Sui Southern Gas Company were a first-class cricket team, sponsored by Sui Southern Gas Company, who played in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Pakistan from 2007-08 to 2009-10, and from 2014-15 to 2018-19. In May 2019, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan revamped the domestic cricket structure in Pakistan, excluding departmental teams in favour of regional sides, therefore ending the participation of the team.[1] The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was criticised in removing departmental sides, with players voicing their concern to revive the teams.[2]

Playing record

2007-08 to 2009-10

After winning the non-first-class Grade II section of the Patron's Trophy in 2006-07[3] they were promoted to first-class status.

They finished seventh out of 11 in Group A in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2007-08, eighth in 2008-09, and ninth in 2009-10. In all they played 29 first-class matches, with three wins, 11 losses and 15 draws.

When first-class cricket in Pakistan was restructured, Sui Southern Gas dropped out, but they continued to compete in Grade II of the Patron's Trophy against other departmental teams.[4] They won the competition in 2013-14 and returned to the top division in 2014-15.[5]

Last squad

No. Name Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Umar Amin (1989-10-16) 16 October 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Captain
Sami Aslam (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Vice-Captain
Awais Zia (1986-09-01) 1 September 1986 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Asif Zakir (1983-09-01) 1 September 1983 (age 37) Right-handed
Muzammil Nizam (1990-10-29) 29 October 1990 (age 30) Right-handed
Ammad Alam (1998-10-03) 3 October 1998 (age 22) Right-handed
Waqas Ali (1995-07-19) 19 July 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
Fawad Alam (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 35) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Adil Amin (1990-12-13) 13 December 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Usama Mir (1995-12-23) 23 December 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Wicket-keepers
Maqbool Ahmed (1992-12-09) 9 December 1992 (age 28) Right-handed
Saifullah Bangash (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 26) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Kashif Bhatti (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Usama Basharat (1989-11-11) 11 November 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Azeem Rafiq (1991-02-27) 27 February 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Umer Khan (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Pace Bowlers
Zia ul Haq (1994-12-11) 11 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Mohammad Irfan Jnr (1995-05-15) 15 May 1995 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Ahmed Jamal (1988-09-03) 3 September 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Sohail Khan (1984-03-06) 6 March 1984 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Mohammad Amir (1992-04-13) 13 April 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm fast
Aamer Yamin (1990-06-26) 26 June 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Usman Shinwari (1994-01-05) 5 January 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Azhar Attari (1990-12-12) 12 December 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Tahir Maqsood (1981-03-03) 3 March 1981 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Notable players

Main article: List of Sui Southern Gas Company cricketers

Against Water and Power Development Authority in 2007-08, Sohail Khan took 16 wickets for 189,[6] the first time a Pakistan bowler had taken 16 wickets in a match.[7] In 2007-08 Khan was the leading wicket-taker in the competition, with 65 wickets at an average of 18.41.[8] In Sui Southern Gas's first match, which was also his first-class debut, Khan took five wickets in each innings.[9]

The team was captained from 2007-08 to 2009-10 by Saeed Bin Nasir, who was also the highest run-scorer, with 1876 runs at an average of 43.62 with seven centuries.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Imran Khan rejects PCB's new domestic model". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Umar Gul: We need departmental cricket back in Pakistan". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  3. ^ Defence Housing Authority v Sui Southern Gas Corporation 2006-07
  4. ^ "Other matches played by Sui Southern Gas Corporation". Archived from the original on 2017-10-09. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  5. ^ Capital Development Authority v Sui Southern Gas Corporation 2013-14
  6. ^ Sui Southern Gas Corporation v Water and Power Development Authority 2007-08
  7. ^ Wisden 2009, p. 1238.
  8. ^ Quaid-e Azam bowling averages 2007-08
  9. ^ Pakistan Customs v Sui Southern Gas Corporation 2007-08
  10. ^ Saeed Bin Nasir batting by team