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The Mozambique national cricket team is the team that represents the Republic of Mozambique in international cricket. They are administered by the Mozambican Cricket Association which became International Cricket Council (ICC) member as an affiliate member in 2003, since 2017 they are an associate member.[1][3] Mozambique is also a member of the African Cricket Association.[3] The Mozambique national cricket team has competed in the World Cricket League Africa Region and the ICC Africa Twenty20 Championship.

Flag of Mozambique
Twenty20 debut14 May 2011 v Botswana (lost by 5 wickets)
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionAfrica
ICC Rankings Current [2] Best-ever
T20I 58th 58th (2-May-2019)
International cricket
First international21 March 2004 v Rwanda at Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
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 Mozambique and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[4]



Mozambique became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2003.[5] An affiliate member is the lowest possible membership and, as of October 2016, it is held by 56 countries.[6] Affiliate members can not play Test matches.[6]

50 over cricketEdit


Their international debut came the following year, when they played in the African Affiliates championship which was the first stage of qualifying for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. They would finish in 6th place after only defeating Rwanda[7]


Mozambique, as a member of the African Cricket Association, competes in the World Cricket League Africa Region which is a 50 over competition for African countries that aren't full member of the ICC. For this edition, they competed in the third division as they drawn to meet Sierra Leone, Morocco and Rwanda. In the opening match against Sierra Leone, they scored a six wicket win after they bowled out the opposition for only 197.[8] In return, Kaleem Shah top scored with 55 to give the team their first up victory.[8] Kaleem Shah scored the first century of the tournament in the next game against Morocco[9] to get the team to 275 from 50 overs. Morocco in return could only muster up a score of 196 with Shah being the best bowler.[9] The final group game saw Mozambique win the match against Rwanda by 112 runs to finish on top of pool 2.[10] In the semi-final stage, they took on Ghana and Zainul Patel dominated the bowling with 4 wickets to help in getting the team through to the final.[11] In the final game of the tournament, top scorer Kaleem Shah top scored in the final with him scoring 77 in the 89 run victory to move Mozambique to the next division.[12]

Division Two was held in Tanazina with five teams competing for a spot in Division 1. For Mozambique, they had to compete against Botswana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia

Tournament historyEdit

World Cricket LeagueEdit

World Cricket League Africa RegionEdit

  • 2006: Division Three 1st place, Division Two 3rd place
  • 2008: Division Two 4th place


Name Born Batting style Bowling style
Bineesh Vadavathy(c)   Mozambique Right-handed Right-arm medium
Syed Kaleem Raza Shah Right-handed Right-arm spin
Rodriques Q. Zefanias   Mozambique Right-handed Right-arm fast
Elísio Acácio Chitsondzo   Mozambique Right-handed ???
Christiaan Louw Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sadraque Mangachaia   Mozambique Right-handed Right-arm medium
Belardo Jorge Mbebe   Mozambique Right-handed Right-arm spin
Atishay Gupta   Mozambique Right-handed Right-arm spin
Ramalingam Karthick Right-handed Right-arm medium
Devon Thomas Martin Right-handed Right-arm spin
Mohammad Shahzad Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sagar Ramesh Pania Right-handed ???
Dylan Sean Schoeman   Mozambique Right-handed Right-arm orthodox spin
Mathew Singh Right-handed ???
Ahmed Amla Coach Carlos Jaime Mandlate Manager


  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. ^ a b "Swaziland". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive".
  6. ^ a b Williamson, Martin. "A brief history ..." ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  7. ^ Scorecards from the African Affiliates Tournament, from ICC, retrieved 5 July 2006
  8. ^ a b "Pool 2: Mozambique v Sierra Leone at Benoni, Apr 23, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Pool 2: Mozambique v Morocco at Benoi, Apr 24, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Pool 2: Mozambique v Rwanda at Benoi, Apr 25, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Semi Final: Mozambique v Ghana at Benoi, Apr 27, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Final: Mozambique v Sierra Leone at Benoi, Apr 28, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.