Injury forces Bismah Maroof out of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup


Canberra: Pakistan women team’s skipper Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup following a thumb fracture. 

According to the details revealed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Bismah got his right hand’s thumb fractured while fielding during the second match against England. The left-handed batter will travel along with the team to Sydney on Saturday where Cricket Australia (CA)’s Orthopedic surgeon will do her surgery.

In absence of Bismah, right-handed opening batswoman Javeria Khan will lead the side in the remaining two group matches against South Africa and Thailand. Meanwhile, PCB has given the name of Nahida Khan as a replacement of Bismah. ICC’s tournament technical committee is yet to approve the recommendation.

It must be noted here that England beat Pakistan by 42 runs in their second group match. To qualify for the semi-final, the girls in green have to win both of their next two matches.