Karachi: Pakistan women cricket team captain Sana Mir, who helped the team grab two Gold Medals in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games in Guangzhou and Incheon , has said that the future of their women's cricket is very bright.
Mir led she led ZTBL to victory in the national championship in Pakistan in 2011, her fourth successive win in the tournament as captain, to become the most successful captain in the Pakistan women's domestic circuit.
Mir said that as a team, the future is really bright, and added that they have youngsters coming in, like Maham Tariq from Karachi, a fast bowler who can be a leading fast bowler for Pakistan, Pak Passion reported.
Mir added that they have Sidra Nawaz, a wicketkeeper, who is a really good find for them. So, she said that the young talent is coming through and provided they can say fit, she would say that Pakistan women's team has a very bright prospect.
The skipper added that as far as her own future is concerned, she never plans more than 5-6 months ahead. She said that her plan for now would be to get the most out of the two tournaments they are playing in Doha in January and March.
Mir said that then they have the 2016-17 World Cup coming up so Doha tournaments would set a good tone for the World Cup so it's very important that they do well in them.
Mir also said that they need to also give chances to youngsters and senior players in a balanced way so they can build a good team for the 2016-17 World Cup. For herself, she said that she would just take it day by day and see what's in store for her.
Mir has a bowling average of 23.8 in 70 ODIs and 20.7 in 52 T20Is. She also became the first Pakistani female cricketer to win the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, a national honor, in 2012 followed by a PCB Woman cricketer of the Year Award in 2013, the report added.