Central Punjab cricket team

Central Punjab cricket team is a first-class cricket team in Pakistan.

Central Punjab cricket team
Central Punjab cricket team logo.svg
Personnel
CaptainPakistan Babar Azam
CoachPakistan Ijaz Ahmed
OwnerCentral Punjab Cricket Association
ManagerKhalid Niazi
Team information
Colors     Blue      Orange      Black
Founded2019
Home groundGaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Secondary home ground(s)Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
History
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy wins1 (2019–20)

HistoryEdit

The team was introduced as a part of new domestic structure by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 31 August 2019.[1]

On 3 September 2019, PCB confirmed squad for the team.[2] Babar Azam was announced captain of the team.[3]Ahmed Shehzad was announced vice captain of the team.

Central Punjab team won the 2019 season of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy after defeating Northern by an innings and 16 runs in the final.[4] In the victory of this tournament the main role of Vice Captain Ahmed Shehzad. He led his team throughout the tournament and qualified for the final with his leadership skills and batting skills but when Team reached in the final Babar Azam had returned from national duty then captaincy handover to him for the final. Indeed it was right of Ahmed Shehzad but it's decision of team mangment. In that final team loft the trophy and become champion of Quid e Azam trophy.

Babar remained captain of the team for 2019–20 National T20 Cup. They won only one match in the tournament and were knocked out in the group stage. In that only single victory vice captain Ahmed Shehzad played a vital role. He smashed a magnificent hundred and took his team at the target.


Current squadEdit

First XIEdit

Second XIEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PCB unveils new domestic set-up with 'stay at the top' mantra". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Central Punjab win first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2019-20". Dunya News. Retrieved 9 January 2019.