Before playing in the T20 showcase in February in South Africa, Pakistan plays Australia in six white-ball matches (three T20I and three ODIs as part of the ICC Women’s Championship).
All of those games will once again be led by seasoned leader Bismah Maroof, and both 15-player squads include in-form batter Sidra Ameen, who was recently named the ICC Women’s Player of the Month for November.
For the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February and the upcoming white-ball series against Australia, Pakistan has selected veteran pacer Diana Baig for their squad. Due to a shoulder injury, Baig was unable to play in Pakistan’s most recent set of white-ball matches against Ireland. However, the 27-year-old will be available for the pivotal upcoming matches.
Pakistan T20I squad for Australia and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Tuba Hassan
Pakistan ODI squad for Australia: Bismah Maroof (c), Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz (wk)