Pakistan Women’s cricket team departs for Ireland to partake in tri-series

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team has departed for Ireland to participate in the upcoming Tri-series and Commonwealth Games 2022.

Bismah-led Pakistan side will depart for Belfast via Dubai after taking a two-day Eid Holidays.

The Pakistani contingent remained involved in an enduring nine-day practice session here and besides batting net sessions, the players also partook in fielding drills focused precisely on physical fitness.

Pakistan will play their first match of the tri-series against Australia on July 16. The side will play Australia and Ireland twice in the competition before the top two sides will go on to compete in the final.

The contingent will then fly to Birmingham to participate in the Commonwealth Games and will take on Barbados on July 29 to start their campaign before taking on the arch-rivals India on July 31 and Australia on August 3. All cricket matches of the Commonwealth Games will be staged at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham.

Squad: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Gul Feroza (wicketkeeper), Iram Javed, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui (wicketkeeper), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal and Tuba Hassan.

Support staff: Ayesha Ashhar (Manager), David Hemp (Head coach), Saleem Jaffer (Bowling coach), Muhammad Zubair Ahmed (Analyst) and Rifat Asghar Gill (Physiotherapist).

Pakistan’s fixtures:

Tri-series at Belfast

16 July – v Australia
19 July – v Ireland
23 July – v Australia
24 July – v Ireland

Commonwealth Games at Birmingham

29 July – v Barbados
31 July – v India
3 August – v Australia

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