Sana Mir to lead Pakistan at World T20
KARACHI: Sana Mir will lead Pakistan at the women’s World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka next month, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced along with finalising the 15-member squad on Monday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also announced the squads for all the eight participating nations.
Pakistan’s women’s team recently won the tri-nation tournament in Ireland after beating Bangladesh.
The World Twenty20 starts in Galle on September 26 with the final in Colombo on October 7.
Pakistan: Sana Mir (captain), Nain Abidi, Elizabeth Barkat, Marina Iqbal, Qanita Jalil, Asmavia Khokhar, Bismah Mahroof, Bibi Nahida, Batool Naqvi, Nida Rashid, Jaweria Rauf, Sumaiya Siddiqui, Javeria Wadood, Sadia Yousaf.
Australia: Jodie Fields (captain), Alex Blackwell, Jessica Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Lauren Ebsary, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Julie Hunter, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning, Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Leah Poulton, Lisa Sthalekar.
England: Charlotte Edwards (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Arran Brindle, Katherine Brunt, Holly Colvin, Lydia Greenway, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Susie Rowe, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor, Danielle Wyatt.
India: Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Archana Das, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mona Meshram, Sulakshana Naik, Niranjana Nagarajan, Roshnara Parwin, Anuja Patil, Poonam Raut, Jaya Sharma, Shubhalaxmi Sharma, Gouher Sultana.
New Zealand: Suzie Bates (captain), Erin Bermingham, Kate Broadmore, Nicola Browne, Sophie Devine, Lucy Doolan, Sara McGlashan, France Mackay, Katey Martin, Morna Nielsen, Katie Perkins, Liz Perry, Sian Ruck, Amy Satterthwaite.
South Africa: Mignon du Preez (captain), Susan Benade, Trisha Chetty, Dinesha Devarain, Shandre Fritz, Alison Hodgkinson, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Marcia Letsoalo, Sunette Loubser, Suné Luus, Yolandi van der Westhuizen, Dane van Niekerk.
Sri Lanka: Shashikala Siriwardena (captain), Chamari Atapattu, Nilakshi de Silva, Sandamali Dolawatta, Inoka Galagedara, Eshani Kaushalya, Udeshika Prabodani, Inoka Ranaweera, Deepika Rasangika, Madhuri Samuddika, Chamani Seneviratna, Dilani Manodara, Prasadani Weerakkody, Sripali Weerakkody.
West Indies: Merissa Aguilleira (captain), Shermaine Campbelle, Britney Cooper, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Stacy-Ann King, Kycia Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Subrina Munroe, Juliana Nero, Shaquana Quinty, Shakera Selman, Tremayne Smartt, Stafanie Taylor.
Below is a Dawn.com exclusive video as we join the women’s team at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore and the Southend Club in Karachi and bring to light their journey so far, with all the trials and tribulations. We also ask Mir and various other team members how they see their future panning out with an immediate focus on the World T20. – Video by Sara Faruqi and Hafsa Adil.