Girls Aloud


A little like home
A little like home

After a long journey from Australia it’s been great to be in the Caribbean, it reminds me a lot of Australia all the beaches and sunshine, it’s a cool place.

The pride of playing for New Zealand
The pride of playing for New Zealand

  I had been thinking about retiring for a while and had spoken to my friends and family at Christmas about the thoughts of retiring

A batting lesson from New Zealand
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

World Cup final - here we come
World Cup final - here we come

What a game

Another step towards the World Cup final
Another step towards the World Cup final

I have to say I am really proud of the way New Zealand bounced back from the defeat against England to beat India today

Time to bring on the A-game
Time to bring on the A-game

It was a disappointing loss against England and I have to say some poor fielding cost us

We keep exceeding expectations
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

Can we beat New Zealand?
Can we beat New Zealand?

It has been a disappointing start to the World Cup, losing our first two matches in what has been a frustrating tournament to date

We have been waiting for years to beat Sri Lanka
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

Pulford's a star
Pulford's a star

Kate Pulford made her return to international cricket after six years

A disappointing start to the World Cup
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

Gearing up for crunch game
Gearing up for crunch game

As I am no longer captain, there is more time to focus on my game and relax, and I am determined to make some big scores during the tournament

Playing my first World Cup
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

Moving on from a life of cricket
Moving on from a life of cricket

It is nice to be stationary for a while and do not look forward to travelling the world and the region

Translating domestic bliss into international success
Translating domestic bliss into international success

The Rose Bowl Series will be our first international outing in a year but it’s not like we haven’t played hard competitive cricket for 12 months

High stakes, high expectations
High stakes, high expectations

It has been quite an up-and-down year for the team as well as for me personally but now we need to regroup and look ahead to the World Cup in Australia

Game for 2009
Game for 2009

A very mixed 2008
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

Bowling tips, autographs, and promoting diversity
Bowling tips, autographs, and promoting diversity

The day tries to promote the fact that cricket is a game that can be enjoyed by everybody, regardless of their gender, age or ethnicity

Touring Australia, and my time as captain
Touring Australia, and my time as captain

Captaincy was an eventful roller-coaster ride