Qatar national cricket team

The Qatar national cricket team is the team that represents the State of Qatar in international cricket. The team is organised by the Qatar Cricket Association, which became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1999[5] and an associate member in 2017.[1]

Qatar
Flag of Qatar.svg
Flag of Qatar
AssociationQatar Cricket Association
Personnel
CaptainShakeel Ansar
CoachShahid Mahboob
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAssociate member[1] (2017)
Affiliate member (1999)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current [2] Best-ever
T20I 22nd 21st (2-May-2019)
International cricket
First internationalQatar Qatar v Sharjah Sharjah (emirate)
(Kuwait City; 30 October 1979)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Saudi Arabia at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat; 21 January 2019
Last T20Iv  United Arab Emirates at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium Turf 2, Muscat; 26 February 2020
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [3] 22 13/7
(2 ties, 0 no result)
This year [4] 7 4/3
(0 ties, 0 no result)

One-day kit

As of 20 May 2020

Qatar made its international debut in 1979, at an invitational tournament that also included Bahrain, Kuwait, and Sharjah (one of the United Arab Emirates). The team's first Asian Cricket Council (ACC) event was the 2002 ACC Trophy in Singapore. For a period during the 2000s, Qatar was one of the top-ranked non-Test teams in Asia – at the 2004 ACC Trophy, the team placed fourth. However, a few years later it was relegated to the second-division ACC events.[6]

Qatar made its first and only World Cricket League (WCL) appearance at the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five event in South Africa. It placed third, enough to secure the team a place in the new 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League.[7]

HistoryEdit

International competitionEdit

Qatar's international debut came in 2002 at the ACC Trophy, where they failed to progress beyond the first round. A major improvement came in the next tournament in 2004 when they came fourth. This qualified them for the final pre-qualifying tournament for the 2005 ICC Trophy, played in Malaysia in early 2005. They finished fourth in that tournament, thereby dropping off the road to qualification to the 2007 World Cup. They once again competed at the ACC Trophy in 2006, this time finishing in eighth place. They will play in the new Champions division of that tournament in 2008.

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 Qatar and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.[8]

Qatar made its Twenty20 International debut on 21 January 2019, defeating Saudi Arabia by 4 wickets in the 2019 ACC Western Region T20 at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat, Oman.[9]

21 January 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Saudi Arabia  
126 (20 overs)
v
  Qatar
127/6 (15.3 overs)
Sajid Cheema 47 (41)
Tamoor Sajjad 3/11 (4 overs)
Faisal Javed 43 (26)
Muhammad Nadeem 3/16 (3 overs)
Qatar won by 4 wickets
Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
Umpires: Rahul Asher (Oma) and Vinod Babu (Oma)
Player of the match: Tamoor Sajjad (Qat)
  • Qatar won the toss and elected to field.
  • First ever T20I match for Qatar.

Tournament historyEdit

Asia Cup QualifierEdit

  • 2018: Did not participate
  • 2020: Did not qualify

ACC Western Region T20Edit

ACC TrophyEdit

World Cricket LeagueEdit

ACC Twenty20 CupEdit

Youth cricketEdit

Qatar have fielded sides in regional competition at Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 levels.

Under 15sEdit

The Qatar Under 15 team competed in Asia Cup tournaments in 2002, 2005 and 2006. They failed to progress beyond the first round on all occasions. Even after losing just one game (against Oman) in the group stage of the 2006 competition, they were not allowed to play in the semi-finals as they did not abide by the qualification rules.

Under 17sEdit

The Qatar Under 17 team competed in the Asia Cup for the first time in 2004, where they did not progress past the first round. In 2005, they reached the quarter finals. Currently practicing for next event, under the guidance of coach Abdulrahman.

Under 19sEdit

The Under 19 team has participated in Asia Cup tournaments in 2001, 2003 and 2005, reaching the semi finals on the 2003 & 2005 editions. In the 2001 they came runner up in the plate league. Qatar recently also took part in the U-19 Asia Cup although they had a poor time of it. Qatar advanced to Asia Division 2 Semi finals of 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup qualification where they lost to Kuwait. They failed to advance from the group stage of Asia Division 2 during 2018 World cup qualification process.

Home GroundEdit

West End Park International Cricket Stadium is a home ground of team located in Doha. This is the first cricket stadium in Qatar. In June 2013, the ground was opened for cricket with opening of the Grand Mall Hypermarket on its premise. The stadium can seat 13,000. In December 2013, it was announced the hosting of first-ever triangular women’s One-day and Twenty20 championship in Qatar in January 2014. Women’s international teams from the Pakistan, South Africa and Ireland participated in the seven championship matches. This was the first championship ever to be sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.[10]

In 2015, the stadium was selected to host 1st edition of Pakistan Super League matches which will be played in February, 2016.[11]

Locations of all stadiums which have hosted international cricket matches within Qatar

SquadEdit

Qatar's squad for the 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five in September 2017 were the following players:[12]

RecordsEdit

International Match Summary — Qatar[13]

Last updated 26 February 2020
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 22 13 7 2 0 21 January 2019

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

T20I record versus other nations[13]

Records complete to T20I #1064. Last updated 26 February 2020.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
  Bahrain 2 1 1 0 0 24 January 2019 24 January 2019
  Jersey 3 3 0 0 0 9 October 2019 9 October 2019
  Kuwait 5 1 2 2 0 22 January 2019 6 July 2019
  Malaysia 1 1 0 0 0 27 July 2019 27 July 2019
  Maldives 2 2 0 0 0 23 January 2019 23 January 2019
    Nepal 1 1 0 0 0 23 July 2019 23 July 2019
  Oman 1 1 0 0 0 24 February 2020 24 February 2020
  Saudi Arabia 2 1 1 0 0 21 January 2019 21 January 2019
  Singapore 1 0 1 0 0 22 July 2019
  Uganda 3 2 1 0 0 12 February 2020 12 February 2020
  United Arab Emirates 1 0 1 0 0 26 February 2020

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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 - 2020 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  5. ^ Affiliate members: Qatar Archived 28 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine – International Cricket Council. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  6. ^ Other matches played by Qatar – CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  7. ^ "All to play for in last ever World Cricket League tournament". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  8. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  9. ^ http://www.asiancricket.org/index.php/tournaments/acc-t-20-western-region-2019/3361
  10. ^ qatarliving
  11. ^ "PSL venue". Archived from the original on 15 March 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Road to ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 starts in South Africa". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Highest totals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / High scores". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Best bowling figures". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Most runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Records / Qatar / Twenty20 Internationals / Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 May 2019.