Pakistan women’s cricket team pacer Fatima Sana became the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) “Women’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year for 2021”. She also became the first woman to win an ICC accolade by achieving the title.
As per the statement issued by ICC, Sana “impressed one and all with her all-round efforts in 2021. She became an integral part of Pakistan’s ODI and T20I side owing to her wicket-taking ability as a bowler and ability to add handy runs down the order at the same time.”
“A new star is born. Fatima Sana ruled the roost in 2021”.
24 wickets at an average of 23.95 and 165 run at 16.50 in 16 international matches
A new star is born 🌟
Fatima Sana ruled the roost in 2021 💪
— ICC (@ICC) January 23, 2022
Fatima Sana’s Most Memorable Performance from Last Year
In July, everyone witnessed Sana’s most memorable performance in the Caribbean when she claimed her maiden five-for in ODIs. Moreover, she also played an attacking knock of 28* to power Pakistan to a 22-run win (D/L Method).
Besides playing in Pakistan, Sana also traveled to play in Bangladesh, West Indies, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. She returned after executing impressive all-round performances everywhere.
From Sana’s 24 wickets last year, 18 came in the 11 matches she played against the West Indies. She showcased a lot of compassion when attacking West Indies batters and succeeded in keeping them at bay.
The ICC statement further said that Sana has “shown good power and range as a lower-order batter too. Batting at No.8, she has registered impressive scores of 28*, 22*, and 17* against strong sides like West Indies, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, respectively.”
In April 2019, the 20-year-old was also named to Pakistan’s squad for their series against South Africa.
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International Cricket Council (ICC) has nominated 5 Pakistani cricketers, including Javeria Khan & Sana Mir, for ODI Teams of the Decade. The news was revealed to the general public on Wednesday. A total of 11 players will be picked from the 16 nominated by the ICC for Women’s ODI XI and Men’s ODI XI for the decade.
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