Pakistan’s white-ball squad for Sri Lanka includes new faces is news of the day! So, Read out the complete details down below with us!
Pakistan’s white-ball squad for Sri Lanka includes new faces.
Pakistan’s ODI and T20I teams on Wednesday included three uncapped players. Additionally, Bismah Mahroof will lead Pakistan in the ODI and T20 series in Karachi for the third time in four years. Javeria Khan and Nahida Khan are the most notable absentees. Plus, Gull Feroza is most likely to make her international debut after being named to both 15-member squads. Sadaf Shamas and Leg-Spinner Tuba Hassan could earn their first ODI and T20 caps. Also, Iqbal is excited to see what newcomers can bring to the team.
“I want to wish the two squads the very best for the series. Also, we have provided opportunities to Gull Feroza, Sadaf Shamas and Tuba Hassan on the basis of their future potential and skills,” she said.
“The three youngsters took part in the emerging camp last December and impressed their talent.
“I am pleased to see their progress, and we all feel it is now the right time to give them exposure to international cricket.
“We had sent Tuba as a reserve player in the recently concluded ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and Ghulam Fatima. She continues to make good progress. Since spin bowling has been a traditional strength of ours. Thus, I feel she can make a good contribution to our bowling strategy.
“Gul Feroza has also made good progress. Also, she has an aggressive style of play and can provide us with brisk starts in both T20Is and ODIs. That is now a big requirement on the international stage.
“Sadaf, besides her batting skills, provides us with a bowling option too with her medium pace skills.
“For the rest of the squad, we considered the players fitness, for, and performances in the preparation camp where we played a number of practice T20 and 50-over matches.
“I believe we have two formidable squads for both T20Is and ODIs, both squads have good depth. Plus, most certainly have the pedigree to beat the Sri Lankan team in what should be an exciting series.”
Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Gull Feroza, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui. Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz.
Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Iram Javed. Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal and Tuba Hassan.
Pakistan v Sri Lanka schedule:
- May 24 – First T20I
- May 26 – Second T20I
- May 28 – Third T20I
- Jun 1 – First ODI
- Jun 3 – Second ODI
- Jun 5 – Third ODI