Sana Mir is a Pakistani cricketer who is also a former captain of Pakistan national cricket team in both ODIs and T20Is. Her role in playing11 is precise as a right-arm offbreak bowler. In her so far cricket career she has achieved a great many things. She has been in a Top 20 ICC rankings for last nine years. She became the first woman Pakistani cricketer to take 100 wickets in ODI during 2017 Women’s World Cup and later in 2019 she became the first Pakistani woman cricketer to play 100 T20I international matches. Let’s know some more interesting facts about this fabulous cricketer.
Name: Sana Mir
Jersey Number: #5 (Pakistani Women)
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak
Test Debut: N/A
ODI Debut: vs Sri Lanka Women at Karachi, Dec 28, 2005
T20I Debut: vs Ireland Women at Dublin, May 25, 2009
Major Teams: Pakistan Women, South Zone Women (Pakistan)
Sana Mir began her cricket career in the year 2005. In 2009, Sana was handed the Pakistan captaincy for the Women’s World Twenty20. During her captaincy, eight Pakistani players made their way into the Top 20 ICC rankings. At the 2008 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, she was awarded ‘Player of the Tournament’ title. She currently ranks No.1 in the Women’s ODI Bowlers.
At the 2010 Asian Games, Mir led the Women Pakistani team to a gold medal, first one in 2010 and the other was in 2014. After winning the National Championship fourth time in a row, Sana Mir has become the most successful captain of Pakistan at the domestic level.
During her captaincy, Pakistan for the first time beat South Africa, which also improved the team ranking from 8th position to 6th.
Sana Mir was born on 5th January 1986 in Gilgit-Baltistan Hunza district. So she basically belongs to a family of Kashmiris who later migrated to Pakistan and settled down in Abbottabad. She started her career in women’s cricket in the year 2005 and still playing a very active role in the Pakistani cricket team.
Date of Birth: 5th January 1986
Age (as of May 2019): 33 Years
Birth Place: Abbottabad, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Capricorn
Educational Qualifications: Bachelors in Statistics and Economics
Marital Status: Unmarried
Father: Mir Moatazid