Ever-consistent Nida Dar reaches career-high in Latest ICC Rankings

Lahore: Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar has regained the weight of being Pakistan’s highest-ranked cricketer. The all-rounder has climbed to 40th position, a career high, after scoring half century and taking two wickets in Pakistan’s win over Bangladesh in the third ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. It was a much-needed boost for Dar, who had not played any international cricket since November 2018 due to injury. In her three ODIs against Bangladesh she has so far scored 162 runs at an average of 81.50 inclusive of a half century and two wickets. She also appeared in four T20Is where she scored 60 runs with a strike rate of 135.71 and economy rate of 4.00 as well as bagging three wickets at an average of 15.66 with an economy rate of 5.21 per over.”

Lahore: Nida Dar has regained the weight of being Pakistan’s highest-ranked cricketer.

Nida Dar has regained the weight of being Pakistan’s highest-ranked cricketer. Last week, Nida Dar broke into the top 50 in ICC Rankings for One-Day Internationals (ODIs). It is only the second time in her career that she has been ranked within this bracket; the first time was back in 2013 when she was ranked 31st in ODIs.

Now, after losing some points following Pakistan’s exit from World Cup 2019, Nida Dar finds herself sitting atop once again at 40th place on Monday morning – one spot ahead of Bismah Maroof and 15 behind Javeria Khan who have both played fewer matches than her recently but still have better averages and strike rates than our very own Lahori girl!

The all-rounder has climbed to 40th position, a career high, after scoring half century and taking two wickets in Pakistan’s win over Bangladesh in the third ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday.

You know that feeling when you’re so happy, you don’t know what to do with yourself? Well, this is how Pakistan’s Nida Dar must be feeling right now. The all-rounder has climbed to 40th position, a career high, after scoring half century and taking two wickets in Pakistan’s win over Bangladesh in the third ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old has been consistent throughout her career but this time she has made it count with some brilliant performances under pressure situations which has helped her improve her ranking from 42nd last month to 40th now.

Nida Dar was one of the players dropped after losing all three ODIs against South Africa earlier this year but she came back strongly during Asia Cup where she scored 87 runs off just 51 balls against Sri Lanka followed by 76 runs off 52 balls against Thailand during group stage match as well as took four wickets including three maidens bowled spell against India later on same tournament which helped Pakistan won both matches convincingly (by 9 wickets).

It was a much-needed boost for Dar, who had not played any international cricket since November 2018 due to injury.

Nida Dar is back to her best and her latest ICC Women’s Championship performance was a much-needed boost for the Pakistan allrounder Latest ICC Rankings.

Dar, who had not played any international cricket since November 2018 due to injury, scored 139 runs in four matches at an average of 42.25 and claimed three wickets with an economy rate of 2.63 in the tournament that concluded on Sunday (July 14).

In her three ODIs against Bangladesh she has so far scored 162 runs at an average of 81.50 inclusive of a half century and two wickets.

In her three ODIs against Bangladesh she has so far scored 162 runs at an average of 81.50 inclusive of a half century and two wickets.

Dar, who is the highest-ranked cricketer in Pakistan, also helped her side win their first ever bilateral ODI series in Bangladesh earlier this year by scoring 88 not out in the second match which helped her team secure victory by seven wickets.

She also appeared in four T20Is where she scored 60 runs with a strike rate of 135.71 and economy rate of 4.00 as well as bagging three wickets at an average of 15.66 with an economy rate of 5.21 per over.

Nida Dar is a Pakistani cricketer. She is a right-hand batsman and right arm off break bowler. She made her ODI debut in 2008 against India at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Her bowling style is slow left arm orthodox. In 53 international matches so far, she has scored 1,867 runs at an average of 32 with two fifties and one century to her name while bagging 31 wickets at an average of 30 with three 4 wicket hauls (1-3).

Conclusion

Nida Dar has shown great consistency in her career and has been a very reliable player for Pakistan. This latest ICC ranking is a testament to her hard work and determination, which will hopefully help her regain the form that made her one of the most feared all-rounders in women’s cricket.

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