What Are Some Facts About the Pakistan Cricket Team?


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The Pakistan national cricket team features players such as Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah, as of 2015. Misbah ul Haq is the captain of the Test team, while Azhar Ali captains Pakistan’s One Day International team. Former right-arm fast bowler Waqar Younis is the coach of the Pakistan cricket team.

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Pakistan cricket team played its first test match in October 1952 at Delhi, India. Pakistan was the winner of the 1992 Cricket World Cup that took place in Australia. It also won the ICC World Twenty20 2009 by defeating Sri Lanka at the finals in England. Pakistan’s domestic cricket features the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, which is the country’s premier first-class competition. Some well-known Pakistani cricket players include Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Inzamam ul Haq, Shahid Afridi and Javed Miandad.

In 2009, the Sri Lankan cricket players were attacked by a group of gunmen in Lahore, Pakistan. This led to the shifting of Pakistan’s host venue to the United Arab Emirates. Zimbabwe was the first international cricket team to tour Pakistan in 2015 post the 2009 incident.

Pakistan is a full member of the International Cricket Council and plays all three formats of the game – One Day International, or ODI, Test and Twenty20. The Pakistan Cricket Board, or PCB, is the governing body of Cricket in Pakistan.

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