All-rounder Nida Dar has made history by becoming the first-ever Pakistani woman cricketer to sign a deal with an international cricket league, having been picked up by Sydney Thunder for their 2018/19 Women’s Big Bash League campaign.
Nida has long been one of Pakistan Women’s most reliable players. Her 88 T20I wickets is a joint record for Pakistan with former captain Sana Mir, while her 1086 runs have come at a healthy strike rate of 96.27. She is currently in some of the best form of her career, having played a starring role in Pakistan’s close fought 3-2 T20I series defeat to South Africa in May. She struck two half centuries in the series, including a stunning 37-ball 75, the second-fastest women’s T20I fifty of all time.