Bismah Maroof wanted Sana Mir, selection committee didn’t

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Pakistan women’s team captain Bismah Maroof wanted experience Sana Mir in the T20 World Cup squad whereas the selection committee dropped her, contradictory statements by the captain and chief selector Urooj Mumtaz raised many questions.

Sana’s exclusion from the squad was totally based on her recent form according to Urooj, who announced the 15-member squad for the mega event on Monday, but Bismah thought Sana must have been in the squad following her experience on the field.

“Sana must have been in the team following her experience. She is a skilled and proven player who has achieved so much for Pakistan,” Bismah said in a presser in Lahore alongside Urooj.

It must be noted here that Sana has scored just eight runs in the last nine T20Is at an average of 4. She has taken eight T20I wickets in as many contests in the last 12 months. Her performance in recently concluded National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship was also not impressive as she took just four wickets and scored 21 runs in four matches.

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