The Pakistan national cricket team, also known as the Shaheens, is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) status. As of 26 October 2021, the Pakistani cricket team is ranked sixth in the world by the ICC.
Pakistan cricket team has played the most T20I matches and are the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 champions as well as the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy winners. Unfortunately, Pakistan cricket has had to suffer from a number of security issues which have prevented foreign teams from playing in the country. This is primarily due to the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan national cricket team. As a result, Pakistan has had to play most of their home matches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The team is administered by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team has played 827 Test matches, winning 352, losing 352, and drawing 123. They have also played in 992 ODIs, winning 544, losing 443, and tying 8. They have also played 162 Twenty20 Internationals, winning 90, losing 71, and tying 1. Pakistan is the joint seventh-most successful team in Test cricket, with their 352 Test wins putting them level with England and the West Indies. They are also the joint seventh-most successful team in ODI cricket, with their 544 ODI wins putting them level with England and the West Indies. The team plays its home matches at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The team’s recent Test series victory in England was the first time a team from Asia had won a Test series in England. The team is currently ranked sixth in the world by the ICC.
Pakistan National Cricket Team may have suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the English side in a 5-match ODI series just before the start of the current World Cup, but they still remain a crucial team to watch out for.