Javeria Khan, on Sunday, came to be only the fourth Pakistani woman cricketer to have played in 100 Twenty20 Internationals.
Javeria attained the undertaking when the Pakistan women’s team played against South Africa Women in their third Group B fixture of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup at Sydney Showground Stadium on Sunday, a press release published by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
Javeria, the 31-year-old boss lady directed the Green Shirts after captain Bismah Maroof was asked to step down from the tournament on Saturday due to a broken thumb.
Javeria Khan’s Achievements
Javeria made her initial T20I entrance in May 2009 and is the second-highest run-getter for Pakistan with 1,826 runs at an average of 22.
Her 204 fours are the vastly for any Pakistan batswoman and she has earned eight half-centuries to date which is remarkable.
She also steered the Pakistan side in the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. In total, Javeria has captained the national side in 11 matches.
The record for the extensive number of T20Is from Pakistan is held by Bismah Maroof, who has donned the national colours in 108 matches. Sana Mir and Nida Dar, with 106 and 101, respectively, possess the second and third extensive matches in the format.
Javeria’s hard work and dedication has proved to be fruitful!
Javeria while talking to PCB digital explained, “It is truly an honour for me that I led Pakistan in my 100th T20I. It has been a remarkable journey and I feel very blessed that I have been wearing the national colours for the past 11 years.”
“It is disappointing that we couldn’t make the most of the chances and areas of advantage in today’s match and I would have been delighted had we won this crucial match.
The girls fought tooth and nail, but credit to South Africa for winning the match and coming to be the first team from our group to enter the semi-finals.” She added.
She also said her voyage with the national team has been “exciting” and one that has educated her a tremendous deal about cricket as well as other facets of life. “It gives me joy to see where Pakistan cricket has evolved today. ”The fans take a keen interest and follow our matches everywhere in the world” added Javeria.
“This has also led to more participation from young girls in sports and it is heartening for me to see talented youngsters from schools and colleges coming up,” stated Javeria.
Moreover, Pakistan now plays Thailand next in their last Group B match on Tuesday at the same outlet in Sydney.