The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday has announced a 15-member women squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Bangladesh at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 26, 28 and 30 October.

Pakistan, who lost their previous T20I series to South Africa by 2-3 in June, will be looking to back their game in the upcoming series against Bangladesh. However, the Women in Green will have Bismah Maroof as their captain in place of Nida Dar, who is currently playing for Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League.

“We are delighted to host the Bangladesh team and look forward to an exciting series. It is the first international assignment for the team since the tour to South Africa in June. The team is a good blend of experience and young exciting players,” chief selector Urooj Mumtaz said in a statement released by PCB in its official website.

“With the women’s game developing at a rapid pace, we aim to play a positive and aggressive brand of cricket and produce solid performances. The primary focus will remain on winning as it will build confidence within the group, this is pivotal for us as we head into a busy international schedule over the next six months. During the series, we would also like to give an opportunity to some emerging players, so that they can experience the aura around international cricket and its pressures.”

After the three T20Is, the two sides also play two ODIs on 2 and 4 November at the same venue.

Here is the 15-member squad: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Kainat Imtiaz, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz.