Nida Dar was named captain of the women’s team for Pakistan.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Thursday that, under the new setup of the women’s cricket team, veteran Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar was chosen as captain and Mark Coles was reappointed as head coach.
Saleem Jaffar, a former Test cricket player, has been named the new chief selector, PCB said in a press statement.
After Chairman of the PCB Management Committee Najam Sethi gave his OK, the names were made public.
“The appointments were made based on the PCB’s vision and strategy to invest more in women’s cricket, as well as the upcoming international assignments,” the PCB said in a statement. “These include hosting South Africa and going on tours to Bangladesh and New Zealand for the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25.”
From August 2023 to July 2024, the Pakistan women’s team is set to play a total of 15 ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 ODIs over the course of five bilateral cricket matches. Pakistan will also play up to 17 T20Is on top of these 50-over matches. These ODIs and T20Is will set the stage for the 10 team ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2024 and the 8 team ICC Women’s World Cup in India in 2025.
Nida Dar Nida was named the PCB Women’s Cricketer of the Year for 2021. She is taking over as captain from Bismah Maroof, who quit after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 in South Africa. Nida is one of the most experienced players in Pakistan. He has played in 130 T20Is and 99 ODIs for his country.
She is also the player with the most wickets in T20I women’s cricket, with 126.
Nida was also on the Pakistan team that won gold at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, in 2010 and in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014. She was the first woman from Pakistan to play cricket in Australia’s women’s franchise league in 2019.
Nida is currently ranked 32nd among ODI hitters, 24th among ODI bowlers, and 9th among all-rounders in the ICC Women’s Rankings. Nida is placed 38th as a batter, 21st as a bowler, and 7th as an all-rounder in T20Is.
Mark Coles was the head coach of the Pakistan women’s cricket team from 2017 to 2019. During that time, the team did a lot of great things, like finishing fifth in the ICC Women’s Championship 2017-2020, which got them into the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022.
During his time, Sana Mir became the most successful ODI spinner in the world, Javeria Khan and Bismah Maroof were named to lead a multi-nation Women’s Global Development Squad, and Nida Dar became the first Pakistani woman to get a deal in the WBBL.
Mark Coles is the head coach, Mohtashim Rasheed is the defense coach, Taufeeq Umar is the batting coach, and Saleem Jaffar is the batting coach. (bowling coach).
Saleem Jaffar, Asmavia Iqbal, Marina Iqbal, and Mohtashim Rasheed make up the selection group. (members).
Pakistan women’s team has a match coming up with another country.
South Africa will visit Pakistan in August/September 2023. (three ODIs & three T20Is)
Pakistan goes to Bangladesh in October/November 2023. (three ODIs & three T20Is)
Pakistan goes to New Zealand in November/December 2023. (three ODIs & three T20Is)
The West Indies will play Pakistan in February 2024 (three ODIs & five T20Is)
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Pakistan’s trip to England in July 2024 (three ODIs & three T20Is)