Sana Mir

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Sana Mir
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Mir in March 2009
Personal information
Full name Sana Mir
Born (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 32)
Abbottabad, Pakistan
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm offspin
International information
National side
ODI debut 28 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI 5 November 2017 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 5
T20I debut 25 May 2009 v Ireland
Last T20I 9 November 2017 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2010 Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited Women
2005–2010 Pakistan Cricket Board Women Greens
2008–2009 South Zone (Pakistan) Women
2005–2008 Karachi
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I WLO WT20
Matches 105 75 136 101
Runs scored 1,421 664 1,888 1.028
Batting average 17.76 14.12 20.52 16.85
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 1/5 0/1
Top score 52 48* 104* 50*
Balls bowled 5,117 1,586 6,224 2,000
Wickets 117 66 165 87
Bowling average 27.17 20.66 21.12 18.90
5 wickets in innings 1 0 3 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/32 4/13 5/18 4/9
Catches/stumpings 36/– 17/– 45/– 24/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 2 November 2017

Sana Mir (Born 9 January 1987) is a cricketer and the former captain of the Pakistan national women's cricket team in ODIs and T20Is.[1][2] She is ranked 6th in ODI Bowlers in the World. Sana Mir has led Pakistan to two Gold medals in Asian Games 2010 and 2014.[3] She was announced Player of the Tournament at the 2008 Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier, and currently ranks 8th in the Women's ODI Bowlers in the ICC Player Rankings. She has been in Top 20 ICC rankings for last 9 years. During her Captaincy 8 players from Pakistan have made their way into the top 20 ICC rankings.[4]

In February 2017, during the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier, she became the first Pakistan woman to take 100 wickets in WODIs.[5] In September 2017, Bismah Maroof was made captain of Pakistan women's ODI team, after Mir was axed from the role.[6]

Personal life

Born to a Kashmiri-origin family in Abbottabad town, in the Hazara region of Pakistan, Mir has completed her Bachelors in Statistics and Economics. Her favourite cricketers are Waqar Younis, Imran Khan and Jonty Rhodes.[7]

International career


On 4 May 2009, Mir was handed the Pakistan captaincy for the Women's World Twenty20.[8] She had formerly been vice-captain under Urooj Mumtaz, who remained in the squad. Mir's duties as vice-captain were handed over to Nain Abidi.[9]

Mir retained the captaincy for the forthcoming ICC Women's Cricket Challenge in South Africa.[3]


At the 2010 Asian Games, Mir led the team to a gold medal.[10]


By Winning the National Championship for the fourth time in a row, Sana Mir has become the most successful captain of Pakistan at domestic level. Her team has yet to lose a game at domestic level in the past four years.

Sana Mir also led the Pakistan team to their first ever tournament win in both the T20 and ODI formats when they played in Sri Lanka in 2011. The teams in the quadrangular cup were Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ireland, and the Netherlands. She was also awarded the Women of the Match title in the T20 quadrangular-cup final against the Netherlands.

World Cup Qualifiers 2012: The women's team has qualified for the 2012 T20 and 2013 Women's ODI world cup under her captaincy. For the first time ever, the team also beat South Africa, thereby, improving their world ranking from 8 to 6.


At Domestic cricket, the ZTBL team has won the second BB tournament and 8th National championship under her Captaincy. This makes it 6 in a row.

Sana Mir became the first woman cricketer to receive PCB Woman cricketer of the Year Award 2013.

Pakistan women team showed their best performance on a European tour in 2013. The team has beaten England for the first time in any format and levelled the t20 series. The team has won 11 matches in a row. After the completion of this tour Pakistan women's team has 6 members in ICC top 20 players ranking.


At Domestic cricket, the ZTBL team has won the first ever BB tournament and 7th National championship under her Captaincy. This makes it 5 in a, Mir has become the first ever female cricketer from Pakistan to be awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on 23 March 2012, for her services in cricket.


  1. ^ "The fast bowler". 
  2. ^ "Sana Mir: Pakistan's 'Captain Cool' who leads by example". 
  3. ^ a b Sana retains captaincy, Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  4. ^ Reliance Mobile Rankings: Women's ODI Bowlers, Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Mir looks at big picture after 1000-100 double". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mir axed as ODI captain, Maroof to lead side". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  7. ^ Yahoo! Cricket: Sana Mir Profile, Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  8. ^ Dawn News: Sana Mir T20 captain, Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  9. ^ Cricinfo: Sana Mir to lead T20 team, Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  10. ^ Final result Official Asian Games website. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
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