Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof has been ruled out of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup after suffering a communitive fracture in her right thumb during her side’s 42-run defeat against England in Canberra on Friday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named Nahida Khan as Bismah’s replacement, which will be confirmed following the Event Technical Committee’s approval.
In Bismah’s absence, Javeria Khan will captain the side.
According to PCB, Bismah will now travel with the side to Sydney on Saturday, where she will be operated upon by Cricket Australia’s orthopaedic surgeon.
Bismah scored four in Pakistan’s 116 in 19.4 overs after they were set a 159-run target.
Pakistan’s next match is against South Africa in Sydney on Sunday. To stay in content for a place in the semi-finals, they have to beat South Africa and then Thailand on 3 March.