Pakistan women's national cricket team

The Pakistan women's national cricket team represents Pakistan in international women's cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women's Championship (the highest level of international women's cricket), the team is organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Pakistan
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Pakistan Cricket Crest
AssociationPakistan Cricket Board
Personnel
CaptainBismah Maroof
CoachDavid Hemp[1]
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull member (1952)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
WODI 7th 7th (01-Oct-2015)
WT20I 7th 7th
Women's Tests
First WTestv  Sri Lanka at Colts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo; 17–20 April 1998
Last WTestv  West Indies at the National Stadium, Karachi; 15–18 March 2004
WTests Played Won/Lost
Total[3] 3 0/2
(1 draw)
Women's One Day Internationals
First WODIv  New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch; 28 January 1997
Last WODIv  South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban; 26 January 2021
WODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[5] 168 48/116
(1 tie, 3 no results)
This year[6] 3 0/3
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's World Cup appearances4 (first in 1997)
Best result5th (2009)
Women's World Cup Qualifier appearances4 (first in 2003)
Best resultRunners-up (2008, 2011)
Women's Twenty20 Internationals
First WT20Iv  Ireland at The Vineyard, Dublin; 25 May 2009
Last WT20Iv  South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban; 3 February 2021
WT20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[7] 120 48/67
(3 ties, 2 no results)
This year[8] 3 1/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Women's T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2009)
Best resultFirst round (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier appearances1 (first in 2013)
Best resultChampions (2013)
As of 3 February 2021

Pakistan made its One Day International (ODI) debut in early 1997, against New Zealand, and later in the year played in the 1997 World Cup in India. The team's inaugural Test match came against Sri Lanka in April 1998. In its early years, Pakistan was one of the least competitive of the top-level women's teams, and after its inaugural appearance in 1997, did not qualify for another World Cup until the 2009 event in Australia. However, the team has played in all four editions of the Women's World Twenty20 to date, and also participated in the Women's Asia Cup and the Asian Games cricket tournament.

Support staffEdit

HistoryEdit

 
Sana Mir, former captain of Pakistan women cricket team

1990sEdit

The concept of Women's cricket was first introduced in Pakistan by sisters Shaiza and Sharmeen Khan in 1996. In conservative Pakistan the creation of a Pakistan women`s cricket team was even considered illegal and was met with court cases and even death threats. The government refused them permission to play India in 1997 and ruled that women were forbidden from playing sports in public due to the religious issues.[9][10]

However, the team did manage to overcome these objections and represented Pakistan women's cricket in 1997 playing against New Zealand and Australia. They lost all three One Day International matches on that tour, but they were still invited to take part in the Women's Cricket World Cup later that year in India. They lost all five matches in the tournament and finished last, out of the eleven teams in the competition. The following year, Pakistan toured Sri Lanka and played three One Day International matches, losing all of their matches and played in their first Test match, which they also lost.

2000sEdit

In 2000, Pakistan toured Ireland for a five match One Day International series against Ireland. They lost the Test match by an innings inside two days and the One Day International series 4–0, with one match interrupted by rain. Their first international win, in their 19th match, came against the Netherlands in a seven match One Day International series at their home ground in 2001, a series which they won 4–3. This form did not continue into their six One Day International tour of Sri Lanka in January 2002 though and they again lost all six matches.

In 2003, Pakistan travelled to the Netherlands to take part in the 2003 IWCC Trophy, the inaugural edition of what is now called simply the World Cup Qualifier. They finished fourth in the tournament, their victories were against Japan and Scotland, however they were missing out on qualification for the 2005 World Cup. This tournament was marred by a schism between the Pakistan Women's Cricket Control Association and the Pakistan Cricket Board. The IWCC did not recognise the Pakistan Cricket Board as the governing body of women's cricket in Pakistan and court cases were brought in Pakistan.[11] The Pakistan Cricket Board announced that they would not be sending a team to the tournament and that no other team should be allowed to represent the country in the competition.[12] This problem has since been overcome with the International Cricket Council requirement that women's associations and men's associations are unified under one single governing body.

2004 saw the West Indies tour Pakistan, playing seven One Day International matches and a Test match. The Test match was drawn and West Indies won the One Day International series 5–2, but those two victories for Pakistan were their first against a Test playing nation.

In 2005, Pakistan Cricket Board established a Women's Wing to oversee all Cricket Affairs under the Pakistan Cricket Board's control and to unite all the conflicts between various associations. The first international event was when Indian Under 21 team toured Pakistan, becoming the first Indian women's side to tour the country. This paved the way for Pakistan to host the second Women's Asia Cup in December 2005/January 2006. They lost all their games however, finishing last in the three team tournament. The tournament featured the first match between the Indian and Pakistani women's cricket teams.

Early in 2007, the Pakistan squad toured South Africa and played in a five match, One Day International series. During that year, Pakistan was awarded to Host the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers in which eight teams were scheduled to participate. All of the arrangements were almost completed when unfortunately the event was postponed due to political instability and was moved to South Africa. The Pakistan Women Team qualified for the ICC Women World Cup by defeating Ireland, Zimbabwe, Scotland and Netherlands. They qualified for this tournament after defeating Hong Kong in a three match series in Pakistan in September 2006.

In Pakistan, views towards Women' cricket have softened considerably since its introduction. Cricket is currently seen as an improvement for women's rights; although female players have to follow a professional rule and behave in an appropriate manner in public.[9][10]

In June 2019, the PCB reduced the number of contracted players from 17 to 10, but increased remuneration for the retained players.[13][14]

World Cup recordsEdit

Women's ODI World CupEdit

Pakistan have participated in three editions of the Women's Cricket World Cup: 1997 Women's Cricket World Cup, 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup and 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup.[15] The team did not win any of their matches during the 1997 Cricket World Cup and finished at eleventh place. Pakistan saw their first win in the 2009 World Cup; they advanced to the Super Six round defeating Sri Lanka in group stage match by 57 runs with Nain Abidi scoring 26 runs, and the woman of the match Qanita Jalil taking 3 wickets for 33.[16] They qualified for the 5th place playoff match defeating West Indies in the Super Sixes by 4 wickets,[17] but finished at 6th place losing to the same team by 3 wickets.[18] They were without any victory in the 2013 World Cup.

Women's T20I World CupEdit

 
Pakistan Women's team during the icc T20 world cup

Pakistan have participated in all the editions of the ICC Women's World Twenty20. They lost all of their games in 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20 and 2010 ICC Women's World Twenty20. In the 2012 edition, they registered their solitary win over India. Pakistan defeated them by 1 run with Sana Mir scoring 26 runs and Nida Dar—who was awarded woman of the match—taking 3 wickets for 13 runs.[19] Pakistan finished with 7th place playoff in the 2014 ICC Women's World Twenty20; they defeated Sri Lanka by 14 runs in the playoffs. Bismah Maroof scored 62 runs not out and Sania Khan took 3 wickets for 24 runs. Maroof was awarded woman of the match.[20]

Asia CupEdit

The Pakistan women's cricket team did not participate in the inaugural edition of the women's Asia cup in 2004–05, Sri Lanka and India played a five-match series in Sri Lanka.[21] Pakistan hosted the second edition of the Asia Cup in 2005–06, but they did not win a single game of the tournament.[22] India won the final by 97 runs, against Sri Lanka, played at the National Stadium, Karachi.[23] In the third edition of the women's Asia Cup, once again Pakistan failed to see a victory, and this was the third consecutive occasion that India and Sri Lanka were playing in the final.[24] In the 2008 edition of the Women's Asia Cup, Pakistan registered their only victory against the Bangladeshi women's cricket team who were participating for the first time in Asia Cup.[25]

The 2012 edition was a Twenty20 version of the game that took place in Guangzhou, China from 24 to 31 October 2012. Pakistan reached into the final of the tournament, and lost to India by 18 runs. Bismah Maroof was awarded woman of the tournament for her all-round performance.[26][27]

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games 2010Edit

The Pakistan national women's cricket team won a gold medal in the inaugural women's cricket tournament in the 2010 Asian Games that took place in Guangzhou, China. In the final match at the 2010 Asian Games, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh women cricket team by 10 wickets. Bangladeshi women made 92 runs for 9 wickets with their captain Salma Khatun scoring 24; Nida Dar took 3 wickets giving away 16 runs in 4 overs. Pakistan women achieved the target of 93 runs in 15.4 overs without losing wickets: Dar scored 51 from 43 balls and Javeria Khan scored 39 runs from 51 balls, both remained not out.[28][29] Asif Ali Zardari, the then-president of Pakistan, termed the team's win as a "gift to the nation riding on a series of crises" as 21 million people were affected by flood in 2010.[30]

Asian Games 2014Edit

In the 2014 Asian games, Pakistan women's cricket team defeated again Bangladesh women cricket team in the final match by four runs in Incheon, South Korea.[31] In the low scoring match, Pakistan women scored 97 runs in 20 for 6 wickets. The match was interrupted by rain. Bangladesh women innings reduced to 7 overs and their revised target was 43 runs per Duckworth–Lewis method; they scored 38 runs for 9 wickets. This was the second consecutive title won by the Pakistan women against the same team in Asian Games.[32][33]

Tournament historyEdit

 
Pakistan Team at ICC Women's Cricket World Cup in Sydney, March 2009.

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Pakistan

World CupEdit

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  1973 Did not participate
  1978
  1982
  1988
  1993
  1997 Round 1 11/11 5 0 5 0 0
  2000 Did not participate
  2005 Did not qualify
  2009 Super Sixes 5/8 7 2 5 0 0
  2013 Round 1 8/8 4 0 4 0 0
  2017 7 0 7 0 0
Total 4/11 0 Titles 23 2 21 0 0

World T20Edit

World Twenty20 record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  2009 Round 1 8/8 3 0 3 0 0
  2010 3 0 3 0 0
  2012 7/8 3 1 2 0 0
  2014 8/10 4 1 3 0 0
  2016 6/10 4 2 2 0 0
  2018 8/10 4 1 3 0 0
  2020 7/10 4 1 2 0 1
Total 7/7 0 Titles 25 6 18 0 1

Asia CupEdit

One-Day InternationalsEdit

Asia Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  2004 Did not participate
  2005–06 Round 1 3/3 4 0 4 0 0
  2006 Round 1 4 0 4 0 0
  2008 Round 1 3/4 6 1 5 0 0
Total 3/4 0 Titles 14 1 13 0 0

Twenty20 InternationalsEdit

Asia Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  2012 Runners-up 2/8 5 3 2 0 0
  2016 2/6 6 4 2 0 0
  2018 Group League 3/6 5 3 2 0 0
Total 3/3 0 Titles 16 10 6 0 0

Asian GamesEdit

Asian Games
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  2010 Champions 1/8 4 4 0 0 0
  2014 1/10 3 3 0 0 0
Total 2/2 2 Titles 7 7 0 0 0

HonoursEdit

Asian Games :

Gold medal (2) : Guangzhou 2010, Incheon 2014

Current teamEdit


Former playersEdit

Records and StatisticsEdit

International Match Summary — Pakistan Women[34][35][36]

Last updated 3 February 2021
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Women's Test 3 0 2 0 1 17 April 1998
Women's One-Day Internationals 168 48 116 1 3 28 January 1997
Women's Twenty20 Internationals 120 48 67 3 2 25 May 2009

Women's Test cricketEdit

Women's Test record versus other nations[34]

Records complete to Women's Test #122. Last updated 18 March 2004.

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied Draw First match First win
  Ireland 1 0 1 0 0 30–31 July 2000 30–31 July 2000
  Sri Lanka 1 0 1 0 0 17–20 April 1998 17–20 April 1998
  West Indies 1 0 0 0 1 15–18 March 2004

Women's One-Day InternationalEdit

WODI record versus other nations[35]

Records complete to WODI #1186. Last updated 26 January 2021.

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied N/R First match First win
ICC Full members
  Australia 12 0 12 0 0 7 February 1997
  Bangladesh 10 6 4 0 0 20 August 2012 20 August 2012
  England 11 0 10 0 1 12 December 1997
  India 10 0 10 0 0 30 December 2005
  Ireland 18 12 6 0 0 18 December 1997 18 February 2008
  New Zealand 13 1 12 0 0 28 January 1997 12 December 1997
  South Africa 24 4 18 1 1 16 December 1997 24 November 2011
  Sri Lanka 30 9 21 0 0 11 April 1998 21 April 2011
  West Indies 25 7 18 0 0 25 July 2003 25 March 2004
ICC Associate members
  Denmark 1 0 1 0 0 10 December 1997
  Japan 1 1 0 0 0 21 July 2003 21 July 2003
  Netherlands 12 7 4 0 1 9 April 2001 9 April 2001
  Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 22 July 2003 22 July 2003

Women's T20I cricketEdit

WT20I record versus other nations[36]

Records complete to WT20I #882. Last updated 3 February 2021.

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied N/R First match First win
ICC Full members
  Australia 10 0 10 0 0 29 September 2012
  Bangladesh 15 14 1 0 0 29 August 2012 29 August 2012
  England 14 1 13 0 0 16 June 2009 5 July 2013
  India 11 2 9 0 0 13 June 2009 1 October 2012
  Ireland 14 12 2 0 0 25 May 2009 28 May 2009
  New Zealand 8 0 8 0 0 10 May 2010
  South Africa 18 7 11 0 0 16 October 2010 19 January 2014
  Sri Lanka 13 6 6 0 1 12 June 2009 16 January 2015
  West Indies 13 3 7 3 0 6 September 2011 10 September 2011
ICC Associate members
  Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 7 June 2018 7 June 2018
  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 24 April 2011 24 April 2011
  Thailand 2 1 0 0 1 3 June 2018 3 June 2018

Note: Pakistan Women lost all 3 tied matches against West Indies in Super Over.

See alsoEdit

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