Pakistan retains Bisma Maroof as captain till ICC women’s T20 WC 2020

By Syeda Nadira Mushtaque – Reporter

14th November, 2019

Pakistan has retained the all-rounder Bismah Maroof as the captain of national women’s cricket team until next year’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.

Prior to Australia event in December, Pakistan team will take on England in Kuala Lumpur in the seventh round of ICC Women’s Championship.

The three ODIs will be followed by three T20Is.

“It is truly an honour for me to be continuing as Pakistan’s captain and I look forward to leading the side in the next year’s T20 World Cup,” Bismah said.

Bismah Maroof has played 105 ODIs and 103 T20Is. She was first appointed Pakistan captain in the T20I format in 2016 for the tour of England, before taking over as ODI captain post-ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

She has led Pakistan in 15 ODIs and 33 T20Is till date.

On the other hand, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a series against England.

The series, which will be held in Malaysia from December 9 to December 20, will feature three ODIs and three T20s.

Earlier, Captain Bisma Maroof says that the arrival of Bangladesh Women team to Pakistan is an honorable thing.

Speaking at a press conference at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Bisma Maroof said that Bangladesh’s team is Asian champion and that would make the competition tough.

“Holding an international series in Pakistan is very important. We want to play as many matches as possible so that our rankings get better,” said Bisma.

She added that both the batting and bowling sectors will be given priority while former captain Sana Mir will not be part of the team in the first match.

Bisma Maroof said that there was a shortage of backup players, we have to bring improvement to our team.

Arhama Altaf

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story

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