Bismah confident ahead of ‘very important’ Australia series

The first ODI will be played on January 16 in Brisbane

By Web Desk
January 15, 2023
Bismah raises her bat after scoring a fifty — PCB

Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof has backed her side to put up a good show during the ODI series against Australia, which begins tomorrow in Brisbane.

Apart from the extensive practice sessions, the Pakistan team also played a 50-over match against the Governor General’s XI at the Allan Border Field on Friday. Despite losing the match, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana and Nida Dar showed their skills in the bowling department, while Bismah notched up a half-century.

“We had good practice sessions here at the venue. The pitches here have different bounce as compared to Pakistan and it took us time to adjust to the bounce,” Bismah told PCB Digital.

“We are fortunate enough to get a practice game at the same venue where our opening two matches of the series will be hosted. This will help be familiar with the conditions. The fast bowlers bowled well in the practice match, and they will have a key role to play in these conditions. The spinners on the other hand will need to adjust their line and length as required here.

“The batters need to get set on the wicket, and once they are set, it will be easy for them to score runs. We have prepared ourselves well and will try to execute our plans to give better results in the series.

“We have done really well in the ICC Women’s Championship matches so far, the upcoming series against Australia is also very important. We will try to stick to our plans in the series.”

The toss will take place tomorrow at 0435 (Pakistan Standard Time), while the first ball will be bowled at 0505 (Pakistan Standard Time).

Australia series Itinerary

16 January – First ODI at Allan Border Field, Brisbane

18 January – Second ODI at Allan Border Field, Brisbane

21 January – Third ODI at North Sydney Oval, Sydney

24 January – First T20I at North Sydney Oval, Sydney

26 January – Second T20I at Blundstone Arena, Hobart

29 January – Third T20I at Manuka Oval, Canberra