Cricket Superstars Set to Take Part in Pakistan Cup

Domestic cricket is in full swing as Pakistan Cup ODI tournament commences from tomorrow i.e 25th April 2018.

A total of 11 matches will be played between 5 teams from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Federal areas. For this series, one day matches will be played, with the tournament expected to conclude on May 6.

Top cricketers including Ahmed Shahzad, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akhmal, and Muhammad Hafeez will showcase their skills in Faisalabad. Pacer Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the tournament as he is set to undergo a nose surgery.

The opening match will be played between Shahzad-led Balochistan and Punjab tomorrow.

Here’s the full team lineup from all the areas:


  • Ahmed Shahzad (captain),
  • Muhammad Nawaz (vice-captain),
  • Rizwan Hussain,
  • Rameez Raja Jr,
  • Khushdil Shah,
  • Akbarur Rehman,
  • Faizan Riaz,
  • Rohail Nazir,
  • Bismillah Khan,
  • M Irfan,
  • Sohail Tanvir,
  • Anwar Ali, Mir Hamza,
  • Umar Gul, and,
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • M Hafeez (captain),
  • Shan Masood (vice-captain),
  • Khurram Manzoor,
  • Israrullah,
  • Umar Akmal,
  • Saud Shakeel,
  • M Saad,
  • M Irfan,
  • Adil Amin,
  • Hassan Khan,
  • Hammad Azam,
  • Ziaul Haq,
  • Sameen Gul,
  • Sadaf Hussain, and,
  • M Hasan.


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  • Umar Amin (captain),
  • Fawad Alam (vice-captain),
  • Salman Butt,
  • Gohar Ali,
  • Iftikhar Ahmed,
  • Danish Aziz,
  • Rameez Aziz,
  • Adnan Akmal,
  • Muhammad Asghar,
  • Bilal Asif,
  • Aamir Yamin,
  • Junaid Khan,
  • Sohail Khan,
  • Taj Wali, and,
  • Muhammad Irfan Sr.


  • Shoaib Malik (captain),
  • Zain Abbas,
  • Sahibzada Farhan,
  • Abdul Samad,
  • Asif Ali,
  • Ashfaq Ahmed,
  • M Rizwan (vice-captain),
  • Sohail Akhtar,
  • Osama Mir,
  • Kashif Bhatti,
  • Imran Khan Sr,
  • M Sami,
  • Shahid Yousaf, and,
  • Abdur Rehman Muzammal.

Federal Areas

  • Kamran Akmal (captain),
  • Sohaib Maqsood (vice-captain),
  • Sarmad Bhatti,
  • Abid Ali,
  • Awais Zia,
  • Ashiq Ali,
  • Saad Nasim,
  • Hussain Talat,
  • Raza Ali Dar,
  • Raza Hasan,
  • Ammad Butt,
  • Salman Ali Agha,
  • Waqas Maqsood,
  • Usman Shinwari, and,
  • Umaid Asif.


The tournament will follow the following schedule:

Sr. No Match Date Teams Match Name Grounds Countries
1 25-04-2018 Punjab vs Balochistan 1st Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
2 26-04-2018 Federal Areas vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 2nd Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
3 27-04-2018 Balochistan vs Sindh 3rd Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
4 28-04-2018 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Punjab 4th Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
5 29-04-2018 Sindh vs Federal Areas 5th Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
6 30-04-2018 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Balochistan 6th Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
7 01-05-2018 Punjab vs Federal Areas 7th Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
8 02-05-2018 Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 8th Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
9 03-05-2018 Federal Areas vs Balochistan 9th Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan
10 04-05-2018 Punjab vs Sindh 10th Match Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad Pakistan


Tickets for the star-studded tournament can be bought from 14 designated places in Faisalabad. The prices have been set at Rs 100 and Rs 200 for each league match.