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The 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, for the 2016 World Twenty20, was held from 6 to 26 July 2015.[2] The tournament was hosted by both Ireland and Scotland. 51 matches were played among 14 nations, down from 72 matches among 16 nations previously.[3] The tournament formed part of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier series, with the top six teams going forward to the qualifying round of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.[4]

2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier.png
Dates6 July 2015 (2015-07-06)–26 July 2015 (2015-07-26)
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatTwenty20 International,
Twenty20
Tournament format(s)Round-robin,
Playoffs
Host(s) Ireland
 Scotland
Champions Netherlands (2nd title)
 Scotland (1st title) (shared)
Participants14
Matches played51
Player of the seriesNamibia Bernard Scholtz[1]
Most runsNamibia Stephan Baard (309)
Most wicketsIreland John Mooney (14)
Namibia Bernard Scholtz (14)
Scotland Alasdair Evans (14)
2013
2019

Matches where both teams have T20I status were recorded as a Twenty20 International match. The teams in this tournament with this status are Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Nepal and Papua New Guinea. Matches which feature one or two teams without T20I status were recorded as a Twenty20 match.

Scotland were the first team to qualify for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament by finishing top of Group B.[5] Co-hosts Ireland joined them by finishing top of Group A.[6] Joining the two group winners through the qualifier matches were the Netherlands,[7] Afghanistan[8] Hong Kong,[9] and Oman.[10] It was the first time that Oman qualified for a major ICC event and with their win over Namibia, they gained T20I status.[10] The UAE and Nepal who made their debut in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 did not qualify, however the UAE did play in the 2016 Asia Cup which for the first time was played in a Twenty20 format.

Scotland and the Netherlands shared the trophy after the final was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.[1][11] The Netherlands were the only associate nation to advance past the group stage in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

Contents

TeamsEdit

FormatEdit

From the 14 teams, the top 6 qualifiers will progress to the first (qualifying) round of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, where they will meet the ninth and tenth-ranked full members (Bangladesh and Zimbabwe) in the ICC T20I Championship table as on 30 April 2014.[4] The teams for the two groups along with the fixtures were announced on 14 May.[12][13]

SquadsEdit

  Afghanistan[14]   Canada[15]   Hong Kong[16]   Ireland[17]   Jersey[18]
  Kenya[19]   Namibia[20]     Nepal[21]   Netherlands[22]   Oman[23]
  Papua New Guinea[24]   Scotland[25]   United Arab Emirates[26]   United States[27]

Scotland's Kyle Coetzer was not originally included in the 15-man squad, but was added on 10 June after Freddie Coleman withdrew due to personal circumstances.[28] America's Steven Taylor withdrew from the squad on 22 June after securing a contract with Barbados Tridents in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).[29] He was replaced by Timothy Surujbally.[30] On 2 July Hong Kong's Waqas Barkat was replaced by Giacomo Lamplough after Barkat was ruled out due to visa issues.[31] Canada's Nikhil Dutta chose to stay with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the CPL and was replaced by Hiral Patel.[32] South African born Roelof van der Merwe obtained a Dutch passport a month before the tournament started[33] and was selected over Vivian Kingma.[32] Namibia's Zhivago Groenewald was replaced by Michau du Preez.[32] Oman's Khawar Ali returned home for personal reasons midway through the tournament, and was replaced by Arun Poulose in their squad.[34] However, Ali returned for the 5th place play-off match against Afghanistan, and in turn made his T20I debut.[35]

Dutch bowler Ahsan Malik was reported for bowling with an illegal action following the Netherlands win over Scotland on 11 July.[36] He was not allowed to take any further part in the tournament, until an independent assessment has taken place.[36] Kenyan bowler James Ngoche was also suspended for bowling with an illegal action.[37] This was following Kenya's match with Oman on 11 July. Along with Malik, Ngoche undertook an independent assessment.[37] Hong Kong spin bowler Nizakat Khan was suspended for bowling with an illegal action, following Hong Kong's match against Nepal on 15 July. He too underwent an independent assessment.[38] On 23 July Namibia's Jason Davidson was suspended for using an illegal action in their match against the Netherlands. He also underwent an assessment on his bowling.[39]

VenuesEdit

Warm-up matchesEdit

Warm-up matches
6 July
10:00
Scorecard
Oman  
115/4 (16.3 overs)
v
    Nepal
6/0 (0.3 overs)
Zeeshan Maqsood 44 (31)
Gyanendra Malla 1/8 (1.3 overs)
No result
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Mark Hawthorne (Ire)
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.

6 July
10:00
Scorecard
Kenya  
141/8 (20 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
45/2 (5 overs)
Shem Ngoche 24 (19)
Mahuru Dai 2/23 (3 overs)
Lega Siaka 18 (13)
Shem Ngoche 1/8 (1 over)
Papua New Guinea won by 10 runs (DLS method)
Bready Cricket Club Ground, County Tyrone
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
  • Papua New Guinea won the toss and elected to field.

6 July
10:00
Scorecard
Namibia  
127/8 (19.3 overs)
v
  Scotland
130/4 (16.2 overs)
Raymond van Schoor 42 (34)
Gavin Main 2/9 (2 overs)
Richie Berrington 61 (35)
Louis Klazinga 2/23 (2.2 overs)
Scotland won by 6 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to bat.

6 July
10:00
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
113/9 (20 overs)
v
  Netherlands
104 (19.2 overs)
Babar Hayat 42 (35)
Ahsan Malik 3/24 (4 overs)
Peter Borren 22 (27)
Anas Khan 3/11 (4 overs)
Hong Kong won by 9 runs
Myreside Cricket Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
  • Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bat.

6 July
14:15
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

6 July
14:15
Scorecard
North West Warriors
119/9 (15 overs)
v
  United States
120/5 (15 overs)
Oraine Williams 47 (35)
Timil Patel 4/19 (3 overs)
Shiva Vashishat 30 (35)
Ross Allen 2/19 (3 overs)
United States of America won by 5 wickets
Bready Cricket Club Ground, County Tyrone
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
  • United States of America won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match reduced to 15 overs per side.

6 July
14:15
Scorecard
Canada  
146 (20 overs)
v
Nitish Kumar 68 (38)
Sudesh Fernando 4/25 (3 overs)
Bradley Williams 53* (38)
Junaid Siddiqui 1/16 (4 overs)
Western Districts Cricket Union won by 8 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Gregory Brathwaite (WI)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.

6 July
14:15
Scorecard
Jersey  
46 (10.2 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
47/2 (7.3 overs)
Peter Gough 12 (12)
Mohammad Nabi 3/10 (2 overs)
Nawroz Mangal 16* (18)
Anthony Kay 1/12 (2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
Myreside Cricket Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to bat.

7 July
10:00
Scorecard
Nepal    
85/7 (18 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
81/2 (14 overs)
Sharad Vesawkar 38* (37)
Manjula Guruge 3/12 (4 overs)
Faizan Asif 24 (21)
Jitendra Mukhiya 1/5 (2 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 20 runs (DLS method)
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Sco) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat.

7 July
10:00
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Bready Cricket Club Ground, County Tyrone
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

7 July
10:00
Scorecard
Scotland  
199/5 (20 overs)
v
  Jersey
93/9 (15 overs)
George Munsey 75 (44)
Cornelis Bodenstein 1/8 (1 over)
Cornelis Bodenstein 22 (15)
Safyaan Sharif 3/20 (3 overs)
Scotland won by 69 runs (DLS method)
Goldenacre, Edinburgh
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to field.

7 July
10:00
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
New Williamfield, Stirling
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

7 July
14:15
Scorecard
Oman  
91 (18.5 overs)
v
Vaibhav Wategaonkar 26 (31)
Alex Cusack 3/20 (3.5 overs)
No result
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.

7 July
14:15
Scorecard
Kenya  
v
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

7 July
14:15
Scorecard
Canada  
149/3 (13 overs)
v
  Namibia
75 (11.4 overs)
Rizwan Cheema 98 (36)
Jason Davidson 1/28 (3 overs)
Gerrie Snyman 11 (10)
Saad Bin Zafar 4/16 (3 overs)
Canada won by 74 runs
Goldenacre, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.

7 July
14:15
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
New Williamfield, Stirling
Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni (Ind) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Group AEdit

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
  Ireland 6 4 2 0 +1.356 8
  Hong Kong 6 3 2 1 +0.614 7
  Namibia 6 3 2 1 +0.314 7
  Papua New Guinea 6 3 2 1 +0.113 7
  United States 6 3 3 0 −0.321 6
  Jersey 6 2 4 0 −0.523 4
    Nepal 6 1 4 1 −1.499 3

     Advanced to 2016 ICC World Twenty20 and Semifinal 2.
     Advanced to Playoffs.

Group A resultsEdit

10 July
10:00
Scorecard
Namibia  
124/8 (20 overs)
v
  Ireland
128/3 (17.2 overs)
JJ Smit 21 (16)
John Mooney 3/33 (4 overs)
William Porterfield 56* (44)
Sarel Burger 1/13 (3 overs)
Ireland won by 7 wickets
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Paul Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: John Mooney (Ire)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.

10 July
14:15
Scorecard
United States  
121 (20 overs)
v
    Nepal
122/4 (19.4 overs)
Akeem Dodson 39 (33)
Shakti Gauchan 3/16 (4 overs)
Gyanendra Malla 52 (43)
Jasdeep Singh 2/23 (4 overs)
Nepal won by 6 wickets
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Shakti Gauchan (Nep)

11 July
10:00
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
153/6 (20 overs)
v
  Jersey
154/1 (17.2 overs)
Anshuman Rath 43 (44)
Ben Stevens 2/22 (3 overs)
Peter Gough 81* (60)
Irfan Ahmed 1/26 (4 overs)
Jersey won by 9 wickets
Bready Cricket Club Ground, County Tyrone
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Mark Hawthorne (Ire)
Player of the match: Peter Gough (Jer)

11 July
14:15
Scorecard
Namibia  
61/1 (7.4 overs)
v
    Nepal
Stephan Baard 39* (26)
Paras Khadka 1/8 (2 overs)
No result
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Tim Robinson (Eng) and Paul Wilson (WI)
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match was interrupted by rain after 7.0 overs of the 1st innings. (Nam: 54/1); then reduced to 17 overs per side. The game was started, but the match was abandoned after 7.4 overs of play.[41]

12 July
10:00
Scorecard
Ireland  
146/6 (20 overs)
v
  United States
100 (16.3 overs)
Andrew Balbirnie 44 (34)
Timil Patel 3/13 (4 overs)
Nicholas Standford 19 (18)
John Mooney 2/17 (3 overs)
Ireland won by 46 runs
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Tim Robinson (Eng)

12 July
10:00
Scorecard
Papua New Guinea  
145/9 (20 overs)
v
  Jersey
121 (19.4 overs)
Assad Vala 29 (27)
Anthony Hawkins-Kay 3/24 (4 overs)
Ben Stevens 3/24 (4 overs)
Jonty Jenner 44 (29)
Norman Vanua 3/19 (4 overs)
Papua New Guinea won by 24 runs
Bready Cricket Club Ground, County Tyrone
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to field.
  • Start delayed due a wet outfield.
  • Lega Siaka and Chad Soper (both PNG) made their T20 debuts.

13 July
10:00
Scorecard
United States  
113/8 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
116/3 (12.5 overs)
Akeem Dodson 49 (41)
Bernard Scholtz 2/13 (4 overs)
Gerrie Snyman 62 (35)
Timil Patel 2/36 (3.5 overs)
Namibia won by 7 wickets
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Gerrie Snyman (Nam)

13 July
10:00
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Bready Cricket Club Ground, County Tyrone
Umpires: Tim Robinson (Eng) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

13 July
14:15
Scorecard
Nepal    
53 (14.3 overs)
v
  Ireland
54/2 (8 overs)
Sagar Pun 20 (18)
Kevin O'Brien 3/8 (4 overs)
Paul Stirling 29 (21)
Sompal Kami 2/28 (3 overs)
Ireland won by 8 wickets
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Johan Cloete (SA)
Player of the match: Kevin O'Brien (Ire)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.
  • This is Nepal's lowest total in a T20 match.[42]

15 July
10:00
Scorecard
Ireland  
123/9 (20 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
124/8 (18.5 overs)
William Porterfield 57* (58)
Willie Gavera 3/17 (4 overs)
Assad Vala 32 (32)
Tyrone Kane 3/19 (3 overs)
Papua New Guinea won by 2 wickets
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Norman Vanua (PNG)

15 July
10:00
Scorecard
Jersey  
87 (17.3 overs)
v
  United States
88/5 (15.4 overs)
Anthony Hawkins-Kay 18 (17)
Charles Perchard 18 (17)
Naseer Jamali 3/12 (4 overs)
Akeem Dodson 31 (31)
Nathaniel Watkins 3/15 (3.4 overs)
United States of America won by 5 wickets
Bready Cricket Club Ground, County Tyrone
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Paul Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Akeem Dodson (USA)
  • United States of America won the toss and elected to field.
  • Naseer Jamali (USA) made his T20 debut.

15 July
14:15
Scorecard
Nepal    
109 (20 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
110/5 (19.1 overs)
Sharad Vesawkar 27 (24)
Haseeb Amjad 4/16 (4 overs)
Nizakat Khan 25 (18)
Basanta Regmi 4/16 (4 overs)
Hong Kong won by 5 wickets
Stormont, Belfast
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Haseeb Amjad (HK)
  • Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field.
  • Anshuman Rath (HK) made his T20I debut.

17 July
10:00
Scorecard
Nepal    
93 (19.4 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
99/2 (14.1 overs)
Pradeep Airee 29 (28)
Assad Vala 2/7 (2.4 overs)
Assad Vala 34* (44)
Sompal Kami 1/14 (3 overs)
Papua New Guinea won by 8 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Assad Vala (PNG)
  • Papua New Guinea won the toss and elected to field.
  • Papua New Guinea advanced to the playoffs with this win.[44]

17 July
10:00
Scorecard
Jersey  
161/4 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
164/1 (16.3 overs)
Jonty Jenner 90* (52)
Bernard Scholtz 2/21 (4 overs)
Gerrie Snyman 82 (43)
Anthony Hawkins-Kay 1/25 (3 overs)
Namibia won by 9 wickets
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Gerrie Snyman (Nam)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

17 July
14:15
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
129/8 (20 overs)
v
  Ireland
124/8 (20 overs)
Mark Chapman 30 (24)
Kevin O'Brien 3/32 (4 overs)
Paul Stirling 34 (40)
Irfan Ahmed 3/11 (4 overs)
Hong Kong won by 5 runs
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Irfan Ahmed (HK)
  • Ireland won the toss and elected to field.

18 July
10:00
Scorecard
Nepal    
105/8 (20 overs)
v
  Jersey
107/3 (16.1 overs)
Siddhant Lohani 27 (16)
Nathaniel Watkins 3/20 (4 overs)
Jonty Jenner 30 (26)
Paras Khadka 1/6 (2 overs)
Jersey won by 7 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Nathaniel Watkins (Jer)
  • Jersey won the toss and elected to field.
  • Siddhant Lohani (Nep) made his T20 debut.

18 July
14:15
Scorecard
Namibia  
181/5 (20 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
132 (19.2 overs)
Stephan Baard 87 (54)
Willie Gavera 2/33 (4 overs)
Tony Ura 34 (21)
Bernard Scholtz 4/11 (4 overs)
Namibia won by 49 runs
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Bernard Scholtz (Nam)
  • Papua New Guinea won the toss and elected to field.

18 July
14:15
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
125/9 (20 overs)
v
  United States
128/3 (18.1 overs)
James Atkinson 34 (23)
Japen Patel 3/28 (3 overs)
Alex Amsterdam 43* (39)
Tanwir Afzal 1/20 (4 overs)
United States of America won by 7 wickets
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Nicholas Standford (USA)
  • United States of America won the toss and elected to field.
  • Giacomo Lamplough (HK) made his T20 debut.

19 July
10:00
Scorecard
Jersey  
122 (19.5 overs)
v
  Ireland
123/3 (16.4 overs)
Peter Gough 42 (44)
Paul Stirling 3/16 (4 overs)
Paul Stirling 55 (38)
Ben Stevens 2/20 (3 overs)
Ireland won by 7 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Paul Stirling (Ire)

19 July
14:15
Scorecard
United States  
147/6 (20 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
129/9 (20 overs)
Nicholas Standford 40* (17)
Charles Amini 2/20 (2 overs)
Sese Bau 26 (31)
Muhammad Ghous 2/27 (4 overs)
United States of America won by 18 runs
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Tim Robinson (Eng) and Paul Wilson (Aus)
Player of the match: Nicholas Standford (USA)
  • Papua New Guinea won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sese Bau (PNG) made his T20 debut.

19 July
14:15
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
197/8 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
114 (15.1 overs)
Irfan Ahmed 98 (55)
Gerrie Snyman 4/30 (4 overs)
Sarel Burger 28 (26)
Nadeem Ahmed 5/12 (3.1 overs)
Hong Kong won by 83 runs
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Mark Hawthorne (Ire) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Irfan Ahmed (HK)
  • Namibia won the toss and elected to field.

Group BEdit

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
  Scotland 6 4 2 0 +1.205 8
  Netherlands 6 4 2 0 +1.151 8
  Afghanistan 6 3 1 2 +0.690 8
  Oman 6 3 2 1 +0.374 7
  Kenya 6 3 2 1 −0.645 7
  United Arab Emirates 6 1 4 1 −1.688 3
  Canada 6 0 5 1 −1.295 1

     Advanced to 2016 ICC World Twenty20 and Semifinal 1.
     Advanced to Playoffs.

Group B resultsEdit

9 July
10:00
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
109 (18.1 overs)
v
  Scotland
110/1 (10 overs)
Mohammad Naveed 19* (17)
Michael Leask 3/20 (4 overs)
George Munsey 62*(36)
Mohammad Naveed 1/26 (4 overs)
Scotland won by 9 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: George Munsey (Sco)

9 July
14:15
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
162/7 (20 overs)
v
  Netherlands
130 (19.4 overs)
Samiullah Shenwari 44 (42)
Ahsan Malik 3/36 (4 overs)
Ben Cooper 36 (23)
Sharafuddin Ashraf 3/27 (4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 32 runs
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
Player of the match: Sharafuddin Ashraf (Afg)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sharafuddin Ashraf (Afg) made his T20I debut.

10 July
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
143/5 (20 overs)
v
  Kenya
146/3 (18.3 overs)
Ruvindu Gunasekera 51 (38)
Nelson Odhiambo 2/22 (4 overs)
Irfan Karim 74* (54)
Jeremy Gordon 2/23 (3.3 overs)
Kenya won by 7 wickets
Myreside Cricket Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Irfan Karim (Ken)

10 July
14:15
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
164/6 (20 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
168/2 (17. overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 43 (28)
Mirwais Ashraf 2/21 (4 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 74 (37)
Umair Ali 1/13 (2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Mohammad Shahzad (Afg)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to bat.

11 July
10:00
Scorecard
Netherlands  
191/6 (20 overs)
v
  Scotland
159 (19.5 overs)
Wesley Barresi 75 (40)
Alasdair Evans 5/24 (4 overs)
Preston Mommsen 68* (44)
Mudassar Bukhari 3/22 (2.5 overs)
Netherlands won by 32 runs
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni (Ind) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
Player of the match: Alasdair Evans (Sco)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.

11 July
10:00
Scorecard
Kenya  
143/7 (20 overs)
v
  Oman
136/7 (20 overs)
Collins Obuya 50 (37)
Rajesh Ranpura 2/17 (4 overs)
Jatinder Singh 31 (34)
Shem Ngoche 3/25 (4 overs)
Kenya won by 7 runs
Myreside Cricket Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Collins Obuya (Ken)

12 July
10:00
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
119/7 (20 overs)
v
  Netherlands
125/3 (17.1 overs)
Swapnil Patil 34 (33)
Roelof van der Merwe 2/10 (4 overs)
Ben Cooper 50* (38)
Mohammad Naveed 1/10 (2 overs)
Netherlands won by 7 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni (Ind) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Roelof van der Merwe (Ned)

12 July
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
133/3 (13 overs)
v
  Oman
135/3 (11.2 overs)
Nitish Kumar 52 (25)
Aamir Kaleem 1/6 (1 over)
Zeeshan Maqsood 86* (41)
Nitish Kumar 1/12 (1 over)
Oman won by 7 wickets (DLS method)
New Williamfield, Stirling
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match reduced to 13 overs per side.
  • Mohammad Nadeem (Oman) made his T20 debut.

12 July
14:15
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
210/5 (20 overs)
v
  Scotland
173 (19.2 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 75 (36)
Michael Leask 2/24 (4 overs)
Preston Mommsen 44 (20)
Mohammad Nabi 3/25 (4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 37 runs
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Gregory Brathwaite (WI)
Player of the match: Mohammad Shahzad (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Afghanistan's total of 210 runs is their highest in T20 cricket.[45]

13 July
14:15
Scorecard
v
  Kenya
Match abandoned
New Williamfield, Stirling
Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni (Ind) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

14 July
10:00
Scorecard
Netherlands  
135 (19.4 overs)
v
  Oman
138/4 (19 overs)
Stephan Myburgh 41 (43)
Munis Ansari 4/15 (4 overs)
Jatinder Singh 65* (56)
Michael Rippon 1/19 (3 overs)
Oman won by 6 wickets
Myreside Cricket Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Nigel Llong (Eng) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
Player of the match: Jatinder Singh (Oman)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.

14 July
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
132/9 (20 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
136/5 (19.1 overs)
Hiral Patel 45 (27)
Rohan Mustafa 2/15 (4 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 56 (53)
Cecil Pervez 2/32 (4 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 5 wickets
New Williamfield, Stirling
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Mohammad Shahzad (UAE)
  • United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field.
  • Srimantha Wijeratne (Can) made his T20 debut.

14 July
14:15
Scorecard
Kenya  
141/5 (20 overs)
v
  Scotland
142/3 (14.5 overs)
Irfan Karim 46 (26)
Michael Leask 2/12 (3 overs)
Matthew Cross 45* (34)
Elijah Otieno 1/24 (2.5 overs)
Scotland won by 7 wickets
Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Richie Berrington (Sco)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to bat.

15 July
10:00
Scorecard
Oman  
144/7 (20 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
104 (17.5 overs)
Jatinder Singh 40 (48)
Mohammad Nabi 3/28 (4 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 28 (19)
Zeeshan Maqsood 4/23 (2.5 overs)
Oman won by 40 runs
Goldenacre, Edinburgh
Umpires: Vineet Kulkarni (Ind) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Mehran Khan (Oman)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field.

15 July
14:15
Scorecard
Kenya  
147/5 (20 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
105 (17.2 overs)
Rakep Patel 50 (27)
Umair Ali 2/24 (4 overs)
Shaiman Anwar 25 (13)
Narendra Kalyan 4/16 (4 overs)
Kenya won by 42 runs
Goldenacre, Edinburgh
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)
Player of the match: Narendra Kalyan (Ken)
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Eugene Ochieng (Ken) made his T20 debut.

16 July
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
135/8 (20 overs)
v
  Scotland
139/2 (14.4 overs)
Navneet Dhaliwal 34 (37)
Josh Davey 3/36 (4 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 51* (41)
Satsimranjit Dhindsa 2/27 (3 overs)
Scotland won by 8 wickets
Goldenacre, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
Player of the match: Kyle Coetzer (Sco)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to field.

17 July
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
172/8 (20 overs)
v
  Netherlands
174/4 (17.3 overs)
Ruvindu Gunasekera 51 (44)
Michael Swart 2/24 (4 overs)
Stephan Myburgh 67 (30)
Cecil Pervez 2/26 (2.3 overs)
Netherlands won by 6 wickets
Goldenacre, Edinburgh
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Stephan Myburgh (Ned)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match delayed by a wet outfield.

17 July
10:00
Scorecard
v
  Oman
Match abandoned
New Williamfield, Stirling
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
  • No toss.
  • Match delayed by a wet outfield.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

18 July
10:00
Scorecard
Scotland  
173/5 (20 overs)
v
  Oman
150/7 (20 overs)
Kyle Coetzer 63 (38)
Zeeshan Maqsood 3/29 (4 overs)
Aamir Kaleem 59 (47)
Safyaan Sharif 3/27 (4 overs)
Scotland won by 23 runs
Goldenacre, Edinburgh
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and David Odhiambo (Ken)
Player of the match: Kyle Coetzer (Sco)
  • Oman won the toss and elected to field.

18 July
10:00
Scorecard
v
  Canada
Match abandoned
New Williamfield, Stirling
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
  • No toss.
  • Match delayed by a wet outfield.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.

18 July
14:15
Scorecard
Kenya  
97 (20 overs)
v
  Netherlands
98/6 (8.3 overs)
Collins Obuya 33 (44)
Timm van der Gugten 3/13 (4 overs)
Ben Cooper 59 (24)
Shem Ngoche 3/19 (2.3 overs)
Netherlands won by 4 wickets
Myreside Cricket Ground, Edinburgh
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)
Player of the match: Timm van der Gugten (Ned)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  Qualifiers     Semi-finals†     Final
                           
        B1   Scotland 117/5  
  A2   Hong Kong 162/5     A2   Hong Kong 116    
  B3   Afghanistan 161/7         B1   Scotland abd.
      B2   Netherlands abd.
        A1   Ireland 128    
  A3   Namibia 135/6     B2   Netherlands 129/5   3rd place play-off
  B2   Netherlands 137/6   A2   Hong Kong abd.
  A1   Ireland abd.
Qualifiers 5th place play-off†
      
A4   Papua New Guinea 127/6
B3   Afghanistan 128/4
B3   Afghanistan 130/5
B4   Oman 127/9
B4   Oman 150/5
A3   Namibia 148/9
  • * Team entered by losing in the playoff qualifiers.
  • Teams qualified for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 upon reaching this stage.

Qualifier 1Edit

21 July
10:00
Scorecard
Afghanistan  
161/7 (20 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
162/5 (20 overs)
Nawroz Mangal 53 (36)
Haseeb Amjad 3/28 (4 overs)
James Atkinson 47 (47)
Shapoor Zadran 2/31 (4 overs)
Hong Kong won by 5 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Nigel Llong (Eng)
Player of the match: Nawroz Mangal (Afg)

Qualifier 2Edit

21 July
14:15
Scorecard
Namibia  
135/6 (20 overs)
v
  Netherlands
137/6 (19.2 overs)
Craig Williams 43 (32)
Timm van der Gugten 2/22 (4 overs)
Stephan Myburgh 31 (18)
Bernard Scholtz 3/15 (4 overs)
Netherlands won by 4 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)
Player of the match: Bernard Scholtz (Nam)

Qualifier 3Edit

23 July
10:00
Scorecard
Papua New Guinea  
127/6 (20 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
128/4 (18.2 overs)
Charles Amini 37* (37)
Shapoor Zadran 2/9 (4 overs)
Nawroz Mangal 65* (56)
Norman Vanua 2/19 (3.2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 6 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Anil Chaudhary (Ind)
Player of the match: Nawroz Mangal (Afg)

Qualifier 4Edit

23 July
14:15
Scorecard
Namibia  
148/9 (20 overs)
v
  Oman
150/5 (19 overs)
Stephan Baard 62 (52)
Munis Ansari 3/23 (4 overs)
Zeeshan Siddiqui 51* (32)
Gerrie Snyman 1/23 (3 overs)
Oman won by 5 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Ian Ramage (Sco)
Player of the match: Zeeshan Siddiqui (Oman)

Semifinal 1Edit

25 July
10:00
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
116 (19.4 overs)
v
  Scotland
117/5 (12.2 overs)
Aizaz Khan 31 (21)
Alasdair Evans 3/17 (4 overs)
Robert Taylor 3/17 (4 overs)
Matthew Cross 39 (15)
Irfan Ahmed 2/26 (3 overs)
Scotland won by 5 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Robert Taylor (Sco)
  • Scotland won the toss and elected to field.
  • Winner qualifies for Final and loser will play in 3rd Place Playoff.

5th Place PlayoffEdit

25 July
10:00
Scorecard
Oman  
127/9 (20 overs)
v
  Afghanistan
130/5 (18.5 overs)
Khawar Ali 21 (26)
Dawlat Zadran 2/21 (4 overs)
Najibullah Zadran 44 (34)
Rajesh Ranpura 2/17 (4 overs)
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Anil Chaudhary (Ind)
Player of the match: Najibullah Zadran (Afg)

Semifinal 2Edit

25 July
14:15
Scorecard
Ireland  
128 (19.5 overs)
v
  Netherlands
129/5 (18.1 overs)
Kevin O'Brien 33 (18)
Mudassar Bukhari 4/28 (4 overs)
Ben Cooper 43 (40)
Kevin O'Brien 3/26 (4 overs)
Netherlands win by 5 wickets
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)
Player of the match: Mudassar Bukhari (Ned)
  • Netherlands won the toss and elected to field.
  • Winner qualifies for Final and loser will play in 3rd Place Playoff.

3rd Place PlayoffEdit

26 July
10:00
Scorecard
v
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
  • With no play possible, Ireland finished in third place due to finishing top of their group.[46]

FinalEdit

26 July
14:15
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Malahide Cricket Club Ground, Dublin
Umpires: Johan Cloete (SA) and Shaun George (SA)
  • No toss.
  • Match abandoned without a ball bowled.
  • With the match being abandoned, the Netherlands and Scotland shared the trophy.[11]

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

The top five runscorers are included in this table, ranked by runs scored and then by batting average.

Player Team Runs Inns Avg Highest 100s 50s
Stephan Baard   Namibia 309 8 51.50 87 0 3
Ben Cooper   Netherlands 241 8 34.42 59 0 2
Jatinder Singh   Oman 213 7 35.50 65* 0 1
Jonty Jenner   Jersey 210 6 52.50 90* 0 1
Kyle Coetzer   Scotland 206 7 34.33 63 0 2

Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 July 2015

Most wicketsEdit

The top five wicket takers are listed in this table, ranked by wickets taken and then by bowling average.

Player Team Overs Wkts Ave SR Econ BBI
John Mooney   Ireland 18.4 14 8.78 8.0 6.58 3/20
Bernard Scholtz   Namibia 27.0 14 11.00 10.6 5.70 4/11
Alasdair Evans   Scotland 28.0 14 12.50 12.0 6.25 5/24
Kevin O'Brien   Ireland 18.0 12 7.33 9.0 4.88 3/8
Haseeb Amjad   Hong Kong 23.4 12 13.41 11.8 6.80 4/16

Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 July 2015

Final standingsEdit

Position Team
1st   Scotland
  Netherlands
3rd   Ireland
4th   Hong Kong
5th   Afghanistan
6th   Oman
7th   Namibia
8th   Papua New Guinea
9th   Kenya
10th   United States
11th   Jersey
12th     Nepal
13th   United Arab Emirates
14th   Canada

 1st to 6th  Qualified for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 and 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The term country, in this instance is used to mean the governing body that administers the sport of cricket in that location and is a member of the International Cricket Council. The Irish cricket team, which is administered by Cricket Ireland, represents the whole of the island of Ireland, which includes both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Both Stormont and Bready Cricket Club Ground, while geographically located in Northern Ireland, fall under the auspices of Cricket Ireland. In addition, while Scotland is not its own country as it is a constituent country of the United Kingdom, Scotland does have its own team, which is administered by Cricket Scotland.
  2. ^ This figure includes all the qualifiers, both semi-finals, the 3rd place playoff, and the final.
  3. ^ This figure includes 5th place playoff.

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