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The Mexican national cricket team represents the country of Mexico in international cricket. They became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2004[5] and their international debut was in 2006 against Costa Rica. The team made their ICC Americas Championship debut in June 2010 and in 2011 participated in the ICC Americas Division 3 tournament in Costa Rica. Mexico has also participated in the South American Championship in 2014 and 2018 winning both the time. In 2017, they became an associate member.[1]

Mexico
Nickname(s)Cricket Vultures
Personnel
CaptainTarun Sharma
CoachJon Bonfiglio
ManagerJack Little
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionAmericas
ICC Rankings Current [2] Best-ever
T20I 47th 47th
International cricket
First international19 March 2006 v Costa Rica at Ladyville, Belize
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Belize at Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan; 25 April 2019
Last T20Iv  Panama at Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan; 27 April 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [3] 3 1/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
This year [4] 3 1/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
As of 3 May 2019

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Mexico and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[6]

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HistoryEdit

Mexico became an affiliate member of the ICC in 2004. Their first international match was played on 19 March 2006 in the Central American Cricket Championship against Costa Rica who they beat. Prior to this there had been teams based in Mexico City that had played against Belize but these were not recognised as international fixtures.[7][8] Having beaten Costa Rica in the tournament they then lost to Belize finishing second.

In 2007, Mexico hosted the Central American Cricket Championship and won it by defeating Costa Rica and El Salvador.

In 2008, Mexico travelled to El Salvador to take part in the 2nd Easter Cup. They finished second, losing to Belize but winning easily against El Salvador.

Mexico took part in the 3rd Central American Championship in 2009 in Panama under the new Twenty20 format. Mexico performed well in the tournament, winning all but one of their matches and even defeating close rivals Belize in a close fought match. As a result, they finished 2nd in the tournament.

In 2011, Mexico competed in the ICC Division 3 Americas tournament in Costa Rica finishing in 4th place.[9]

In 2012, a youthful Mexico team participated in the 4th Volcano Cup in El Salvador finishing runners up to the hosts after defeating Guatemala.

2018-PresentEdit

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between Mexico and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[10]

Mexico play their first ever Twenty20 International match against Belize in 2019 Central American Cricket Championship.

25 April 2019
08:00
Scorecard
Mexico  
108/9 (20 overs)
v
  Belize
112/6 (12.3 overs)
Pradeep Chandran 23 (28)
Aaron Muslar 3/18 (4 overs)
Bernan Stephenson 48 (27)
Rama Inampud 2/29 (4 overs)
Belize won by 4 wickets
Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan
Umpires: Supratim Das (Mex) and Kanti Lal Patel (Mex)
Player of the match: Bernan Stephenson (Blz)
  • Belize won the toss and elected to field.


On 3rd May 2019, International Cricket Council release global rankings for Twenty20 International in which Mexico were placed on 48th rank.[11]

Tournament historyEdit

ICC Americas Championship

  • 2011: Division 3 – 4th place
  • 2010: Division Four – Won

Central American Championship

  • 2006: 2nd place
  • 2007: Winners
  • 2009: 2nd place
  • 2015: 4th place[12]
  • 2019: 4th place

South American Championship

Easter Cup

  • Mar 2008: Did not participate
  • Dec 2008: 2nd place

The Volcano Cup

  • Dec 2012: 2nd place

PlayersEdit

Mexico's squad for 2019 Central American Cricket Championship from 25-28 April 2019.[15]

  • Tarun Sharma (c)
  • Kaushal Kumar
  • Revanakumar Ankad
  • Puneet Arora
  • Buddhadeb Banerjee
  • Pradeep Chandran
  • Gaurav Dutta
  • Luis Hermida
  • Shashikant Hirugade
  • Rama Inampud
  • Shantanu Kaveri
  • Shahzad Muhammad
  • Ashwin Sathya
  • Nithin Shetty
  • Jagdeesh Umanath
  • Sanjay Zargar

RecordsEdit

International Match Summary — Mexico[16]

Last Updated 27 April 2019
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 3 1 2 0 0 25 April 2019

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

T20I record versus other nations[16]

Records complete to T20I #770. Last updated 27 April 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
v   Belize 1 0 1 0 0 25 April 2019
v   Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 0 26 April 2019 26 April 2019
v   Panama 1 0 1 0 0 27 April 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ireland and Afghanistan ICC newest full members amid wide-ranging governance reform". International Cricket Council. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  3. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ "T20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ Mexico at CricketArchive.com
  6. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ Mexico City to host game with Belize at cricinfo.com
  8. ^ It's Hard to Belize, but the Mexico City Mariachis Host an 'International' at cricinfo.com
  9. ^ ICC Americas Division 3 Table Archived 23 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  11. ^ "ICC unveils Global Men's T20I Rankings Table featuring 80 teams". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Central American Championship, Panama City, 2015" – Cricket Peru. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  13. ^ http://perucricket.com/fixture-statistics/2014-2/
  14. ^ "CricHQ - Making cricket even better". CricHQ. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  15. ^ "Central American Cricket Championship 2019 – Mexico". cricclubs.com. 20 April 2019. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Records / Mexico / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Mexico T20I Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Mexico T20I Highest individual score". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Mexico T20I Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 April 2019.