Pakistan women’s team captain Bismah Maroof is highly impressed with the way youngsters are performing at the domestic level, especially her teammate and opener Muneeba Ali who catches limelight with consistent performance.
“It is good to see youngsters coming up and proving their mettle. We are getting power-hitting element in out batters, bowlers are also doing well which indeed is a good sign and indicating towards a strong future for women cricketers,” said Bismah while talking to the media in Karachi.
National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship
The left-handed batsman thinks that the tournament is paving the way for players to prove themselves before the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. “I am inspired by the way youngsters are performing especially,” she said.
The skipper praised young Muneeba Ali for showing consistency with the bat. “Muneeba is an outstanding batter. She has produced back-to-back performances which is a good sign for us and her too,” she said for Muneeba who scored a century and half-century in two consecutive contests of the National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship.
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
Bismah is confident that a strong squad will be set-up for the mega event, scheduled from February 21 to March 8 in Australia.
“I think we are clear with what we want for the event. There are a couple of positions that are up for grab and I hope we will find a strong combination for the mega event,’ Bismah marked.
She, when asked about pacers who aren’t able to take wickets at the domestic level, said that the training camp is on the way and they will try to get prepared accordingly. “We do have some good bowlers including Fatima Sana, a young exciting talent, Diana Baig, Aliya Riaz. We will sit and plan things according to what we need to compete in the world cup,” she maintained.
Talking about experienced Sana Mir’s consistent failures, Bismah said that she is an experienced player and can give performance anytime. “She has proven her worth quite often and I think she is an important part of the team,” she concluded.