Bhutan national cricket team
The Bhutan national cricket team, nicknamed The Dragons, represents the Kingdom of Bhutan in international cricket. The team is organised by the Bhutan Cricket Council Board, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001 and an associate member in 2017. Bhutan made its international debut in 2003, at the Emerging Nations Tournament organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). The team has since regularly participated in ACC tournaments, and also in two World Cricket League events, WCL Division Eight in 2010 and 2012.
|Association||Bhutan Cricket Council Board|
|Coach||Damber Singh Gurung|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member (2017)|
|First international|| Bhutan v. Maldives |
(Kirtipur, Nepal; 6 March 2003)
|First T20I||v Nepal at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur; 5 December 2019|
|As of 5 December 2019|
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Bhutan and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.
Following the 2006 ACC Trophy, the tournament was split into two divisions: Elite and Challenge. Bhutan took part in the 2009 ACC Trophy Challenge, where they were runners up. This result qualified them for the next ACC Trophy Elite as well as Division Eight of the World Cricket League.
World Cricket LeagueEdit
ACC Trophy ChallengeEdit
- 2009: 2nd place
Records and StatisticsEdit
International Match Summary — MozambiqueLast updated 5 December 2019
|Twenty20 Internationals||1||0||1||0||0||5 December 2019|
T20I record versus other nations
Records complete to T20I #1018. Last updated 5 December 2019.
|Opponent||M||W||L||T||NR||First match||First win|
|vs Associate Members|
|Nepal||1||0||1||0||0||5 December 2019|
|Notable former Players|
Best bowling figuresEdit
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- "Records / Bhutan / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 December 2019.