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Pakistan Cricket Team

Captains: Shan Masood (Test), Babar Azam (ODI, T20I)
Coaches: Jason Gillespie (Test head coach), Gary Kisten (ODI and T20 head coach) Azhar Mahmood (assistant coach)
First international match: 1952
Cricket board: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
ICC titles: 3

Pakistan Men's Cricket Team History

Cricket in Pakistan was a colonial hand-me-down, and when India and Pakistan obtained independence in 1947, much of the sport's infrastructure in Pakistan was inherited from what had been left there pre-independence. They won their second Test, against India in 1952, but it was a famous upset at The Oval in 1954 that imprinted Pakistan on cricket's consciousness.

Pakistan's players from that era, particularly their first captain, Abdul Hafeez Kardar, fast bowler Fazal Mahmood and batter Hanif Mohammad, remain some of their most famous cricketers. But it was in the 1980s, with the arrival of perhaps Pakistan's finest Test team, that the country's cricket truly went global. Their captain and perhaps greatest ever player, Imran Khan, led the team to the 1992 World Cup title in his farewell tournament.

The '90s marked a thrilling yet controversial time. It was the age where Pakistan's fast bowling was truly the gold standard, with Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis among the finest exponents of pace and swing, while Shoaib Akhtar was the fastest bowler in the world. Pakistan would reach the 1999 World Cup final. But allegations of match-fixing dogged that side, culminating in six players, including Wasim and Waqar, censured for varying anti-corruption offences, while Salim Malik was banned for life. Ten years later, three further players would be banned for spot-fixing and serve prison time in England.

Pakistan's results have swung from one extreme to the other. Two early World Cup exits in 2003 and 2007 were followed by winning the 2009 T20 World Cup, and, eight years later, beating arch-rivals India in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy. They became the top-ranked Test side in 2016, and while consistency remains elusive both at cricketing and board level, Pakistan remain one of the most exciting cricket teams to follow.

Pakistan Men's Cricket Team Current Ranking


Tests: 6
ODIs: 4
T20Is: 7

Pakistan Men's Cricket Team Records



Pakistan Cricket Team Trophies and Milestones










fan-ratings
Team Fan Ratings
1.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Runs: 133Wkts: 93
8.8
2.
Mohammad Amir
Runs: 65Wkts: 69
8.7
3.
Mohammad Rizwan
Runs: 3296Wkts: 0
8.5

Top Run Scorers

In last one year
Tests
ODIs
T20Is
Saud Shakeel
PAK,  Lhb
387
Innings: 9Average: 48.37
Agha Salman
PAK,  Rhb
362
Innings: 9Average: 60.33
Abdullah Shafique
338
Innings: 9Average: 37.55
Mohammad Rizwan
PAK,  Rhb
680
Innings: 15Average: 61.81
Babar Azam
PAK,  Rhb
640
Innings: 16Average: 42.66
Imam-ul-Haq
PAK,  Lhb
419
Innings: 12Average: 34.91
Babar Azam
PAK,  Rhb
628
Innings: 17Average: 36.94
Mohammad Rizwan
PAK,  Rhb
499
Innings: 15Average: 49.90
Fakhar Zaman
PAK,  Lhb
410
Innings: 14Average: 29.28

Top Wicket Takers

In last one year
Tests
ODIs
T20Is
Aamer Jamal
PAK,  Rmf
18
Innings: 6Average: 20.44
Shaheen Shah Afridi
14
Innings: 8Average: 39.78
Noman Ali
PAK,  Sla
10
Innings: 4Average: 20.00
Shaheen Shah Afridi
34
Innings: 17Average: 23.94
Haris Rauf
PAK,  Rf
30
Innings: 15Average: 23.96
Shadab Khan
PAK,  Lb
12
Innings: 13Average: 48.08
Shaheen Shah Afridi
29
Innings: 17Average: 16.58
Haris Rauf
PAK,  Rf
18
Innings: 9Average: 17.61
Abbas Afridi
PAK,  Rmf
16
Innings: 9Average: 16.50