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Pakistan National Cricket Team Guide

The Pakistan national cricket team is governed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) , it is a full ICC member. They are commonly make appearances in some of the most recognisable tournaments within the cricket world including the ICC T20 World Cup, ICC ODI Cricket World Cup and The Champions Trophy.

History of the Pakistan National Cricket Team

The country was first given Test status in 1952 but it wasn’t until the 1980’s that the Pakistan national cricket team became more consistent on the World Stage. The first major success of the Pakistan national cricket team was winning the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1992 when they defeated England in the final. Other successes include the T20 World Cup in 2009, The Champions trophy in 2017 and The Asia Cup in 2012.

Where does the Pakistan National Cricket Team play?

A terrorist attack targeting the Sri Lanka national cricket team in 2009 meant that International cricket couldn’t be played in Pakistan for an extended period with the Pakistan national cricket team playing ‘home’ fixtures in the UAE. Thankfully cricket has now returned with the main venues being National Cricket Stadium (Karachi), Multan Cricket Stadium, Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore), Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Former Captains of the Pakistan National Cricket Team

Misbah-Ul-Haq guided the Pakistan national cricket team to number one in Test cricket in 2016, a superb achievement when at the time Pakistan had been forced to play all of its Internationals away from home. Known for his excellent cricketing brain and calmness under pressure Misbah guided the Pakistan national cricket team through an extremely difficult period.

Imran Khan was a tough act to follow but after his retirement shortly after lifting the 1992 World Cup, Wasim Akram stepped into the breach. Akram was a fine captain as well as a great bowler leading the Pakistan national cricket team well in both formats of the game.

Top Run Scorers in Pakistan National Cricket Team History

Inzaman Ul-Haq scored 20,541 International runs between 1991-2007 weighing in with 35 centuries for the Pakistan national cricket team.

Top Wicket Takers in Pakistan National Cricket Team History

Left arm quick Wasim Akram, one the finest exponents of reverse swing, took 916 wickets for Pakistan national cricket team.

Memorable Games for the Pakistan National Cricket Team

Early in the 1992 World Cup very few people outside of the Pakistan national cricket team dressing room would have predicted they could go on and win the trophy. It was only rain that helped them reach the latter stages of the tournament after they fortunately got to share the points with England after being dismissed for just 74. Skipper Imran Khan had said that he wanted his team “to fight like cornered Tigers” and it’s fair to say, as the tournament progressed, they did. It was the England cricket team who they met in the Final and the brilliance of Wasim Akram and Mustaq Ahmed helped them defend 249/6 with Imram making 72, to win the trophy against the odds for the Pakistan national cricket team.

One of Pakistan’s most satisfying victories came at The Oval in 2017 when they humbled India to lift the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time. It was a complete performance from the Pakistan national cricket team. Fakhart Zaman’s 114 at better than a run a ball set the tone as Pakistan racked up 338/4 then a brilliant opening spell from Mohammad Amir caused damage that India never recovered from as the Pakistan national cricket team ran out winners by a huge 180 runs.

Rivals of the Pakistan National Cricket Team

Pakistan and the Indian cricket team have one the fiercest rivalries in sport. Unfortunately meetings on the field outside of ICC events have become almost unheard of due to political issues between the two countries.