Aliya Riaz first captured Pakistan’s attention with her outstanding performance, scoring an unbeaten 156 while playing for Lahore Women during the 2014 National Women’s Cricket Championship. Her journey in international cricket commenced with debuts in both One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) in August 2014, facing Australia.
In T20Is, her highest score of 71 was achieved against South Africa in May 2019, in a memorable match that ended in a tie. Her exceptional performance in that game earned her the title of Player of the Match.
As an all-rounder who specializes in medium-pace bowling, Aliya Riaz exhibited her skills prominently during the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20. Her remarkable display throughout the tournament resulted in an average of 15.16, underlining her value to the team. Riaz’s talents earned her a place in Pakistan’s squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020, marking another significant step in her international cricket career.