The 22nd Commonwealth Games have us all excited about winning medals for our country. 72 countries around the globe are gathered in Birmingham from 28 July to 8 August 2022 to represent the spirit of sportsmanship while uplifting the importance of physical fitness. Pakistan is participating in 12 categories, and the following are the players who will be representing our nation.
Cricket is considered the heart of Pakistani sports. Thus, we are proud to announce that women will be symbolizing our nation in the cricket category.
Pakistani Players: Najiha Alvi, Anam Amin, Sidra Amin, Aiman Anwar, Diana Baig, Ayesha Bilal, Nida Dar, Ghulam Fatima, Gull Feroza, Kaynat Hafeez, Umme Hani, Tuba Hassan, Kainat Imtiaz, Sadia Iqbal, Iram Javed, Fatima Sana Khan, Saima Malik, Bismah Maroof, Fareeha Mehmood, Ayesha Naseem, Sidra Nawaz, Saba Nazir, Aliya Riaz, Syeda Aroob Shah, Sadaf Shamsa, Rameen Shamim, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Omaima Sohail, Nashra Sundhu, Maham Tariq and Ayesha Zafar.
Hockey is the national sport of Pakistan, and without it, the Commonwealth Games feel incomplete. Hence, players across the country will be making history!
Pakistani Players: Mazhar Abbas, Muhammad Abdullah, Abuzar, Afraz, Ajaz Ahmad, Arbaz Ahmed, Amjad Ali, Ghazanfar Ali, Mubashar Ali, Rizwan Ali, Hassaan Ameen, Umar Bhutta, Ammad Butt, Muhammad Hammadudin, Akmal Hussain, Abdullah Ishtiaq, Muhammad Shahzaib Khan, Abu Bakar Mahmood, Nohaiz Zahid Malik, Abdul Manan, Juaid Manzoor, Ahmad Nadeem, Abdul Rana, Muhammad Razzaq, Abdul Rehman, Rana Suhail Riaz, Rooman, Abdul Shahid, Moin Shakeel, Ali Shan, Tazeem ul Hassan, Muhaib Ullah, Waqar and Muhammad Azfar Yaqoob.
3. Athletics & Para Athletics
Athletics and Para Athletics are the core sports in the Commonwealth Games. Hence, many talented players with immense stamina are going to showcase their talents in this category.
Pakistani Players: Shajar Abbas, Mohammad Jamshad Ali, Sohail Amir, Muhammad Awais, Anila Izzat Baig, Farhat Bano, Aneela Gulzar, Nabeel Iqbal, Sharoz Khan, Arshad Nadeem, Ahmad Saeed and Muhammad Yasir.
Badminton is the kind of sport which is followed religiously in every other house of Pakistan. Thus, we are so proud that our players will be highlighting the mastery they have in Badminton.
Pakistani Players: Sehra Akram, Murad Ali, Anjum Bashir, Palwasha Bashir, Muhammad Irfan Saeed Bhatti, Raja Muhammad Zulqarnain Haider, Raja Muhammad Hasnain, Zubaira Islam, Mehwish Khan, Muhammad Ali Larosh, Amal Muneeb, Bushra Qayyum, Khizra Rasheed, Abdur Rehman, Shoaib Riaz, Azeem Sarwar, Mahoor Shahzad, Ghazala Siddique, Muhammad Muqeet Tahir, Alja Tariq and Awais Zahid.
Pakistanis are all about sports. Therefore, it’s no surprise that we as a nation love wrestling!
Pakistani Players: Haroon Abid, Umair Ahmad, Husham Ali, Zaman Anwar, Ali Asad, Tayab Raza Awan, Muhammad Bilal, Talha Bilal, Haider Ali Butt, Hamad Butt, Muhammad Asad Butt, Ghulam Ghous, Abdul Hameed, Muhammad Inam, Noman, Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Sharif Tahir, Inayat Ullah, Muhammad Asad Ullah and Abdul Wahab.
Who said Pakistanis don’t know sports other than cricket & football? You will be watching the young players of our nation representing us internationally. Thus, get ready to see us giving some tough competition on the squash court.
Pakistani Players: Israr Ahmad, Tayyab Aslam, Amaad Fareed, Amna Fayyaz, Nasir Iqbal, Muhammad Asim Khan, Zaynab Hameed Khan, Mariam Malik, Farhan Mehboob, Rushna Mehboob, Noor ul Haq Sadiq, Faiza Zafar, Madina Zafar and Farhan Zaman.
After Amir Khan, we will be watching several Pakistani players in the boxing category this year. Moreover, Pakistani women will be taking centre stage to show the world what they’re made of!
Pakistani Players: Mehreen, Syed Mehroz Ali, Azhar, Suleman Baloch, Mahmood ul Hasan, Ilyas Hussain, Zakir Hussain, Ibrahim, Irfan Khan, Janzaib Khan, Muhammad Dawood Khan, Nazeer Ullah Khan, Mohaib Ullah, Naqeebullah, Nada Zareen Parvez, Zain Rafique, Zohaib Rasheed, Sanaullah, Kamil Farrukh Syed and Fatima Zahra.
8. Aquatics – Swimming & Para Swimming
Pakistan has amazing swimmers! You shall soon be seeing them make their way to the top of the category!
Pakistani Players: Azhar Abbas, Faizan Akbar, Mishael Aisha Hyat Ayub, Bisma Khan, Jehanara Nabi and Syed Muhammad Haseeb Tahir.
Rigorous workout regimes and tough-to-follow diet plans of Pakistani weightlifters will be finally paying off!
Pakistani Players: Haider Ali, Hanzala Dastagir Butt, Muhammad Nooh Dastagir Butt, Muhammad Sharjeel Butt, Abubakar Ghani and Talha Talib.
10. Table Tennis & Para Table Tennis
Our national players will be competing in Table Tennis as well!
Pakistani Players: Zainab Barkat, Haiqa Hassan, Rahila Kashif, Fahad Khawaja and Ummam Khawaja.
The art of Karate & Judo is one of the most difficult sports. However, two Pakistanis are ready to make us proud internationally.
Pakistani Players: Shah Hussain Shah and Qaisar Khan.
Flexibility is the kind of attribute that very less people possess, and our nation is lucky to have someone represent the country in the category.
Pakistani Player: Muhammad Afzal
We are hoping that just like us, you are also excited to catch up with the Commonwealth Games this year!