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The Kuwait national cricket team is the team that represents the State of Kuwait in international cricket. The team is organised by the Kuwait Cricket Association, which has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2005, having previously been an affiliate member since 1998.[4] Kuwait made its international debut in 1979, but has only played regularly at international level since the early 2000s, appearing regularly in Asian Cricket Council tournaments since then. Beginning in the early 2010s, the side appeared in several World Cricket League events, although it was relegated back to regional level after the 2013 Division Six tournament.[5]

Kuwait
Flag of Kuwait.svg
AssociationKuwait Cricket Association
Personnel
CaptainMuhammad Kashif
CoachMuthumudalige Pushpakumara
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAffiliate (1998)
Associate member (2005)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
T20I 28th 27th (2-May-2019)
International cricket
First internationalv  Bahrain at Kuwait City; 30 October 1979
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Maldives at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat; 20 January 2019
Last T20Iv  Qatar at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha; 6 July 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [2] 7 3/2
(2 tie, 0 no result)
This year [3] 7 3/2
(2 tie, 0 no result)

One-day kit

As of 6 July 2019

In 2018 former South African international Herschelle Gibbs was appointed coach of Kuwait for the 2020 ICC World Twenty20 qualification process.[6]

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Kuwait and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[7]Kuwait made its Twenty20 International debut on 20 January 2019, defeating Maldives by eight wickets in the 2019 ACC Western Region T20 at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat, Oman.[8]

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HistoryEdit

The Kuwait Cricket Association was formed in 1996[9] and they became an affiliate member of the ICC two years later.[4]

21st centuryEdit

2000 - 2009Edit

They participated in the ACC Trophy for the first time in 2000, but couldn't progress beyond the first round,[10] a performance they repeated in the 2002 tournament.[11]

In 2004, Kuwait pulled off a series off upsets to finish in third place in that year's ACC Trophy, only just missing out on qualification for the 2005 ICC Trophy. They did qualify for the repêchage tournament in early 2005[12] in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in which they finished sixth after losing to the Cayman Islands in a play-off.[13]

In February 2006, Kuwait finished third out of five teams when they hosted the ACC Middle East Cup.[14] In August, they took part in the ACC Trophy, but were unable to reproduce their strong 2004 performance. They were eliminated in the first round when a tie with Hong Kong left them in third place in their group on run rate. A win in this match would have seen them through to the quarter finals.[15]

In 2007 Kuwait played in the ACC Twenty20 Cup, which they also hosted. They finished third in the tournament, beating the UAE by three runs in a play-off.[16]

2010 - presentEdit

Kuwait has participated in several World Cricket League tournaments, hosting and winning Division Eight in 2010;[17] winning Division Seven in Botswana in May 2011;[18] and coming third in Division Six in Malaysia in September 2011. Kuwait set one of the lowest ever T20 targets during the 2014 Asian Games.[19]

Tournament historyEdit

ACC TrophyEdit

ACC Twenty20 CupEdit

World Cricket LeagueEdit

Asian GamesEdit

ACC Western Region T20Edit

RecordsEdit

International Match Summary — Kuwait[20]

Last Updated 6 July 2019
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 7 3 2 2 0 20 January 2019

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

T20I record versus other nations[20]

Records complete to T20I #818. Last updated 6 July 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
v   Bahrain 1 1 0 0 0 23 January 2019 23 January 2019
v   Maldives 1 1 0 0 0 20 January 2019 20 January 2019
v   Qatar 4 1 1 2 0 22 January 2019 4 July 2019
v   Saudi Arabia 1 0 1 0 0 24 January 2019

Note: Kuwait lost both of their tied matches against Qatar in Super Over.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  2. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "T20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ a b Kuwait at CricketArchive
  5. ^ Other matches played by Kuwait – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  6. ^ Kuwait name former South Africa opener Gibbs as new head coach
  7. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.asiancricket.org/index.php/tournaments/acc-t-20-western-region-2019/3361
  9. ^ Achievements at official website
  10. ^ 2000 ACC Trophy Archived 22 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
  11. ^ 2002 ACC Trophy at CricketEurope
  12. ^ Asian qualifying for the 2005 ICC Trophy Archived 6 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine at the 2005 ICC Trophy official website
  13. ^ Scorecard of Cayman Islands v Kuwait, 27 February 2005 at CricketArchive
  14. ^ Points Table for 2006 ACC Middle East Cup at CricketArchive
  15. ^ 2006 ACC Trophy Archived 11 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
  16. ^ 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup at CricketEurope
  17. ^ Cricinfo, Accessed May 8 2011
  18. ^ Cricinfo, Accessed May 8 2011
  19. ^ http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=83997
  20. ^ a b "Records / Kuwait / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  21. ^ "Records / Kuwait / Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  22. ^ "Records / Kuwait / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  23. ^ "Records / Kuwait / Twenty20 Internationals / Best bowling figures". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  24. ^ "Records / Kuwait / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Records / Kuwait / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.