The Pakistan cricket team
made its Test cricket debut in 1952 and has since become one of the most successful teams in modern cricket. The team reached the semi-finals of the 1979,1983 and 1987 World Cups, and won the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup by defeating England in the final.
Following the Partition of India
in 1947, and the establishment of the separate nation state of Pakistan, cricket in the country developed steadily and Pakistan was given Test Match
status at a meeting of the Imperial Cricket Conference
at Lord's Cricket Ground
on 28 July 1952 following recommendation by IndiaGuinness Cricket Encyclopaedia
, which, being the successor state of the British Raj
, did not have to go through such a process.
Pakistan’s first Test match was played in Delhi
in October 1952 as part of a five Test series which India
won 2-1. Pakistan made their first tour of England in 1954 and drew the series 1-1 after a memorable victory at The Oval
in which fast bowler Fazal Mahmood
took 12 wickets. Pakistan’s first home Test match was in Dacca
in January 1955 against India, after which four more Test matches were played in Bahawalpur
(all five matches in the series were drawn, the first such occurrence in test history: BBC Sport
Retrieved 28 February 2007.).
The team is considered strong but unpredictable. Traditionally Pakistani cricket has had players of great talent but limited discipline, making... Read More