Javeria Khan becomes fourth Pakistani woman cricketer to play 100 T20Is
LAHORE: Opener Javeria Khan on Sunday became only the fourth Pakistani woman cricketer to have played in 100 Twenty20 Internationals.
She achieved the feat when the Pakistan women’s team played 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 issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.
Javeria, the 31-year-old top-order batter, led the Green Shirts after captain Bismah Maroof was ruled out of the tournament on Saturday with a broken thumb.
Javeria made her first T20I appearance 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 most for any Pakistan batswoman and she has made eight half-centuries to date.
She also led the Pakistan side in the 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. In total, Javeria has captained the national side in 11 matches. – APP