Diana Baig

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Diana Baig
Personal information
Born (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 21)
Gilgit, Pakistan
Batting style Right Handed Batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
International information
ODI debut 4 October 2015 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 17 November 2015 v New Zealand
T20I debut 1 November 2015 v West Indies
Last T20I 1 November 2015 v West Indies
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 7 February 2017

Diana Baig, born 15 October 1995 in Gilgit-Baltistan (Formerly Northern Areas) is a Pakistani women's cricketer and footballer.[1] Baig was included in Pakistan squad for the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup and 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20.[2][3] She also plays basketball, football and volleyball.[4]

Early life[edit]

Diana Baig was born in Hunza. She belongs to the moderate sect of Ismailism. Her interest in sport started with street cricket and football.[5] she studies in Lahore college for women University.

Career[edit]

Baig started her career in 2010, leading the Gilgit-Baltistan women's cricket team. She was selected for Pakistan's A team in 2012 and for the squad of the full national team in 2013.

She made her international cricket debut in 2015 against Bangladesh.[5]

Diana began in football by chance. She was selected for the Pakistan football team when there was a shortage of players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raheel, Natasha (22 November 2014). "Multitalented: They say football is a fulltime sport, but Diana Baigs to differ". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Pak’s Asian Games gold medals pave the way for growth of women’s cricket". 
  3. ^ http://www.cricknock.com/women-cricket/from-gilgit-to-cuttack-diana-baig-takes-hopes-of-a-cricket-crazy-nation/
  4. ^ http://www.wwc13.com/teams/pakistan/squad/1006/diana-baig
  5. ^ a b AFP (2016-06-08). "Dual role: Diana Baig’s life as Pakistan’s cricket and football star". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-06-09.