This team made their debut in the international arena in 1997 and then its first World Cup the same year. They did not qualify for another World Cup until 2009. Currently ranked seventh on the ICC list, they have participated in three world cup tournaments, this year being their fourth.
Recently they got a new coach in Sabih Azhar for the tournament. They have not been afraid to do what it takes to try to win. They have Bismah Maroof and Javeria Khan for the experience.
Sana Mir (captain), Asmavia Iqbal, Ayesha Zafar, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Marina Iqbal, Nahida Khan, Nain Abidi, Nashra Sandhu, Sadia Yousuf, Sidra Nawaz and Waheeda Akhtar
June 25 V South Africa
June 27 V England
July 2 V India
July 5 V Australia
July 8 V New Zealand
July 11 V West Indies
July 15 V Sri Lanka
Players to look out for:
Sana Mir, the captain, has been impressive in leading the team. She is one of the main causes of the team’s dramatic change in its form and spirit. She is the wicket-taker of the team.
Bismah Maroof is the allrounder that the team depends on. She can not only take over the bat but can contribute with bowling. She has proven to be dependable.
Javeria Khan is the determined bat that will help Pakistan score. The higher the runs on board, the better the chances for the team on the whole.
Considering the fact that they have made it to only four out of eleven world cup tournaments, they are doing pretty well this time. They are capable of causing an upset or two.