The 38-year-old has so far scored 6,974 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 50.53; 2,364 runs in T20Is at 37.52 and 663 runs in Test cricket at 51.00. She has also scored a whopping 75 half centuries and eight centuries.
England women will play the two T20Is as double-headers alongside their men’s team on 14 and 15 October, while the ODIs will be played on 18, 20 and 22 October. The National Stadium will host all five fixtures.
The tests will have no financial implications on the centrally contracted cricketers and will be conducted under the supervision of Imran Khalil, who has been assigned the role of interim fitness trainer.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced its "Parental Support Policy" wherein women cricketers will be allowed to opt for non-playing roles during pregnancy and "be entitled to take 12 months of paid maternity leave" after childbirth.
"There is no doubt that cricket owes Shashank a debt of gratitude for all he has done for the sport. He has left cricket and the ICC in a better place than he found it,” Khwaja said in a statement.
Chasing N.Zealand's below par 203, Sciver's 61 had England cruising to victory at 187 for five before they lost four wickets for nine runs. Unbeaten Australia have already qualified for the final four while England, S.Africa, West Indies and India are all in contention for the remaining three slots.
In a rain-shortened match with innings of 20 overs, Pakistan bowled superbly to contain the West Indies' potent batting line-up to 89-7 then overhauled the modest target with seven balls to spare.
Amy Satterthwaite scored 75 and Amelia Kerr added 50 as New Zealand made 260-9, batting first after India won the toss. Harmanpreet Kaur made an outstanding 71 from 63 balls to lead her team’s response but India was all out for 198 in the 47th over.
A half century by Nida Dar carried Pakistan close to a victory which would have been one of the most significant in its World Cup history. But she was run out for 55 in the 49th over.
Centuries for Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur anchored a record-breaking innings of 317-8 before India's spinners skittled the West Indies for 162. The total was India's highest at a Women's World Cup and the best by any team so far at this year's tournament, surpassing the 310 posted by Australia against England.