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Pak women squads named for ICC Women’s Championship, T20I series in South Africa

ICC Women's Championship and Twenty20 International series against South Africa will commence in May, next month.

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Pakistan’ s first ever Women’s Selection Committee has announced 15-player women’s squad for the next month’s ICC Women’s Championship and Twenty20 International series against South Africa.

There has been just one change made by the selection committee has made just one change in the 14-player squad that defeated the Windies girls 2-1 in the ODI series.

Off-spinner Saba Nazir has been replaced by uncapped spinner Rameen Shamim, while Jaweria Rauf, who last appeared in ODI in January 2014, has been added.

For the T20I squad, there have been are two changes from the last series against the Windies.

From the 14-player squad, Anam Amin and Natalia Pervaiz have been replaced by Jaweria Rauf and Kainat Imtiaz, while Rameen Shamin has also been included in the 15-player squad.

The selectors have also named four reserves, which include Fareeha Mehmood, Fatima Sana, Muneeba Ali and Saba Nazir.

Squad for ICC Women’s Championship ODIs:
Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Javeria Wadood Khan, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Rameen Shamim, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wicketkeeper)and Omaima Sohail.

Squad for T20Is series:
Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Javeria Wadood Khan, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Nashra Sundhu, Nida Dar, Rameen Shamim, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wicketkeeper) and Omaima Sohail.

Chairperson of Pakistan Women’s Selection Committee and former captain, Urooj Mumtaz, said: “We have rewarded the girls for their outstanding achievements against the Windies girls by maintaining consistency in the ODI squad, while we have made some tweaks in the T20I squad as we look forward to next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.

“We have a good bunch of cricketers who have displayed their capabilities and potentials against the Windies girls and previous series. When we played South Africa in an ODI series last time, we narrowly lost 1-2, but I am hopeful we will be able to build on our success against the Windies girls and be able to do one better this time on the African safari,” she further added.

Following is the schedule for the South Africa tour:
6 May: 1st ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Potchefstroom,
9 May: 2nd ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Potchefstroom
12 May: 3rd ICC Women’s Championship 50-over match, Benoni
15 May:  1st T20I match, Pretoria
18 May: 2nd T20I match, Pietermaritzburg
19 May: 3rd T20I match, Pietermaritzburg
22 May : 4th T20I match, Benoni
23 May: 5th T20I match, Benoni

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