Top 10 Best Women Cricketers Of Pakistan In T20Is

Pakistan is one of the most dominant teams in world cricket. They have won almost all the international tournaments there. Not only the men’s team but the women’s cricket team of Pakistan is also performing really well over the years. Pakistan is one of the eight countries participating in the Women’s Championship organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Pakistan Cricket Board and the team have been a crucial part of the rise of women’s cricket to prominence. Pakistan’s women’s cricket team is a full-time member of the ICC. The women’s team first made their on-field appearance way back in 1997, and in the same year, they also participated in the ODI world cup.

The Pakistani women’s team has also played T20Is since the format’s inception. Here we will look at the list of Pakistan’s top 10 female cricketers who have impressed the cricketing world with their skills on the field.

Top 10 Pakistan Women’s Team Cricketers Who Have Represented Pakistan in T20Is Till 2022

Bismah Maroof – Captain of the Pakistani women’s cricket team

Bismah Mahroof is the captain of the Pakistani women’s cricket team. She captained the side for 7 years between 2013 to 2020. Bismah Maroof has taken the field for Pakistan more than 200 times. She is an all-rounder and showed prowess with the bat and the ball.

Bismah is one of those exceptional players who bowls leg breaks with her right hand and, while batting, uses her left hand. The current captain is the first woman cricketer to reach the 1000 runs mark in ODIs.

Javeria Khan – Another all-rounder on the list,

Another all-rounder on the list, Javeria Khan, started playing cricket for Pakistan’s Women’s cricket team in 2008. She is a right-handed batter and also a handy right-arm off-break bowler. Javeria has also performed equally well while playing domestic cricket. In Domestic cricket, she has played for two teams so far in her career, and the name of those teams is Karachi and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited.

Nain Abidi

Nain Abidi made her debut in 2006 and retired from international cricket in 2018. In this period, she has been featured in 68 T20Is and 87 ODIs. The most significant achievement of her career was when she scored a century in an ODI match against Ireland. By accomplishing so, Nain became the first female Pakistani cricketer to hit a ton in ODI cricket. In Domestic cricket, she has played for two teams in her career, and the names of those are Karachi and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited. 

Nida Dar – Cricket is in her blood,

Nida’s full name is Nida Rashid Dar. Cricket is in her blood, as her father was a first-class cricketer. She is the first woman to take 100th wickets in T20Is for her team. She made her debut in the T20Is for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in the same year she made her ODI debut (2010).

Dar is the current vice-captain of the side. She is often referred to as ‘Lady Boom Boom’ because of the resemblance of her playing style to that of the legend of Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi.

Asmavia Iqbal – Right-arm medium-fast bowler.

Asmavia Iqbal played for Pakistan’s women’s cricket team for 12 years and was a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He had taken 44 wickets in her 68 appearances in the WT20I format for her national side. Iqbal became the first-ever player to take a hat-trick in WT20Is. Asmaa achieved this fantastic feat against England in 2012.

Nahida Khan – Primarily a wicketkeeper

Nahida Khan is primarily a wicketkeeper batter who occasionally bowls. So far, she has been part of the Pakistan women’s side for every major tournament Pakistan has played since her debut. In the domestic circuit, she has played for several teams in her cricketing career, like – Quetta, Balochistan, Saif Sports Saga, and Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited.

Sana Mir

In her total 226 appearances in International cricket as part of Pakistan’s women’s cricket team, she has captained the side on 137 occasions. Sana has contributed with bat and ball in her playing days and helped Pakistan win several games across the format. After her retirement in 2020, she started her career as a cricket commentator.

Iram Javed – A bowler

Iram Javed is primarily a batter but often tries bowling for the team. For the very first time, cricket was a part of the commonwealth games, and only WT20Is were played there. Iram was part of the historic Pakistan women’s team for this tournament. So far, Iram has been featured in 42 T20Is for Pakistan.

Aliya Riaz – An all-rounder

Aliya Riaz identifies herself as an all-rounder. She has dominated bowlers worldwide since her debut and has also been proven to be handy with his right arm off-break bowling. Aliya ended the 2018 edition of the Women’s T20 world cup with the highest number of wickets. 

Sidra Ameen

We will end this list with another amazingly talented batter of the Pakistan women’s cricket team. Sidra Ameen is a right-handed batter and one of the few women cricketers to score 2 centuries in ODI cricket. In the WT20Is format, she has played only 25 matches so far, but she has impressed the cricketing world with her technical prowess during her stay at the crease.

Final Words

These women cricketers inspire thousands of girls to take up a cricket bat or pick up a ball every day. We hope these fantastic ladies will keep inspiring generations of young talents in Pakistan.

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