Junaid Khan, Muhammad Wasim Named in Pakistan Women’s Team Coaching Setup

Former chief selector Muhammad Wasim and former pacer Junaid Khan were named in Pakistan women’s cricket team’s coaching staff for the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2024.

A four-day training camp of the Pakistan women’s cricket team for next month’s ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2024 started here at the Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre in Karachi on Wednesday morning.

Twenty-eight (28) cricketers have been invited to the camp by the women’s national selection committee, which will be on site to assess and evaluate players’ performances before announcing the squad for the Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

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Meanwhile, the PCB has confirmed the team management for the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2024. Muhammad Wasim will be the head coach, while former Test bowlers Abdur Rehman and Junaid Khan will be the spin bowling and assistant coaches, respectively.

The eight-team ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup will be played in Dambulla, Sri Lanka from 19 to 28 July. In the T20I tournament, Pakistan are placed in Group ‘A’ along with India, Nepal and UAE.

Pakistan will take on arch-rivals India on the tournament’s opening day, while matches against Nepal and UAE will be played on 21 and 23 July, respectively.

Players participating in the four-day camp:

Aliya Riaz, Anoosha Nasir, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Dua Majid, Eyman Fatima, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Humna Bilal, Iram Javed, Maham Manzoor, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Quratulain, Rameen Shamim, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Syeda Aroob Shah, Tasmia Rubab, Tuba Hassan, Yusra Amir, Umm-e-Hani and Waheeda Akhtar

Player Support Personnel for the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2024 – Hina Munawar (manager), Muhammad Wasim (head coach), Abdur Rehman (spin bowling coach), Junaid Khan (assistant coach), Hanif Malik (fielding coach), Rabia Siddiq (physiotherapist), strength and conditioning coach (TBC) and Waleed Ahmed (analyst).

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