Pakistan cup the domestic cricket tournament started on 2nd April 2019 and since then it not only caught the attention of the cricket aficionados providing some great entertainment wrapped up in cricket but moreover it’s proving to be a great platform for players to showcase their talents.
In this tournament total 5 teams played against each other and they are known by the names Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber PakhtunKhwa and Federal. Punjab was led by Kamran Akmal, Sindh by Umer Gul, Balochistan by Asad Shafique, Khyber Pakhtunkwa by Salman Butt and Federal by Mohammad Rizwan.
11 numbers of matches were played altogether and the final is yet to be played between Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday, 12 April 2019.
Umar Akmal emerged as the highest run scorer with 319 runs while Khushdil Shah had the highest average of 157. He also had the honor of scoring the highest score of 154 and of hitting the most sixes which are 15.
Hammad Azam grabbed the most wickets which are 9 while most dismissals are done by Adnan Akmal which are 4 in number. The best economy rate honor goes to Khurram Shehzad which is of 4.62 and Wahab Riaz was able to acquire the best bowling figures which are of 5/52.
Balochistan topped the table followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Punjab and Federal. The domestic structure and the situation of it is not the best in Pakistan but this time the ground conditions have improved, the fans are showing interest and the trend of watching and enjoying domestic cricket is growing which is a good sign for Pakistan cricket overall as it will prove beneficial in the future. We hope to see a brilliant game of cricket in the final and may the best team wins
The tournament carries a total prize money of PRK3.5 million with the winner collecting PKR2 million. The losing finalist will get PKR1 million, while player of the league matches will get PKR25,000 each.
The best batsman, bowler, all-rounder and player of the final will receive PKR100,000 each. The PCB, as part of its strategy to further give incentives in domestic cricket, has enhanced the match fee of each player from PKR33,000 to PKR 35,000.