Pakistan national cricket team

The Pakistan national cricket team, popularly referred to as the Shaheens (lit.'Falcons'),[13][14] Green Shirts,[15] Men in Green,[16] and Cornered Tigers[17][18] is administered by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council, and participates in Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International cricket matches.

Pakistan Cricket Crest
Nickname(s)Shaheens (Falcons)
Green Shirts
Men in Green
Cornered Tigers
AssociationPakistan Cricket Board
CaptainBabar Azam
CoachSaqlain Mushtaq[1] (Interim)
Abdul Razzaq[1]
Test status acquired1952
International Cricket Council
ICC statusFull Member (1952)
ICC regionACC
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
Test 5th 1st (1 August 1988)[3]
ODI 6th 1st (1 December 1990)[4][5]
T20I 3rd 1st (1 November 2017)[6]
First Testv  India at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi; 16–18 October 1952
Last Testv  West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston; 20–24 August 2021
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[7] 439 143/134
(162 draws)
This year[8] 7 5/2 (0 draws)
World Test Championship appearances1 (first in 2019–2021)
Best result6th place (2019–2021)
One Day Internationals
First ODIv  New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch; 11 February 1973
Last ODIv  England at Edgbaston, Birmingham; 13 July 2021
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[9] 936 490/417
(9 ties, 20 no result)
This year[10] 6 2/4 (0 tie, 0 no result)
World Cup appearances12 (first in 1975)
Best resultChampions (1992)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  England at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol; 28 August 2006
Last T20Iv  West Indies at Providence Stadium, Providence; 3 August 2021
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[11] 177 106/63
(3 ties, 5 no results)
This year[12] 17 9/5
(0 ties, 3 no results)
T20 World Cup appearances6 (first in 2007)
Best resultChampions (2009)

Test kit

ODI kit

T20I kit

As of 24 August 2021

Pakistan has played 439 Test matches, winning 143, losing 134 and drawing 162.[19] 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 Ground, Delhi, in October 1952, with India winning by an innings and 70 runs.[20]

The team has played 936 ODIs, winning 490, losing 417, tying 9 with 20 ending in no-result.[21] Pakistan was the 1992 World Cup champion, and was the runner-up in the 1999 tournament. Pakistan, in conjunction with other countries in South Asia, has hosted the 1987 and 1996 World Cups, with the 1996 final being hosted at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The team has also played 177 Twenty20 Internationals, winning 106, losing 63 and tying 3.[22] Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 and were runners-up in the inaugural tournament in 2007.

Pakistan has the distinct achievement of having won each of the major ICC international cricket tournaments: ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, and ICC Champions Trophy; as well as the ninth team who lifting mace of ICC Test Championship.[23][24]

As of 9 February 2021, the Pakistani cricket team is ranked fifth in Tests, sixth in ODIs and fourth in T20Is by the ICC.[25]

The increase in terrorism as a result of the war on terror led to a stagnation of foreign teams touring Pakistan. Following the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team, no Test cricket was played in the country until 2019.[26] Between 2009 and 2016, their home matches have been mostly held in the United Arab Emirates.[27] However, due to a decrease in terrorism in Pakistan over the past few years, as well as an increase in security, many teams have toured Pakistan since 2015.[28] These teams include Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, South Africa, and an ICC World XI team; with England scheduled to tour in October 2021. In addition, the Pakistan Super League has seen games hosted in Pakistan.[29][30][31][32][33]