Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Top 5 Players To Watch Out For

Shruti Banerjee
29 Sep 2018
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Bangladesh vs Pakistan: Top 5 Players To Watch Out For

Bangladesh will face Pakistan for 4 T20Is and one ODI. ©Peter Lim/ACC

After almost a 2-month gap, Bangladesh is going to face Pakistan in 4 T20Is and 1 ODI. Having won the Asia Cup in June and ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier in July, Bangladesh is currently riding high on success; whereas Pakistan lost to Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. Before the series starts, here are the 5 players, who could play a crucial role in the scintillating contest to be held in Cox’s Bazar from October 1.


Javeria Khan:

Javeria Khan is one of the most dependable as well as experienced batters of Pakistan; who plays a major part in the middle order in limited overs as well as in the shortest format. No. 23 in ICC ODI Batting Ranking and 25 in the T20 format, she has over 3500 runs and 28 wickets in her 163 International matches till date.

Although she was not in a great form in the Asia Cup, she was the highest run-getter in their tour to Sri Lanka earlier this year; where she amassed 252 runs in 6 matches. Moreover, she will be leading her side in this tour in absence of regular captain Bismah Maroof, who has been ruled out due to surgery.

Khan’s experienced batting, as well as right-arm off-break, will play a pivotal role for her team to score big as well as to chase them and to restrict opponents within a below-par score.


Rumana Ahmed:

One of the most experienced all-rounders of Bangladesh, Rumana Ahmed, has been in a stupendous form throughout the year. She scalped 10 wickets in 6 matches in the Asia Cup and 10 wickets in 5 matches in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier and finished the tournament as the second highest wicket-taker.

Having scored over 1300 runs in 86 International matches, she is currently in No. 13 in the ICC T20 All-rounder as well as in Bowling ranking and ranked No. 29 in the ICC ODI All-rounder ranking. Her scoring ability in the lower middle order and leg-break bowling will play an important role for her team.


Sana Mir:

No. 4 in the ICC ODI Bowling ranking and No. 5 in the ICC ODI All-rounder ranking, Sana Mir, is already a terror to the batters in both formats of the game. With her bowling prowess, Mir has picked up a whopping 200 wickets and has over 2200 runs in her name in 195 International games till date.

She was the highest wicket-taker in their tour to Sri Lanka; where she picked up 13 wickets including two 4-for as well as scored 92 runs in 6 matches. She has the ability to squeeze the runs flow when required. Her vast knowledge and experience would surely help her team in getting an edge over the rival team.


Fahima Khatun:

Leg-break bowler Fahima Khatun is surely one of the key players for Bangladesh. Although she has played only 49 International matches so far, she has bagged 28 wickets.

She became the first Bangladesh player to take a hat-trick in T20I in the ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier; when she picked up three UAE batters and played a pivotal role in her team’s victory. She had finished the tournament with 9 wickets in 5 matches, including a 4-for.

Not only her bowling, her hitting ability too will surely help her team in the lower-middle order to resurrect the innings as well as to chase them. She has been a vital asset for Bangladesh in their rise in recent years.


Nida Dar:

Ranked No. 9 in ICC T20 Bowling ranking, veteran Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar has made 139 International appearances; where she took 135 wickets and scored more than 1400 runs. She had played an important role in her team’s series win over Sri Lanka; where she smashed 119 runs and took 7 wickets in 6 matches.

She has finished the Asia Cup as the highest wicket-taker by taking 11 wickets in 5 matches, including a 4-for and a 5-for. Considering her recent performances, she can pose a great threat to Bangladesh; who can snatch the game away from the opponent with both the bat and the ball.