Pakistan women cricketer Sana Mir on Wednesday announced a break from international cricket to plan her ‘future objectives and targets’. The off-break bowler will therefore miss the upcoming ICC Women’s Championship ODIs and T20Is against England in Kuala Lumpur.Also Read - Pakistan Minister Blames India For Sabotaging New Zealand Series, Claims Threatening Email Came From Unknown Device
“I have decided to take a break from international cricket and, as such, will not be available for selection for next month’s series against England,” Mir stated in a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) release. Also Read - Cancelling Pakistan Tour Smacks England Board's Hypocrisy: Former England cricketer Paul Newman
“I will utilise this time to plan and reset my future objectives and targets. My best wishes will remain with the Pakistan national women’s team in the series against England and I am sure they’ll produce their best cricket.” Also Read - Imran Khan Saying "Absolutely Not" to the US Linked to Series Cancellation: Pakistan Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry
Pakistan are set to play England for three ODIs followed by three T20Is in Kuala Lumpur, starting from December 9. Mir was part of the probables announced for the tour. In her absence, the remaining 20 probables will go through a training camp in Karachi from November 21, before the announcement of the squads on November 27.
Sana Mir has played 120 ODIs and 106 T20Is for Pakistan in which she has scalped 151 and 89 wickets respectively. In October 2018, she became the first Pakistani women cricketer to achieve the numero uno spot in the ICC ODI bowlers’ ranking.
Pakistan are set to play England for three ODIs followed by three T20Is in Kuala Lumpur, starting on December 9.