All rounder Bismah Maroof has been named Pakistani captain before the West Indies series, which will be part of the ICC Women’s Championship. The 27-year-old had undergone a major operation last year.
In her absence, Javeria Khan led the team as a substitute at the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in the Caribbean. Javeria continued leading the team after Bismah’s return.
“Star Bismah Maroof returns to be at the top after a successful operation,” the ICC quoted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday.
A camp in Karachi is set to face the ODIs from 17 to 29 January with three games in February in the United Arab Emirates, followed by T20I. However, the location for the shortest format is not yet official.
The series is a perfect opportunity for players to test their skills against a top page. Players will complete various skill sessions with the coaching staff during the two-week camp and play practice games that will help them improve their fitness and skills, “said Mark Coles.
“The players selected for the camp have been playing together for some time. Experienced performers like Sana Mir, Javeria Khan, Nida Dar and the re-fit Bismah Maroof are vital to our plans as we look forward to a tough series against the West Indies, “added Coles.
Pakistan are in sixth place after nine games. They finished fourth in their group in the latest ICC Women’s World T20.
Following are the 20-probables selected for the camp:
Bismah Maroof, Aiman Anwar, Anum Amin, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Zafar, Bibi Nahida, Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Jaweria Rauf, Javeria Wadood, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Rashid, Omaima Sohail, Saba Nazir, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz.