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Islamabad United
اسلام آباد یونائیٹڈ
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Nickname(s)United
ISLU
Sherus (lit. Lions)
LeaguePakistan Super League
Personnel
CaptainShadab Khan
CoachAzhar Mahmood
Bowling coachSaeed Ajmal
OwnerAli Naqvi, Amna Naqvi (Leonine Global Sports)
Team information
CityIslamabad
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Founded2015; 7 years ago (2015)
Home groundRawalpindi Cricket Stadium
Capacity17,000
History
PSL wins2 (2016, 2018)
Official websiteislamabadunited.com
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Home kit

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Alternate kit

Islamabad United (Urdu: اسلام‌آباد یونائیٹڈ) is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). It was the inaugural champion of the Pakistan Super League. The team is based in Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan, and was formed in 2015 to compete in the first season of the Pakistan Super League.[1]

The franchise is owned by Leonine Global Investments through its sports entity Leonine Global Sports, owned by Amna Naqvi and Ali Naqvi.[2] Rehan Ul Haq is the General Manager of the franchise, Hassan Cheema is the Strategy Manager, while Azlan Khan heads the Operations and Logistics.[3] The franchise won the first PSL title, defeating Quetta Gladiators in the inaugural final. They won their second title in the third season of the PSL, by defeating Peshawar Zalmi by three wickets in the final, and is currently the most successful franchise in the Pakistan Super League history with the most title wins (two).

The team's home-ground is the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The team is coached by Azhar Mahmood, who replaced Johan Botha who coached the side in 2021.[4] Shadab Khan was named as the captain of the team before PSL 5, with that he became the youngest captain in PSL history.[5] The team's bowling coach is Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal.[4]

The leading run-scorer of the team is Luke Ronchi,[6] while Shadab Khan is the leading wicket-taker.[7]

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Pakistan Super League

Pakistan Super League

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league contested during February and March of every year by six teams representing six cities of Pakistan. The league was founded on 9 September 2015 with five teams by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Instead of operating as an association of independently-owned teams, the league is a single entity in which each franchise is owned and controlled by investors.

Islamabad

Islamabad

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. It is the country's ninth-most populous city, with a population of over 1.2 million people, and is federally administered by the Pakistani government as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Built as a planned city in the 1960s, it replaced Rawalpindi as Pakistan's national capital. The city is notable for its high standards of living, safety, cleanliness, and abundant greenery.

Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 243 million people, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population just behind Indonesia. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country in the world by area and 2nd largest in South Asia, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. It has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman. Islamabad is the nation's capital, while Karachi is its largest city and financial centre.

2016 Pakistan Super League

2016 Pakistan Super League

The 2016 Pakistan Super League was the debut season of the Pakistan Super League which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The tournament featured five teams and was held from 4 February 2016 to 23 February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. The opening ceremony and first match of the tournament were held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 4 February 2016.

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket franchise that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). They play most home games at the 27,000-capacity Gaddafi Stadium. The Gladiators won and became the champions in PSL 2019. The team is nominally based in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan.

2016 Pakistan Super League Final

2016 Pakistan Super League Final

The 2016 Pakistan Super League Final was a Twenty20 cricket match played on 23 February 2016, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United to determine the winner of the 2016 season of the Pakistan Super League.

2018 Pakistan Super League

2018 Pakistan Super League

The 2018 Pakistan Super League was the third season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2015. It featured six teams, which was the first expansion of the league since its formation in 2015. The group stage took place in the United Arab Emirates, with two playoff matches played in Lahore and the final at the National Stadium, Karachi. The tickets for the final were sold out quickly, within fifteen hours.

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi is a Pakistani franchise T20 cricket team which plays in the Pakistan Super League and represents Peshawar, the capital city of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The team is owned by Javed Afridi. Peshawar Zalmi was established in 2015 following the announcement of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Wahab Riaz is the current captain and Daren Sammy is the current head coach of the team.

2018 Pakistan Super League Final

2018 Pakistan Super League Final

The 2018 Pakistan Super League Final was a Twenty20 cricket match, played on 25 March 2018 at the National Stadium in Karachi, Pakistan to determine the winner of the 2018 Pakistan Super League. The inaugural champions Islamabad United defeated the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets to win their second title. Luke Ronchi was awarded player of the match and player of the tournament awards. The tickets for final were sold out within 3 hours.

Azhar Mahmood

Azhar Mahmood

Azhar Mahmood is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer. He was the bowling coach of the Pakistani national cricket team till 2019.

Johan Botha (cricketer)

Johan Botha (cricketer)

Johan Botha is a South African-Australian cricket coach, cricketer and long-distance runner, who played for the South African national team between 2005 and 2012. He moved to Australia in 2012 to play in that country's domestic leagues, and in 2016 became an Australian citizen. In January 2019, he retired from all forms of the game. However, in December of 2020, he made a comeback as a replacement player for the Hobart Hurricanes in the 2020–21 Big Bash League.

Luke Ronchi

Luke Ronchi

Luke Ronchi is a New Zealand-Australian cricket coach and a former cricketer. He represented both the Australia national cricket team and New Zealand national cricket team in international cricket. Ronchi is the only player to have played for both Australia and New Zealand in cricketing history and was part of the New Zealand World Cup side that finished runners-up in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, after their defeat in the final to Australia. He played for Wellington in New Zealand domestic matches and has played Twenty20 matches for a range of sides. He retired from international cricket in June 2017.

Ownership

The franchise is owned by Leonine Global Investments, which is focused on investments and business interest globally, through its sports entity Leonine Global Sports. The sports company also owns Hong Kong Island United, a franchise team in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz. Leonine Global is owned by Ali Naqvi and Amna Naqvi.

Franchise history

In 2015, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League would take place in February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates.[8] On 3 December 2015, the PCB unveiled the owners of five city-based franchises. The Islamabad franchise was sold to Leonine Global Sports for US$15 Million.[2]

2016 season: Champions

After a poor start to the 2016 Pakistan Super League, Islamabad United finished third in the round robin group stage, qualifying for the knock out stage of the tournament. The team won four matches out of eight, finishing with eight points from their group games.

They faced fourth-placed Karachi Kings in the eliminator, winning by nine wickets thanks to Mohammad Sami's man of the match performance of five wickets for eight runs from four overs. Brad Haddin and Dwayne Smith each scored fifties as United achieved their target of 111 in the 15th over.[9]

In the second qualifier match Islamabad met Peshawar Zalmi. Sharjeel Khan scored 117 from 62 balls, the first century scored in the Pakistan Super League. It proved to be the difference between the teams as United posted 176 for three and Zalmi were bowled out for 126 with two full overs to go. United, spinner Imran Khalid took four wickets for 20 runs and Andre Russell three for 37. The win took United through to the final against Quetta Gladiators.

The 2016 Pakistan Super League Final was won by Islamabad by six wickets. United opted to bowl first after winning the toss and the Gladiators scored 174–7 in their 20 overs. Andre Russell, who finished the tournament as the leading wicket-taker, took three for 37. In reply United started well with Dwayne Smith scoring 73 runs and Brad Haddin an unbeaten 61, allowing United to score 174 for four with eight balls remaining and win the title.[10][11]

2017 season

In the 2017 Pakistan Super League players draft, United retained 17 players from their previous squad. The team picked Ben Duckett, Zohaib Khan and Shadab Khan to complete their 20 men squad.[12] Later Steven Finn replaced Andre Russell after he was banned for a year for doping breach.[13] Ben Duckett was replaced by Nicholas Pooran after Duckett left the squad ahead of play-offs due to national duties.[14]

Islamabad United played the inaugural game of the 2017 season against Peshawar Zalmi, which they managed to win by seven wickets and thus continuing their winning streak from last season.[15] In the following game, however, they lost to Lahore Qalandars by six wickets after posting 158 on the board. Misbah top-scored for United through his unbeaten innings of 61 off 36 balls that included five sixes.[16]

As the tournament shifted to Sharjah, United continued to rebuild their campaign by handing Quetta Gladiators their first loss of the season. Chasing 149, they managed to do so at a loss of five wickets with 5-balls to spare. Sam Billings was the top-scorer with his aggressive knock of 78 from 50 balls.[17] But in the following game against table-bottoms, Karachi Kings, United lost by 8-runs through the Duckworth-Lewis method. This came about after they posted 90 runs in their allotted 13 overs in a rain-marred game that was abandoned after 9.4 overs in the second innings.[18] However, continuing on, United won a thrilling last-ball win against Peshawar Zalmi. Dwayne Smith was instrumental in his team's chase of 137 runs as he scored 72 off 59 balls after United's bowlers had earlier restricted the opposition to a below-par score.[19] Following this victory, however, the team lost to Lahore Qalandars by one wicket in a tense game. Batting first, United had difficulties in building their innings and were at one time 83–6. But the team's emerging player, Shadab Khan, scored 42 off 24 balls to get United to a respectable total of 145 which almost proved match-winning.[20]

With the tournament moving back to Dubai, United registered a thrilling win against Quetta Gladiators. After putting up a total of 166, the team was staring at almost certain defeat after the Gladiators were 148 for the loss of just one wicket at the 16th over. However, after a flurry of wickets and the inability of the opposition batsmen to finish the game, United prevailed by one run. This win also ensured the team of a play-off spot.[21]

Just like last year, Islamabad again faced Karachi in the eliminator. In what proved to be a thrilling game, Karachi, batting first, scored a measly 126 getting all out in the process. Islamabad was set to win and qualify for the second play off. However, that was not the case as the second innings proved. The Karachi bowlers outshone the Islamabad batsmen with Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim and Usama Mir each picking up three wickets. Islamabad were all out for a mere 82 runs, their lowest in the tournament and the then second-lowest in the tournament's history.[22] Hence, the defending champions were knocked out.[23]

2018 season : Champions

United started their 2018 season with a loss to Peshawar Zalmi. Chasing a target of 176, the team was reduced to 25-4 inside the powerplay before falling short by 34 runs in their allotted overs.[24] The team rebounded in the next game, against Multan Sultans, by winning it with five wickets spare. Hussain Talat's unbeaten innings of 48 runs was instrumental in United's chase of 114 in difficult batting conditions.[25]

As the league stage shifted to Sharjah, the team lost to Quetta Gladiators by six wickets as they failed to defend the 135-run target.[26] United's key player and vice-captain, Rumman Raees, suffered a knee injuring during the match that has put his availability for the rest of the season in jeopardy.[27] However, the next game, the team bounced back and won a thriller against Lahore Qalandars. The match went down to the Super Over as United managed to restrict the Qalandars to a level score of 121 during the initial innings. The Super Over target of 16 runs, in turn, was surmounted by a last ball six from Andre Russell.[28] In the next game, the team ended the unbeaten run of Karachi Kings by beating them by 8 wickets in the chase of 154 runs. Luke Ronchi's aggressive innings of 71 (37) was the cornerstone of the victory.[29] This meant that the team had qualified for the final.

In the final, Islamabad United won the match against Peshawer Zalmi after they chased a target of 149. Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first. Peshawar's in-form batsman Kamran Akmal was out lbw for one run off eight balls, with Samit Patel taking the wicket in the third over early on. Shadab Khan's three wickets restricted Peshawar to 148 runs.[30] Islamabad's Luke Ronchi hit five sixes in the first five overs as he raced to 45 runs off just 15 balls, before he got out in the ninth over after scoring a 26-ball 52 in the second innings. By the time, Ronchi and Sahibzada Farhan - who played his own part with 44 runs off 33 balls - had put on 96 runs for the opening partnership in under nine overs. But a sudden collapse resulted in Islamabad losing six wickets for 20 runs leaving them at 116/6. The winning runs were scored by Faheem Ashraf who hooked Wahab Riaz for six with just one run required.[30]

2019 season

In the opening match of the season, United defeated Lahore Qalandars after chasing down 171 in the 20th over, winning the match by five wickets.[31] They then went on to lose their next two games against Multan Sultans by five wickets and Quetta Gladiators by seven wickets, respectively.[32] In the next game against Peshawar Zalmi, Being sent to bat first, the defending champions were 49–3 at one stage before Ian Bell and Cameron Delport put on 56 runs which helped the side post a competitive total of 158 for nine in 20 overs. In the chase of 158, Zalmi were reeling at 65 for five at one stage. Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy steadied the side with their 55-run partnership. Zalmi hopes of winnings were dashed after Pollard departed after scoring 51 runs. In the end, Islamabad managed to win by 12 runs after captain Mohammad Sami's hat-trick in the last over.[33]

Regular Captain Mohammad Sami was out injured and young Shadab Khan had to lead the side for the first time. However, this didn't stop united to built their winning run as they won against Karachi Kings pretty easily in the end, thanks to Luke Ronchi's 35 balls 67 runs that won him Man of the match award.[34] In the next fixture against Multan they had a very bad day, batting first they were bowled out for 121 runs and losing the match by six wickets.[35] However, they won their next match against Kings. Kings started well with the bat and at one stage were looking to set a total over 200, but United bowlers bowled really well during the death overs to restrict Kings on 168 runs, mainly due to Faheem Ashraf and Rumman Raees. They started off well with the bat but few quite overs during the middle part of the innings meant United were in trouble, but thanks to Asif Ali who hit Kings bowlers to all sides of the ground, scoring 70 runs from 38 balls to ensure that United chase down the target with four balls to spare.[36]

2020 season

Ahead of the season, Pakistan men's national team head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq was named as head coach, replacing Dean Jones who coached the side from the first season till the fourth season.[37] Shadab Khan was named as the captain of the team, with that he became the youngest captain in PSL history.[5]

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Islamabad United in 2016

Islamabad United in 2016

Islamabad United in 2016 played in the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise based Twenty20 cricket competition held in the United Arab Emirates. The team won the 2016 competition after finishing third in the group stage and qualifying for the play off rounds.

2016 Pakistan Super League

2016 Pakistan Super League

The 2016 Pakistan Super League was the debut season of the Pakistan Super League which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The tournament featured five teams and was held from 4 February 2016 to 23 February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. The opening ceremony and first match of the tournament were held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 4 February 2016.

Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings is a Pakistani professional franchise Twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team is based in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, Pakistan, and was formed in 2015 as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team's home ground is National Bank Cricket Arena.

Mohammad Sami

Mohammad Sami

Mohammad Sami is a former Pakistani cricketer who played for the Pakistan national cricket team between 2001 and 2016.

Brad Haddin

Brad Haddin

Bradley James Haddin, is a former Australian cricketer, vice-captain and coach who represented Australia in all three forms of international cricket. He played domestically for New South Wales as a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Haddin was a member of the Australian World cup winning squad at the 2015 Cricket World Cup and played for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.

Dwayne Smith

Dwayne Smith

Dwayne Romel Smith is a former Barbadian international cricketer who has represented the West Indies in all three formats of the game. An all-rounder, he is known as an aggressive and powerful right-handed batsman, bowls medium pace, and is also an athletic fielder.

Imran Khalid

Imran Khalid

Imran Khalid is a Pakistani first-class cricketer who played for Faisalabad.

Andre Russell

Andre Russell

Andre Dwayne Russell is a Jamaican professional cricketer who plays internationally for the West Indies and for Jamaica in West Indian domestic cricket as an all-rounder. He has played in more than 300 Twenty20 (T20) matches for a range of sides in leagues throughout the world. Russell scored a century in a record 40 balls in the 2018 Caribbean Premier League and took a hat-trick in the same match, becoming the second player to take a hat-trick and score a century in the same T20 match.

2016 Pakistan Super League Final

2016 Pakistan Super League Final

The 2016 Pakistan Super League Final was a Twenty20 cricket match played on 23 February 2016, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United to determine the winner of the 2016 season of the Pakistan Super League.

Islamabad United in 2017

Islamabad United in 2017

The Islamabad United is a franchise cricket team that represents Islamabad in the Pakistan Super League. They were one of the five teams that had a competition in the 2017 Pakistan Super League. The team was captained by Misbah ul Haq and coached by Dean Jones. They lifted their maiden PSL title as well as won the inaugural season of Pakistan Super League, which makes them the defending champions in 2017. Team finished fourth after group stage fixtures, winning four matches from their eight matches in the PSL 2017. They got eliminated in the eliminator 1 by Karachi Kings, chasing a low total.

2017 Pakistan Super League players draft

2017 Pakistan Super League players draft

The Player Draft for the 2nd season of the Pakistan Super League was held at Dubai on 19 October 2016. A total of 414 players, including Pakistani and foreign cricketers, were divided into five different categories: Platinum, Diamond, Gold, Silver and Emerging. The salary-spending cap for a franchise was US$1.2 million, including the signing of players, coaches and support staff. Each team was allowed to pick eight foreign and 12 domestic players in a squad of up to 20.

Ben Duckett

Ben Duckett

Ben Matthew Duckett is an English cricketer who plays for Nottinghamshire. He is a left-handed batsman who can play as a wicket-keeper. He made his international debut for England in October 2016.

Team identity

The team logo and name was revealed on 22 December 2015 in a ceremony held at the Polo Club in Islamabad. The logo features a lion.[38] The team's primary colours are red, orange and a light shade of brown.[39]

Fawad Khan was the team's star ambassador between 2016 and 2018, while Ali Zafar was the team's star ambassador only for 2016 season. The franchise has also focused on Empowerment and Momina Mustehsan joined the team as its Empowerment Champion in 2017 season.[40] The team's anthem in the initial season was "Chakka Choka" sung by Ali Zafar. In 2017, new anthems of the team were released; "Cricket Jorray Pakistan" was sung by Momina Mustehsan, and "Kitna Rola Daalay Ga" by Abdullah Qureshi.[41][42][43]

Dostea was the main sponsor and shirt sponsor of the team in 2016 while Cinepax and GLO Merchandise were merchandise sponsors.[44] WWF Pakistan are the team's official partners. Mocca are team's current official food partners [45] with Dunya News and FM 101 the news and entertainment partners of the team respectively while PTV Sports is team's brand and media partner. For the second season, United signed with JS Bank as the title sponsor and Q Mobile as team's main partner respectively. Other partners are PTCL, Yayvo and Igloo.[46]

Ahead of 2019 season, franchise changed the design of the kit, previous kit had an equal shade of red and gold. However, the new kit for PSL 2019 featured red as a prominent shade with golden reduced to a minimum.[47]

Year Shirt Sponsor (Chest) Shirt Sponsor (Back) Chest Branding Sleeve Branding
2016 Dostea Dunya News Dostea
2017 Q Mobile PTCL JS Bank Dunya News
2018 Gwadar Golf City Tang Samaa News, G.F.C, Dairy Milk
2019 Bisconni Fast cables Samaa, Tetra Pak, Sprite
2020 Dastak Express News, FM 101
2021 Sabroso Ufone Snack Video, Tetra Pak
2022 jomo.pk DCODE, Tetra Pak, foodpanda

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Islamabad

Islamabad

Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. It is the country's ninth-most populous city, with a population of over 1.2 million people, and is federally administered by the Pakistani government as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Built as a planned city in the 1960s, it replaced Rawalpindi as Pakistan's national capital. The city is notable for its high standards of living, safety, cleanliness, and abundant greenery.

Fawad Khan

Fawad Khan

Fawad Afzal Khan is a Pakistani actor, producer, screenwriter, model and singer having received several awards including a Filmfare Award, two Lux Style Awards and six Hum Awards.

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar

Ali Zafar is a Pakistani singer-songwriter, model, actor, producer, screenwriter and painter. Zafar started out on Pakistani television before becoming a popular musician. He later also established a career in Bollywood and his success led many Pakistani actors to venture into Hindi films. He has received five Lux Style Awards and a Filmfare Award nomination.

2016 Pakistan Super League

2016 Pakistan Super League

The 2016 Pakistan Super League was the debut season of the Pakistan Super League which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The tournament featured five teams and was held from 4 February 2016 to 23 February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. The opening ceremony and first match of the tournament were held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 4 February 2016.

Momina Mustehsan

Momina Mustehsan

Momina Mustehsan is a Pakistani singer, musician, and social activist. In 2017, BBC named her one of the 100 most influential women, and the following year, Forbes featured her among its "30 Under 30" Asia list along with nine other Pakistani individuals. She sang the song "Awari" for the Indian thriller film Ek Villain (2014). In Season 9 of Coke Studio, she performed a rendition of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's "Afreen Afreen", with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and received critical acclaim. Her next releases, the singles "Aaya Na Tu" (2018) and "Baari" (2019), topped the country's charts. Her track Uchiyaan Dewara topped the Official Asian Top 40 Charts in November 2020.

Abdullah Qureshi (singer)

Abdullah Qureshi (singer)

Abdullah Qureshi is a Pakistani singer, songwriter, and music composer. Born in Islamabad, Abdullah gained recognition from his covers on YouTube. Qureshi also featured in popular music TV program Nescafé Basement Season 4 and performed an original song "Awaz Do".

World Wide Fund for Nature

World Wide Fund for Nature

The World Wide Fund for Nature Inc. (WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961 that works in the field of wilderness preservation and the reduction of human impact on the environment. It was formerly named the World Wildlife Fund, which remains its official name in Canada and the United States.

Dunya News

Dunya News

Dunya News is a 24 hours Urdu language news and current affairs television channel from Pakistan. It is governed and operated by the National Communication Services (NCS) Pvt. Ltd. Its head office is situated at Lahore. Dunya News was founded and is owned by the Pakistani businessman and politician Mian Amer Mahmood and is part of the larger Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC) – a group of universities, colleges and organizations. It has numerous, news-centred television shows, like Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath and On The Front as well as satirical infotainment shows like Hasb-e-Haal.

FM 101 (Pakistan)

FM 101 (Pakistan)

FM 101 is a commercial FM radio station owned by Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation. It is broadcast from Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad and around 10 cities of Pakistan.

PTV Sports

PTV Sports

PTV Sports HD is a 24-hour sports channel owned by the Pakistan Television Corporation, Pakistan's state broadcaster. PTV Sports was launched on 14 January 2012, with its HD broadcasts beginning on 26 January 2022, the start date of the 2022 Pakistan Super League. It broadcasts many sporting events, including, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Snooker, Tennis.

JS Bank

JS Bank

JS Bank Limited (JSBL) is a Pakistani commercial bank headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. The bank is a prominent majority-owned subsidiary of JS Group. The bank was established in April 2007 as a result of the merger of two mega corporates, Jahangir Siddiqui Investment Bank Limited and American Express Bank. In 2021, the bank had a total revenue of Rs. 18.07 billion (US$79 million) and closed the year with total assets of Rs. 812.8 billion (US$3.6 billion). JS Bank Limited currently operates branches across Pakistan as well as an international branch in Manama, Bahrain.

2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League was the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. The tournament took place from 14 February to 17 March 2019.

Current squad


Key
Name Nat. Bat. Bowl.
  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
  •  *  denotes a player who is fully unavailable
  •  *  denotes a player who will be partially unavailable
abbreviation of Nationality Batting style
  • R for Right-hand
  • L for Left-hand
Bowling style
  • R for Right-arm
  • L for Left-arm


No. Name Nat. Birth date Category Bat. Bowl. Joined Notes
Batsmen
1 Paul Stirling  Ireland (1990-09-03) 3 September 1990 (age 32) Silver R R off break 2021
45 Asif Ali  Pakistan (1991-10-01) 1 October 1991 (age 31) Diamond R R off break 2016 Vice Captain; ambassador
82 Colin Munro  New Zealand (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 35) Platinum L R medium fast 2020 Mentor
All-rounders
7 Shadab Khan  Pakistan (1998-10-04) 4 October 1998 (age 24) Platinum R R leg break 2017 Captain
41 Faheem Ashraf  Pakistan (1994-01-16) 16 January 1994 (age 28) Gold L R fast medium 2018
74 Mohammad Wasim  Pakistan (2001-08-25) 25 August 2001 (age 21) Diamond R R medium fast 2021
Wicket-keepers
23 Azam Khan  Pakistan (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 24) Gold R 2022
Bowlers
32 Hasan Ali  Pakistan (1994-07-02) 2 July 1994 (age 28) Gold R R medium fast 2021


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2023 Pakistan Super League squads

2023 Pakistan Super League squads

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Paul Stirling

Paul Stirling

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Ireland cricket team

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Asif Ali (cricketer, born 1991)

Asif Ali (cricketer, born 1991)

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Pakistan national cricket team

Pakistan national cricket team

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Colin Munro

Colin Munro

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New Zealand national cricket team

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Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan is a Pakistani international cricketer who plays for and vice-captains the Pakistan cricket team in limited overs cricket. He captains Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and Northern in domestic cricket. An all-rounder, Khan is Pakistan's most successful T20I bowler. He is also regarded as one of the best fielders in Pakistan. As of 2022, he has been among the players centrally contracted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Captain (cricket)

Captain (cricket)

The captain of a cricket team, often referred to as the skipper, is the appointed leader, having several additional roles and responsibilities over and above those of the other players. As in other sports, the captain is usually experienced and has good communication skills, and is likely to be one of the most regular members of the team, as the captain is responsible for the team selection. Before the game the captains toss for innings. During the match the captain decides the team's batting order, who will bowl each over, and where each fielder will be positioned. While the captain has the final say, decisions are often collaborative. A captain's knowledge of the complexities of cricket strategy and tactics, and shrewdness in the field, may contribute significantly to the team's success.

Faheem Ashraf

Faheem Ashraf

Faheem Ashraf is a Pakistani international cricketer who represents the national side and plays first-class cricket for Habib Bank Limited. In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Mohammad Wasim (cricketer, born 2001)

Mohammad Wasim (cricketer, born 2001)

Mohammad Wasim Wazir also known as Wasim Jr. is a Pakistani cricketer. He is in the current Playing XI of Pakistan Cricket Team of Twenty20 format. He plays for Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League. He made his international debut for the Pakistan cricket team in July 2021.

Management and coaching staff

Misbah-ul-Haq led Islamabad United for the first three seasons
Misbah-ul-Haq led Islamabad United for the first three seasons
Mohammad Sami was announced as the team's captain in PSL 4
Mohammad Sami was announced as the team's captain in PSL 4
Name Position
Pakistan Ali Naqvi & Amna Naqvi (LGS) Owner(s)
Pakistan Azhar Mahmood Head coach
Pakistan Saeed Ajmal Assistant and Spin bowling coach
Pakistan Rehan Ul Haq General Manager
Pakistan Hassan Cheema Strategy Manager
Pakistan Azlan Khan Head of Operations & Logistics
England Ashley Wright Batting Coach
Pakistan Hanif Malik Performance Coach
Jason Pilgram Physio/Team Doctor

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Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 243 million people, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population just behind Indonesia. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country in the world by area and 2nd largest in South Asia, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. It has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman. Islamabad is the nation's capital, while Karachi is its largest city and financial centre.

Azhar Mahmood

Azhar Mahmood

Azhar Mahmood is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer. He was the bowling coach of the Pakistani national cricket team till 2019.

Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal SI is a Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer, who played all forms of the game. He is a right-arm off-spin bowler who bats right handed. At domestic level in Pakistan he represented Faisalabad, with whom he won the 2005 ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup; Khan Research Laboratories; and Islamabad. Ajmal made his One Day International debut for Pakistan in July 2008 at the age of 30, and a year later played his first Test. In 2009 he was reported for having a suspect bowling action, but after being cleared he helped Pakistan win the 2009 ICC World Twenty20. Ajmal played for Worcestershire as an overseas player in English domestic cricket in 2011. From November 2011 to December 2014, Ajmal was ranked by the International Cricket Council as the number one bowler in ODIs. He reached the same ranking in T20Is between October and December 2012, while his highest Test ranking was second between January and July of the same year. He is one of four Test bowlers that made their debut after the age of thirty to take more than 100 test wickets, along with Clarrie Grimmett, Dilip Doshi and Ryan Harris.

England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. It is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Captains

No. Nat. Player From To Mat Won Lost Tie&W Tie&L NR %
1 Pakistan Misbah-ul-Haq 2016 2018 26 15 10 1 0 0 59.61
2 Australia Shane Watson 2016 2016 2 1 1 0 0 0 50.00
3 Pakistan Rumman Raees 2018 2018 2 1 1 0 0 0 50.00
4 South Africa JP Duminy 2018 2018 2 2 0 0 0 0 100.00
5 Pakistan Mohammad Sami 2019 2019 9 4 5 0 0 0 44.44
6 Pakistan Shadab Khan 2019 Present 32 17 15 0 0 0 53.12

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 25 February 2022

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Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 243 million people, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population just behind Indonesia. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country in the world by area and 2nd largest in South Asia, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. It has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman. Islamabad is the nation's capital, while Karachi is its largest city and financial centre.

Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi PP SI is a former Pakistani cricket coach and former international cricketer. Misbah captained Pakistan in all formats and is former head coach and former chief selector of the Pakistan national team.

Australia

Australia

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country. Australia is the oldest, flattest, and driest inhabited continent, with the least fertile soils. It is a megadiverse country, and its size gives it a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the north-east, and mountain ranges in the south-east.

Shane Watson

Shane Watson

Shane Robert Watson is an Australian former cricketer, and occasional captain in all formats, who has played for Australia's national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler who played international cricket between 2002 and 2016. He was the world No. 1 T20I all-rounder for 150 weeks, including an all-time record of 120 consecutive weeks. He was the last player to retire from Australia's golden era of the early 2000s.

Rumman Raees

Rumman Raees

Rumman Raees is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for United Bank Limited and the Pakistan cricket team. In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

South Africa

South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretch along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini. It also completely enclaves the country Lesotho. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World, and the second-most populous country located entirely south of the equator, after Tanzania. South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot, with unique biomes, plant and animal life. With over 60 million people, the country is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. South Africa has three capital cities, with the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government based in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town respectively. The largest city is Johannesburg.

JP Duminy

JP Duminy

Jean-Paul Duminy, more commonly known as JP Duminy, is a South African cricket commentator, and former international cricketer. He was vice-captain of the South Africa Twenty20 team. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off spin bowler. Duminy, who is a Cape Coloured, was raised in the Western Cape and played domestic cricket for his home team, the Cape Cobras.

Mohammad Sami

Mohammad Sami

Mohammad Sami is a former Pakistani cricketer who played for the Pakistan national cricket team between 2001 and 2016.

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan is a Pakistani international cricketer who plays for and vice-captains the Pakistan cricket team in limited overs cricket. He captains Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and Northern in domestic cricket. An all-rounder, Khan is Pakistan's most successful T20I bowler. He is also regarded as one of the best fielders in Pakistan. As of 2022, he has been among the players centrally contracted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Result summary

Overall result in PSL

Year Pld Won Lost Tie&W Tie&L NR Win(%) Position Summary
2016 11 7 4 0 0 0 63.63 1/5 Champions
2017 9 4 5 0 0 0 44.44 4/5 Play-offs (4th)
2018 12 8 3 1 0 0 75.00 1/6 Champions
2019 12 6 6 0 0 0 50.00 3/6 Play-offs
2020[a] 9 3 6 0 0 0 27.27 6/6 League Stage
2021 12 8 4 0 0 0 66.66 3/6 Play-offs
2022 12 5 7 0 0 0 41.66 4/6 Play-offs (3rd)
Total 77 41 35 1 0 0 53.89 1st 2 Titles
  1. ^ In this season, their match against Peshawar Zalmi was abandoned due to rain, hence they played 9 matches.
  • Tie+W and Tie+L indicates matches tied and then won or Lost in a tiebreaker such as a bowlout or one-over-eliminator ("Super Over")
  • The result percentage excludes no results and counts ties (irrespective of a tiebreaker) as half a win.

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 25 February 2022

Head-to-head record

Opposition Span Mat Won Lost Tie&W Tie&L NR Win%
Karachi Kings 2016–present 18 12 6 0 0 0 66.66
Lahore Qalandars 2016–present 15 8 6 1 0 0 56.67
Multan Sultans 2018–present 11 5 6 0 0 0 45.45
Peshawar Zalmi 2016–present 18 9 9 0 0 0 50
Quetta Gladiators 2016–present 15 7 8 0 0 0 46.66

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 25 February 2022

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2016 Pakistan Super League

2016 Pakistan Super League

The 2016 Pakistan Super League was the debut season of the Pakistan Super League which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board. The tournament featured five teams and was held from 4 February 2016 to 23 February 2016 in the United Arab Emirates. The opening ceremony and first match of the tournament were held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 4 February 2016.

2017 Pakistan Super League

2017 Pakistan Super League

The 2017 Pakistan Super League, was the second season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2016. On 19 October 2016, at the 2017 player draft, league chairman Najam Sethi announced that the final of the 2017 tournament might be played in Lahore, Pakistan, depending on the security situation there. The PCB confirmed it was their intention to play the final in Lahore in January 2017 with players being flown into and out of Pakistan during a short window either side of the final. The Umpire Decision Review System (DRS) was used in play-off matches. The defending champions Islamabad United were eliminated in the first Eliminator. The 2017 PSL was broadcast in more than 10 territories. According to Najam Sethi ratings were higher than the previous season.

2018 Pakistan Super League

2018 Pakistan Super League

The 2018 Pakistan Super League was the third season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2015. It featured six teams, which was the first expansion of the league since its formation in 2015. The group stage took place in the United Arab Emirates, with two playoff matches played in Lahore and the final at the National Stadium, Karachi. The tickets for the final were sold out quickly, within fifteen hours.

2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League

2019 Pakistan Super League was the fourth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. The tournament took place from 14 February to 17 March 2019.

2020 Pakistan Super League

2020 Pakistan Super League

2020 Pakistan Super League was the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. It started on 20 February 2020. The league was held entirely in Pakistan for the first time. Karachi Kings won their first title after defeating Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the final.

2021 Pakistan Super League

2021 Pakistan Super League

The 2021 Pakistan Super League was the sixth season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. It was initially scheduled to be the second season held entirely in Pakistan in February and March 2021, after the previous seasons were held elsewhere due to the security situation there.

2022 Pakistan Super League

2022 Pakistan Super League

2022 Pakistan Super League was the seventh season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2015. Played between six teams in a double round robin format with strict COVID-19 protocols, the league began on 27 January 2022 with the first phase taking place in Karachi. The second phase including the playoffs took place in Lahore, with the Final played on 27 February where Lahore Qalandars beat Multan Sultans by 42 runs to win their maiden PSL title.

Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings is a Pakistani professional franchise Twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team is based in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, Pakistan, and was formed in 2015 as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team's home ground is National Bank Cricket Arena.

Lahore Qalandars

Lahore Qalandars

Lahore Qalandars is a Pakistani professional cricket franchise which plays in the Pakistan Super League, representing the city of Lahore. The home ground of the team is Gaddafi Stadium. The team is owned by Rana Brothers. The team is currently captained by Shaheen Afridi and coached by Aaqib Javed, a former Pakistani cricketer.

Multan Sultans

Multan Sultans

Multan Sultans is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 franchise cricket team representing the city of Multan in southern Pakistan in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The team was founded in 2017 as an additional sixth team added to the PSL. The team plays its home matches at Multan Cricket Stadium.

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi

Peshawar Zalmi is a Pakistani franchise T20 cricket team which plays in the Pakistan Super League and represents Peshawar, the capital city of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The team is owned by Javed Afridi. Peshawar Zalmi was established in 2015 following the announcement of the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Wahab Riaz is the current captain and Daren Sammy is the current head coach of the team.

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators

Quetta Gladiators is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket franchise that competes in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). They play most home games at the 27,000-capacity Gaddafi Stadium. The Gladiators won and became the champions in PSL 2019. The team is nominally based in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan.

Statistics

Most runs

Nat. Player Span Matches Innings Runs Average HS 100 50
New Zealand Luke Ronchi 2018–2020 31 31 1020 36.42 94* 0 10
Pakistan Asif Ali 2016–present 67 57 1016 23.09 75 0 3
Pakistan Shadab Khan 2017–present 61 49 800 18.60 91 0 5
New Zealand Colin Munro 2020–present 18 18 698 49.85 90* 0 7
England Alex Hales 2018–present 19 19 623 34.61 82* 0 3

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 28 September 2022

Most wickets

Nat. Player Span Matches Wickets Avg BBI Econ SR 4w 5w
Pakistan Shadab Khan 2017–present 61 65 24.23 5/28 7.26 20.0 2 1
Pakistan Faheem Ashraf 2018–present 49 64 20.71 6/19 7.94 15.6 1 1
Pakistan Mohammad Sami 2016–2019 36 42 20.83 5/8 6.88 18.1 0 1
Pakistan Rumman Raees 2016–2020 32 34 24.05 4/25 7.43 19.4 1 0
Pakistan Hasan Ali 2021–present 19 22 28.81 3/30 8.62 20.0 0 0

Source: ESPNcricinfo, Last updated: 28 September 2022

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New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and over 700 smaller islands. It is the sixth-largest island country by area, covering 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

Luke Ronchi

Luke Ronchi

Luke Ronchi is a New Zealand-Australian cricket coach and a former cricketer. He represented both the Australia national cricket team and New Zealand national cricket team in international cricket. Ronchi is the only player to have played for both Australia and New Zealand in cricketing history and was part of the New Zealand World Cup side that finished runners-up in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, after their defeat in the final to Australia. He played for Wellington in New Zealand domestic matches and has played Twenty20 matches for a range of sides. He retired from international cricket in June 2017.

Not out

Not out

In cricket, a batter is not out if they come out to bat in an innings and have not been dismissed by the end of an innings. The batter is also not out while their innings is still in progress.

Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 243 million people, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population just behind Indonesia. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country in the world by area and 2nd largest in South Asia, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. It has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman. Islamabad is the nation's capital, while Karachi is its largest city and financial centre.

Asif Ali (cricketer, born 1991)

Asif Ali (cricketer, born 1991)

Asif Ali is a Pakistani professional cricketer playing for the Pakistan national cricket team and is famous for 150 sixes. In first-class cricket, Asif represents Northern, and he plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League.

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan is a Pakistani international cricketer who plays for and vice-captains the Pakistan cricket team in limited overs cricket. He captains Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and Northern in domestic cricket. An all-rounder, Khan is Pakistan's most successful T20I bowler. He is also regarded as one of the best fielders in Pakistan. As of 2022, he has been among the players centrally contracted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Colin Munro

Colin Munro

Colin Munro is a South-African born New Zealand international cricketer, who plays limited overs formats of the game. He was a member of the New Zealand Under 19 side and is currently a member of the Auckland cricket team.

England

England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to its west and Scotland to its north. The Irish Sea lies northwest and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. It is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Alex Hales

Alex Hales

Alexander Daniel Hales is an English cricketer. He is a right-handed opening batter who currently plays for Nottinghamshire and the England cricket team in white ball, limited overs formats. He made his One Day International debut against India in August 2014 and his Test cricket debut against South Africa in December 2015. Hales is the first English batter to score a T20I century. He is also the first batter to be dismissed for 99 in an ODI and a T20I.

Faheem Ashraf

Faheem Ashraf

Faheem Ashraf is a Pakistani international cricketer who represents the national side and plays first-class cricket for Habib Bank Limited. In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Mohammad Sami

Mohammad Sami

Mohammad Sami is a former Pakistani cricketer who played for the Pakistan national cricket team between 2001 and 2016.

Rumman Raees

Rumman Raees

Rumman Raees is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for United Bank Limited and the Pakistan cricket team. In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

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