Sana Mir, who was born on 5 January 1986 to Kashmiri parents, is a cricketer and captain of the Pakistan women's team. Alongside her cricketing career, Sana is also a full-time student. Sana was announced Player of the
Sana Mir, who was born on 5 January 1986 to Kashmiri parents, is a cricketer and captain of the Pakistan women's team. Alongside her cricketing career, Sana is also a full-time student. Sana was announced Player of the Tournament at the 2008 Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier, and ranked 8th in the Women's ODI Bowlers in the ICC Player Rankings. She has been in Top 20 ICC rankings for last 9 years.
Sana Mir was handed over the Pakistan captaincy for the Women's World Twenty20 in May 2009. She has led Pakistan to two Gold medals in Asian Games 2010 and 2014. During her Captaincy 8 players from Pakistan have made their way into the top 20 ICC rankings.
Sana Mir also led the Pakistan team to their first ever tournament wins in both the T20 and ODI formats when they played in Sri Lanka in 2011. The teams in the quadrangular cup were Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Ireland, and the Netherlands. She was also awarded the Women of the Match title in the T20 quadrangular-cup final against the Netherlands.
Pakistan women's team qualified for the 2012 T20 and 2013 Women's ODI world cup under her captaincy. For the first time ever, the team also beat South Africa, thereby, improving their world ranking from 8 to 6.
Sana Mir became the most successful captain of Pakistan at domestic level by winning the National Championship for the fourth time in a row. Her team has not yet lost a game at domestic level in the past four years. Sana Mir became the first woman cricketer to receive PCB Woman cricketer of the Year Award 2013.
Pakistan women team showed their best performance on a European tour in 2013. The team has beaten England for the first time in any format and levelled the t20 series. The team has won 11 matches in a row. After the completion of this tour Pakistan women's team has 6 members in ICC top 20 players ranking.
Sana Mir has become the first ever female cricketer from Pakistan to be awarded Tamgha-e-Imtiaz on 23 March 2012, for her services in cricket.