Lahore: The Pakistan women cricket team left from Lahore via Qatar to London on its England tour. The ODI captain Sana Mir said “We are determined to win against a strong hosting side. Bisma Maruf who has taken over the stewardship of T20 also hopes to have a successful tour.”
According to details Pakistan women cricket team has left for England tour to play three ODIs and T20 matches. The players leaving from National cricket academy flew from Lahore via Qatar to reach London. Before their departure, the ODI captain Sana Mir spoke to the media at NCA and said “The strong English team will have an advantage of its home ground but we have worked hard for the series and will give them a tough time. Though the hosting team has a better ranking and an edge of its home ground but our players are in high spirits and determined to win the series.”
The T20 captain Bismah Maruf said “During the England tour, batting can play an important role for a win provided it clicks. If we succeed in putting up a good score, our bowlers have the capacity to defend their target provided the fielding is strong which needs to be improved. I am hopeful the team will successfully cross this difficult test.” It may be noted that the first match of One-Day series between both the teams will take place on 20th June at Leicester, the second on 22nd June at Worcester and the third on 27th June at Taunton. The first match of T20 series will be on 3rd July at Bristol, the second on 5th July at Southampton and the third on 7th July at Chelmsford.