Ireland Women set for Historic Pakistan Tour

Ireland Women Cricket Team are all set to tour Pakistan for the first time. In spite of the fact that both have played international cricket for 60 years, this will be Ireland’s first senior men’s or women’s side to play in Pakistan. During the 1997 Women’s World Cup, both played their first international match, with the Irish team winning by 182 runs.

As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, Pakistan have won 24 of the 33 matches played against Ireland. The last encounter was at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018, in which the women in green won by 38 runs. 

Since international cricket is moving back to Pakistan after the havoc created by the Sri Lank Bus attack, Ireland will be the fourth team to visit Pakistan in 2022. Earlier this year, Australia, West Indies, and England men’s sides visited Pakistan. Not only this, but West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh have also paid their visits, and in the coming days, the green fans will be able to witness big teams like New Zealand and Australia playing in their homelands. 

Pakistan vs Ireland Women – Tour Fixtures

From 4-9 November, Ireland’s women’s cricket team will visit Pakistan for the first time for the three ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 matches, followed by three Twenty20 Internationals from 12-16 November. Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium will host all six matches. The visitors will arrive in Lahore on October 29.

  • First OD – November 4
  • Second ODI – November 6 
  • Third ODI – November 9 
  • First T20I – November 12 
  • Second T20I – November 14 
  • Third T20I – November 16

All Matches will be played at 10 AM local time

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Captain’s remarks about the historic tour

Pakistan’s Captain Bismah Maroof:

“We’re all looking forward to an exciting series against Ireland Women team. The series will help us in attracting new fans to the women’s game. As a result of the series, young cricketers will be able to upskill themselves to meet the demands of international cricket. One of our primary targets is to qualify directly for the next ODI World Cup in front of our home crowd. We are eager to perform in front of our home crowd and win crucial ICC Women’s Championship points.”

Ireland’s Captain Laura Delany:

“We couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2022, following the announcement of full-time contracts. It’s going to be a busy summer for us, and we’re looking forward to playing Pakistan away from home. The squad has never visited Pakistan before, but with qualification for the ICC Women’s Championship, we now have the opportunity to do so, which will undoubtedly be a good challenge. As we have not played in Asian conditions for a number of years due to COVID-19, this will be an invaluable opportunity for this young squad as we will be playing more regularly in this part of the world in the future”

Pakistan Women vs Ireland Women- Squads

Pakistan ODI squad: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Umm-e-Hani

Reserve players: Ayesha Naseem and Tuba Hassan

Pakistan T20I squad: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Fatima Sana, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Nashra Sandhu, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, and Tuba Hassan

Reserve players: Ghulam Fatima, Sidra Nawaz, and Umm-e-Hani

Ireland ODI squad: Laura Delany (capt), Rachel Delaney, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.

Ireland T20I squad: Laura Delany (capt), Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.
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