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Peshawar cricket team

Peshawar cricket team
Personnel
CaptainSahibzada Farhan (First class, ODI)
Iftikhar Ahmed (T20)
CoachArshad Khan
Team information
Founded2023 (refounded)
Home groundArbab Niaz Stadium

The Peshawar cricket team is a Pakistani first-class cricket team from Peshawar. The team's home ground is Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar. They participate in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. It was refounded in the 2023/24 season after a revamp of the domestic structure.[1][2]

History

Before 2023

The List A and Twenty20 side was known as the Peshawar Panthers.

Peshawar first played in first-class competitions in 1956–57, and they have competed in most seasons since then, except for a hiatus between 1977–78 and 1983–84. Apart from a few matches played by North-West Frontier Province in the 1970s, Peshawar were usually the only first-class team from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (formerly known as North-West Frontier Province) until the debut of Abbottabad in 2005–06.

Peshawar won the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy in 1998-99 and 2004–05 and the ABN-AMRO Cup National One-day Championship in 2006–07. They also won the 2011-12 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division Two.

In first-class cricket to the end of 2013 they had played 262 matches, with 82 wins, 99 losses, 80 draws and one tie.[3] Their highest individual score is 300 not out, by Shoaib Khan against Quetta in 2003–04.[4] Their best bowling figures are 9 for 62 by Safiullah Khan against Railways B in 1971–72.[5]

In List A cricket they have played 73 times, with 22 wins, 49 losses, one tie and one no-result.[6]

In January 2017, they won the 2016–17 Regional One Day Cup, beating Karachi Whites by 124 runs in the final.[7]

Since 2023

In 2023, the Peshawar cricket team was refounded as part of the restructuring of the Pakistani domestic system.[1][2]

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[8]

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Abbas Ali 8 April 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Abuzar Tariq 2 July 2001 (age 22) Right-handed
Adil Amin 13 December 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Israrullah 15 May 1992 (age 31) Left-handed
Maaz Sadaqat 15 May 2005 (age 18) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Mehran Ibrahim 20 November 1993 (age 29) Right-handed
Nabi Gul 1 March 1998 (age 25) Right-handed
Niaz Khan 12 December 2001 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sahibzada Farhan 6 March 1996 (age 27) Right-handed
Waqar Ahmed 1 January 2000 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Zain Khan 24 October 2002 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-Rounders
Kamran Ghulam 10 October 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Sajid Khan 3 September 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Wicket-keepers
Gauhar Ali 5 May 1989 (age 34) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Najeebullah Right-handed Right-arm leg spin
Pace Bowlers
Muhammad Abbas Afridi 5 April 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mohammad Amir Khan 9 September 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mohammad Ilyas 21 March 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Imran Khan 15 July 1987 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Mohammad Imran 20 January 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Taj Wali 21 March 1991 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast

References

  1. ^ a b Reporter, The Newspaper's Sports (2023-08-12). "PCB finalises revamped domestic cricket structure". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-08-30.
  2. ^ a b "Second first-class competition added to Pakistan's domestic calendar". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2023-08-30.
  3. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  4. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  5. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  6. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". cricketarchive.com.
  7. ^ "Gauhar, Iftikhar tons lead Peshawar to title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Team Peshawar Region TEST Batting Bowling Stats | Live Cricket Scores | PCB". www.pcb.com.pk. 2023-10-22. Retrieved 2023-10-22.


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