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Test status granted 1952
First Test match v India at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in India, 16–18 October 1952.
Captain of Test and ODI teams Younis Khan/Shahid Afridi
Captain of Twenty20 Shahid Afridi
Coach Dav Whatmore
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking 4th (Test)
6th (ODI)
6th (T20)
Test matches 370
- This year 3/1
Last Test match Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Galle, 22–25 June 2012.
Wins/losses 115/101
- This year 3/1
As of 8 September 2012

The Pakistan cricket team, nicknamed as Green Shirts, is the national cricket team of Pakistan. Represented by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the team is a full member of the International Cricket Council, and participates in Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket matches. Currently Pakistan is ranked number four as per the ICC Test rankings. Pakistan have played 777 ODIs, winning 417, losing 337, tying 6 and with 17 ending in no-result. Pakistan were the 1992 World Cup champions, and also came runners-up in the 1999 tournament and are the current Asian Champions. Pakistan, in conjunction with other countries on the Subcontinent, have hosted the 1987 & 1996, with the 1996 final being hosted at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The team has also played 64 Twenty20 Internationals, the most of any team, winning 38, losing 24 and tying 2. Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and came runners-up in the inaugural tournament in 2007.

Pakistan have played 370 Test matches, with winning 115, losing 101 and drawing 154. The team has the 3rd-best win/loss ratio in Test cricket of 1.13, and the 5th-best overall win percentage of 31.33%. Pakistan was given Test status on 28 July 1952, following a recommendation by India, and made its Test debut against India at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, in October 1952, with India winning by an innings and 70 runs. Previously, Pakistani cricketers had competed as a part of the British Indian national team before independence of Pakistan in 1947.


Cricket in Pakistan has a history of even before the creation of the country in 1947. The first ever international cricket match in Karachi was held on November 22, 1935 between Sindhi and Australian cricket teams. The match was seen by 5000 Karachites. Following the independence of Pakistan in 1947, cricket in the country developed steadily and Pakistan was given Test match status at a meeting of the Imperial Cricket Conference at Lord's Cricket Ground in England on 28 July 1952 following recommendation by India, which, being the successor state of the British Raj, did not have to go through such a process. The first captain of the Pakistan national cricket team was Abdul Kardar.


Current squad

2013 Captain of 5day and 1day is Misbah-ul-Haq. Apparently from 2012.

This is a list of all the players with there forms of cricket in which they play.

  • Domestic team – First-class team the player represents in the current or preceding season. If n/a, then Limited overs team is displayed.
  • C/G – The contract grade awarded by the PCB.
  • S/N – Shirt Number.
A/B/C Central Contract
S Stipend Contract
N/A No Contract


  • 1 - Player is also an All-rounder
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team C/G Forms of cricket S/N
Opening Batsmen
Taufeeq Umar 40 Left-hand bat Right arm off break HBL B Test
Imran Farhat 39 Left-hand bat Right arm leg break HBL B Test, ODI 17
Mohammad Hafeez1 40 Right-hand bat Right arm off spin HBL A Test, ODI 8
Imran Nazir 39 Right-hand bat Right arm leg break NBP B ODI, T20I 16
Ahmed Shehzad 29 Right-hand bat Right arm leg spin HBL C ODI, T20I 19
Nasir Jamshed 32 Left-hand bat Right arm leg spin HBL B ODI, T20I 77
Middle-Order Batsmen
Misbah Ul-Haq 47 Right-hand bat Right arm leg spin KRL A Test, ODI 22
Younis Khan 43 Right-hand bat Right arm leg spin, Right arm medium Surrey A Test, ODI 75
Mohammad Yousuf 47 Right-hand bat Right Arm Medium Warwickshire A Test, ODI 13
Azhar Ali 36 Right-hand bat Right arm leg spin KRL B Test, ODI 79
Asad Shafiq 34 Right-hand bat Right arm leg spin Karachi Blues B Test, ODI 81
Khurram Manzoor 34 Right-hand bat Right arm leg spin Karachi Blues B Test, ODI 91
Haris Sohail 32 Left-hand bat Left-arm medium ZTBL C Test, ODI
Shoaib Malik1 39 Right-hand bat Right arm off spin PIA A ODI, T20I 6
Umar Akmal 31 Right-hand bat Right arm off spin SNGPL B ODI, T20I 23
Kamran Akmal 39 Right-hand bat NBP N/A ODI, T20I 96
Sarfraz Ahmed 34 Right-hand bat PIA C Test, ODI 54
Adnan Akmal 36 Right-hand bat ZTBL C Test, ODI 97
Shahid Afridi 41 Right-hand bat Right arm leg spin HBL A ODI, T20I 10
Hammad Azam 30 Right-hand bat Right arm medium NBP C ODI, T20I 73
Abdul Razzaq 41 Right-hand bat Right arm fast-medium Hampshire B ODI, T20I 12
Pace Bowlers
Umar Gul 37 Right-hand bat Right arm fast Sussex A Test, ODI, T20I 55
Mohammad Sami 40 Right-hand bat Right arm fast NBP B Test, ODI, T20I 7
Aizaz Cheema 42 Right-hand bat Right arm medium-fast S Test, ODI, T20I 74
Wahab Riaz 36 Right-hand bat Left arm fast-medium NBP B Test, ODI, T20I 47
Sohail Tanvir 36 Left-hand bat Left arm medium-fast KRL B ODI, T20I 33
Junaid Khan 31 Right-hand bat Left arm medium-fast Lancashire C Test, ODI, T20I 83
Spin Bowlers
Saeed Ajmal 43 Right-hand bat Right arm off spin KRL A Test, ODI, T20I 50
Abdur Rehman 41 Left-hand bat Left-arm orthodox HBL A Test, ODI, T20I 36
Raza Hasan 29 Left-hand bat Left-arm orthodox spin Sialkot Stallions A T20I 100
Correct as of 1 September 2012

Coaching Staff

Management Staff

  • Team Manager: Naveed Akram Cheema
  • Security Manager: Col.(R) Wasim Ahmed
  • Team Analyst: Umer Farooq

See also

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