Fatima Sana has been named captain for the Emerging Women’s T20 Asia Cup by the PCB.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday that Fatima Sana, a Pakistani all-rounder, will lead the Green Shirts in the ACC Emerging Women’s T20 Asia Cup.
The national women’s selection committee also chose 14 players for the eight-team tournament, which will take place in Hong Kong next month from June 12 to 21.
“It’s an honor for me to lead Pakistan in the event that’s coming up. “Being in charge of the emerging team will definitely help me improve as a cricketer, and I can’t wait to lead my team in this important tournament,” the young cricketer said, showing how happy she was to be given the chance.
The cricket player, who is 21 years old, also said that the players are excited and full of energy to play in the event.
“Over the last few weeks, we’ve had good practice, and the Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament gave us a lot of match practice against tough teams. We had a good conversation as a team before these matches about how we need to make the most of them,” she said.
Sana also said that she was happy that every player stepped up and helped in every game. Pakistan will be in Group A for the next competition, along with Hong Kong, India, and Thailand.
“I’d like to thank all of the players who have been chosen for the emerging Asia Cup, and I hope they do as well as they can. “We have a lot of great talent coming up, and it was hard to choose just 14 players,” said Saleem Jaffar, the team’s top selector.
He said to the cricket players who weren’t chosen for the tournament, “I want to tell those cricketers who weren’t chosen for this tournament to keep their heads up and keep working hard, and I’m sure they’ll get chances in the next events.”
He also said that the selection committee has been watching players since a camp in Multan and testing them in different ways. Their most recent test was the three T20 matches against Pakistan’s best foreign players.
“In recent domestic tournaments, Fatima Sana has shown that she is a great leader, and I am sure she will lead this team by example,” Jaffer said.
Pakistan squad Fatima Sana (c), Anoosha Nasir, Eyman Fatima, Gull Feroza, Gulrukh, Lubna Behram, Najiha Alvi (wk), Natalia Parvaiz, Sadaf Shamas, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Syeda Aroob Shah, Tuba Hassan, Umm-e-Hani and Yusra Amir.
Amber Kainat, Dua Majid, Fatima Khan, and Rameen Shamim were put on the bench.
Pakistan’s schedule June 13: Pakistan plays Thailand A
June 15 — Pakistan vs Hong Kong
June 17 — Pakistan vs India A