PCB names probables for South Africa tour

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Pakistan women’s cricket selection committee on Friday named 24 probables for a training camp that will be held at the Southend Club in Karachi from April 9. The camp has been set-up to help the players prepare for next month’s ICC Women’s Championship fixture against South Africa. Pakistan are presently sitting sixth in the eight-team tournament with a total of 12 points, just one point behind South Africa and 10 points behind leaders Australia. Apart from the three ODIs on May 6, 9 and 12, the Pakistan women’s cricket team will also play five T20Is as part of their preparations for next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, which will be staged in Australia from February 21 to March 8.

The probables have been selected following the conclusion of the 2nd Inter-Departmental Women’s T20 Championship, which Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) won on Friday at the Diamond Club in Islamabad. During the training camp, the probables will play three 50-over practice matches on April 9, 11 and 13, while chair of the Pakistan women’s selection committee and former captain, Urooj Mumtaz, will name the 15-player squad on April 13 at the Southend Club. The training camp will conclude on April 27. The team will depart for Johannesburg in the wee hours of April 29.

Probables:

Aiman Anwer, Aliya Riaz, Anum Amin, Aroob Shah, Bismah Maroof (captain), Diana Baig, Fareeha Mehmood, Fatima Sana, Iram Javed, Javeria Rauf, Javeria Wadood, Kainat Hafeez, Kainat Imtiaz, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz.