Spinner wins nod to captain Pakistan at U19 Women's T20 World Cup

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Spinner Aroob Shah has been selected to captain Pakistan at next month's ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Aroob has already made seven international appearances for Pakistan and the 18-year-old will be looking to use that experience to her advantage during January's event.

Right-hand batters Eyman Fatima and Shawaal Zulfiqar are also included in Pakistan's 15-player squad, while a host of spinning options will be available for Aroob to call on.

Pakistan have been scheduled to take on Rwanda (January 15), England (January 17) and Zimbabwe (January 19) in Group B in South Africa, with the top three teams then progressing to the Super Six stage of the tournament.

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Chief selector Asmavia Iqbal is looking forward to the event and is confident her side can perform well.

"I want to congratulate the 15 players who have made into the squad for the inaugural U19 event," she said.

"I remain confident that this side has the capability and potential to do well in the mega event. 

"These players were selected after a rigorous and robust process and I want to congratulate the coaches who have worked tirelessly hard on the skills of the players to get them ready for the event.

"The tournament will also help us to increase our pool of players which will ultimately help in forming a strong and more competitive squad at the senior level."

ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023 Schedule
ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup 2023 Schedule

Pakistan: Aroob Shah (c), Aliza Khan, Anosha Nasir, Areesha Noor, Eyman Fatima, Haleema Azeem Dar, Haniah Ahmer, Laiba Nasir, Mahnoor Aftab, Quratulain Ahsen, Rida Aslam, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Warda Yousaf, Zaib-un-Nisa, Zamina Tahir

Reserves: Aqsa Yousaf, Dina Razvi, Maham Anees, Muskan Abid, Tahzeeb Shah 


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