Pakistan have announced the women’s team for the World T20 next month without a skipper for now. The side is without a captain for now because of the absence of regular captain Bismah Maroof, who underwent a surgery for sinus and is currently recovering.

In Maroof’s absence, Javeria Khan is leading the squad against Bangladesh and Australia. However, Maroof could be fit for the series against Australia later this month.

The 15-member squad is the same that was named for the ODI and T20I series against Bangladesh and Australia.

Under Javeria, Pakistan recently won the T20I series in Bangladesh. Bangladesh, however, won the only ODI after that by six wickets, after bowling Pakistan out for 94.

Javeria Khan upbeat ahead of Women’s World T20

Pakistan will be traveling to Malaysia for home series against Australia which includes three ODIs and T20Is each from October 18 to 29.

Pakistan will also face the Aussies in their World T20 opener on November 9. The other teams with them in Group B are India, New Zealand and Ireland.

Pakistan women’s squad for World T20

Javeria Khan, Nahida Khan, Ayesha Zafar, Muneeba Ali, Sidra Ameen, Umaima Sohail, Nida Dar, Sana Mir, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Anum Amin, Natalia Pervaiz, Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig, Aiman Anwar