Bangladesh women team tour to help resume international cricket: Bismah.


LAHORE -- Pakistan women cricket team captain, Bismah Maroof Thursday said the tour of Bangladesh women team was a step forward in the full resumption of international cricket in the country.

"We are thankful to the Bangladesh team for their tour to Pakistan to play three T20 internationals and two one day internationals and definitely this tour will supplement the ongoing efforts of the Pakistan Cricket Board for bringing international cricket in the country," she said at the trophy unveiling of Pak-Bangladesh series along with touring captain, Salma Khatun here at the Gaddafi Stadium.

The home captain promised exciting series during the series and described Bangladesh 'tough opponent'.

"We look forward to thrilling and entertaining cricket during the matches and we are confident that Pak team will excel in all departments of the game to aim for success," she added.

To a question she said Pakistan women cricket team's main strength have always been its bowlers, both pace and spin attack, and called upon the fellow colleagues to demonstrate all round performance, both with the ball and bat to outsmart the visiting side.

"It is not fair to depend or have reliance on one department ,our batters should also perform to share the burden as in today's competitive cricket every player in the team needs to perform to a higher level to enhance teams performance," said Bismah.

Pakistan will be missing the experience and valuable services of ace all rounder, Sana Mir and Nida Dar.

Sana is currently on a visit of America to receive the Asia Game Changer award which is a big honour not only for her but also for the country. Nida is currently taking part in the ongoing Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in Australia.

"Definitely they are the experienced players and their absence will make a big difference but we will be working hard to fill the void," she added. Sana is expected to join the team on October 26 ,the day three T20 international gets underway.

To a question she said they will not underestimate the touring side in the tour as T20 cricket requires display of fast paced cricket and every team...

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