Born January 1st 1981 in Lahore, Punjab, former Test and ODI wicket keeper for Pakistan, Asma Farzand played in Pakistan’s first Test match.
Asma made her international debut in no less than a World Cup, played in India in 1997/8, where the team lost to Denmark in the very first fixture. While the team failed to win any matches it should be noted that it was their first World Cup – even getting a team on the field was a huge step in the first place and the young keeper had a good series with the gloves.
In her eight ODIs, Asma scored 134 runs at 19.14 with a high of 60. More importantly, with the gloves, a catch and 7 stumpings.
Asma’s Test debut was Pakistan’s Test debut when the team took on Sri Lanka at Colombo in April 1998. The keeper picked up two stumpings in the first innings and in the second was called upon to open the batting, where she top scored for the team with 20.