Bismah and Javeria eager to return to cricket with National High Performance camp


Muhammad Babur


Pakistan women’s national team will resume their cricketing activities when their High Performance Camp begins on October 8 in Karachi.
A total of 27 players will undergo a 24-day-long camp between October 8-31 at the National Stadium and Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre during which they will work on their skills, fitness and play practice matches.
Bismah Maroof, the captain of the women’s team, feels the players are excited to get together as a group after a gap of more than seven months, when they played the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia earlier this year, and are looking to make the most of the camp.
Bismah Maroof, who has captained Pakistan in 38 ODIs and 18 T20Is, said on Tuesday : “There is a lot of excitement amongst the players to get back together after seven, eight months. Everyone is looking forward to making the most of this camp by working on their skills and fitness.
“It is going to be a bit difficult to carry the rhythm from where we left but the aim should be to work hard and achieve it. We are looking forward to working with David Hemp, the newly appointed head coach, and try to get the best out of ourselves.
“I spent a lot of time with my family during the lockdown and I enjoyed it. I spent my time with my husband and in-laws, with whom I had not been able to spend time much because of cricket. As a professional, I had to maintain my fitness to ensure I stay ready to hit the ground running whenever the opportunity arose. So, I focused on fitness work as I used to do running and cardio workouts at sunrise.—APP