I am now back in Pakistan after the conclusion of the Women's Asia Cup and it is good to be home after such a disappointing performance at the event.

We know we didn't do as well as we should have done in the tournament, but at least we managed to register one victory against Bangladesh in our return match.

There were few highlights to pick out at the event apart from my recording my first ODI fifty against Sri Lanka and Javeria Khan's extraordinary match-winning performance against Bangladesh when she took 6-8.

Bangladesh's performances were one of the stories of the tournament and I think the fact they can now compete against top ten countries shows that the women's game is beginning to become more competitive.

All the girls now know there is a lot of hard work to be done before the World Cup 2009 in Australia and there are a lot of places to play for now which hopefully encourages the girls on the fringes of the squad.

India really set the standard during the tournament and they are going to be a tough challenge for anybody when they play at the World Cup.

They really do have great strength in depth and the achievement of Mithali Raj in reaching 3000 ODI runs at such a young age is an incredible effort.

The fact she has had a chance to play so many ODI games though is a reflection on the fact that we need to play more international matches if we are going to compete at this level. We are going to have wait until October to play West Indies, while India, in comparison, have the benefit of going to play a series in England this summer.

As our next competitive cricket is not until July, when we are going to play a Twenty20 domestic competition, and hopefully run a batting camp for some of the leading players, I am considering going overseas for a couple of months as part of my cricketing education.

So 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!

It would be a great experience to play abroad and I think it would really help my game as playing in different conditions can only help you become a better player.

While all of my thoughts have been on cricket for the last couple of weeks, I will now allow my mind to wander towards thinking about how I did in my dentistry exams which I finished last month.

But like the wait for my next chance to pull on the Pakistan shirt, I guess I'm just going to have to be patient.