Javeria Khan has made the decision to retire from international cricket.

Based on the information provided, the former skipper made her first appearance in One Day International (ODI) cricket 15 years ago in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka. This happened during a Women’s Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka on May 6, 2008. Additionally, she made her debut in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket against Ireland in Dublin in 2009.

Javeria Khan has had a remarkable career in representing the women’s cricket team of Pakistan. Over the course of 228 international matches, she accumulated a total of 4,903 runs, which consisted of two centuries and 25 half-centuries. Additionally, she also managed to take 28 wickets.

Javeria now owns the second-highest run record in both one-day internationals (ODIs) and twenty20 internationals (T20Is) for the Pakistan women’s side. In addition, she holds the distinction of being the sole Pakistani female cricketer to achieve over 2,000 runs in every format, alongside Bismah Maroof.

Throughout her international career, she took part in four 50-over World Cups and all eight T20 World Cups from the very beginning. Significantly, she was a member of the teams that won first place in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games.

In addition, Javeria served as the captain of the Pakistan cricket team in 17 One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 16 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), where she led the team in two International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s T20 World Cups.

She demonstrated her dedication to the sport by successfully finishing the PCB Level 2 Cricket Coach course in Lahore last year.

Javeria, upon announcing her retirement, expressed appreciation for the assistance she received throughout her professional journey, recognizing her family, teammates, the Pakistan Cricket Board, her department, ZTBL, and her fans.

Javeria Khan expressed her intention to retire from professional cricket but clarified that she will continue to be accessible for participation in league cricket. I deeply appreciate the consistent and steadfast assistance I have gotten throughout my professional journey. I would like to express my gratitude to my family, teammates, the Pakistan Cricket Board, my department, ZTBL, for their unwavering support and advice during my journey, and my fans, whose admiration played a crucial role in bringing forth my utmost potential.

“I have had the privilege of representing Pakistan internationally by holding its flag.”

Tania Mallick, the Head of Women’s Cricket, expressed her sincere appreciation to Javeria Khan on behalf of the PCB and all cricket enthusiasts for her vital contributions to women’s cricket in Pakistan.

“Her impressive batting records are a testament to her skill, and I believe that her remarkable career will serve as a source of inspiration for numerous girls in the country, motivating them to not only pursue this sport but also achieve great success in it for many years.”

With Javeria’s retirement, we contemplate her extraordinary career and the valuable contributions she has made to Pakistan cricket. We express our gratitude for her unwavering dedication and extend our best wishes for her future achievements.

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