Pakistan news March 9, 2016

Iqbal replaced by Baig in Pakistan women's WT20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

File photo - An injury to Sania Iqbal forced a change in the Pakistan women's World T20 squad © AFP

Sania Iqbal will be replaced by Diana Baig in Pakistan women's World T20 squad, after she suffered a fracture in her right thumb during a training camp in Karachi.

The decision, made by the Women's National Selection Committee, was approved by PCB Chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan.

Baig is a 20-year-old right arm pacer, who has played just one ODI and one T20I to date.

Pakistan women open their World T20 campaign with a match against West Indies women on March 16.

Pakistan women squad Sana Mir (captain), Javeria Wadood, Bibi Nahida, Sidra Amin, Bisman Maroof, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Rashid, Iram Javed, Asmavia Iqbal Khokhar, Anam Amin, Sadia Yousaf, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Syeda Nain Fatima Abidi, Diana Baig

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  • Jawwad on March 14, 2016, 6:38 GMT

    Our women team will be facing much stronger teams with lot of experience. But like our men team they too possess the same instincts and can surprise anyone in the tournament. Sanaa Mir, Bismah, Javeria will be the players to watch. All the best to them. Win or lose don't matter.

  • ali on March 12, 2016, 8:07 GMT

    baig is a good replacement, hope she does well

  • Shehryar on March 9, 2016, 18:59 GMT

    I have higher hopes for the womens team. mark my words, they will do better than the mens team in this tournament

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