Seasoned batter Javeria Khan has termed the experience of captaining ICC Women’s cricket Global Development squad in England ‘hugely beneficial.
The 31-year-old Javeria captained and mentored the ICC development side in a series of six T20 matches against Southern Vipers, Surrey Stars and England Academy teams as part of the ICC’s initiative of improving the standard of women’s cricket. On the personal front, this proved to be a successful series for Javeria.
Her contributions included a match winning 64 off 59 balls (eight fours) against the fancied Surrey Stars. She also made an all-round contribution in the return game against the same side, scoring 40 runs off 35 balls (seven fours) besides a haul of two for 19 in a three-over spell. Javeria said here on Saturday, “It was a great experience and valuable exposure which provided great learning opportunities. It was an opportunity that I had been hoping for; playing for a new team in different conditions was very beneficial.”
“It was quite a challenge to lead a new team since we all gathered just a day ahead of the event, practiced and then played the games. I hadn’t met the players before so to lead them straightaway was tough. However, with the support of the team management we gradually overcame the challenge and as the games progressed we started to understand each other better which helped us improve our performances,” she added.—APP