Despite a late entry, Pakistan emerged as one of the finest cricketing nations. Since the 1980s, Pakistan has proved themselves as tough competitors.
With consistent performance at ICC events, the fans from the nation expect glory. The side has always been a powerful side in the limited over fixtures.
- Team: Pakistan Cricket Team
- Also Known As: Men In Green
- Current Captain: Babar Azam
- Current Head Coach: Grant Bradburn
- Current Batting Coach: Andrew Puttick
- Current Bowling Coach: Umar Gul
- Governing Body: Pakistan Cricket Board
Players Under Contract
- Contracted Players: Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Fawad Alam, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir, Yasir Shah, Zahid Mahmood.
Pakistan is currently ranked on the 6th spot in ICC Test rankings, 3rd in ICC ODI rankings and 4th spot in ICC T20I rankings.
Pakistan’s governing body for cricket is recognized as Pakistan Cricket Board. The board was formerly known as the Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan.
The current members of the Pakistan Cricket Board are:
- Chairman: Najam Sethi
- CEO: Faisal Hussain
- Selector: Haroon Rashid
Pakistan Cricket Team Early Days and First Match
- Post independence, Pakistan gained its ICC status on India’s recommendation in 1952.
- Pakistan played their maiden Test at Delhi against India.
- Pakistan’s maiden tour was to England in 1954, which turned out to be memorable as the series was drawn by 1-1.
- Pakistan’s first home series was against India. The arch rivals played 5 Tests and all resulted in a draw.
- Pakistan’s Javed Miandad helped the side register an iconic victory in the 1986 Australasia Cup at Sharjah.
Pakistan Cricket Team Stats
|ODI||953||503||422||26 (8 ties and 18 no results)|
|T20I||220||134||78||8 (3 ties and 5 no results)|
Pakistan Cricket Team Achievements
- Winners of 1992 World Cup
- Winners of 2000 World Cup
- Runners-up at 2007 T20 World Cup
- Winners of 2009 T20 World Cup
- Winners of 2017 Champions Trophy
- Runners-up at 2022 T20 World Cup
Statements Given By Cricketers on Pakistan Cricket Team
- “They’ve always got so much talent and every time that I’ve played them over the years, there’s always been some, perhaps new players that have come into the side and you’re always just amazed.” ~ Kane Williamson.
- “Pakistan is capable of becoming No.1 Team across formats, winning World Cups.” ~ Mickey Arthur.
- “Pakistan has the most effective fast bowling in the world.” ~ Ramiz Raja.
- “One thing with this Pakistani side is if you look at the team sheet, you find talent everywhere”. ~ Brendon McCullum.
Some Unknown Facts about Pakistan Cricket Team
- Pakistan’s first Test captain was Abdul Hafeez Kardar.
- Pakistan’s first ODI captain was Intikhab Alam.
- Pakistan’s first T20I captain was Inzamam-ul-Haq.
- Majid Khan, born in India, scored Pakistan’s first ever ODI century.
- Nazar Mohammad scored Pakistan’s first Test century.
- Ahmed Shehzad scored Pakistan’s first T20I century.
Some FAQs about Pakistan Cricket Team
Q. How much do Pakistani players earn?
Ans: A Pakistani player on contract earns Rs 838,000 per Test, Rs 515,000 per ODI and Rs 372,075 per T20I.
Q. How many times has Pakistan won the World Cup?
Ans: Pakistan has won the World Cup only once, in 1992.
Q. Who is Pakistan’s best bowler ever?
Ans: Wasim Akram due to his records is considered as the best bowler from the nation.
Q. Who is Pakistan’s best batsman ever?
Ans: Javed Miandad is regarded as their best batsman ever.
Q. What is Pakistan’s highest total in ODIs?
Ans: Pakistan scored 399 for just 1 wicket in 2018 against Zimbabwe, which was their highest total.
Q. What is Pakistan’s highest total in T20Is?
Ans: In 2021, Pakistan scored their highest total of 232 runs against England at Nottingham.
Q. Who is Pakistan’s most successful ODI captain?
Ans: Imran Khan is hailed as Pakistan’s best ODI captain due to his records.