Southern Punjab cricket team
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The Southern Punjab cricket team (SPCT) is a professional Pakistani cricket team representing several united territories in the southern province of Punjab.
The franchise was founded in 2019. Team color is burgundy green. Home place is the Multan CS.
Southern Punjab cricket team: history
The national cricket organization, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), decided to change the internal discipline policy in early 2019. In this regard, the largest restructuring in the history of this system had to happen. As a result, the league was reduced to six representatives of the home championship, three of which are new clubs, and the rest are established franchises with more than half a century of history. Despite this, the rebranding also affected the latter.
The official date for the appearance of the Southern Punjab cricket is September 3 – the club’s registration date. The final line-up of the SPC was approved on the same day.
It was officially announced in December 2020 that Australian Aaron Summers would play for the new Punjabi club in the Pakistan Cup 2020/21. This experience was an excellent opportunity for the legionnaire to introduce Pakistanis to the Australian cricket school, after which they decided to stay in the team. Logically, Summers became the first Australian citizen to take part in the Pakistani domestic cricket championship, writing himself in the club’s history.
The 2019/20 debut season ended for the SPC with fourth in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and third in the National T20 Cup.
The 2020/21 season results look better: 3rd position in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 4th in the Pakistan Cup and 5th in the National T20 Cup.
Southern Punjab cricket team: achievements
The SPCT is part of a group of young and promising clubs in Pakistan. In this regard, it is not surprising that the team has not yet managed to find its own game that allowed it to compete for titles. The team has been participating in all national championships for two years, but the best achievement remains the 3rd place at the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy (2020).
The club did not have time to prove itself in the remaining formats.
Despite the lack of outstanding performance, fans see the Southern Punjab cricket team wanting to play and win, so they continue to support the club.
Southern Punjab cricket team: players
The SPCT line-up has not changed for two seasons, but it has some changes in 2021. The Southern Punjab currently has the following players:
|Name||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Saif Badar||3 July 1998 (age 23)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Sohaib Maqsood||15 April 1987 (age 34)||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Zain Abbas||2 November 1991 (age 29)||Left-handed|
|Imran Rafiq||3 November 1996 (age 24)||Left-handed|
|Shan Masood||14 October 1989 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Captain|
|Mukhtar Ahmed||20 December 1992 (age 28)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Mohammad Umair||31 October 1994 (age 26)||Right-handed|
|Agha Salman||23 November 1993 (age 27)||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|Hussain Talat||12 February 1996 (age 25)||Left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Vice-captain|
|Aamer Yamin||26 June 1990 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Khushdil Shah||7 February 1995 (age 26)||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Umar Siddiq||30 December 1992 (age 28)||Left-handed|
|Zeeshan Ashraf||11 May 1992 (age 29)||Left-handed|
|Waqar Hussain||17 October 1994 (age 26)||Right-handed|
|Zahid Mahmood||20 March 1988 (age 33)||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|Umer Khan||5 August 1999 (age 21)||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Mohammad Irfan||31 October 1989 (age 31)||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Mohammad Ilyas||21 March 1999 (age 22)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Mohammad Imran||25 December 1996 (age 24)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Mohammad Abbas||10 March 1990 (age 31)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Bilawal Bhatti||17 September 1991 (age 29)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|Zia-ul-Haq||11 December 1994 (age 26)||Right-handed||Left-arm fast-medium|
|Ali Shafiq||16 November 1996 (age 24)||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Aaron Summers||24 May 1996 (age 25)||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||Overseas cricketer from Australia|
* international players are in bold.