Germany national cricket team

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ICC membership granted 1991
ICC member status Associate member
ICC development region Europe
World Cricket League division Seven
Captain Asif Khan
Coach Steven Knox
First recorded match 17 August 1995 v  Austria at Radley College, Oxford, England
ICC World Cup Qualifier
Appearances 1 (First in 2001)
Best result First round, 2001
As of 3 November 2010

The Germany national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Germany in international cricket matches. They have been an associate member of the International Cricket Council since 1999, having previously been an affiliate member since 1991.[1] They are currently ranked at 37th in the world, equal with the Bahamas, Japan and Mozambique, and are the eighth ranked non-test team in Europe.[2]


Germany became an affiliate member of the ICC in 1991,[1] but did not play their first international until 1995, when they took part in the European Nations Cup in Oxford, England, playing against Austria, Sweden, Greece and France.[3] They hosted the tournament in 1996, playing against France, Portugal, Sweden and France,[4] and finished as runners up in the 1997 tournament after losing to France by one run in the final,[5] the winning run being scored by David Bordes whilst he had a skull fracture. The Wisden Cricketers' Almanack later listed the final as one of the 100 best matches of the 20th century.[6]

In 1998, Germany competed in the European Championship for the first time and finished seventh.[7] They became an associate member of the ICC the following year[1] and played in Division Two of the European Championship in 2000, finishing as runners-up to Gibraltar.[8]

They played at the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada, their first and, to date, only appearance in the ICC Trophy.[9] They failed to progress beyond the first round[10] and again finished as runners up to Gibraltar in Division Two of the European Championship the following year.[11] They also played in Division Two in 2004, finishing third,[12] and in 2006, again finishing third.[13]

Tournament history[edit]

World Cricket League[edit]

ICC Trophy[edit]

  • 1979 to 1990 inclusive: Not eligible – not an ICC member[1]
  • 1994: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member[1]
  • 1997: Not eligible – ICC affiliate member[1]
  • 2001: First round[10]
  • 2005: Did not qualify[14]

European Championship[edit]

  • 1996: Did not participate[15]
  • 1998:last place[7]
  • 2000: Division Two runners up[8]
  • 2002: Division Two runners up[11]
  • 2004: 3rd place (Division Two)[12]
  • 2006: 3rd place (Division Two)[13]
  • 2008: 5th place (Division Two)

The future[edit]

Germany are due to compete in Division One of the European qualifying tournament for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. This event will be held in Jersey and Guernsey from 19 to 24 July 2011. A top two finish would see them move to the global qualifying tournament.

In 2011 Germany came third in Division Seven of the World Cricket League. Due to this, they will again compete in Division Seven in 2013.

Current squad[edit]

German national cricket team 2012
The following list contains the 14 players in Germany's squad for the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Eight:[16]
  • Asif Khan
  • Satyanorayana Srinivas
  • Rawat Tarun
  • Shakeel Hassan
  • Khalid Butt
  • Kashif Haider
  • Eksan Latif
  • Rana-Javed Iqbal
  • Shafraz Samsudeen
  • Dilshan Rajudeen
  • Milan Fernando
  • Rishi Pilal
  • Andre Leslie
  • James Eggleston
  • Tarun Rawat
  • Team Manager: Benjamin Vipin Das
  • Team Coach: Steven Knox


  1. ^ a b c d e f Germany at Cricket Archive
  2. ^ ICC's one-day rankings
  3. ^ 1995 European Nations Cup at Cricket Archive
  4. ^ 1996 European Nations Cup at Cricket Archive
  5. ^ Scorecard of France v Germany, 23 August 1997
  6. ^ A hundred matches of the century, 2000 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
  7. ^ a b 1998 European Championship at CricketEurope
  8. ^ a b 2000 European Championship at CricketEurope
  9. ^ ICC Trophy matches played by Germany at Cricket Archive
  10. ^ a b 2001 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
  11. ^ a b 2002 European Championship Official Site – Results
  12. ^ a b 2004 European Division Two Championship at the official website of the European Cricket Council
  13. ^ a b 2006 European Division Two Championship at CricketEurope
  14. ^ 2005 ICC Trophy official site
  15. ^ 1996 European Championship at CricketEurope
  16. ^ "Squads named for inaugural WCL Division 8". European Cricket Council. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 

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