Pakistan national blind cricket team

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The Pakistan blind cricket team is the national blind cricket team of Pakistan. Running and organised by the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) which is affiliated with the World Blind Cricket Council (WBCC). The team participates in One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket matches.[1][2][3]

Tournament History[edit]

40 Over Blind Cricket World Cup[edit]

  1. 1998 Blind Cricket World Cup – Runnersup[4][5]
  2. 2002 Blind Cricket World Cup – Champions[6][7][8]
  3. 2006 Blind Cricket World Cup – Champions[9][10]
  4. 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup – Runnersup[11]

Blind T20 World Cup[edit]

  1. 2012 Blind World T20 – Runnersup[12][13]
  2. 2017 Blind World T20 – Runnersup[14][15]

Blind T20 Asia Cup[edit]

  1. 2015 – Runnersup[16][17]

Key Milestone[edit]

Pakistan and South Africa played in the inaugural Blind cricket test match in 2000 and Pakistan recorded a 94 run victory over them.[18][1]

Current squad[edit]

Below is the list of current squad with their position category.

  • Ali Murtaza – B2
  • Amir Ishfaq – B2
  • Anees Javed – B2
  • Arfan Majeed – B2
  • Gulab Khan – B1
  • Iftikhar Hussain – B3
  • Masood Jan – B2
  • Muhammad Akram – B3
  • Muhammad Ayaz – B1
  • Muhammad Idrees Saleem – B1
  • Muhammad Jameel (vice-captain) – B3
  • Muhammad Waqas – B1
  • Muhammad Zafar – B1
  • Muhammad Zohaib Ghafoor – B3
  • Nisar Ali – B2
  • Tahir Ali – B3
  • Zeeshan Abbasi (captain) – B2[19]

World Records[edit]

  • Pakistan has the record for the highest ever total in Blind T20I history as well as the highest ever Blind T20 World Cup total when they scored 373/4 against the West Indies during the 2017 Blind World T20.[20][21]
  • Masood Jan of Pakistan set the Guinness World Record for the highest ever individual score in a Blind Cricket World Cup match (262*) during the inaugural Blind Cricket World Cup in 1998 against the eventual winners South Africa.[22]
  • Muhammad Akram set the highest individual score in a Blind T20I innings(264) which is also the record in the history of Blind T20 World Cup.

Achievements in Brief: (Pakistan Blind Cricket Council)[23][edit]

  • Pakistan Blind Cricket team emerged as Runners-up in the inaugural Twenty-20 Blind Cricket World Cup Dec 2012 and then in 2017
  • Pakistan Blind Cricket team reached in the final of all the three editions of Blind Cricket World Cups (One-Day Cricket)and won the last two World Cups consecutively.
  • Pakistan won 11 International series out of played 13.
  • Pakistan Blind Cricket team remained undefeated for five (5) consecutive years in one-day International Cricket.
  • Pakistan holds the record of longest winning streak in International Cricket i.e. consecutively won 27(Twenty seven) one-day International matches.
  • Pakistan triumph 7 consecutive one-day series. (Vs India, Australia, South Africa, England (twice), Sri Lanka and Nepal)
  • Pakistan consecutively won 6 Twenty-20 series. (Vs the same aforementioned opponents.
  • World record highest total of 517 runs in One-Day International set against South Africa.
  • World record highest margin victory of 399 runs Vs South Africa.
  • World record of highest total successfully chased of 439 runs against England (Sharjah April 2010), which is the highest total successfully chased in any form of cricket.
  • World record highest score in T-20 cricket of 274 runs, set against England April 2010.
  • World record highest partnership of unbeaten 390 runs.
  1. Here is a table on other world records set by Pakistan National Blind Cricket Team[24]
Player Awards and Acievements Opponents and Date
Zeeshan Abbasi Awarded with Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan August 2013
Abdul Razzaq Awarded with Tamgha-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan August 2011
Muhammad Akram 264 runs in T-20 International, The highest score by an individual in Twenty-20 International Cricket West Indies Bangalore, India Dec 2012[25][26]
Masood Jaan 262 runs not out, The highest score by an individual in limited over Cricket (ODI) and entered his name in Guinness Book of World records. South Africa Delhi INDIA 1998
Ashraf Bhatti Fastest Century on 37 Balls in ODI New Zealand Delhi INDIA 1998
Abdul Razzaq Fastest fifty on 17 Balls in ODI Australia Delhi INDIA 1998
Amir Ishfaq Best Bowling figure in ODI’s, he took five (5) wickets for 4 runs New Zealand Islamabad 2006

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "India beat Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2012". Times of India. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "PressReader.com – Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  4. ^ "World Cup Cricket for the Blind, Nov 1998". static.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Final: Pakistan v South Africa at Harbaksh, 28 Nov 1998". static.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  6. ^ "Pakistan emerge Blind World Cup champions at Chennai". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Petro World Cup Cricket for the Blind – 2002". static.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Pakistan President congratulates Blind Team on winning World Cup". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  9. ^ "Comment: Blind Cricket World Cup — a fascinating experience". DAWN.COM. 2015-01-16. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  10. ^ "Pakistan Win Blind World Cup". Cricket World. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  11. ^ "World Cup win finally brings India's blind cricket team in the spotlight | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 2014-12-14. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  12. ^ "India Beat Pakistan To Win Blind Cricket T20 World Cup". Cricket World. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
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  14. ^ "Keeping your ear on the ball". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  15. ^ "CricHQ – Making cricket even better". CricHQ. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  16. ^ "Blind T20 Asia Cup News | Get Latest News & Video Articles on Blind T20 Asia Cup at CricketCountry.com". Cricket Country. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  17. ^ "India beat Pakistan by 44 runs to lift Blind T20 Asia Cup title". News18. 2016-01-24. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  18. ^ "Gauteng Cricket Board – Blind Cricket". GCB. Retrieved 2017-03-31. 
  19. ^ "T20 World Cup 2012 Pakistan Team full squad" (PDF). BlindCricket. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  20. ^ "Pakistan post world record total in Blind T20 World Championship". DAWN.COM. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  21. ^ "CricHQ – Making cricket even better". CricHQ. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  22. ^ "Most runs scored by a player in a Blind Cricket World Cup innings (male)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  23. ^ webmaster@pakistanpaedia.com. "Pakistan Paedia – Sports (Blind Cricket)". pakistanpaedia.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  24. ^ Council, Pakistan Blind Cricket. "Achievements". www.pbcc.org.pk. Retrieved 2017-03-15. 
  25. ^ "World Record Goes As Pakistan Register Huge Win". Cricket World. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 
  26. ^ "WI lose second match in T20 World Cup for Blind | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper". www.guardian.co.tt. Retrieved 2017-04-18. 

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