sidra Nawaz (T20 captain, A team), Aliya Riaz, Aiman Anwar, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Iram Javed, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui (wk), Nahida Khan, Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, and Syeda Aroob Shah.
Precautionary measures to be taken
In light of the new normal, the team and the rest of the members would be tested for covid-19 before departing from the country. After arriving, two tests are said to be conducted in the span of five days.
The team would be leaving for Antigua on the 23rd of June. From 24-27 June, they would be observing quarantine. 28 and 29 June would serve as their practice and preparation days.
The Schedule is as followed
- 30 June – 1st T20I between national sides and 1st T20 between ‘A’ teams at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
- 2 July – 2nd T20I between national sides and 2nd T20 between ‘A’ teams at Coolidge Cricket Ground
- 4 July – 3rd T20I between national sides and 3rd T20 between ‘A’ teams at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
- 7 July – 1st ODI between national sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
- 9 July – 2nd ODI between national sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
- 10 July – 1st one-day between ‘A’ sides at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
- 12 July – 3rd ODI between national sides at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
- 13 July – 2nd one-day between ‘A’ sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
- 15 July – 4th ODI between national sides at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
- 16 July – 3rd one-day between ‘A’ sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
- 18 July – 5th ODI between national sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
Urooj Mumtaz, the chairperson of the national women’s selection committee remarks:
She seems delighted about the fact that both the national and A teams would be touring side by side.
“This is a historic occasion in the history of Pakistan women’s cricket as for the first time the national side and the ‘A’ team are traveling together.
She also shed light on how important the ‘A’ team matches are, as they can earn you a ticket to play for the national cricket team.
“The ‘A’ team matches are a great incentive and motivation for the players at the periphery to stake a claim in the national side, as exceptional performances will be rewarded by players getting bumped up to the national side and those who are unable to perform at the top can continue to get competitive matches in the ‘A’ side.”
She further discussed the difficult training and efforts the team has put in under the coaching of David Hemp. The girls in green look forward to giving winning performances on the tour of the West Indies.
The last series played against the West Indies turned out to be quite interesting and produced high-quality cricket.
We wish the women’s cricket team the very best of luck on the upcoming tour and hope to see them fighting hard.