ISLAMABAD, Jul 7 (APP): Skipper Sana Mir believes Pakistan team have learned a lot from the ICC Women’s World Cup but needs to build on that experience.
Although not mathematically eliminated, Pakistan’s chances of progressing are slim in the World Cup, but Sana feels the team has
learned a lot so far, said a press release issued here.
She said “we may not have had the best tournament so far but we
need to enjoy it. “We only qualified for the tournament a few months
ago so just being here is an achievement in itself and I think we
are better than we have shown so far,” she said.
“What is very important is that we are able to bat out the 50
overs like we did against Australia. We need the young girls who are
playing in the future to get an opportunity to face the best bowlers
in the world. This is a learning curve for the newcomers.”
She said “we started very well with the ball against all the
big teams so we are not afraid of playing New Zealand in Saturday’s
“I think with the kind of attitude and consistency we’re
showing with our bowling, particularly early on, we can hurt New
Zealand,” he said.
A big win over the West Indies pushed New Zealand back into
the top four after four games at the Women’s World Cup but captain
Suzie Bates knows that every game is crucial.
The White Ferns responded to the defeat against Australia in
the best possible fashion, hammering West Indies by eight wickets
and chasing down a target of 151 in less than 20 overs.
That was enough to leapfrog South Africa in the points table,
and with the game between the sides having been washed out earlier
in the tournament, their battle for a place in the last four could
come down to net run-rate.
While New Zealand cannot focus solely on run-rate, Bates
admits it could yet be crucial to her side’s chances of progression.