Pakistan national cricket team
The Pakistan national cricket team, popularly referred to as the Shaheens (lit. 'Falcons'), Green Shirts, Men in Green, and Cornered Tigers 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.
Men in Green
|Association||Pakistan Cricket Board|
|Coach||Saqlain Mushtaq (Interim) |
|Test status acquired||1952|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Full Member (1952)|
|First Test||v India at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi; 16–18 October 1952|
|Last Test||v West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston; 20–24 August 2021|
|World Test Championship appearances||1 (first in 2019–2021)|
|Best result||6th place (2019–2021)|
|One Day Internationals|
|First ODI||v New Zealand at Lancaster Park, Christchurch; 11 February 1973|
|Last ODI||v England at Edgbaston, Birmingham; 13 July 2021|
|World Cup appearances||12 (first in 1975)|
|Best result||Champions (1992)|
|First T20I||v England at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol; 28 August 2006|
|Last T20I||v West Indies at Providence Stadium, Providence; 3 August 2021|
|T20 World Cup appearances||6 (first in 2007)|
|Best result||Champions (2009)|
|As of 24 August 2021|
Pakistan has played 439 Test matches, winning 143, losing 134 and drawing 162. 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.
The team has played 936 ODIs, winning 490, losing 417, tying 9 with 20 ending in no-result. 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.
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.
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. Between 2009 and 2016, their home matches have been mostly held in the United Arab Emirates. 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. 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.