Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup after getting injured with a communitive fracture in her right thumb.
Bismah succumbed to injury in Pakistan’s last match against England on Friday, which Pakistan lost by 42 runs.
In her absence Javeria Khan will captain the side, meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board has named Nahida Khan as Bismah’s replacement, which will be confirmed following the Event Technical Committee’s approval.
According to PCB, Bismah will now travel with the side to Sydney on Saturday, where she will be operated upon by Cricket Australia’s orthopedic surgeon.
Pakistan will face South Africa in Sydney on Sunday.
To mark its place in the semi-finals, Pakistan must beat South Africa and then Thailand on 3 March.