Born on 5th January 1986 in Abbottabad, former Pakistan ODI and T20I captain, Sana Mir announced an indefinite break from cricket in November 2019.
Sana made her international debut as an allrounder for Pakistan in December 2005 in an ODI against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup. Since then she has played 120 matches in all, scoring 1630 runs (3rd highest for Pakistan) and taken 151 wickets at 24.27 and a best of 5-32 in a career spanning fifteen years.
Sana led the Pakistan team in 36 ODIs, winning 17 of those, making her the most successful ODI captain in Pakistan women’s cricket. She has played in three World Cups, as captain in two of those tournaments.
Making her T20I debut for Pakistan in 2009, the importance of her allround ability and leadership have been as important as for the ODI format. She led Pakistan in their first T20 match and has ultimately played 106, scoring 825 runs and taking 89 wickets. She has played in six T20 World Cups, five times as captain.
Sana Mir announced an indefinite break from cricket in November 2019 and given the current climate it is hard to see that changing. More’s the pity, for Sana Mir has given great service to Pakistan cricket.Embed from Getty Images