Pakistan Cup 2017 Schedule & Players List
The second edition of the Pakistan Cup will be played from April this year as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) looks to build on the success of the Pakistan Super League. It is a domestic fifty-over tournament featuring five teams from across the country. All the matches will be played at the following venues – Peshawar, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Quetta and Lahore. The tickets are available on Eticketing.pk.
A drafting ceremony for the Pakistan Cup was held earlier this week and the management and skippers of five teams, Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Federal were a part of it. They selected their sides for the round-robin-cum-knock-out competition.
The competition begins from Tuesday, April 11 with Balochistan playing Sindh in tournament opener.
The format of the Pakistan One Day Cup 2017 will see each of the five sides play the other four once a piece. The top two teams in the competition will then feature in the final on May 5.
Last season the Ahmed shehzad-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had finished at the top of the points table, winning three of their four games and took on Punjab in the final. Shoaib Malik captained the Punjab side. The final of the Pakistan Cup 2016 was a one-sided one with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa hitting 311 for nine in their 50 overs thanks to Fakhar Zaman’s century. Punjab were bowled out for 160 in reply. Pakistan cup live streaming will be available on PTV site for all matches.
Pakistan Cup 2017 Teams & Squads
Punjab Team Squad: Umar Akmal (captain), Kamran Akmal, Nasir Nawaz, Umar Amin, Salman Butt, Saad Nasim, Zulfiqar Babar, Khushdil Shah, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam, Fahim Ashraf, Abdul Rehman Muzammil, Raza Ali Dar, Arsal Sheikh.
Sindh Team Squad: Anwar Ali (captain), Khurram Manzoor, Saif Badar, Asif Zakir, Fawad Alam, Rumman Raees, Zain Abbas, Mir Hamza, Usama Mir, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Mohammad Nawaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Hasan, Saud Shakeel, Hasan Mohsin.
Baluchistan Team Squad: Fakhar Zaman (captain), Bismillah Khan, Ghulam Muddasir, Sohaib Maqsood, Imam-ul-Haq, Usman Shinwari, Saad Ali, Azizullah, Khalid Usman, Aamer Yamin, Agha Salman, Rameez Aziz, Taimoor Khan, Sahibzada Farhan, Hammal Wahab.
Federal Team Squad: Imad Wasim (captain), Zohaib Ahmed, Hassan Khan, Sami Aslam, Haris Sohail, Sohail Khan, Abid Ali, Sameen Gul, Mohammad Abbas, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Rohail Nazir, Sarmad Bhatti, Abdullah Shafiq.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Team Squad: Mohammad Rizwan (captain), Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Israrullah, Taj Wali, Imran Butt, Adil Amin, Waqas Mehmood, Mohammad Sami, Shoaib Malik, Zafar Gohar, Mohammad Naeem, Kashif Bhatti, Imran Khan Sr., Nabi Gul.
The tournament will provide a good platform for players young and old to force themselves into the reckoning for the national team. Besides, the amount of talent that is out there for this competition is likely to translate into some quality matches over the course of the two weeks.
Pakistan Cup Schedule 2017
April 11: Baluchistan vs Sindh – Bugti Stadium, Quetta
April 13: Baluchistan vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Bugti Stadium, Quetta
April 16: Punjab vs Sindh – National Stadium, Karachi
April 18: Sindh vs Federal Areas – National Stadium, Karachi
April 21: Baluchistan vs Federal Areas – Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
April 23: Federal Areas vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
April 25: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Punjab – Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
April 28: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Sindh – Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar
May 1: Baluchistan vs Punjab – Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
May 3: Federal Areas vs Punjab – Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
May 5: Pakistan Cup 2017 Final – Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (same venue as PSL Final)