Bismah Maroof to lead multi-nation women's squad

Pakistan women’s captain is looking to share her experiences with the young players in the squad

Bismah Maroof to lead multi-nation women's squad PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof has been named to captain a multi-nation Women’s Global Development Squad (WGDS) for a tour of Australia, where they will get to play against Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) teams as well as be part of different WBBL squads for their first-round tournament matches.

According to the press release by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the 28-year-old Pakistan captain will lead a 13-member squad comprising players from eight countries who will get to play six T20 matches.

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Bismah is excited and looking forward to the opportunity to captain the WGDS side.

“It’s an honour to be leading this side as it is an excellent platform provided by the ICC for players of different sides,” said Bismah. “As a captain, I will try my level best to share my experiences on and off the field. There will be girls from different cultures and it will be a new challenge for me.”

“I have led my country, where I know all the players, but this will be new experience. It is an important platform, where we will play against star players of the Big Bash. My own game will also develop in a new environment and I will be able to help the Pakistan team in future,” she added.

Earlier this year, Pakistan’s Javeria Khan also lead a multi-nation Women’s Global Development Squad that played six Twenty20 matches on a tour of England.