Peshawar cricket team

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The Peshawar cricket team is a Pakistani first-class cricket team from Peshawar. The team's home ground is Arbab Niaz Stadium in Peshawar. The List A and Twenty 20 side is known as the Peshawar Panthers.

Peshawar first played in first-class competitions in 1956-57, and they have competed in most seasons since then, except for a hiatus between 1977-78 and 1983-84. Apart from a few matches played by North-West Frontier Province in the 1970s, Peshawar were usually the only first-class team from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (formerly known as North-West Frontier Province) until the debut of Abbottabad in 2005-06.

Peshawar won the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy in 1998-99 and 2004-05 and the ABN-AMRO Cup National One-day Championship in 2006-07. They also won the 2011-12 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Division Two.

In first-class cricket to the end of 2013 they had played 262 matches, with 82 wins, 99 losses, 80 draws and one tie.<ref>Peshawar first-class playing record</ref> Their highest individual score is 300 not out, by Shoaib Khan against Quetta in 2003-04.<ref>Highest scores for Peshawar</ref> Their best bowling figures are 9 for 62 by Safiullah Khan against Railways B in 1971-72.<ref>Most wickets in an innings for Peshawar</ref>

In List A cricket they have played 73 times, with 22 wins, 49 losses, one tie and one no-result.<ref>Peshawar List A playing record</ref>

Peshawar's notable players have included Haseeb Ahsan (their first Test player), Younis Khan, Yasir Hameed, Fazl-e-Akbar, Wajahatullah Wasti, Umar Gul and Arshad Khan.

In January 2017, they won the 2016–17 Regional One Day Cup, beating Karachi Whites by 124 runs in the final.<ref name="201617Reg">"Gauhar, Iftikhar tons lead Peshawar to title". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2017. </ref>

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