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 and an associate member in 2017.
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|Association||Qatar Cricket Association|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate member (2017) |
Affiliate member (1999)
|First international|| Qatar v Sharjah |
(Kuwait City; 30 October 1979)
|First T20I||v Saudi Arabia at Al Emarat Cricket Stadium, Muscat; 21 January 2019|
|Last T20I||v Malaysia at Indian Association Ground, Singapore; 27 July 2019|
|As of 1 August 2019|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
World Cricket LeagueEdit
- 2017 ICC World Cricket League Division Five: 3rd place
ACC Twenty20 CupEdit
ACC Western Region T20Edit
- 2019:Runner up
Qatar have fielded sides in regional competition at Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 levels.
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.
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.
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.
The Under-19 team for the Qatar which played in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2016 & Asia Cup Qualifier 2016
- Hamad Mirza Baig (C)
- Jassim Khan
- Omar Sayeed
- Visakh Roji
- Shubh Agarwal
- Obaid Hassan
- Sarath Kumar
- Dhruv Atul Patel
- Milan Ashvinbhai Bhuva
- Darren Alton D’Souza
- Asif Khan
- Fawaz Suhail Khan
- Hussain Khan
- Khalid Moiz Siddiqui
- Ahmed Mushtaq
- Coach : Arjuna D Silva
There are ten(10) teams competing in the tournament with the top two (2) teams to be promoted to the Division 1 ICC Asia Qualifier to be held in 2017 and is the pathway to 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup. The participating teams are host Malaysia, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand and United Arab Emirates.
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.
International Match Summary — Qatar Last updated 27 July 2019
|Twenty20 Internationals||12||6||4||2||0||21 January 2019|
- Highest team total: 206/7 (20 overs) v Kuwait, 6 July 2019 at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
- Highest individual score: 73*, Inam-ul-Haq v Maldives, 23 January 2019 at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Muscat
- Best individual bowling figures: 4/33, Iqbal Hussain v Singapore, 22 July 2019 at Indian Association Ground, Singapore
Most T20I runs for Qatar 
Most T20I wickets for Qatar 
T20I record versus other nations
Records complete to T20I #839. Last updated 27 July 2019.
|Opponent||M||W||L||T||NR||First match||First win|
|vs Associate Members|
|Bahrain||1||1||0||0||0||24 January 2019||24 January 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||1||1||0||0||0||23 January 2019||23 January 2019|
|Nepal||1||1||0||0||0||23 July 2019||23 July 2019|
|Saudi Arabia||2||1||1||0||0||21 January 2019||21 January 2019|
|Singapore||1||0||1||0||0||22 July 2019|
Note: Qatar won a Super Over after both of their tied matches against Kuwait.
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