Pakistan vs Bangladesh: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a significant announcement, unveiling the Women’s squad that will proudly represent the nation during the eagerly awaited white-ball tour of Bangladesh. This thrilling series is set to include a total of six matches, featuring three One Day Internationals (ODIs) that are integral to the ICC Women’s Championship for the 2022-2025 period.
Nida Dar will continue to lead the national team as captain during the tour of Bangladesh. Her appointment as captain demonstrates the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) trust and confidence in her ability to lead the team effectively, both on and off the field.
Nida Dar’s experience and expertise make her the natural choice to guide the squad through the challenges and opportunities of the tour. The squad features several familiar faces, including prominent players Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, and Muneeba Ali.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Key Players return to the Squad
The return of Iram Javed to the national side after a one-year hiatus is one of the most noteworthy and eagerly anticipated developments in the squad announcement. Javed’s comeback is generating significant excitement among fans and cricket enthusiasts, as her last appearance for Pakistan was in the prestigious Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, 2022. Her inclusion is expected to significantly boost the team’s batting lineup.
The selectors have had to make some difficult choices for the Pakistan vs Bangladesh ODI series. Syeda Aroob Shah and Shawaal Zulfiqar, who were on the team that played South Africa in the white-ball series in Karachi last month, will not be traveling to Bangladesh. Additionally, Fatima Sana, who is still recovering from an injury sustained during the second ODI against South Africa, will not be part of the team
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will announce the full schedule of the white-ball series in due course, but the Pakistan Women’s team will depart for Bangladesh on October 20. This tour is very important because the ODIs are part of the ICC Women’s Championship, which is a major factor in determining who qualifies for the 2025 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan squad for Bangladesh tour: Nida Dar (captain), Aliya Riaz, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Iram Javed, Muneeba Ali (wk), Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Umm-e-Hani and Waheeda Akhtar.
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