Pakistan’s women’s cricket team targets their third Asian Games gold medal as they square off against Indonesia in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
Guided by captain Nida Dar and ranked among the top four in the ICC’s T20 standings, Pakistan automatically advanced to the semi-finals. Their recent triumph over T20 World Cup finalists, South Africa, showcases their formidable form.
In the series against South Africa at the National Bank Stadium, Sidra Amin was the standout batter with 133 runs across three games. Bowlers Nashra Sundhu and Sadia Iqbal led with four wickets each. Pakistan clinched gold in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.
“We’re prepared to face Indonesia after two days of practice in Hangzhou,” Nida mentioned. “The Asian Games are special to us; we’re keen to clinch another gold. The recent victory over South Africa boosts our confidence, and we aim to keep the momentum,” she added.
The semi-finals are scheduled for September 24, with the final and bronze match on September 25.
Squad: Nida Dar (captain), Aliya Riaz, Anoosha Nasir, Diana Baig, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Nataliya Parvaiz, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Amin, Syeda Aroob Shah, and Umm-e-Hani.