Bismah Maroof (born 18 July 1991) 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.
|Full name||Bismah Maroof|
|Born||18 July 1991|
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
|ODI debut (cap 46)||13 December 2006 v India|
|Last ODI||14 December 2019 v England|
|ODI shirt no.||3|
|T20I debut (cap 13)||29 May 2009 v Ireland|
|Last T20I||28 February 2020 v England|
|T20I shirt no.||3|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 28 February 2020
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. She was named vice-captain of the Pakistan squad that won a second successive gold medal against Bangladesh at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.
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. In the series, Pakistan won their first ever ODI against the New Zealand in the third match.
In March 2018, under her captaincy Pakistan clean swept Sri Lanka 3-0 in the ODI series on the Sri Lanka tour. This was only the second time that Pakistan team won an ODI series 3-0. In the T20 series, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka 2-1.
In October 2018, she was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. In October 2019, she was named as the captain of the Women's Global Development Squad, ahead of a five-match series in Australia.
In January 2020, she was named as the captain of Pakistan's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. However, on 28 February 2020, in the match against England, she broke her right thumb. 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.
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- "Bismah to lead Women's Global Development Squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
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- "Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof out of women's T20 World Cup with injury". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
- "Bismah Maroof ruled out of ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 28 February 2020.