Sana Mir has opted out of Pakistan's limited-overs assignments against England next month and has taken a break from international cricket to evaluate her future.
The senior-most member of the Pakistan women's side communicated her decision via a statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“I have decided to take a break from international cricket and, as such, will not be available for selection for next month’s series against England. I will utilise this time to plan and reset my future objectives and targets," she said.
“My best wishes will remain with the Pakistan national women’s team in the series against England and I am sure they’ll produce their best cricket," Sana added.
Pakistan is scheduled to take on England in three ICC Women's Championship ODIs and three T20Is in Malaysia starting December 9.
She will not be part of the 20-probable training camp for the limited-overs fixtures due to commence at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi on November 21.
Sana, ranked No. 5 among ODI bowlers, remains an integral part of the Pakistan line-up and her absence is expected to deprive the team of valuable experience.
Sana, who is currently the joint fourth-highest wicket-taker in the 50-over format, made her international debut in 2005 and has gone on to captain her side as well.
Her decision to take some time off from cricketing duties poses a question mark over her availability for the Women's T20 World Cup in 2020.