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Federally Administered Tribal Areas cricket team

Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Team information
Founded2023 (refounded)
Home groundJinnah Stadium, Sialkot, Pakistan

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas cricket team (FATA) is a first-class cricket side represents Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. They first competed domestic cricket in Pakistan in the 2015–16 season. FATA entered the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy through a qualifying round.[1] In their first ever first-class match, they drew with Habib Bank Limited cricket team in the 2015–16 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.[2][3] They won their first match in round 6 of the same edition of the tournament, when they defeated Rawalpindi by four wickets.[4][5][6]

In August 2016 they took part in Pakistan's domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament, the 2016–17 National T20 Cup.[7] In their first match, they beat Rawalpindi by 15 runs.[8] In November 2017, they reached the semi-finals of the 2017–18 National T20 Cup,[9] but lost to Lahore Blues by 10 runs.[10]

Current Squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold. List of players to have played for the First XI in First Class Cricket in the 2023-24 Season[11]

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Azaz Khan 24 February 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Haseeb Khan 21 April 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Khushdil Shah 7 February 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Mohammad Farooq 4 March 2004 (age 19) Right-handed
Nisar Afridi 20 October 1999 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off spin
Mohammad Usman 2 January 1994 (age 29) Right-handed
Mohammad Wasim Khan 25 October 1997 (age 25) Left-handed
Sahil Yousaf 10 October 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Samiullah 25 March 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-Rounders
Asif Afridi 25 December 1986 (age 36) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Asif Ali 13 April 1989 (age 34) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Kashif Noor 10 October 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Mohammad Sarwar 20 January 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
Rehan Afridi 10 May 1992 (age 31) Right-handed
Salman Khan 15 January 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Spin Bowlers
Mohammad Irfan Khan 1 August 1989 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Pace Bowlers
Aimal Khan 17 October 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Akif Javed 10 October 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Arshadullah 5 February 1999 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Irfanullah Shah 5 May 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sameen Gul 4 February 1999 (age 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shahid Aziz 23 March 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Zeeshan Ahmed 1 January 2000 (age 23)

References

  1. ^ "FATA make it to Pakistan's first-class tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Amir's return, and a first-class debut for FATA". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pool B: Federally Administered Tribal Areas v Habib Bank Limited at Sialkot, Oct 26-29, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pool B: Rawalpindi v Federally Administered Tribal Areas at Rawalpindi, Nov 30-Dec 2, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  6. ^ "FATA's first ever win, and another Butt-Asif controversy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Match Report - 3rd Match: Rawalpindi Region v FATA Region, Cool & Cool Present Jazz National T20 Cup 2016". Pakistan Cricket Board. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  8. ^ "National T20 Cup, Federally Administered Tribal Areas v Rawalpindi at Rawalpindi, Aug 26, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Kamran Akmal, Butt blitz record opening stand in Lahore win". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  10. ^ "2nd Semi-Final (D/N), National T20 Cup at Rawalpindi, Nov 29 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Team FATA Region TEST Batting Bowling Stats | Live Cricket Scores | PCB". www.pcb.com.pk. 22 October 2023. Retrieved 22 October 2023.


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