The Pakistan cricket team started playing their three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe Women at the esteemed Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
Pakistan will be playing three ODIs and two T20Is against Zimbabwe, all of which will take place at the Harare Sports Club, as part of their preparation for their upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. This is the first instance the Pakistan women team has toured Zimbabwe for a series.
Pakistan team skipper Javeria Khan feels it is the perfect opportunity for the Pakistan team youngsters to up their game and sharpen their individual skills. She believes the games will help their team to get into the groove of developing the habit of acquiring desirable outcomes.
“This series is a great opportunity for the side to make the most of the victory in the final T20I and develop it into a habit,” Javeria Khan said.
“Everyone in the team is excited to be in Zimbabwe and to play six matches over the course of the next two weeks at the historic Harare Sports Club in a time when not many women’s matches are happening around the world.
“Zimbabwe is one of the 10 teams who will be present at the World Cup Qualifiers and playing them ahead of the all-important event gives us crucial match practice. At the same time, this series will help us provide opportunities to exciting young cricketers in the ranks in competitive matches and gauge how they react,” Javeria concluded.
Pakistan Squad: Javeria Khan (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Syeda Aroob Shah
Pakistan vs Zimbabwe Match Fixtures