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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.[1][2] The national team made its international debut against Denmark in 1989, playing as West Germany.[3] It has since played regularly in European Cricket Championship tournaments, as well as twice in the lower divisions of the World Cricket League.[4] In 2001, Germany also competed in the ICC Trophy (now the World Cup Qualifier) for the first and only time.[5]

Germany
Deutscher Cricket Bund logo.png
AssociationGerman Cricket Federation
Personnel
CaptainRishi Pillai
CoachScotland Steven Knox
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAffiliate (1991)
Associate (1999)
ICC regionEurope
International cricket
First internationalv.  Denmark at Kolding; 26 May 1989
(as West Germany)
One Day Internationals
World Cup Qualifier appearances1 (first in 2001)
Best resultFirst round, 2001
As of 4 September 2015

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.[6] Germany national cricket team will make its Twenty20 International debut in 2019

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HistoryEdit

Germany became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1991.[1] 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.[3] They hosted that tournament (which had been renamed the European Nations Cup) in 1996, playing against France, Portugal, and Sweden,[7] 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.[8] The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack later listed the final as one of the 100 best matches of the 20th century.[9]

In 1998, Germany competed in the European Championship for the first time and finished seventh.[10] They became an associate member of the ICC the following year[1] and played in Division Two of the European Championship in 2000, finishing as runners-up to Gibraltar.[11]

They played at the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada, their first and, to date, only appearance in the ICC Trophy.[12] They failed to progress beyond the first round[13] and again finished as runners up to Gibraltar in Division Two of the European Championship the following year.[14] They also played in Division Two in 2004, finishing third,[15] and in 2006, again finishing third.[16]

In September 2018, Germany qualified from Group A of the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Europe Qualifier to the Regional Finals of the tournament.[17]

Tournament historyEdit

 
German national cricket team 2012

World Cricket LeagueEdit

ICC TrophyEdit

  • 1979 to 1990 inclusive: Not eligible – not an ICC member[1]
  • 1994: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member[1]
  • 1997: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member[1]
  • 2001: First round[13]
  • 2005: Did not qualify[18]

European ChampionshipEdit

  • 1996: Did not participate[19]
  • 1998:last place[10]
  • 2000: Division Two runners up[11]
  • 2002: Division Two runners up[14]
  • 2004: 3rd place (Division Two)[15]
  • 2006: 3rd place (Division Two)[16]
  • 2008: 5th place (Division Two)

SquadEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Germany at CricketArchive
  2. ^ "Cricket-loving Asian migrants take game to Germany". BBC News. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b Other matches played by West Germany – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ Other matches played by Germany – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ ICC Trophy matches played by Germany – CricketArchive. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ 1996 European Nations Cup at Cricket Archive
  8. ^ Scorecard of France v Germany, 23 August 1997
  9. ^ A hundred matches of the century, 2000 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
  10. ^ a b 1998 European Championship Archived 9 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
  11. ^ a b 2000 European Championship Archived 5 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
  12. ^ ICC Trophy matches played by Germany at Cricket Archive
  13. ^ a b 2001 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
  14. ^ a b 2002 European Championship Official Site – Results
  15. ^ a b 2004 European Division Two Championship Archived 1 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine at the official website of the European Cricket Council
  16. ^ a b 2006 European Division Two Championship Archived 17 November 2006 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
  17. ^ "Finalists confirmed after final day's play". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  18. ^ 2005 ICC Trophy official site
  19. ^ 1996 European Championship Archived 5 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
  20. ^ "Road to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starts in South Africa". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 August 2017.

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