Thursday, 7 July 2011

Pakistan national cricket team

Pakistan national cricket team

Pakistan cricket crest

Pakistan cricket crest
Test status granted 1952
First Test match v India at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in India, 16–18 October 1952.
Captain Test & ODI:Misbah Ul-Haq
T20I: Vacant
Coach Waqar Younis[1]
Official ICC Test and ODI ranking 6th in Test cricket, 6th in One Day International [2]
Test matches
- This year
Last Test match v West Indies at Basseterre, St Kitts , Warner Park in West Indies. From 20–24 May 2011,
- This year
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The Pakistan cricket team is the national men's cricket team of Pakistan. It is administrated by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Pakistan is a full member of the International Cricket Council, and thus participates in Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket matches.
Pakistan have played 358 Test matches, with winning 108, losing 100 and drawing 150. The team has the 3rd-best win/loss ratio in Test cricket of 1.08, and the 4th-best overall win percentage of 30.16%.[2] 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.[3] Previously, Pakistani cricketers had competed as a part of the Indian national team before the partition of India.
Pakistan have played 748 ODIs, winning 400, losing 326, tying 6 and with 24 ending in no-result.[4] Pakistan were the 1992 World Cup champions, and also came runners-up in the 1999 tournament. Pakistan, in conjunction with other countries on the Subcontinent, have hosted the 1987, 1996 and 2011 World Cups, with the 1996 final being hosted at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The team has also played 46 Twenty20 Internationals, the most of any team, winning 27, losing 18 and tying 1.[5] Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and came runners-up in the inaugural tournament in 2007.

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