Bismah Maroof

Bismah Maroof (born 18 July 1991)[1] is a Pakistani international cricketer and current captain of the Pakistan national women's cricket team. She was the first woman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs for Pakistan.[2]

Bismah Maroof
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Personal information
Full nameBismah Maroof
Born (1991-07-18) 18 July 1991 (age 29)
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 46)13 December 2006 v India
Last ODI14 December 2019 v England
ODI shirt no.3
T20I debut (cap 13)29 May 2009 v Ireland
Last T20I28 February 2020 v England
T20I shirt no.3
Domestic team information
2006/07Lahore Women
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I
Matches 105 103
Runs scored 2462 2097
Batting average 27.35 27.23
100s/50s 0/12 0/10
Top score 99 65*
Balls bowled 1619 808
Wickets 43 36
Bowling average 24.51 20.13
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 4/7 3/21
Catches/stumpings 30/– 30/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 February 2020

International careerEdit

Bismah was part of the Pakistan squad at the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup in Australia. She was part of the team that won a gold medal against Bangladesh at the 2010 Asian Games in China.[3] She was named vice-captain of the Pakistan squad[4] that won a second successive gold medal against Bangladesh at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.[5]

On 11 October 2017, Bismah was selected as captain of the Pakistan women's cricket team ahead of the New Zealand series in the UAE.[6] In the series, Pakistan won their first ever ODI against the New Zealand in the third match.[7]

In March 2018, under her captaincy Pakistan clean swept Sri Lanka 3-0 in the ODI series on the Sri Lanka tour.[8] This was only the second time that Pakistan team won an ODI series 3-0.[7] In the T20 series, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka 2-1.[9]

She was the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, with 143 runs in five matches.[10]

In October 2018, she was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.[11][12] In October 2019, she was named as the captain of the Women's Global Development Squad, ahead of a five-match series in Australia.[13]

In January 2020, she was named as the captain of Pakistan's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[14] However, on 28 February 2020, in the match against England, she broke her right thumb.[15] She was ruled out of the rest of the tournament, with Nahida Khan named as her replacement and Javeria Khan captaining the side in her absence.[16]


  1. ^ Bismah Maroof Archived July 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine ICC Cricket World Cup. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Pathmakers – First to 1000 ODI runs from each country". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Final, Asian Games Women's Cricket Competition at Guangzhou, Nov 19 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Pakistan women set to defend cricket title". The Express Tribune. September 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Pakistan clinch thriller to win gold". ESPNcricinfo. 26 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Maroof-led Pakistan squad named for New Zealand series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  7. ^ a b Aliani, Shahbano (1 June 2018). "Bismah Maroof at the helm: Getting to know the Pakistan women's cricket captain". Dawn.
  8. ^ "Pakistan Women pulverise Sri Lanka, earn praise from PCB Chairman Sethi". Dawn. 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Pak women beat Sri Lanka women to take T20I series 2-1". The News International. 1 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, 2018, Pakistan Women: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Bismah Maroof returns for Women's World T20 but not as captain". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Bismah Maroof returns to Pakistan squad, Javeria Khan stays on as captain". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Bismah to lead Women's Global Development Squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  14. ^ "Pakistan squad for ICC Women's T20 World Cup announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof out of women's T20 World Cup with injury". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Bismah Maroof ruled out of ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 28 February 2020.

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