Published On: Wed, Jun 15th, 2016

Sana Mir says team’s will to go all out against England


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Sana Mir, Pakistan women’s ODI team captain, has articulated her team’s determination to perform against England in the three ODI and three T20I series commencing from 20 June.

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Sana told that “This series is going to be very important for us for the World Cup qualification,” Sana continued by saying that “We are not going to shy away from the fact that we have to go all out in the series. We need to win all three games. We know England is a very tough side. We have to aim higher; it is to qualify for the World Cup.”

The 30-year-old performer added that the team has trained well for the series.

She further added that “We have prepared really well in the Abbottabad camp,” she continued that “We tried to practice in conditions which will be similar to the ones in England. We are going to play two practice games before the actual series. So, the batters will have to adjust very quickly.”

Sana, who directed Pakistan women’s team to two Asian Games gold medals in 2010 and 2014, states she departed the T20I team captaincy as it was the exact time.

She elaborated that “The team needed a change in leadership; I have been the captain for last seven years so, I think, we have got two more years for the next T20 World Cup and this was the right time for me to step away,”

women cricketAbout her performance in the T20I team, she added that “I will be mentoring now, leading the team not as a captain but as a leader within the team.”

Whereas stating on the new T20I captain Bismah Maroof, Sana added that the all-rounder is meticulous and a leader within the team.

Sana explained that “She is one of the most hardworking players;” she added “She has always led by example. When I talk about the leaders within the team, I count her as one.”

The ODIs will be performed on 20 June, 22 and 27 whereas the T20Is will occur on 3 July, 5 and 7.


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