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2023 Men's Gulf T20I Championship

2023 Men's Gulf T20I Championship
Dates15 – 23 September 2023
Administrator(s)Qatar Cricket Association
Cricket formatTwenty20 International
Tournament format(s)Round-robin and final
Host(s) Qatar
Champions Oman (1st title)
Runners-up United Arab Emirates
Participants6
Matches16
Player of the seriesUnited Arab Emirates Muhammad Waseem
Most runsUnited Arab Emirates Muhammad Waseem (316)
Most wicketsUnited Arab Emirates Ali Naseer (11)

The 2023 Men's Gulf T20I Championship was a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament that took place in Qatar in September 2023.[1] The participating teams in the inaugural edition of the Gulf Championship were the hosts Qatar along with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.[2] All of the matches were played at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.[3] The top two sides in the round-robin advanced to the final.[4]

Oman defeated United Arab Emirates in the final by 5 wickets to win the championship.[5][6]

A few days after the final, the same venue will host the T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier A tournament, which will feature Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as well as Maldives.[7]

Squads

 Bahrain[8]  Kuwait[9]  Oman[10]  Qatar  Saudi Arabia[11]  United Arab Emirates[12]
  • Hisham Sheikh (c)
  • Kashif Abbas
  • Ishtiaq Ahmad
  • Manan Ali
  • Atif-Ur-Rehman
  • Ahmed Baladraf
  • Sarfraz Butt (wk)
  • Haseeb Ghafoor (wk)
  • Faisal Khan
  • Saad Khan
  • Khalander Mustafa
  • Usman Najeeb
  • Mohsin Shabbir
  • Umair Sharif
  • Zain Ul Abidin
  • Abdul Waheed

Round-robin

Points table

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR Qualification
1  United Arab Emirates 5 4 1 0 8 1.592 Advanced to the final
2  Oman 5 3 2 0 6 1.110
3  Qatar 5 3 2 0 6 −0.503
4  Bahrain 5 3 2 0 6 −0.518
5  Kuwait 5 2 3 0 4 −0.391
6  Saudi Arabia 5 0 5 0 0 −1.292
Source: ESPNcricinfo[13]

Fixtures

15 September 2023
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Saudi Arabia 
142/9 (20 overs)
v
 Kuwait
143/5 (18.3 overs)
Faisal Khan 62 (42)
Adnan Idrees 2/17 (3 overs)
Ravija Sandaruwan 58 (41)
Hisham Sheikh 1/28 (3 overs)
Kuwait won by 5 wickets
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Azad KR (Oma) and Mohammad Nasim (Qat)
Player of the match: Adnan Idrees (Kuw)
  • Saudi Arabia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Parvindar Kumar, Ahsan ul Haq (Kuw), Manan Ali and Mohsin Shabbir (Sau) all made their T20I debuts.

15 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Qatar 
138/8 (20 overs)
v
 Bahrain
104/7 (17 overs)
Muhammad Tanveer 40* (31)
Abdul Majid 2/11 (4 overs)
Imran Anwar 37 (27)
Muhammad Jabir 2/26 (4 overs)
Qatar won by 19 runs (DLS method)
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Imran Mustafa (Kuw) and Shiju Sam (UAE)
Player of the match: Himanshu Rathod (Qat)
  • Bahrain won the toss and elected to field.
  • Bahrain were set a revised target of 124 runs in 17 overs due to a floodlight failure.
  • Uzair Amir, Mirza Mohammed Baig, Bukhar Illikkal, Muhammad Jabir, Bipin Kumar, Adnan Mirza, Himanshu Rathod (Qat) and Mohsin Zaki (Bhr) all made their T20I debuts.

16 September 2023
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
191/4 (20 overs)
v
 Oman
169/7 (20 overs)
Muhammad Waseem 80 (38)
Mehran Khan 1/19 (2 overs)
Aqib Ilyas 90 (52)
Ali Naseer 3/31 (4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 22 runs
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Rahat Ali (Sau) and Imran Mustafa (Kuw)
Player of the match: Muhammad Waseem (UAE)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.
  • Shakeel Ahmed (Oma) made his T20I debut.

16 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Bahrain 
123/9 (20 overs)
v
 Kuwait
127/2 (13.5 overs)
Rizwan Butt 34* (13)
Shiraz Khan 3/12 (4 overs)
Meet Bhavsar 76* (49)
Ali Dawood 2/22 (3 overs)
Kuwait won by 8 wickets
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Mohammad Nasim (Qat) and Shiju Sam (UAE)
Player of the match: Meet Bhavsar (Kuw)
  • Kuwait won the toss and elected to field.

17 September 2023
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Oman 
149 (20 overs)
v
 Qatar
130/7 (20 overs)
Mohammad Nadeem 36 (41)
Muhammad Jabir 4/37 (4 overs)
Saqlain Arshad 31 (37)
Mehran Khan 3/17 (4 overs)
Oman won by 19 runs
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Shiju Sam (UAE) and Mohammed Younis (Bhr)
Player of the match: Mehran Khan (Oma)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Jassim Khan (Qat) made his T20I debut.

17 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Saudi Arabia 
121/9 (20 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
122/2 (14.2 overs)
Abdul Waheed 46 (42)
Muhammad Jawadullah 4/27 (4 overs)
Muhammad Waseem 60* (43)
Zain Ul Abidin 2/21 (4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 8 wickets
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Imran Mustafa (Kuw) and Mohammad Nasim (Qat)
Player of the match: Muhammad Jawadullah (UAE)
  • Saudi Arabia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kashif Abbas (Sau) made his T20I debut.

18 September 2023
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Qatar 
156/3 (20 overs)
v
 Kuwait
155 (20 overs)
Imal Liyanage 49* (36)
Shiraz Khan 2/17 (4 overs)
Ravija Sandaruwan 42 (29)
Adnan Mirza 3/20 (4 overs)
Qatar won by 1 run
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Azad KR (Oma) and Shiju Sam (UAE)
Player of the match: Adnan Mirza (Qat)
  • Kuwait won the toss and elected to field.

18 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Saudi Arabia 
110 (18.4 overs)
v
 Bahrain
114/4 (18.5 overs)
Manan Ali 49 (37)
Rizwan Butt 4/24 (4 overs)
Junaid Aziz 39* (35)
Ahmed Baladraf 2/19 (4 overs)
Bahrain won by 6 wickets
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Imran Mustafa (Kuw) and Mohammad Nasim (Qat)
Player of the match: Rizwan Butt (Bhr)
  • Saudi Arabia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Ahmed Baladraf (Sau) made his T20I debut.

19 September 2023
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
176/4 (20 overs)
v
 Kuwait
145/8 (20 overs)
Muhammad Waseem 74 (39)
Adnan Idrees 1/22 (3 overs)
Ravija Sandaruwan 36 (24)
Ali Naseer 4/28 (4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 31 runs
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Azad KR (Oma) and Mohammed Younis (Bhr)
Player of the match: Muhammad Waseem (UAE)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Clinto Anto (Kuw) made his T20I debut.

19 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Bahrain 
123/7 (20 overs)
v
 Oman
122/9 (20 overs)
Imran Ali 44 (55)
Fayyaz Butt 3/29 (4 overs)
Kashyap Prajapati 49 (53)
Rizwan Butt 4/26 (4 overs)
Bahrain won by 1 run
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Rahat Ali (Sau) and Mohammad Nasim (Qat)
Player of the match: Rizwan Butt (Bhr)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.

20 September 2023
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
166/7 (20 overs)
v
 Qatar
106 (18.1 overs)
Aryansh Sharma 58 (44)
Himanshu Rathod 2/9 (2 overs)
Saqlain Arshad 27 (22)
Zahoor Khan 4/16 (4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 60 runs
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Rahat Ali (Sau) and Imran Mustafa (Kuw)
Player of the match: Zahoor Khan (UAE)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mohammed Irshad (Qat) made his T20I debut.

20 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Oman 
175/6 (20 overs)
v
 Saudi Arabia
128/7 (20 overs)
Naseem Khushi 64 (45)
Khalander Mustafa 2/26 (4 overs)
Umair Sharif 44* (36)
Ayaan Khan 2/16 (4 overs)
Oman won by 47 runs
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Shiju Sam (UAE) and Mohammed Younis (Bhr)
Player of the match: Ayaan Khan (Oma)
  • Saudi Arabia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Khalander Mustafa and Umair Sharif (Sau) both made their T20I debuts.

21 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Saudi Arabia 
148/6 (20 overs)
v
 Qatar
149/3 (18.4 overs)
Abdul Waheed 46 (42)
Adnan Mirza 3/13 (3 overs)
Muhammad Tanveer 42* (28)
Ahmed Baladraf 2/19 (4 overs)
Qatar won by 7 wickets
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Azad KR (Oma) and Shiju Sam (UAE)
Player of the match: Muhammad Tanveer (Qat)
  • Qatar won the toss and elected to field.

22 September 2023
16:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bahrain 
150/5 (20 overs)
v
 United Arab Emirates
147/7 (20 overs)
Haider Butt 34 (36)
Ali Naseer 1/21 (2 overs)
Muhammad Waseem 31 (24)
Imran Anwar 2/33 (4 overs)
Bahrain won by 3 runs
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Azad KR (Oma) and Imran Mustafa (Kuw)
Player of the match: Haider Butt (Bhr)
  • Bahrain won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Nilansh Keswani (UAE) made his T20I debut.

22 September 2023
20:30 (N)
Scorecard
Oman 
171/6 (20 overs)
v
 Kuwait
103/9 (20 overs)
Aqib Ilyas 44 (34)
Sayed Monib 3/26 (4 overs)
Mohammed Aslam 44 (34)
Fayyaz Butt 2/5 (2 overs)
Oman won by 68 runs
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Rahat Ali (Sau) and Shiju Sam (UAE)
Player of the match: Ayaan Khan (Oma)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to bat.

Final

23 September 2023
19:00 (N)
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates 
163/5 (20 overs)
v
 Oman
164/5 (19.2 overs)
Muhammad Waseem 46 (31)
Aqib Ilyas 2/24 (3 overs)
Aqib Ilyas 67 (33)
Zahoor Khan 2/26 (4 overs)
Oman won by 5 wickets
West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Umpires: Rahat Ali (Sau) and Imran Mustafa (Kuw)
Player of the match: Aqib Ilyas (Oma)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.

References

  1. ^ "Qatar set to host Gulf T20 Championship next month". The Peninsula. Retrieved 20 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Qatar to swing into action with Gulf T20 cricket championship". Doha News. Retrieved 15 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Qatar Cricket Association announces Gulf T20i Championship for the fall/winter cycle". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 7 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Cricketers ready for Gulf T20 tournament". Gulf Daily News. Retrieved 9 September 2023.
  5. ^ "Oman wins inaugural Gulf T20 championship". Muscat Daily. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Oman beat UAE to win Gulf T20 title". The Peninsula. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  7. ^ "QCA gear up to host first T20 Gulf Cricket Championship". Gulf Times. Retrieved 20 August 2023.
  8. ^ "Here is our final men's squad headed for the Gulf T20I Championship which is being held in Doha, Qatar from the 15th to the 23rd of September". Bahrain Cricket Association. Retrieved 9 September 2023 – via Instagram.
  9. ^ "Kuwait National Men's team led by skipper Mohammad Aslam is all set and ready to embark on a dream journey later today for the inaugural Gulf T20I Cricket Championship @gcccricket followed by the ICC - International Cricket Council T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Doha - Qatar". Kuwait Cricket Association. Retrieved 13 September 2023 – via Facebook.
  10. ^ @TheOmanCricket (September 13, 2023). "Here's our Squad for the inaugural edition of the Gulf Cricket T20I Championship 2023" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Mohammed Hisham Shaikh will lead the 14-player #TeamSaudi squad at the GCC T20i championship hosted by @qca.qtr". Saudi Arabian Cricket Federation. Retrieved 13 September 2023 – via Facebook.
  12. ^ "UAE to compete in six-team Gulf Cricket T20I Championship 2023". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  13. ^ "Gulf Cricket T20I Championship 2023". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 September 2023.
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