Pakistan’s Javeria Khan Ends Her 15-Year International Cricket Career

End of an Era: Javeria Khan Bids Adieu to 15-Year Cricket Career

Pakistan’s Javeria Khan Ends Her 15-Year International Cricket Career

After a 15-year-long international career, Javeria Khan, one of Pakistan’s most accomplished cricketers, has announced her retirement. Khan has represented Pakistan in 228 international matches across all formats, amassing a total of 4903 runs, which includes two centuries and 25 half-centuries. The 35-year-old was also a proficient bowler, claiming 28 wickets with her right-arm off-spin.

Khan is the second-highest run-scorer for Pakistan in both white-ball formats, and she is the only player, apart from Bismah Maroof, to have scored more than 2000 runs in each format.

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Since her debut in 2008, Khan has participated in four 50-over ICC Women’s Cricket World Cups (2009, 2013, 2017 and 2022) and all eight ICC Women’s T20 World Cups (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2023). She also captained the Pakistan team in 17 ODIs and 16 T20Is, including the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2018 and 2020.

Upon announcing her retirement, Khan expressed her gratitude for the unwavering support she received throughout her career. She thanked her family, teammates, the Pakistan Cricket Board, her department ZTBL, and her fans, whose appreciation, she said, was instrumental in bringing out the best in her.


Tania Mallick, Pakistan’s Head of Women’s Cricket, praised Khan for her illustrious career. Mallick expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Khan on behalf of the PCB and all cricket fans for her invaluable contributions to women’s cricket in Pakistan. She expressed confidence that Khan’s illustrious career would inspire many girls in the country to not only take up the sport but also excel at it.

As Khan announces her retirement, Mallick reflected on her remarkable career and the services she has rendered for Pakistan cricket. She thanked Khan for her untiring commitment and wished her all the success in her future endeavours.