Why did the English cricket team tour Pakistan in 2015?
The English cricket team toured the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play Pakistan in October and November 2015. The Pakistan cricket team are playing their ‘home’ fixtures in the UAE due to ongoing security concerns in Pakistan since the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team .
Who has been added to Pakistan’s Test squad?
Shoaib Malik was added to Pakistan’s Test squad on 6 October. England’s Steven Finn was ruled out of the tour with a foot injury and was replaced in the Test and ODI squads by Chris Jordan. Pakistan’s Bilal Asif was added to the Test squad on 19 October after undergoing an evaluation on his bowling action.
How many tests did Pakistan play on the Sri Lankan tour?
The tour consisted of three Test matches, four One Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. They also played two two-day tour matches against a Pakistan A side, a 50-over match against Hong Kong, and a Twenty20 match against the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan played a 50-over match against Nepal and a 20-over match against Hong Kong.
When was the first cricket match played in Pakistan?
Cricket in Pakistan has a history predating the creation of the country in 1947. The first ever international cricket match in Karachi was held on 22 November 1935 between Sindh and Australian cricket teams. The match was seen by 5,000 Karachiites. Ghulam Mohammad was the captain of team Sind and Frank Tarrant was the captain of Tarrant’s team.
What is the current status of Pakistani cricket team in ICC?
As of 9 February 2021, the Pakistani cricket team is ranked fifth in Tests, sixth in ODIs and fourth in T20Is by the ICC. The increase in terrorism as a result of the war on terror led to a stagnation of foreign teams touring Pakistan.
How many Test matches has Pakistan played in total?
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 has played 439 Test matches, winning 143, losing 134 and drawing 162.