Aiman Anwar, 28, is highly looking forward to leading Pakistan’s pace battery from the front in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, starting from February 21 in Australia.
While talking to the media on the sidelines of a training camp ahead of the mega event, Aiman said that she will come true to all the expectations people have from her. “I know, it is an important event for me. I am experienced in the side, so a huge responsibility for me. I will try my best to fulfill all the expectations,” she said.
Aiman revealed that she focuses on her economy and tries to concede fewer runs. “I try my level best to be an economical bowler. My performance was good in recently concluded National Triangular Women’s T20 Championship while making a comeback after injury,” highlighted Aiman who has taken 14 wickets in 16 T20Is and has an economy of 6.31.
Hailed from Karachi, Aiman is also focusing on her batting as she thinks an all-rounder is more worthy in T20I cricket. “In my opinion, batting can help you in the shorter format. Sometimes, it comes on tailenders to score a few runs to win. So, I am working on my batting as well to support my team with the bat whenever needed,” she said.
To a query about exclusion of Sana Mir from World Cup squad, Aiman said that the team is focusing on the players they have. “Sana is an experienced player and her presence had always supported the youngsters. She keeps on guiding us. However, its the time to move on from thinking such things and focus on the mega opportunity we have. I think our team is balanced and we will try to compete in the mega event,” she concluded.