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The Philippines National Cricket Team is the team representing the Philippines in international cricket. It is organized by the Philippines Cricket Association (PCA) which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2003[5] The PCA became an associate member since 2017.[1]

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AssociationPhilippines Cricket Association
CaptainJonathan Hill (2018-)
CoachIain Sinclair
Twenty20 debutv  Indonesia at East Asia-Pacific Division Two, Apia, Samoa 4 April 2011
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
ICC regionEast Asia-Pacific
ICC Rankings Current [2] Best-ever
T20I 46th 42nd (2-May-2019)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Papua New Guinea at Amini Park, Port Moresby; 22 March 2019
Last T20Iv  Vanuatu at Amini Park, Port Moresby; 24 March 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [3] 4 1/2
(0 ties, 1 no result)
This year [4] 4 1/2
(0 ties, 1 no result)
As of 08 September 2019

In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between the Philippines and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 are a full T20I.[6] They played their maiden T20I against Papua New Guinea on 22 March 2019.

The Philippines are ranked 42nd in T20Is as per the rankings released by the International Cricket Council for Twenty20 International as of 3 May 2019.[7]



In 2011, The national team made their Twenty20 debut when they competed at the East Asia-Pacific Division 2 in Samoa winning over Indonesia, the Cook Islands, Tonga and South Korea before conceding defeat to the host nation in the final. The tournament was the Philippines' first International Cricket Council (ICC)-sanctioned match.[8] The tournament was part of a qualifying pyramid for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

The Philippines then played at the 2014 ICC East Asia-Pacific Men's Championship in New South Wales, Australia and finished fifth among eight national teams.[8] Indian expatriate, Awais Mohd became the first Philippine national team member to score a half-century in an ICC-sanctioned match while playing for the country in the EAP tournament.[9]

At the 2017 ICC World Cricket League East Asia-Pacific Region Qualifiers, the Philippines finished fourth out of six nations, failing to qualify for Division Five.

The national team decided not to participate at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games as it seeks more Filipino players, sponsors and government support but plans to participate in the 2019 edition.[10]

They tried to attempt to qualify for the 2020 ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Australia with the Philippines as one of the co-hosts of the East Asia-Pacific Qualifier.[11] They advanced to the Regional Finals in Papua New Guinea after finishing first among four participating teams at the qualifiers hosted at the cricket ground of the Emilio Aguinaldo College in December 2018 in Dasmariñas, Cavite.[12] They played their first T20I against Papua New Guinea on 22 March 2019 at the regional finals.[13]

Home groundEdit

The Philippine national team had the Manila Nomads Sports Club grounds in Parañaque as its home venue. When the Nomads' grounds closed, the national team moved its home to the cricket grounds of the Emilio Aguinaldo College in Dasmariñas, Cavite, the sole cricket venue in the country as of 2017.[10]

Tournament historyEdit

ICC World Twenty20Edit

  • 2020: Did not qualify

World Cricket LeagueEdit

EAP ChampionshipEdit

Southeast Asian GamesEdit


Records and StatisticsEdit

International Match Summary — Philippines[15]

Last Updated 24 March 2019
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 4 1 2 0 1 22 March 2019

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

T20I record versus other nations[15]

Records complete to T20I #761. Last updated 24 March 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
  Papua New Guinea 2 0 1 0 1 22 March 2019 None
  Vanuatu 2 1 1 0 0 23 March 2019 24 March 2019

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ Fernandez, Rhoel (3 February 2014). "Rise of Azkals, football offers unique blueprint as growth of PH cricket pushed". Sport Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  6. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  7. ^ "ICC unveils Global Men's T20I Rankings Table featuring 80 teams". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Philippines Cricket Association". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  9. ^ Craig, Mitchell (21 November 2014). "Philippines cricket history made at ICC EAP match at Lismore". The Northern Star. Northern Star Ltd. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  10. ^ a b Esponga, Alexx (29 July 2017). "No PH cricket team in SEA Games due to lack of players, funds". Rappler. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  11. ^ Guerrero, Bob (12 May 2018). "Cricket, anyone? Philippines to host World Cup qualifier". Rappler. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  12. ^ "PH in historic World Cup qualifier victory". Manila Bulletin. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  13. ^ "1st Match, ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Region Final at Port Moresby, Mar 22 2019". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  14. ^ ICC, Accessed 30 May 2011 Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ a b "Records / Philippines / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Records / Philippines / Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Records / Philippines / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Records / Philippines / Twenty20 Internationals / Best bowling figures". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Records / Philippines / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Records / Philippines / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2019.

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