The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced a 26-member women’s squad for the Pakistan vs West Indies Pakistan tour of West Indies. The players for the national and ‘A’ teams will be selected for white-ball matches for the West Indies tour.
Javeria Khan would be leading the national team. Rameen Shamim has been slected as the skipper of Pakistan Women’s ‘A’ in the three one-dayers while wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz will lead the ‘A’ side in the three T20s.
The Pakistan national women’s team is slated to lock horns with West Indies in three T20Is and five ODIs. While the ‘A’ side will square off with the opponents in three one-day matches and as many T20s. All 26 players will be available for selection for 14 matches.
Urooj Mumtaz, the chairperson of national women’s selection committee, said: “This is an historic occasion in the history of Pakistan women’s cricket as for the first time national side and the ‘A’ team are traveling together.
“The Caribbean tour presents a phenomenal opportunity to our core group of cricketers to showcase their performances and further cement places for the 2021-22 season, which promises to be an exciting one for women’s cricket.
“These 26 players have been involved in all our high performance camps over the past nine months and have put in the hard yards under the national coaching staff led by David Hemp. The group has prepared with high intensity and purpose. They remain focused and determined to put up winning performances.”
Pakistan vs West Indies: Pakistan squad
Javeria Khan (captain, national team), Rameen Shamim (One-Day captain, ‘A’ team), Sidra Nawaz (T20 captain, A team), Aliya Riaz, Aiman Anwar, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Iram Javed, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui (wk), Nahida Khan, Najiha Alvi (wk), Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, and Syeda Aroob Shah
The squad will board flight for Antigua via London on Wednesday, June 23. The cohort will undergo pre-departure Covid-19 tests on Monday, and the members returning a negative test will board the flight. Upon arrival in Antigua, they will undergo another round of tests twice in a period of 5 days while under isolation.
Pakistan vs West Indies fixtures
30 June – 1st T20I between national sides and 1st T20 between ‘A’ teams at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
2 July – 2nd T20I between national sides and 2nd T20 between ‘A’ teams at Coolidge Cricket Ground
4 July – 3rd T20I between national sides and 3rd T20 between ‘A’ teams at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
7 July – 1st ODI between national sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
9 July – 2nd ODI between national sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
10 July – 1st one-day between ‘A’ sides at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
12 July – 3rd ODI between national sides at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
13 July – 2nd one-day between ‘A’ sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
15 July – 4th ODI between national sides at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
16 July – 3rd one-day between ‘A’ sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground
18 July – 5th ODI between national sides at Coolidge Cricket Ground