Sindh cricket team
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Personnel
CaptainPakistan Sarfaraz Ahmed
CoachPakistan Basit Ali
OwnerSindh Cricket Association
Team information
Colours  Orange   Yellow
FoundedCurrent Form: 2019
Historic: 1934
Home groundNational Stadium, Karachi
Secondary home ground(s)Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad
History
Quaid-e-Azam Trophy wins0
Pakistan Cup wins0
National T20 Cup wins0
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First-class

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List A / T20

Figure 1: The match held between Sindh & Australia in Karachi on 22 November 1935 was reported by The Sydney Morning Herald

Sindh cricket team is a domestic cricket team in Pakistan representing Sindh province. It competes in domestic first-class, List A and T20 cricket competitions, namely the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Pakistan Cup and National T20 Cup. The team is operated by the Sindh Cricket Association.

History

Before 2019

Sindh played its first first-class game in December 1932, when they drew with Ceylon at the Gymkhana ground in Karachi. On 22 November 1935 Sindh and Australia played a three day match - Figure 1. The match was seen by 5,000 Karachiites. The team played its inaugural season in the Ranji Trophy in 1934. From 1934–35 until 1947–48 Sindh participated in the Ranji Trophy. On 27 December 1947 Sind hosted the first first-class game to be played in Pakistan, but were defeated by an innings and 68 runs by Punjab. The greatest Sindh player in the Ranji Trophy period was Naoomal Jeoomal who played in India's first test match against England at Lord's in 1932. Jeoomal became coach of the Pakistan cricket team in 1960. In Pakistani domestic cricket, Sindh played in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy each season from 1953–54 to 1956–57, but then made only sporadic appearances at first-class level until the 1970s, when two Sindh teams (Sind A and Sind B) competed in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for several years; the province also played List A cricket. Until 2019, Sindh's last first-class match under that name was a seven-wicket loss in January 1979 against Habib Bank Limited. After that, a "Sind Governor's XI" played three games in the 1980s and one in 2000, while a "Rest of Sindh" team took part in the 2001–02 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (finishing bottom of Pool A with no wins from eight games) and One Day National Tournament.

Since 2019

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

Structure

Sindh Cricket Association includes Karachi, Hyderabad and Larkana[2]
Sindh Cricket Association includes Karachi, Hyderabad and Larkana[2]

As of 2019, domestic cricket in Pakistan was reorganised into six regional teams (on provincial lines). A three tier bottom-up system[3] is in operation with the Tier 1 teams participating in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (First Class), Pakistan Cup (List A) and National T20 Cup (Regional T20). The Tier 2 teams participate in the City Cricket Association Tournament whilst the Tier 3 teams participate in various local tournaments as both tiers feed players to the Tier 1 team.

Season summaries

2019/20 Season

Sindh finished in fifth place in both the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and National T20 Cup. The Pakistan Cup was cancelled this season due to the covid-19 pandemic.

2020/21 Season

The team finished in sixth and third place respectively in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and the National T20 Cup. Although finishing first in the league phase of the Pakistan Cup, Sindh did was could not progress to the final in the knock-out phase of the tournament.

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Asad Shafiq (1986-01-28) 28 January 1986 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Sharjeel Khan (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Khurram Manzoor (1986-06-10) 10 June 1986 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Saud Shakeel (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 26) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Saad Ali (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Omair Yousuf (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 23) Right-handed
Danish Aziz (1989-08-14) 14 August 1989 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Ahsan Ali (1993-12-10) 10 December 1993 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Mohammad Taha (2000-10-05) 5 October 2000 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shan Masood (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
All-Rounders
Hasan Mohsin (1998-01-11) 11 January 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Mohamamad Hasan (1990-10-04) 4 October 1990 (age 31) Right-handed
Sarfaraz Ahmed (1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 35) Right-handed Captain
Spin Bowlers
Mohammad Asghar (1998-12-28) 28 December 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Abrar Ahmed (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Zahid Mahmood (1988-03-20) 20 March 1988 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Pace Bowlers
Mir Hamza (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Shahnawaz Dahani (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Anwar Ali (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Vice-captain
Tabish Khan (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Mohammad Umar (1999-12-27) 27 December 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Mohammad Hasnain (2000-04-05) 5 April 2000 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Sohail Khan (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 38) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Ghulam Mudassar (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Rumman Raees (1991-10-18) 18 October 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast

See also

References

  1. ^ "PCB unveils new domestic set-up with 'stay at the top' mantra". ESPN Cricinfo.
  2. ^ "Ambitious and competitive 2019-20 domestic cricket season unveiled".
  3. ^ "City Cricket Association tournament schedule announced | Press Release | PCB".