Germany national cricket team
The German national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Germany in international cricket. The German Cricket Federation, which organises the team, has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1999, having previously been an affiliate member from 1991. The national team made its international debut against Denmark in 1989, playing as West Germany. It has since played regularly in European Cricket Championship tournaments, as well as twice in the lower divisions of the World Cricket League. In 2001, Germany also competed in the ICC Trophy (now the World Cup Qualifier) for the first and only time.
|Association||German Cricket Federation|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Affiliate (1991) |
|First international||v. Denmark at Kolding; 26 May 1989|
(as West Germany)
|First T20I||v Belgium at Royal Brussels Cricket Club, Waterloo; 11 May 2019|
|Last T20I||v Jersey at College Field, Saint Peter Port; 20 June 2019|
|As of 26 June 2019|
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Germany and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I. Germany played their first Twenty20 Internationals in May 2019, when they travelled to Brussels for three matches against Belgium, and then two matches against Italy in the Netherlands later the same month. These matches provided the team with some preparation ahead of the ICC World T20 European regional qualifier finals due to be played in June 2019.
Germany became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1991. As West Germany, the country had played its first internationals in 1989, a two-match series against Denmark. The team made its international tournament debut in 1990, at the European Cricketer Cup in Guernsey. They hosted that tournament (which had been renamed the European Nations Cup) in 1996, playing against France, Portugal, and Sweden, and finished as runners up in the 1997 tournament after losing to France by one run in the final, the winning run being scored by David Bordes whilst he had a skull fracture. The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack later listed the final as one of the 100 best matches of the 20th century.
In 1998, Germany competed in the European Championship for the first time and finished seventh. They became an associate member of the ICC the following year and played in Division Two of the European Championship in 2000, finishing as runners-up to Gibraltar.
They played at the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada, their first and, to date, only appearance in the ICC Trophy. They failed to progress beyond the first round and again finished as runners up to Gibraltar in Division Two of the European Championship the following year. They also played in Division Two in 2004, finishing third, and in 2006, again finishing third.
World Cricket LeagueEdit
- 2008: 7th place (Division Five)
- 2010: 2nd place (Division Eight)
- 2011: 3rd place (Division Seven)
- 2013: 6th place (Division Seven)
- 2017: 5th place (Division Five)
- 1979 to 1990 inclusive: Not eligible – not an ICC member
- 1994: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member
- 1997: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member
- 2001: First round
- 2005: Did not qualify
- Venkatraman Ganesan (c)
- Rishi Pillai
- Ollie Rayner
- Muslim Ashraf
- Vijayshankar Chikkannaiah
- Craig Meschede
- Daniel Weston (wk)
- Mudassar Muhammad
- Amir Mangal
- Asad Mohammad
- Izatullah Dawlatzai
- Dieter Klein
- Muslim Yar Ashraf
- Hamid Wardak
- Talha Khan
- Sajid Liaqat
- Sahir Naqash
- Abdul-Shakoor Rahimzei
- Amith Sarma
- Harish Srinivasan (wk)
- Harmanjot Singh
- Ahmed Wardak
Records and StatisticsEdit
International Match Summary — GermanyLast Updated 20 June 2019
|Twenty20 Internationals||10||7||3||0||0||11 May 2019|
- Germany's highest score: 149/6 against Belgium on 11 May 2019 at Royal Brussels Cricket Club, Waterloo
- Highest individual score: 70* by Vijayshankar Chikkannaiah against Belgium on 12 May 2019 at Royal Brussels Cricket Club, Waterloo
- Best bowling figures in an innings: 4/20 by Ahmed Wardak against Guernsey on 15 June 2019 at King George V Sports Ground, Castel
Most T20I runs for Germany
Most T20I wickets for Germany 
T20I record versus other nations
Records complete to T20I #807. Last updated 20 June 2019.
|Opponent||M||W||L||T||NR||First match||First win|
|vs Associate Members|
|v Belgium||3||3||0||0||0||11 May 2019||11 May 2019|
|v Denmark||1||1||0||0||0||19 June 2019||19 June 2019|
|v Guernsey||1||1||0||0||0||15 June 2019||15 June 2019|
|v Italy||3||0||3||0||0||25 May 2019|
|v Jersey||1||1||0||0||0||20 June 2019||20 June 2019|
|v Norway||1||1||0||0||0||20 June 2019||20 June 2019|
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- 1996 European Nations Cup at Cricket Archive
- Scorecard of France v Germany, 23 August 1997
- A hundred matches of the century, 2000 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
- 1998 European Championship Archived 9 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
- 2000 European Championship Archived 5 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
- ICC Trophy matches played by Germany at Cricket Archive
- 2001 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
- 2002 European Championship Official Site – Results
- 2004 European Division Two Championship Archived 1 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine at the official website of the European Cricket Council
- 2006 European Division Two Championship Archived 17 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
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- 2005 ICC Trophy official site
- 1996 European Championship Archived 5 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
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- "Records / Germany / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
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- Official site – in German.