Nida Dar appointed as the new captain of Pakistan women’s cricket team
Nida Dar appointed as new captain of Pakistan women’s cricket team
Nida Dar, a veteran all-rounder, has been appointed as the new captain of the Pakistan Women’s cricket team. The decision was made by the Pakistan Cricket Board after former captain Bismah Maroof stepped down from the role after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Nida Dar is an experienced player, having played 130 T20Is and 99 ODIs. She also holds the record for being the leading wicket-taker in women’s T20Is.
Along with the appointment of Nida Dar, the Pakistan Cricket Board has also confirmed Mark Coles as the new head coach of the team.
Coles previously held this position between 2017 and 2019. In another change, former Test cricketer Saleem Jaffar has been named as the chair of the Women’s Selection Committee.
These changes reflect the Pakistan Cricket Board’s commitment to the development of women’s cricket in the country.
The Pakistan Women’s cricket team has a busy schedule ahead, with five bilateral cricket series and 17 T20Is lined up between August 2023 to July 2024.
These matches will provide adequate preparation for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2024 and the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in 2025.
Nida Dar, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the team, expressed her excitement and gratitude.
“I am honored to have been appointed as the captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team. It is a huge responsibility, and I am excited to lead the team in the upcoming events. I want to thank the PCB for entrusting me with this responsibility and will do my best to take the team forward,” she said in a press release by PCB.
She further added that her objective as the captain is to inspire and mentor young players to become quality cricketers.
She also hopes to continue the legacy of Bismah Maroof, thanking her for her services to the team. “As a captain, my objective remains to inspire and mentor the young players to become quality cricketers.
I will be extremely satisfied and content if we first break and then cement our place in the upper half of the ICC Women’s Championship before slowly working our way into the top three,” she said.
The appointment of Nida Dar as the new captain, along with the other changes, is expected to bring a fresh approach to the Pakistan Women’s cricket team.
The team will be looking forward to making significant progress in the upcoming matches and tournaments, and the new leadership is expected to play a crucial role in achieving this goal.