Sana Mir (born 5 January 1986) is a female Pakistani cricketer of Kashmiri origin and captain of the Pakistan women’s team. She was announced Player of the Tournament at the 2008 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier, and currently ranks 16th in the Women’s ODI Bowlers in the ICC Player Rankings. She is also the only Pakistani in the top 20.
On 4 May 2009, Mir was handed the Pakistan capitencey. for the Women’s World Twenty20. She had formerly been vice-captain under Urooj Mumtazn who remained in the squad. Mir’s duties as vice-captain were handed over to Nain Abidi.
Mir retained the captaincy for the forthcoming ICC Women’s Cricket Challenge in South Africa.
At the 2010 Asian Games, Mir led the team to a gold medal.
By Winning the National Championship for the fourth time in a row, Sana Mir has become the most successful captain of Pakistan at domestic level. Her team has not yet to lost a game at domestic level in the past four years.
Sana Mir also led the Pakistan team to their first ever tournament win 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 Holand. She was also awarded the Women of the Match title in the T20 quadrangular-cup final against Holland.
World Cup Qualifiers 2012: The women’s team has 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.
At Domestic cricket, the ZTBL team has won the second BB tournament and 8th National championship under her Captaincy. This makes it 6 in a row.
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.
At Domestic cricket, the ZTBL team has won the first ever BB tournament and 7th National championship under her Captaincy. This makes it 5 in a row.
Moreover, 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.