Bahrain national cricket team
The Bahrain national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Bahrain in international cricket. The team is organised by the Bahrain Cricket Association (BCA), which became an ICC affiliate member in 2001 and an associate member in 2017. The Bahraini national side made its first international appearance in 1979, at a tournament with Kuwait, Qatar, and Sharjah (one of the United Arab Emirates). Its first appearance in an Asian Cricket Council tournament came at the 2004 ACC Trophy in Malaysia; since then, Bahrain has regularly appeared in ACC events. Bahrain has also made several appearances in World Cricket League tournaments, but was relegated back to regional tournaments after finishing fifth at the 2013 Division Six event.
|Association||Bahrain Cricket Association|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member (2017)|
|First international||v. Kuwait |
(Kuwait City; 30 October 1979)
|First T20I||v Saudi Arabia at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat; 20 January 2019|
|Last T20I||v Qatar at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat; 24 January 2019|
|As of 24 January 2019|
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Bahrain and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I. Bahrain made its Twenty20 International debut on 20 January 2019, defeating Saudi Arabia by 41 runs in the 2019 ACC Western Region T20 at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat, Oman.
- 2006: Quarter-finals
ACC Trophy EliteEdit
- 2008: 7th place
World Cricket LeagueEdit
- Division Five: 3rd place
- Division Five: 5th place
- Division Six: 5th place
ACC Twenty20 CupEdit
- 2009: 11th place
International Match Summary — BahrainLast Updated 24 January 2019
|Twenty20 Internationals||4||2||2||0||0||20 January 2019|
- Bahrain's highest score: 188/3 against Kuwait, 2019 ACC Western Region T20
- Highest individual score: 62* by Fiaz Ahmed against Kuwait, 2019 ACC Western Region T20 
- Best bowling figures in an innings: 2/18 by Babar Ali against Saudi Arabia, 2019 ACC Western Region T20
T20I record versus other nations
Records complete to T20I #728. Last updated 24 January 2019.
|Opponent||M||W||L||T||NR||First match||First win|
|vs Associate Members|
|v Kuwait||1||0||1||0||0||23 January 2019|
|v Maldives||1||1||0||0||0||21 January 2019||21 January 2019|
|v Qatar||1||0||1||0||0||24 January 2019|
|v Saudi Arabia||1||1||0||0||0||20 January 2019||20 January 2019|
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- "Records / Bahrain / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
- "Bahrain T20I Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
- "Bahrain T20I Highest individual score". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
- "Bahrain T20I Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
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