The Pakistan cricket team have won ten (10) trophies in regional and international competitions in their history. This team has been an active competitor in cricket tournaments for over 50 years. Some of their most memorable trophy-winning performances took place during the 1990s and 2010s.
Pakistan joined active Test cricket in July 1952 and featured in their first-ever ICC Cricket World Cup in June 1975. The country has one of the most comprehensive trophy records among ICC members. Let’s check out how many trophies Pakistan has won in cricket, their ICC record, and many other interesting details.
How Many Trophies Pakistan Team Won in Cricket?
The Pakistan men’s cricket team has won several trophies at regional and international level. Some of the top trophies won by this team since their recognition as a cricket team crisscrosses T20I, Test, and ODI cricket. See the list of Pakistan’s ten (10) major trophies below:
- Winners of the Australasia Cup in 1986,
- Australiasia Cup Winners in 1990,
- Champions of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup in 1992,
- Australasia Cup Champions in 1994,
- 1999 Asian Test Championship Winners,
- Winners of the ACC Asia Cup in 2000,
- Champions of the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in 2009,
- Winners of the ACC Asia Cup in 2012,
- Champions of the ICC Test Championship in 2016
- ICC Champions Trophy Winners in 2017
The Pakistan men’s cricket team has won a major ICC or ACC trophy in every decade from the 1980s leading up to the 2020s. They have also managed to amass an impressive collection of ICC trophies excluding the recent ICC World Test Championship trophy launched in 2019.
Pakistan will hope to add the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) to their trophy cabinet in the 2020s.
Does Pakistan Have a Good ICC Trophy Record?
Pakistan is one of the top nations to win every ICC tournament since their foray into competitive cricket. The Falcons have won the ICC Champions Trophy, ICC World Cup, and ICC T20 World Cup. Very few ICC member nations can boast of such an impressive record after featuring in multiple tournaments.
It took Pakistan almost 25 years to complete this feat, cementing their place as one of the ICC’s most successful cricket nations in history.
Timeline of Pakistan Participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup
Pakistan has been a part of several international cricket events since their formation. The Men in Green have featured in twelve (12) ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments from 1975 to 2019.
Pakistan’s debut in the Cricket World Cup came at the inaugural event in 1975. Debutant players for the Falcons were only able to get a 33% win record at this tournament, crashing out at the early stages.
Pakistan qualified for England 1979 and improved on their debut performance 4 years earlier. The team recorded a 50% win percentage and lost two games on their way to the final.
England and Wales 1983
Imran Khan’s captaincy heralded the third appearance of Pakistan at the England and Wales 1983 tournament. Khan led this team to a semi-final appearance, winning 3 and losing 4 games at the championship.
India and Pakistan 1987
Khan will lead India to the semifinals before crashing out for the fourth time.
Australia and New Zealand 1992
Imran Khan and his team will make up for the 1987 heartbreak, winning their first-ever title in 1992.
India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka 1996
Wasim Akram stepped up to fill Khan’s shoes but could only managed a quarter-final berth in 1996.
UK and Netherlands 1999
Pakistan got to the final of this event and missed out on a second title after appearing in three finals.
South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya 2003
Pakistan wobbled at this tournament, exiting at the group stages with a 50% win percentage.
West Indies 2007
Pakistan crashed out of the West Indies 2007 with another underwhelming group stage exit.
India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka 2011
Pakistan got to the semis of this tournament with a strong 75% PCT.
Australia and New Zealand 2015
Pakistan relied on Misbah-ul-Haq’s leadership qualities to perform at their 11th ICC Cricket World Cup outing. The team will crash out at the business end of this tournament with a lower-than-average points percentage.
England and Wales 2019
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed oversaw their dismal performance at the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Ahmed and his teammates could not make it out of the group stage at this tournament. Pakistan also crashed out after failing to register a victory in almost all matches played.