Pakistan women’s cricket team will tour South Africa from 20th January to 3rd February, according to PCB-Pakistan Cricket Board. During 18 months, this will be Pakistan women team’s second tour to South Africa.

During May 2019, the 3 ICC Women’s Championship ODIs ended in a 1-1 draw as the third ODI ended in a tie. In the 5 match T20I series, South Africa won the series 3-2.

During the tour, three ODIs and three T20Is, will be played at the grounds in Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The series are primarily being organised to provide opportunity to both teams to prepare for the upcoming events, particularly Pakistan, who will be participating in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in July 2021. The World Cup event is to be held in New Zealand during early 2022, for which South Africa, along with world champions England, Australia, India and hosts New Zealand, have already qualified.

The women’s national selection committee has invited 27 women cricketers for a training and preparation camp, which will be held at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi from 20th December.

This tour will be the first one since the new head coach David Hemp took up the assignment, alongwith bowling coach Arshad Khan and Mohammad Kamran Hussain as the assistant coach.

Names of the 27 probables are appended below. From which 18-players squad will be announced probably on Thursday, 31 December 2020.

Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana Khan, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Javeria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz and Syeda Aroob Shah.

Tour schedule:

11 January – Departure for Durban

13-19 January – Training, practice and intra-squad matches, Durban

20 January – 1st ODI (d/n), Kingsmead Stadium, Durban

23 January – 2nd ODI (d), Kingsmead Stadium, Durban

26 January – 3rd ODI (d), Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg

29 January – 1st T20I (d), Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg

31 January – 2nd T20I (d), Pietermaritzburg Oval, Pietermaritzburg

3 February – 3rd T20I (d/n), Kingsmead Stadium, Durban

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