Cricket the only unifying factor in Pakistan
Pakistanis love cricket more than any other sports from Khyber to Karachi. The kids, the adults every- one plays cricket in Pakistan. In Pakistan the street cricket is very famous. The young lads usually plays cricket in their spare time. The cricket is the only sport which is more than a sport to the Pakistani peoples because Pakistanis are very much emotional about this game. Whenever Pakistani team played their match against any country, the people of Pakistan support their team from the core of their heart irrespective of the result. The people of Pakistan are very much touchy about this game and always want their team to fight hard till the last ball of the match. The cricket is the only game which brings every Pakistani under the same roof. Unfortunately, Pakistan Cricket Team is not doing well in the past few years. The Pakistan Cricket Team rankings are very much low in the points table even then the people of Pakistan support their team.
Overview of Pakistan Cricket Team’s Performance:
Pakistan’s Cricket team is one of the unpredictable team in the world. Pakistan Cricket Team is renowned as one of the good teams in the world. Sometimes Pakistan Cricket Team will do exceptionally very well but sometimes the whole team flops very badly. If we talk about the team performance in test cricket the Pakistan Cricket team has done really good in this format of Cricket but they are unable to perform consistently which is a very bad sign. The International Cricket Council ICC has only awarded few countries from its members the status of test playing nations. The ICC test playing nations are Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa and Zimbabwe. While the Associate & Affiliate Countries are Afghanistan, Ireland, Kenya, Scotland and United Arab Emirates. Pakistan Cricket Team is on the sixth position in test cricket with the rating of 97. Pakistan has played 36 matches under the test team captain Misbah ul Haq and has secured 3,494 points.
In ODI Cricket format Pakistan Cricket Team has shown very poor performance. Pakistan has won the 1992 Cricket World Cup under the captain city of Imran Khan. Pakistan Cricket team stood on the top of the list many times in the past. Pakistan Cricket Team has won many trophies and tournaments in this format of Cricket. Pakistan Cricket Team is on the eighth position in ODI rankings with the rating of 89. Pakistan has played 56 matches and has secured more than 5 thousand points. The ICC ODI playing nations are Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa and Zimbabwe. While the Associate & Affiliate Countries are Afghanistan, Ireland, Hong Kong, PNG, Scotland and United Arab Emirates.
Pakistan Cricket Team has done very good in the short format of Cricket. Pakistan Cricket Team reached in the finals of World T20 Cup in 2006 but unfortunately lost. While Pakistan Cricket Team was the winner of World T20 Cup in 2009 under the captain city of Younis Khan. Pakistan Cricket Team is on the seventh position in T20 rankings with the rating of 113. Pakistan has played 34 matches and has secured more than 3.8 thousand points.
Pakistan Cricket Team performance is also disturbed because they are not playing in Pakistan since very long. Pakistan Cricket Team is missing their home crowd. International Cricket is ban in Pakistan due to security reasons. But still our team is trying hard and performing at its very best. We people of Pakistan always support green shirts because we Pakistanis bleed green.