The South Africa girls’s cricket workforce will embark on their first-ever tour of Pakistan between August to September this 12 months, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Friday.
Throughout their tour of Pakistan, the South Africans will play three T20Is and three ICC Girls’s Championship 2022-25 ODIs in Karachi.
Including to the listing of high-profile nationwide girls’s groups touring Pakistan, South Africa will grow to be the fourth such workforce. Beforehand, West Indies girls visited Karachi for 3 T20Is in January 2019, adopted by Sri Lanka and Eire taking part in ODIs and T20Is in Karachi and Lahore in Could and November 2022, respectively.
Individually, 11 cricketers from seven international locations, together with three captains, featured within the three Girls’s League Exhibition matches in Rawalpindi in March.
The sequence towards South Africa shall be all-rounder Nida Dar’s first sequence as captain. Nida is the one in all most skilled gamers within the nation with 99 ODIs and 130 T20Is.
“The subsequent 12 months shall be extremely busy for the Pakistan girls’s cricket workforce and I look ahead to the upcoming assignments with pleasure and anticipation. These matches will contribute considerably in our endeavours to achieve expertise and publicity, and slender hole with the front-runners,” mentioned Dar.
“The busy season will begin with the house sequence towards South Africa, which will even be my first sequence as captain. I hope to make it a memorable one for myself by not solely finishing a century of ODIs, but in addition helping the facet to gather helpful ICC Girls’s Championship factors in order that we are able to end within the higher half of the draw,” she mentioned.
Dar added that with the intention to obtain this feat, the workforce must play outstandingly effectively as South Africa is an skilled facet that possesses a lot of high quality gamers.
“I’m extraordinarily excited to be again to play a bilateral sequence in Pakistan. Having visited Pakistan earlier this 12 months for the ladies’s league exhibition matches, I used to be actually impressed by the nice and cozy hospitality and the passionate cricket followers. The gamers have been very pleasant, it was actually nice to be there and expertise the nation,” Suné Luus, who captained South Africa within the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup 2023 and likewise featured within the Girls’s League Exhibition matches in Rawalpindi, mentioned.
“Pakistan is all the time a really aggressive and harmful facet at their very own yard, so I really feel it’s going to be a superb sequence.
“The ODIs being part of ICC Girls’s Championship is essential for girls’s cricket, and all of us are trying ahead to it.”
Pakistan’s schedule within the ICC Girls’s Championship 2022-25:
- vs South Africa (all matches in Karachi)
- 27 Aug – South Africa workforce arrival
- 1 Sep – First T20I v South Africa
- 3 Sep – Second T20I v South Africa
- 5 Sep – Third T20I v South Africa
- 8 Sep – First ODI v South Africa
- 11 Sep – Second ODI v South Africa
- 14 Sep – Third ODI v South Africa
- Oct/Nov 2023 – Pakistan tour to Bangladesh (three ODIs & three T20Is)
- Nov/Dec 2023 – Pakistan tour to New Zealand (three ODIs & three T20Is)
- Apr/Could 2024 – West Indies tour to Pakistan (three ODIs & 5 T20Is)
- Could 2024 – Pakistan tour to England (three ODIs & three T20Is)