I will try to live up to the expectations, says Bismah Maroof

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I will try to live up to the expectations, says Bismah Maroof

Bismah Maroof. © Getty Images

Bismah Maroof, Pakistan skipper, said she would try her best to live up to the expectations of the Pakistan Cricket Board after they retained her as skipper for the 2020-21 season.

After a splendid year with the bat, Maroof earned a promotion in the central contracts as one of only two players in Category A - Javeria Khan being the other. The left-hander, who led Pakistan to a historic win over West Indies in their opening match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, said her recovery is going well.

She said she was honoured that the PCB has showed so much faith in her as a leader, and she hopes to be able to produce positive results.

"It is always an honour to lead the team," Maroof was quoted saying by Geo News. "I am thankful that the PCB have shown so much confidence in my captaincy. Hopefully I can meet the board's expectations."

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The skipper went on to congratulate new entrants batter Omaima Sohail and left-arm spinner Anam Amin for earning their maiden contracts. She also suggested that the board's latest initiative to introduce an 'emerging category' in the contract system will encourage young players to work harder.

Sohail, who has been a consistent part of Pakistan's setup over the last couple of years said she was happy to get a contract and aims to keep improving and "make Pakistan proud."

“Let the game start and once we are again in action on the field we will play for Pakistan with our best abilities," she said.

Meanwhile, Amin, widely regarded as one of the best spinners in the T20 format around the world, insisted that she wants to cement her spot in the ODI team as well. In and out of the 50-over side, the left-arm spinner said the contract has motivated her to keep working on her game.