Following the conclusion of the 50-over Pakistan Cup 2022, which Balochistan won, Here is Wisden’s Team of the Tournament.

Haseebullah Khan, Balochistan

614 runs @ 55.81, SR: 98.24

Haseebullah played his first top-level game in any format in this tournament and had a dream run. He was the only player to score three hundreds and the only batter to make more than 600 runs. Two of his hundreds were knocks of more than 130, and his efforts played a huge role in his team’s win. Haseebullah previously had a stellar run in this year’s Under-19 World Cup, where he scored 380 runs at an average of 76.

Sharjeel Khan, Sindh

584 runs @ 58.40, SR: 122.68

The opener had the best strike rate among batters who made more than 250 runs in the tournament. No player hit more sixes than his 32, and he ended the tournament with five fifty-plus scores, including two hundreds.

Kamran Ghulam, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

531 runs @ 44.25, SR: 85.64
5 wickets @ 32.80, ER: 5.65

The 26-year-old capped of his campaign with knocks of 109 and 70 to end as the third-highest run-scorer in the edition, and the highest from his side. He smashed two hundreds and three fifties besides picking up five scalps.

Asad Shafiq, Balochistan

510 runs @ 102, SR: 104.72

The Pakistan international played several crucial knocks throughout the edition, including a brisk 64 in the second semi-final after his team lost a cluster of wickets. In 10 innings, Shafiq was unbeaten on five occasions and ended with a strike-rate of over 100.

Agha Salman, Southern Punjab

488 runs @ 48.80, SR: 96.63
8 wickets @ 40.37, ER: 4.61

Salman was his team’s highest run-scorer and the second-highest wicket-taker, which indicates the overall impact he had on the tournament. Southern Punjab’s captain scored a mammoth 171 in his side’s win over Northern in the league stage, in an innings where no other player could cross 25. He also scored three fifties.

Azam Khan (wk), Southern Punjab

230 runs @ 32.85, SR: 125

Azam Khan continued his fine form in domestic cricket, playing several crucial cameos lower down the order. The highlight was a 39-ball 83 against Northern, where he smashed 11 fours and four sixes after his side had collapsed to 192-7 chasing 221. His other knocks include a 27-ball 40 against Khyber and a 27-ball 33 against Central Punjab in yet another batting collapse.

Danish Aziz, Sindh

240 runs @ 48, SR: 71.85
15 wickets @ 20.46, ER: 5.11

No other cricketer scored more runs and picked up more wickets than Danish Aziz, which allows him to pip Imad Wasim in our XI as an all-rounder. He scored five thirty-plus knocks in his last nine innings, including making a high score of 46* while batting in the lower middle order and ended with best bowling figures of 5-10 against Balochistan.

Khalid Usman, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

25 wickets @ 21.08, ER: 4.75

The 36-year-old ended the edition as the leading wicket-taker, with best figures of 5-8. He also picked up more than three wickets on four occasions in the span of seven matches in the league stages.

Yasir Shah, Balochistan

24 wickets @ 22.66, ER: 4.87

Yet another veteran, Yasir ended the tournament as the second-highest wicket-taker and capped off the edition with a fine spell of 4-33 in the final. He bowled in 12 innings in the edition and went wicketless only three times.

Sohail Khan, Sindh

18 wickets @ 17.33, ER: 5.74

Sohail played only seven games and was among the top-three wicket-takers in the Pakistan Cup. No other bowler ended with a better average than him (min. 15 wickets taken). Only once did he pick up less than two wickets, and he scalped more than three wickets in an innings on three occasions this tournament.

Shahnawaz Dahani, Sindh

15 wickets @ 15.53, ER: 4.85

Dahani had the best bowling average among bowlers with at least six scalps and ended the tournament with figures of 5-64 against Khyber, and 2-37 against Northern.