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Sana Mir made Pakistan proud: Captain of Women Cricket Team of Decade

Pakistan’s women cricket team former skipper, Sana Mir, added another feather to her hat following her selection as the skipper of women cricket team of the decade. Mir, is already a celebrated women cricketer in Pakistan as she led Pakistan to some of the groundbreaking triumphs.

Sana Mir, the former captain of Pakistan women cricket team added another feather into her hat following her selection as the captain of Wisden’s Women Team of the decade. Mir is the only Pakistani female player to feature in the team.

Sana Mir, part of the PTI government’s National Youth Council, received felicitations from dignitaries in government and cricketing fraternity for a remarkable breakthrough. Her selection of captain for the women team of the decade testifies her proficient leadership skills and cricketing talent.

In 2018, she became the first Pakistani women cricketer to rank number 1 in the ICC bowler rankings. She made her ODI debut against the Sri Lankan women’s cricket team in 2005 and so far, has played her recent match against Bangladesh in Lahore in October 2019.

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She played her first T20 debut in 2009. In October she was honoured with a 2019 Asia Society Game Changer Award at a ceremony in New York along with six other women from Asian countries. She was honoured for serving cricket in Pakistan and inspiration to females.

Last month, she announced a break from the women’s cricket team for an indefinite period. Hence, she skipped the ICC Women Championship’s one-day international and T20 series against England.

“I have decided to take a break from international cricket and, as such, will not be available for selection for next month’s series against England,” PCB quoted her as saying in the press release. Further adding that she wants to utilize this time ‘to plan and reset my future objectives and targets.’

Following the release of the press statement, Mir had wished ‘good luck’ to the Pakistani cricket team for the contest against England.