DHAKA, The Pakistan women’s cricket team is setting their sights on securing an unassailable lead in the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. After a commendable performance in the first ODI at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the team engaged in intensive practice ahead of their next game.
According to Pakistan Cricket Board, the ongoing series is a crucial part of the ICC Women’s Championship. Pakistan women have already played 13 matches in the championship, claiming victories in seven of them. In the first ODI held on Saturday, Pakistan women emerged victorious by five wickets, largely due to the all-round heroics of captain Nida Dar.
The team is now focusing on clinching tomorrow’s game, which could mark their third series win and first away series triumph in this cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship. Interim Head Coach Mauhtashim Rashid expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance, particularly highlighting Nida’s leadership and the bowlers’ form. He acknowledged the challenges posed by the rain-affected T20I series but praised the players for their adaptability and performance in the subsequent matches.
Rashid emphasized the importance of coping with pressure situations, a skill that comes with more match experience. He expressed optimism about the team’s prospects in the ICC Women’s Championship, aiming to secure four more points in the series. He concluded that consistent victories build confidence and self-belief, regardless of the strength of the opposing team.