For the people of Pakistan cricket is not only a sport, but it is a passion, a reason for fun, and a great source of energy for Pakistanis. This game is also very helpful for uniting all the nation together. It’s real that we are living in such a society where men have much more authority than women and where it is very hard for a female to make her own space.
In the present era, like every profession women have also achieved much success and fame in the game of cricket. We have a women’s cricket team that is excellent, talented, and outstanding and connected fans with their brilliant accomplishments. The team of women cricketers falls in the top rankings of ICC (International Cricket Council).
Some of the best Pakistani Women Cricketers that proved women can do anything just like men are
Top 6 Pakistani Women Cricketers
6- Javeria Khan
Javeria Khan Wadood is a brilliant batter of the Pakistan women’s cricket team. She is a right-handed batswoman with a bowling style of the right arm off break. She was part of several matches of T20, One-day International matches, and the Asia Cup. Khan got selected in the Karachi Women team in 2006 and started her performance in cricket in the year 2008 in ODI.
The cricketer has participated in 103 ODI matches and scored 2693 runs. Jveria’s batting was put to the real test in 2015 when in a women’s championship match, Sri Lanka hit them for 242 runs. In reply, she scored 133* which massively aided her team to win the match. Javeria Khan is a versatile cricketer who showed well both in bowling and batting but mainly plays as an opening batter for her side. She has bagged many awards for her match-winning performances including five players of the match awards and one for player of the series. The right-hand batter also represented the Pakistani team as a captain and won many matches through her splendid leadership qualities.
5- Bismah Maroof
Bisma Maroof is an all-rounder Pakistan women cricketer and is one of the top cricketers of the team. As an all-rounder, she plays as a left-hand batter and a leg-break bowler. She performed in more than 200 cricket matches and was named the captain of the women’s team in 2017. She remained on the leading side till ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 after which she went on an indefinite break due to family reasons. In May of last year, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) developed a ‘Parental Support Policy’ which would enable the female cricketers to go on 12 months paid leave and allow the male cricketers to take a one month break.
Maroof was vice-captain of the team that achieved a gold medal in a competition with Bangladesh in 2014. But the best showcase of her skill was witnessed in the year 2015-2016 when she scored 92 and 91 against Bangladesh and a strong opponent New Zealand. She was nominated for the award of ‘Women Cricketer of the Year’ by PCB in 2020. Maroof recently made a comeback in the team and was selected to lead the women in green for the upcoming Icc Women’s World Cup scheduled to start from 4th March.
4- Nida Dar
Nida Dar or Lady Boom Boom is a top cricketer of the Pakistan women’s team and plays as a bowling all-rounder. Recently Dar had the honour of having another feather in her cap when she secured 100 scalps in T20Is. She currently ranks 9th in the ICC Women T20I all-rounder ranking and 15th in the ODIs. The ace bowler started her international ODI career against Ireland in 2010 and stepped into the T20I side the same year versus Sri Lanka.
In the year 2018, the all-rounder lodged the career-best figures of 5/21 in a crucial match against Sri Lanka in the Women Asia Cup. PCB admired her for picking up 100 wickets in the series of Twenty-Twenty International. For the “Women World Cup,” Nida Dar has been selected as vice-captain of the team. The tournament will commence in March 2022.
3- Sana Mir
Sana Mir is a former player of cricket and commentator who remained the captain in T20 and ODI matches. She performed as a captain in 137 matches and participated in a total of 226 matches that were played internationally. Mir is a batter of the right hand, and her bowling style is right-arm off break. In 2018 she ranked number one in the ICC Women ODI rankings. With her outstanding performance, the team won two gold medals in 2010 and 2014 in Asian Games. From the previous nine years, she remained in the top 20 brilliant players list of the International Cricket Council.
In Pakistan Women’s cricket team, eight players were ranked in the ICC’s top players’ list during Sana Mir’s exceptional leadership. In 2017 Mir achieved a historic milestone in Pakistan Women cricket when she aggregated 100 ODI wickets, becoming the first female to achieve this feat. Two years later, the start cricketer retired from all forms of cricket leaving a legacy for the coming generation of women cricketers. Sana Mir proved that if women are given the chance, they can strengthen the progress of the country with their talent and hard work.
2- Kiran Baluch
Former player Kiran Baluch represented Pakistan as an all-rounder and is considered as one of the finest Test players even though she appeared in only three of them. She became part of the team in 1996 for the tour of Australia and New Zealand on a trial basis.
In 1998 Kiran Baluch was selected for the team to visit Sri Lanka where she made a score of 76 in her first innings. In a test match of Pakistan versus West Indies in the year 2004 Baluch in her first innings scored 242 runs. In the 3rd innings of the test match, she performed an outstanding inning, taking two wickets while conceding 41 runs.
1- Shaiza Khan
Shaiza Khan is also a former player of cricket known as a right-handed batter with a right-arm leg break bowling style. She led the way in Pakistan women’s cricket team. From the year 1997 to 2004 Shaiza Khan performed as a captain in 40 ODIs and 3 Test matches.
In 2004 by taking 13/226 in Pakistan versus WI she made a record of best bowling figures in her career. After Betty Wilson, she ranked number 2 after taking a hat-trick in her 13-wicket haul. By earning 23 wickets in ODIs, the lady also made a record of gaining many wickets in the same ground of National Stadium in Karachi.