2022 ICC Women’s World Cup Team Preview-Pakistan women

The Pakistani Women Team who currently is out of the final-four race has never won the Women ODI World Cup. The ongoing edition of the Women World Cup yet again proved a hectic and tiring experience for the girls in green. Led by Bismah Maroof, Pakistan Team is yet to find their maiden points in the ongoing marquee tournament. Pakistan has never finished in the top-four, let alone clinching a title in the coveted tournament of the game. Pakistan has played five games so far and currently sits at the last position which is eight one in the points table of the tournament.

It should be noted here that Pakistan made into the mega-event as the World Cup qualifiers were called off due to Covid-19. Like West Indies and Bangladesh, Pakistan qualified for the World Cup based on their rankings.

Talking about the history of Pakistan Women in the ODIs World Cup, their most memorable came in 2009 when the green shirts finished in top 5. After winning their game against Sri Lanka in the group stage, Pakistan made it into the Super Six phase. Pakistan started off with a win against West Indies and, despite losing to Australia and New Zealand, they finished ahead of West Indies in a fifth-place finish.

If we look into Pakistan’s squad, there surely are pretty great names who possess talent combined with potential. Young guns like Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima have been phenomenal and Nashra Sandhu provided them with great assistance.

So far, the bowling unit of Pakistan team has done quite well, however, the death bowling sounds problematic. Nevertheless, Pakistan bowlers have for once dominated the likes of Indian and South African batting line-up with Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, strucking early and then spinners taking charge.

Although Pakistan team got a major boost when Bismah Maroof made her comeback to her side after the six months of motherhood, it wasn’t enough to make them win matches. Having the likes of Bismah, Aliya Riaz, Omaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Javiera Khan, Pakistan’s batting lineup remained under pressure and couldn’t do the required job.

However, in all these worrisome moments, Pakistan’s Sidra Ameen unlocked massive achievement as she became the first Pakistan Women to score century in the Women ODI World Cup. She achieved this stupendous feat against Bangladesh.

After losing to India in their World Cup opener of 2022, Pakistan team gave tough time to South Africa and Bangladesh, however, during clutch moments, Pakistan Women lost their control and thereby lost the games by the barest of margins.

Pakistan will play the last of their three games against high-flying West Indies, trumbling England, and host side New Zealand on 21st, 24th, and 26th March, respectively.

Pakistan’s squad for ICC Women’s World Cup: Bismah Maroof (captain), Nida Dar (vice-captain),, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Nashra Sundhu, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz.

 Pakistan women’s World Cup Schedule

 6 March – v India

 8 March – v Australia

 11 March – v South Africa

 14 March – v Bangladesh

 21 March – v West Indies

 24 March – v England

                                                                           26 March – v New Zealand

 

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