Pakistan national baseball team

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Pakistan national baseball team
Country  Pakistan
Federation Pakistan Federation Baseball
Confederation Baseball Federation of Asia
Manager Pervaiz Shah Khawar
Uniforms
Pakistan national baseball uniform
Asian Games
Appearances 2 (First in 2010)
Best result 5th (2 times, most recent in 2014)
Asian Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 2003)
Best result 5th (1 time, in 2015)

The Pakistan national baseball team (Urdu: پاکستان بیس بال ٹیم‎) is the national team representing Pakistan in international baseball tournaments and competitions. They are ranked as the top and one of the most successful baseball teams in South Asia, winning the first SAARC Baseball Championship 8-2 against Sri Lanka in 2011.[1] The team is currently ranked #23 in the world by the International Baseball Federation.[2] The highest rank they have achieved was 21st.

The Pakistani team has participated in many of the international and regional tournaments and has achieved many successes. It has won the Asian Baseball Championship (C level) title in 2010, where they won 10-0 against Hong Kong in the final round,[3] and five titles at the Asian Baseball Cup, winning the last tournament in 2015.[4] The team qualified for the World Baseball Classic qualifier round for the first time where they will be competing against Brazil in 2016.[5] The team is made up exclusively of amateur players.

The team is governed and controlled by the Pakistan Federation Baseball, which is represented in the Baseball Federation of Asia (BFA), having been ranked #5 in Asia just behind China respectively.[6]

Regional competition[edit]

Asian Baseball Championship[edit]

Pakistan have participated at the Asian Baseball Championship since 2003, and have competed in the competition ever since. The national team has struggled in competing against top Asian teams such as Japan, Chinese Taipei, and Korea, among others. Pakistan secured fifth position after coming victorious against Indonesia in the 2015 Asian Baseball Championship.

Asian Games[edit]

In all four Asian Games to include baseball, Pakistan have competed in the 2010 and 2014 tournaments, though they have not won the tournament once Pakistan secured their largest win 25-0 against Mongolia in Seoul.

Asian Baseball Cup[edit]

Main article: Asian Baseball Cup

Pakistan have dominated the Asian Baseball Cup since its inception, and have competed in every year. Since 1997, Pakistan have never missed out on placing in the top 3 in any tournament, and is the only team to have achieved this feat. Pakistan also holds the record for most consecutive Asian Baseball Cup titles, having won five times in total, while the national team have been defending their title since the last four tournaments.

International tournament results[edit]

World Baseball Classic[edit]

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Host(s) Round Position W L RS RA Host W L RS RA
2006 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2009 Did not enter No qualifiers held
2013 Did not enter Did not enter
2017 United States 0 2 0 24
Total 0/4 0 2 0 24

Current Roster[edit]

Pakistan roster - 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualification
Players Coaches
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager


Honors and recognition[edit]

Records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pakistan Today. "Pakistan clinch SAARC Baseball Cup". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  2. ^ International Baseball Federation. "World Rankings". IBAF. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  3. ^ The Nation. "Pakistan thrash Hong Kong to win Asia Cup Baseball". The Nation. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  4. ^ Nabil Tahir. "Pakistan retain West Asian Baseball Cup with a flourish". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  5. ^ Nabil Tahir. "World Baseball Classic Championship: History made as Pakistan book place in qualifiers". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 
  6. ^ International Baseball Federation. "Asia Rankings". IBAF. Retrieved 2016-06-20. 

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