Bismah Maroof is a stalwart in the current Pakistan Women’s cricket team, boasting an impressive international career spanning over 200 matches. She made her ODI debut at the tender age of 15 against India in December 2006, where she announced her arrival with a solid 43-run performance. Her introduction to the T20I format came in May 2009 against Ireland, further diversifying her cricketing journey.
Maroof’s impact in the ICC World Twenty20 tournaments has been remarkable. She made her mark with an unbeaten 50 in her debut match in the 2009 edition. Her excellence continued into the 2014 tournament, where she displayed her batting prowess with an unbeaten 62 against Sri Lanka. In the 2018 edition hosted in the West Indies, she once again showcased her batting skills by contributing a valuable 53 against India.
In a significant development, Maroof was recently appointed as the captain of the Pakistan Women’s team for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020. As of now, she stands as the leading run-scorer for her side in WT20I cricket, attesting to her consistent and impactful contributions to the team’s success. Maroof’s versatility as a leg-spinner has also played a crucial role in numerous matches, exemplified by her best bowling figures of 4 for 7 against Ireland in 2011.