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Bismah Maroof


Bismah Maroof (born 18 July 1991) is a Pakistani international cricketer and current captain of the Pakistan national women's cricket team. She was the first woman to score 1,000 runs in ODIs for Pakistan. Bismah was born into a Kashmiri family. Her parents being well-educated, were in favour of her pursuing an academic career and establishing herself in the world of medicine. As she grew into her late teens; her interest for cricket developed, and that too to such an extent, that while at Lahore College for Women University, her passion peaked and so she decided to step out of academics, after completion of high school, into cricketing sphere, leaving behind the ambitions of becoming a doctor. She was part of the Pakistan squad at the 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup in Australia. She was part of the team that won a gold medal against Bangladesh at the 2010 Asian Games in China. She was named vice-captain of the Pakistan squad that won a second successive gold medal against Bangladesh at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea.On 11 October 2017, Bismah was selected as captain of the Pakistan women's cricket team ahead of the New Zealand series in the UAE. In the series, Pakistan won their first ever ODI against the New Zealand in the third match. In March 2018, under her captaincy Pakistan clean swept Sri Lanka 3-0 in the ODI series on the Sri Lanka tour. This was only the second time that the Pakistan team won an ODI series 3-0. In the T20 series, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka 2-1. She was the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, with 143 runs in five matches. In October 2018, she was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. In October 2019, she was named as the captain of the Women's Global Development Squad, ahead of a five-match series in Australia.[13] On November 28, 2018, she married Abrar Ahmed, a software engineer. In January 2020, she was named as the captain of Pakistan's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. However, on 28 February 2020, in the match against England, she broke her right thumb. She was ruled out of the rest of the tournament, with Nahida Khan named as her replacement and Javeria Khan captaining the side in her absence. In December 2020, she was shortlisted as one of the Women's Cricketers of the Year for the 2020 PCB Awards.


Full name Bismah Maroof

Born 18 July 1991 (age 29) Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Batting Left-handed Bowling Legbreak

Role Allrounder

Age: 29 | Matches: 208 | Runs: 4559

Rep. Honours

India Women v Pakistan Women at Jaipur, Dec 13, 2006, England Women v Pakistan Women at Kuala Lumpur, Dec 14, 2019