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The Thailand national cricket team is the team that represents the Kingdom of Thailand in international cricket. The team is organised by the Cricket Association of Thailand, which has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 2005, having been an affiliate member between 1995 and 2005.[4] Almost all of Thailand's matches have come against other Asian teams, including in several Asian Cricket Council tournaments.[5]

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AssociationCricket Association of Thailand
CaptainAl Amin Shehzad
International Cricket Council
ICC statusAffiliate (1995)
Associate member (2005)
ICC regionAsia
ICC Rankings Current [1] Best-ever
T20I 62nd 55th (2-May-2019)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20Iv  Malaysia at Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur; 24 June 2019
Last T20Iv  Maldives at Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur; 29 June 2019
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total [2] 4 1/3 (0 ties, 0 no results)
This year [3] 4 1/3 (0 ties, 0 no results)
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One-day kit

As of 25 September 2019

In April 2018, the ICC granted full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. All Twenty20 matches played between Thailand and other ICC members since 1 January 2019 are a full T20I.[6] Thailand played their first T20I on 24 June against Thailand during the 2019 Malaysia Tri-Nation Series.[7]



Cricket was introduced to Thailand by the children of elite Thai families who learnt the game during education in England. They founded the Bangkok City Cricket Club in 1890, and the side played its first game in November of that year. An invitation to come to the city was sent to the Singapore Cricket Club, but it was turned down due to the fear of a cholera epidemic.[8]

Cricket in the Thai community failed to develop however, and by the early-1900s the game was confined almost entirely to expatriate residents. The Royal Bangkok Sports Club began to play cricket in 1905 and they were instrumental in arranging the first international in January 1909, when Siam beat the Straits Settlements by an innings in Singapore. Siam won the return match in Bangkok the following year, and the Straits Settlements won the third and final match in December 1911.[8]

Cricket remained a recreational activity, with a national side not surfacing again until 1990. Various sides came to play the Royal Bangkok Sports Club in the 1960s and 1970s, including Worcestershire in 1965 and the MCC in 1970. This encouraged the development of more cricket facilities.[8]

Modern eraEdit

One player based in Thailand in the late-1980s and early-1990s was Ronald Endley, who worked for Volvo and persuaded the company to offer a trophy for a match against Hong Kong. This match was played in January 1990 and took the form of a two-day match, which was drawn. It became a one-day match in 1991, and 1992 saw Malaysia join in for a tri-series. The tournament was superseded by the Tuanku Ja'afar Cup, which involved all three teams along with Singapore.[8]

The early-1990s were one of the most successful periods for Thai cricket, but tight ICC player eligibility rules came into force when they became an ICC affiliate member in 1995,[4][8] which led to them being forced to field weaker teams. This coincided with financial problems, causing Thailand to pull out of tournaments. In contrast, the early part of the 21st century has seen youth cricket take priority in addition to much more being done to promote the game beyond the expatriate population.[8]

In August 2017, Thailand won the bronze medal in the 50-over tournament in cricket at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. They placed fourth in the 20-over tournament, losing to Indonesia.

International groundsEdit

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

Tournament historyEdit

ACC TrophyEdit

ACC Trophy Challenge

Thailand hosted the 2009, 2010 and 2012 ACC Trophy Challenge, the second tier of the limited-overs competition for non-Test-playing ACC members.

Thailand has not participated in the ACC Premier League.

Southeast Asian GamesEdit

Southeast Asian Games record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
  2017 Bronze Medal 3/5 2 2 0 0 0
Total 4 2 2 0 0

Records and statisticsEdit

International Match Summary — Thailand[15]

Last updated 29 June 2019
Playing Record
Format M W L T NR Inaugural Match
Twenty20 Internationals 4 1 3 0 0 24 June 2019

Twenty20 InternationalEdit

T20I record versus other nations[15]

Records complete to T20I #815. Last updated 29 June 2019.

Opponent M W L T NR First match First win
vs Associate Members
  Malaysia 2 0 2 0 0 24 June 2019
  Maldives 2 1 1 0 0 26 June 2019 29 June 2019

Other recordsEdit

  • Highest team total: 247 v Malaysia, 5 February 1992 at Polo Grounds, Bangkok[8][16]
  • Highest individual score: 137 by Luke Thongyai v Malaysia[8] at Ceylon Sports Club, Singapore, 29 June 1996[17]
  • Best innings bowling: 9/26 by N Sutton v Straits Settlements, January 1909[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ICC Rankings". International Cricket Council.
  2. ^ "T20I matches - Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  3. ^ "T20I matches - 2019 Team records". ESPNcricinfo.
  4. ^ a b Thailand at CricketArchive
  5. ^ Other matches played by Thailand – CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  6. ^ "All T20 matches between ICC members to get international status". International Cricket Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ "1st match, Malaysia Tri-Nation Series at Kuala Lumpur, Jun 24 2019". Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Encyclopedia of World Cricket, Roy Morgan, Sportsbooks Publishing, 2007[full citation needed]
  9. ^ 1996 ACC Trophy at CricketEurope
  10. ^ 1998 ACC Trophy at CricketArchive
  11. ^ 2000 ACC Trophy at CricketEurope
  12. ^ 2002 ACC Trophy at CricketArchive
  13. ^ 2004 ACC Trophy at CricketArchive
  14. ^ 2006 ACC Trophy Official website
  15. ^ a b "Records / Thailand / Twenty20 Internationals / Result summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  16. ^ 1992 Volvo Cup at CricketArchive
  17. ^ Scorecard of Malaysia v Thailand, 29 June 1996 at CricketArchive