Lahore: Pakistan women’s cricket selection committee today named 24 probables for a training camp that will be held at the Southend Club in Karachi from 9 April.
The camp has been set-up to help the players prepare for next month’s ICC Women’s Championship fixture against South Africa. Pakistan is presently sitting sixth in the eight-team tournament with a total of 12 points, just one point behind South Africa and 10 points behind leaders Australia.
Apart from the three ODIs on 6, 9 and 12 May, the Pakistan women’s cricket team will also play five T20Is as part of their preparations for next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, which will be staged in Australia from 21 February to 8 March.
The probables have been selected following the conclusion of the 2nd Inter-Departmental Women’s T20 Championship, which Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) won on Friday at the Diamond Club in Islamabad.
During the training camp (day-wise schedule below), the probables will play three 50-over practice matches on 9, 11 and 13 April, while Chair of the Pakistan Women’s Selection Committee and former captain, Urooj Mumtaz, will name the 15-player squad on 13 April at around 115pm at the Southend Club.
The training camp will conclude on 27 April and captain Bismah Maroof will hold her departure press conference at the Southend Club on 28 April at 130pm.
The team will depart for Johannesburg in the wee hours of 29 April.
1. Aiman Anwer
2. Aliya Riaz
3. Anum Amin
4. Aroob Shah
5. Bismah Maroof (captain)
6. Diana Baig
7. Fareeha Mehmood
8. Fatima Sana
9. Iram Javed
10. Javeria Rauf
11. Javeria Wadood
12. Kainat Hafeez
13. Kainat Imtiaz
14. Maham Tariq
15. Muneeba Ali
16. Nahida Khan
17. Nashra Sandhu
18. Nida Dar
19. Omaima Sohail
20. Rameen Shamim
21. Saba Nazir
22. Sana Mir
23. Sidra Amin
24. Sidra Nawaz
South Africa tour schedule:
6 May – 1st ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Potchefstroom
9 May – 2nd ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Potchefstroom
12 May – 3rd ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Benoni
15 May – 1st T20I match, Pretoria
18 May – 2nd T20I match, Pietermaritzburg
19 May – 3rd T20I match, Pietermaritzburg
22 May – 4th T20I match, Benoni
23 May – 5th T20I match, Benoni