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Women's World Cup, 2009

A batting lesson from New Zealand

We always knew that the World Cup was going to be a learning experience and if we needed a lesson in how to deliver one of the best batting performances of all time then we saw it on Thursday with Suzie Bates and Haidee Tiffen’s amazing 262-run

Women's World Cup, 2009

We keep exceeding expectations

The West Indies have done extremely well at this tournament so far, so to record a win over them was an extremely good effort and it was an excellent all-round display from the whole team

Women's World Cup, 2009

We have been waiting for years to beat Sri Lanka

I promised to the people of Pakistan ahead of today’s game against Sri Lanka that we would bounce back and I don’t think anybody could have expected a better performance than the one we put in today

Women's World Cup, 2009

A disappointing start to the World Cup

It was a terribly disappointing day for us against India and not the start that we dreamed off when we headed to the ground this morning

Women's World Cup, 2009

Playing my first World Cup

It is great to be in Sydney and fantastic to have the support of my parents with me, who have both flown out from Karachi for the tournament

Pakistan cricket

A very mixed 2008

From the highs of qualifying for the ICC Women's World Cup and ICC World Twenty20, it has been frustrating not to continue that success

Player rankings

Who will be No. 1?

I am sure there will plenty of competition amongst players from different teams to improve their own ranking and I am sure it will occasionally get mentioned in the dressing room as well, but I think a bit of good-natured rivalry will be beneficial

Twenty20 cricket

Twenty20 - ladies style

The tournament has given us a good idea of who the best Twenty20 players are in the country and I am sure that will influence the thinking of the selectors when they meet to decide who will be in our training camp squads ahead of the series against

Twenty20 cricket

Tough Twenty20 draw, and a new coach

Judging by some of the comments on the blog, plenty of people think I have some work to do on my game, so they will be pleased to know I now have my own coach to really help me develop my batting

Asia Cup, 2008

An overseas player job application

If anybody knows somebody looking for an international skipper, good batsman, lively fielder and spin bowler for their club team in England let me know