Lahore, May 12 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday announced that Bismah Maroof will continue to lead the national women’s ODI and T20 teams in the 2022-23 season.
Bismah took reins of the T20 side in 2016 and was named the ODI captain after the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
After an impressive performance at the 50-over World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year, Bismah’s next assignment will be Pakistan’s white-ball series against Sri Lanka at home later this month and the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to be held in South Africa in February next year will also be high on her agenda.
“It is truly an honour for any cricketer to captain their country and it is a great privilege for me to continue in this role. The 2022-23 cricket season is the busiest for Pakistan women’s side and we are excited and geared up for the challenges it presents,” said Bismah .
“Every match in the upcoming season is important for us as a team as bilateral ODIs will determine whether we qualify for the next ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and the T20Is provide us opportunities to prepare for the all-important T20 World Cup in February next year,” she added.
The Pakistan skipper was second leading run-scorer for her side during the recent World Cup New Zealand, managing 191 runs from seven innings.
Bismah made her Pakistan debut at 15 against India in an ODI at Jaipur in December 2006. She is the only Pakistan women cricketer with 5,000 international runs.