Here’s an overview of Sana Mir’s exceptional career


Karachi: After making ODI debut in 2005, Sana Mir went onto represent Pakistan in 50 and 20-overs format for 15 years. 

The 34-years-old cricketer became an inspiration for thousands of young girls. Throughout her whole career, she achieved many records for the country at the international level.

Here are few highlights of her notable career:

– Sana made her ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Karachi in December 2005, while her last ODI was against Bangladesh in Lahore in November 2019

– She took 151 wickets and smashed 1630 runs in 120 ODIs and is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in ODIs on the all-time list with Anisa Mohammed of the West Indies

– She peaked to number-one on ICC Women’s Rankings for ODI Bowlers in October 2018

– She is one of the only nine women cricketers in ODIs to have taken 100 wickets and 1000 runs

– She made her T20I debut against Ireland in Dublin in May 2009, while her last T20I was against Bangladesh in Lahore in October 2019. In 106 T20Is, she took 89 wickets and scored 802 runs

– She led Pakistan in 72 ODIs, winning 26 and losing 45, and 65 T20Is, winning 26 and losing 36

– She captained Pakistan at two World Cups (2013 and 2017) and five ICC Women’s T20 World Cups (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016)

– She was named captain of Wisden’s women’s team of the decade

– She along with India’s Mithali Raj, included in ICC Women’s Committee as players’ representative

– She ender her career on a high, She is currently ranked 9th and 41st in the ICC’s ODI and T20I bowlers’ ranking respectively. She is 10th and 23rd ranked all-rounder in ODIs and T20Is, respectively

– In her leadership, Pakistan won gold in 2010 and the 2014 Asian Games.

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