In profile: the high achiever in cricket, Sana Mir

Sana Mir is counted amongst the top cricket players of Pakistan.

Marium Mazhar March 04, 2022
Sana Mir took three wickets.

Born in Abbotabad, in 1986, Sana Mir is counted amongst the top cricket players of Pakistan.

Sana Mir’s career in captaincy started, when she was handed the captaincy for the Pakistani team in the 2009 Women's World Twenty20. Mir remained captain, for the Pakistan women’s cricket team, in 2010 as well when the team played in the ICC Women's Cricket Challenge in South Africa. She also represented Pakistan as the captain for the women’s cricket team at the 2010 Asian Games.

In 2011 the Pakistani Women’s Cricket Team, under the captaincy of Sana Mir, won the National Championship for the fourth time in a row. This win made Sana Mir the most successful captain of Pakistan at the domestic level. The first ever win for the Pakistani cricket team in the T20 and ODI formats was also under the captaincy of Sana Mir.

Till date, Sana Mir has played 226 international matches in total. 137 out of these were matches which Mir overlooked as the captain. Mir was also the first Pakistani Captain to take 100 wickets in the WODIs cricket format.

In 2018, Sana Mir ranked ‘number 1’ in the ICC ODI bowler ranking, this was also the first time a Pakistani female cricketer ranked this high in the ICI ODI cricket tournament. Along with securing a number of gold medals for the Pakistani cricket team, Mir has also remained in the top 20 ICC rankings for the past 9 years.

In September of 2017, Sana Mir stepped down from Captaincy of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket team. After a legendary career in cricket, Sana Mir announced her retirement in 2020. Mir is the first female Pakistani cricketer to be awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, for her spectacular achievements in the field.


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