Hiba Shamshad, the name itself is enough for people. She is the flag bearer of women’s cricket in Canada. She has taken it to places and thriving hard every day for the betterment of women’s cricket.
Shamshad is a left-arm bowling all-rounder who is a master of many talents. Shamshad has had a long history in her professional career. Back in 2014, she started playing for Tranzac CC. She has played numerous tournaments and has won many accolades throughout her career.
She was selected for Team Ontario for the Atlanta Tournament in 2015, and her splendid performance led her for selection in Canada X1 against the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club).
That match proved to be the turning point as she grabbed 3 wickets for mere 12 runs in the 40 over match. Recently in 2018, she played for Ontario in the Canada Day Cup against Western Provinces. A guest team from the USA also took part. The all-rounder was also an integral part of the
Nationals team which played against different provinces in September that year.
It would be unfair if her selection Courts Grand Slam T20 is not mentioned. She was one the only four Canadians to get picked in the tournament played in Trinidad and Tobago.
The other players from the Caribbean tournament hailed from West Indies and South America.
Shamshad represented Canada in the U-19 West Indies tournament and the ICC Americas World Cup qualifiers against the USA in 2019.
Along with being an amazing player, she had been the leader as well. She was the Vice-Captain for Tranzac CC in Scarborough Women’s League in the 2018-19 season.
She was the Assistant Cricket Coach for EOSCL Milton for girls under 12
where she is grooming the future of women’s cricket.
She is an ardent follower of Nee Zealander Suzie Bates.
One can tell her love for cricket by the fact that she sleeps with the cricket ball next to her pillow. It is safe to say that the future is in good hands.
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