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Pakistan's National Cricket team, otherwise known as Shaheens or Green Shirts, is governed and operated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The Pakistan Cricket Team is a full member of the International Cricket Council and actively participates in Test, ODIs, and T20 internationals. The Pakistan National Cricket Team has played 437 test matches and has won 142 of them.

Pakistan Cricket History

  • The cricketing history of PCB existed even before Pakistan got its independence in 1947
  • The first-ever match was played in 1935 between Sindh and the Australian cricket team.
  • The action of the match was witnessed by over 5000 Karachi locals.
  • The recognition of the Pakistan National Cricket team was only achieved after their independence in 1952 after India gave them a fair recommendation.
  • The first captain of the Pakistan cricket team was Abdul Hafeez Kardar.
  • The first match of the Pakistan National cricket team was played as a test, against Indian team in Delhi in 1952, which India won.
  • Pak cricket has always been known for its strong characters and its unpredictable performances.
  • The Pakistan Cricket team has established a reputation of having many talented individuals who, despite their brilliance, were limited by their indiscipline.
  • Needless to say, Pak cricket, with its political tension with India, has also made sure that the world witnesses some electrifying and tension-filled moments in every India vs. Pakistan match.
  • The most famous win for the Pakistan Cricket team came in the year 1986 in the Austral-Asia cup against India, where Javed Miandad hit a six off the last ball to win the match for Pakistan.

Pakistan Team Schedule

The following matches against England is a part of Pakistan cricket schedule.

  • England Vs Pakistan at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff at 17:30 IST
  • England Vs Pakistan at Lords, London at 15:30 IST
  • England vs Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham at 17:30 IST
  • England vs Pakistan at Trent Bridge at 23:00 IST
  • England Vs Pakistan at Headingly, Leeds at 19:00 IST
  • England vs Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester at 23:00 IST

England visited Pakistan for Pakistan next match as a part of the following fixtures of Pakistan Cricket Schedule.

  • Pakistan vs England at National Stadium, Karachi at 18:30 IST
  • Pakistan vs England at National Stadium Karachi at 18:30 IST

Pakistan Cricket Team

  • With all their talent, the Pakistan National cricket team is not without controversies.
  • In 2006, the Pakistan cricket team refused to play further as they were charged with ball-tampering. Later, the ICC reinstated them with their original position.
  • The Pakistan cricket team faced their fair share of rebuttals from the PCB as Asif, Salman Butt, and Mohammad Amir were suspended indefinitely for the spot-fixing fiasco and later jailed, as disclosed by Pakistan cricket news.
  • Under the captaincy of Misbah, Pak cricket showed slow signs of resurgence. They were able to shake off the earlier shame and play India in the final of the T20 World Cup in the Pakistan match vs South Africa where they put on a brave show.
  • 2016 marks one of the most momentous occasions for Pak cricket as they rose to the position of number 1 in tests. This had happened ever since the new ranking mechanism was introduced and for the first time since 1988.
  • Pak cricket is operated by its governing body, PCB. They are responsible for organizing the matches of the Pakistan national cricket team and domestic competitions.
  • The PCB has organized multiple T20 competitions like the Pakistan Super League and the Faysal Bank T20.

Pakistan Performance & Stats

For all the amount of controversy the Green Shirts have invited, credit is to be bestowed to the Pakistan Cricket Board for their continuous commitment to finding out players that bring glory to the PCB board.

World Cup Record of Pakistan Cricket Team

Year Round Position GP W L T NR
1975 Group stage 5/8 3 1 2 0 0
1979 Semi-finals 4/8 4 2 2 0 0
1983 Semi-finals 4/8 7 3 4 0 0
1987 Semi-finals 3/8 7 5 2 0 0
1992 Champions 1/9 10 6 3 0 1
1996 Quarter-finals 6/12 6 4 2 0 0
1999 Runners-Up 2/12 10 6 4 0 0
2003 Group stage 10/14 6 2 3 0 1
2007 Group stage 10/16 3 1 2 0 0
2011 Semi-finals 3/14 8 6 2 0 0
2015 Quarter-finals 6/14 7 4 3 0 0
2019 Group stage 5/10 9 5 3 0 1

Pakistan Squad

Pak cricket has developed a reputation for unearthing gems from the country over the years. In fact, the PCB board has done it time again due to which the current Pakistan cricket team has good players in abundance. The present squad is as follows:

Name Age Batting style Bowling style
Babar Azam 26 Right-handed batsman Right-arm off-break
Shahab Khan 22 Right-handed batsman Right-arm leg spin
Mohammad Rizwan 28 Right-handed batsman Right-arm medium
Imam-Ul- Haq 25 Left-handed Right arm leg spin
Fakhar Zaman 31 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Haris Sohail 32 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Asif Ali 29 Right Handed Right-arm medium-fast
Imad Wasim 32 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Faheem Ashraf 27 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Shaheen Shah Afridi 21 Left-handed Left-arm fast
Naseem Shah 18 Right-handed Right arm fast
Hasan Ali 27 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Wahab Riaz 35 Right-handed Left-arm fast
Yasir Shah 35 Right-handed Right arm leg spin

These Pakistan cricket team players have a high chance of featuring for the Pakistan national cricket team when they face England this July. There are chances that Pakistan cricket news might confirm their squad very soon for Pakistan’s next match.

Prominent Players

One of the most integral members of the Pakistan cricket team roster, Babar Azam has cemented his legacy as the finest batsman of not only the Pakistan cricket team but also in the world. In 2017, he became the second quickest player after Quinton De Kock to achieve the feat of scoring five centuries, and today he is the captain of the Pakistan cricket team players. He also has the best average amongst the players of the Pakistan cricket team roster.


  • Who is the best player on the Pakistan cricket team?

Babar Azam, their captain, and their top-order batsman are considered by his teammates and rivals alike as the best player of the team. Any Pakistan cricket news implies that he has broken some record or the other.

  • Is India better than Pakistan in cricket?

Statistically speaking, India has more World Cups than Pakistan and currently sits at the top of the World Test Cup rankings. India has more head-to-head victories against the Pakistan cricket team in international tournaments.

  • What happened to the Pakistan cricket team?

The Pakistan National Cricket team had a turbulent time in the 2010s, however, since then, their squad has had an overhaul, and currently, they are on the road to progress.

  • Is cricket coming back to Pakistan?

Yes, according to Pakistan cricket news, England is supposed to play Pakistan at the national stadium in Karachi at the end of the year after Pakistan visits England in July.

  • Who is the Pakistan Test captain?

Babar Azam is the test captain of Pakistan. He is also the captain of the other formats like T20 internationals and one-day internationals.

  • Why does India not play cricket with Pakistan?

India does not share a healthy relationship with Pakistan, which is why they don't face each other in any bilateral series. They are allowed to face each other in ICC events. Whenever any Pakistan cricket news appears, supporters think that it might lift the embargo.

  • Who is the captain of the Pakistan T20 team?

The Pakistan cricket board has made Babar Azam the captain of the T20 team. He is also the captain of the test internationals and the one-day internationals.

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