Pakistan national baseball team
Information
Country Pakistan
FederationPakistan Federation Baseball
ConfederationBaseball Federation of Asia
WBSC ranking
Current 31 Decrease 5 (31 December 2021)[1]
Highest23 (September 2018)
Lowest31 (December 2021)
Uniforms
Pakistan national baseball uniform
Asian Games
Appearances2 (First in 2010)
Best result5th (2 times, most recent in 2014)
Asian Championship
Appearances6 (First in 2003)
Best result5th (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.[2] The team is currently ranked #27 in the world by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.[1]

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 lost 0–10 against Brazil and 0–14 while competing against Great Britain in 2016.[5]

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

Asian Baseball Championship

Main article: Asian Baseball Championship

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

Main article: Baseball at the Asian Games

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.

West Asia Baseball Cup

Main article: West Asia 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

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic record Qualification record
Year Round Position W L RS RA 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 Did not qualify 0 2 0 24
2021
Total 0/4 0 2 0 24

Current squad

Pakistan roster - 2021 World Baseball Classic Qualifier
Players Coaches
Pitchers
  • Syed Amin Afridi
  • Amir Bernard Asghar
  • Muhammad Ahsan Bilal
  • Omar Idrees Chaudhery
  • Muhammad Ehsan
  • Ahsan Farid
  • Muhammad Taimoor Javed
  • Adam Khan
  • Inayat Ullah Khan
  • Suleman Tariq Khan
  • Wali Muhammad
  • Syed Ali Shah
  • Muhammad Usman
  • Abubakar Virk
  • Muhammad Zohaib
Catchers
  • Iyad Ansari
  • Umair Imdad Bhatti
  • Syed Muhammad Shah

Infielders

  • Asad Ali
  • Jawad Ali
  • Faqir Hussain
  • Muhammad Hussain
  • Arsalan Jamashaid
  • Muhammad Zakir

Outfielders

  • Adnan Butt
  • Tariq Nadeem
  • Muhammad Sadiq
  • Fazal Ur Rehman
  • Muhammad Sumair Zawar
Manager
  • Syed Fakhar Ali Shah
  • Aftab Mehboob

Coaches

  • Usman Ahmed
  • Amir Imdad Bhatti
  • Murtaza Butt Basit
  • Danny Sheaffer
  • Randall Arms


Honors and recognition

Records

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "The WBSC World Ranking". WBSC. 31 December 2021. Retrieved 31 December 2021.
  2. ^ Pakistan Today. "Pakistan clinch SAARC Baseball Cup". Pakistan Today. 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 2019-08-11.