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Qatar national cricket team

Qatar
Flag of Qatar
AssociationQatar Cricket Association
Personnel
CaptainMohammad Murad
CoachAsadullah Khan
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
Affiliate member (1999)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current[2] Best-ever
T20I 28th 21st (2 May 2019)
International cricket
First internationalQatar Qatar v Sharjah Emirate of Sharjah
(Kuwait City; 30 October 1979)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Saudi Arabia at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat; 21 January 2019
Last T20Iv  Maldives at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha; 5 October 2023
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[3] 44 24/16
(2 ties, 2 no results)
This year[4] 0 0/0
(0 ties, 0 no results)

T20I kit

As of 1 January 2024

The Qatar national cricket team is the team that represents Qatar in international cricket. The team is organised by the Qatar Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1999[5] and an associate member in 2017.[1]

Qatar made its international debut in 1979, at an invitational tournament that also included Bahrain, Kuwait, and Sharjah (one of the United Arab Emirates). The team's first Asian Cricket Council (ACC) event was the 2002 ACC Trophy in Singapore. For a period during the 2000s, Qatar was one of the top-ranked non-Test teams in Asia – at the 2004 ACC Trophy, the team placed fourth. However, a few years later it was relegated to the second-division ACC events.[6]

Qatar made its first and only World Cricket League (WCL) appearance at the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five event in South Africa. It placed third, enough to secure the team a place in the new 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League.[7]

History

International competition

Qatar's international debut came in 2002 at the ACC Trophy, where they failed to progress beyond the first round. A major improvement came in the next tournament in 2004 when they came fourth. This qualified them for the final pre-qualifying tournament for the 2005 ICC Trophy, played in Malaysia in early 2005. They finished fourth in that tournament, thereby dropping off the road to qualification to the 2007 World Cup. They once again competed at the ACC Trophy in 2006, this time finishing in eighth place. They will play in the new Champions division of that tournament in 2008.[citation needed]

2018–present

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Qatar and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[8]

Qatar made its Twenty20 International debut on 21 January 2019, defeating Saudi Arabia by 4 wickets in the 2019 ACC Western Region T20 at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat, Oman.[9]

21 January 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Saudi Arabia 
126 (20 overs)
v
 Qatar
127/6 (15.3 overs)
Sajid Cheema 47 (41)
Tamoor Sajjad 3/11 (4 overs)
Faisal Javed 43 (26)
Muhammad Nadeem 3/16 (3 overs)
Qatar won by 4 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Vinod Babu (Oma)
Player of the match: Tamoor Sajjad (Qat)
  • Qatar won the toss and elected to field.
  • First ever T20I match for Qatar.

Tournament history

Asia Cup Qualifier

  • 2018: Did not participate
  • 2020: Did not qualify

ACC Western Region T20

ACC Trophy

World Cricket League

ACC Twenty20 Cup

Youth cricket

Qatar have fielded sides in regional competition at Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 levels.[citation needed]

Under 15s

The Qatar Under 15 team competed in Asia Cup tournaments in 2002, 2005 and 2006. They failed to progress beyond the first round on all occasions. Even after losing just one game (against Oman) in the group stage of the 2006 competition, they were not allowed to play in the semi-finals as they did not abide by the qualification rules.[citation needed]

Under 17s

The Qatar Under 17 team competed in the Asia Cup for the first time in 2004, where they did not progress past the first round. In 2005, they reached the quarter-finals.[citation needed]

Under 19s

The Under 19 team has participated in Asia Cup tournaments in 2001, 2003 and 2005, reaching the semi-finals on the 2003 & 2005 editions. In the 2001 they came runner up in the plate league. Qatar recently also took part in the U-19 Asia Cup although they had a poor time of it. Qatar advanced to Asia Division 2 Semi finals of 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup qualification where they lost to Kuwait. They failed to advance from the group stage of Asia Division 2 during 2018 World cup qualification process.[citation needed]

Home ground

West End Park International Cricket Stadium is a home ground of team located in Doha. This is the first cricket stadium in Qatar. In June 2013, the ground was opened for cricket with opening of the Grand Mall Hypermarket on its premise. The stadium can seat 13,000. In December 2013, it was announced the hosting of first-ever triangular women’s One-day and Twenty20 championship in Qatar in January 2014. Women’s international teams from the Pakistan, South Africa and Ireland participated in the seven championship matches. This was the first championship ever to be sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.[10]

In 2015, the stadium was selected to host 1st edition of Pakistan Super League matches which will be played in February, 2016.[11]

Locations of all stadiums which have hosted international cricket matches within Qatar

Current squad

This lists all players who were in the most recent One-day or T20I squads. Uncapped players are listed in italics

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Formats Notes
Batters
Kamran Khan 35 Right-handed Right-arm medium One-day & T20I
Zaheer Ibrahim 35 Right-handed Right-arm off spin One-day
Khurram Shahzad 35 Right-handed Right-arm off spin One-day
Saqlain Arshad 31 Right-handed Right-arm off spin T20I
Jassim Khan 24 Right-handed Right-arm medium T20I
Uzair Amir 28 Right-handed T20I
All-rounders
Muhammad Tanveer 43 Right-handed Right-arm medium One-day & T20I Vice-captain
Ikramullah Khan 31 Left-handed Left-arm medium One-day & T20I
Akash Babu 33 Left-handed Right-arm leg spin One-day & T20I
Assad Borham 31 Right-handed Right-arm off spin One-day & T20I
Valeed Veetil 38 Right-handed Right-arm leg spin One-day & T20I
Adnan Mirza 35 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox T20I
Himanshu Rathod 37 Right-handed Right-arm off spin T20I
Mirza Mohammed Baig 29 Left-handed Right-arm medium T20I
Mohammed Irshad 32 Right-handed Right-arm medium T20I
Wicket-keepers
Imal Malindu 29 Right-handed One-day & T20I
Mohammed Rizlan 38 Right-handed - One-day & T20I Captain
Spin Bowlers
Mohammed Nadeem 40 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox One-day & T20I
Yousuf Ali 24 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox T20I
Sandun Withanage 31 Left-handed Right-arm leg spin One-day
Bukhar Illikkal 32 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox T20I
Owais Ahmed Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox T20I
Pace Bowlers
Muhammad Murad 34 Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast One-day & T20I
Gayan Munaweera 32 Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast One-day & T20I
Amir Farooq 29 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast One-day & T20I
Muhammad Jabir 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast T20I
Bipin Kumar 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast T20I

Updated as on 21 September 2023

Records

International Match Summary — Qatar[12]

Last updated 5 October 2023

Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 44 24 16 2 2 21 January 2019

Twenty20 International

T20I record versus other nations[12]

Records complete to T20I #2290. Last updated 5 October 2023.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
 Bahrain 6 2 3 0 1 24 January 2019 24 January 2019
 Jersey 3 3 0 0 0 9 October 2019 9 October 2019
 Kuwait 9 3 4 2 0 22 January 2019 6 July 2019
 Malaysia 3 1 1 0 1 27 July 2019 27 July 2019
 Maldives 5 5 0 0 0 23 January 2019 23 January 2019
   Nepal 1 1 0 0 0 23 July 2019 23 July 2019
 Oman 2 1 1 0 0 24 February 2020 24 February 2020
 Saudi Arabia 6 3 3 0 0 21 January 2019 21 January 2019
 Singapore 4 3 1 0 0 22 July 2019 15 December 2022
 Uganda 3 2 1 0 0 12 February 2020 12 February 2020
 United Arab Emirates 2 0 2 0 0 26 February 2020

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  3. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "T20I matches - 2024 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ Affiliate members: Qatar Archived 28 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine – International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. ^ Other matches played by Qatar Archived 11 July 2018 at the Wayback Machine – CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  8. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  9. ^ "ACC Western Region T20 2019: RESULTS".
  10. ^ qatarliving
  11. ^ "PSL venue". Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 December 2022.
  13. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Best bowling figures". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
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