Pakistan no ‘pushover’: Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry, an Australian all-rounder, has stated that she will not be taking Pakistan lightly in the upcoming limited-overs series. The first ODI of the series will be played on January 16 in Brisbane.
In the ICC Women’s Championship 2022–25, Pakistan will play a total of six matches during their tour: three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and three One-Day Internationals (ODIs).
Australia dominates both white-ball formats and is ranked first in the ICC rankings; Pakistan, meanwhile, is in ninth place in one-day internationals and seventh in Twenty20 Internationals.
She noted that the team was “certainly developing” thanks to the influx of new players and a resulting increase in depth.
The all-rounder remarked, “They are equally capable of playing some really good cricket, so they are going to be a really good challenge for us.”
With five wins out of six matches in the ICC Women’s Championship, Pakistan is in fine form heading into the ODI series. In Karachi, they beat Sri Lanka 2-1 in June of last year, and in Lahore, they swept Ireland 3-0 in November.
Perry has spoken about her eagerness to play in the Women’s Indian Premier League, which will make its debut in March.
To paraphrase, “it’s probably a brand-new frontier for the game and a really important one in terms of continual growth and progress,” she said.
She elaborated on her enthusiasm, saying, “the fact that it’s happening is so important and an awesome opportunity for everyone.”
Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof and opening batter Sidra Amin both expressed optimism about the upcoming limited-overs series in separate interviews.
Timing of Pakistan’s upcoming tour of Australia
Match begins at Allan Border Field in Brisbane on January 16.
At Allan Border Field in Brisbane on the 18th of January for the second One-Day International.
The third one-day international will take place on January 21 at North Sydney Oval No.1 in North Sydney.
North Sydney Oval No.1, North Sydney, Australia, January 24: First Twenty20 International
Two-Twenty-I Match, Hobart, Australia, January 26
Manuka Oval, Canberra; January 29; Third Twenty20 International