Maldives national cricket team

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Maldives
Flag of Maldives
Flag of Maldives
ICC membership granted 2001
ICC member status Affiliate member
ICC development region Asia
World Cricket League division n/a
Captain Abdulla Shahid
Coach Nilantha Cooray
First recorded match 7 September 1996 v Papua New Guinea at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
As of 5 December 2010

The Maldives national cricket team represents the country of the Maldives in international cricket matches. Although they did not become an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council until 2001,[1] they have taken part in the ACC Trophy on every occasion since its inception in 1996. They have never progressed beyond the first round of the tournament.

With the separation of the ACC Trophy into Elite and Challenge divisions, following their performance at the 2006 ACC Trophy the Maldives have since competed in the Challenge divisions in both 2009 (when they came 3rd) and in the 2010 competition. The 2010 competition marked their first victory in an international tournament, defeating Saudi Arabia by 1 wicket in the final of the competition.[2]

As of 2012 Bazeegh zaka coaches the team; he is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach. From February 2013, Nilantha Cooray is the National development cricket Coach.

Tournament history[edit]

ACC Trophy[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Records[edit]

Statistics from Maldives in ACC Events

Current Squad
Name Matches Runs Wickets
Abdullah Shahid 20 298 32
Ahmed Faiz 9 72 0
Ahmed Hassan 14 259 7
Ahmed Jamaal 3 6 3
Ahmed Mauroof 3 14 2
Hassan Ibrahim 17 32 19
Hassan Rasheed 5 32 0
Mihusan Hamid 10 57 4
Mohamed Azzam 4 85 0
Mohamed Mahfooz 19 109 28
Mohamed Rishwan 10 241 0
Neesham Nasir 12 41 3
Shafee Saeed 5 5 3
Shahfraz Jaleel 19 294 0
Notable former Players
Name Matches Runs Wickets
Moosa Kaleem 14 301 9
Husham Ibrahim 13 115 5
Ismail Nihad 13 58 22
Afzal Faiz 10 157 6

Highest scores[edit]

Afzal Faiz – 93 vs China at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 17 January 2009

Shafraz Jaleel – 79 vs China at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 17 January 2009

Abdullah Shahid – 77 vs Qatar at Thailand Cricket Ground, Bangkok on 9 December 2010

Abdullah Shahid – 57 vs Bahrain at Indian Association Ground, Singapore on 8 June 2014

Mohamed Rishwan – 54* vs Bhutan at ICC Academy Ground #1, Dubai on 4 October 2012


Best bowling figures[edit]

Ismail Nihad – 6/10 vs China at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 17 January 2009

Abdullah Shahid – 5/15 vs Brunei at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 4 December 2010

Mohamed Mahfooz – 4/6 vs Iran at PTI School, Chiang Mai on 14 January 2009

Mohamed Mahfooz – 4/8 vs China at Gymkhana Club, Chiang Mai on 5 December 2010

Abdullah Shahid – 4/13 vs Thailand at Gymkhana Club, Chiang Mai on 21 January 2009


Current squad[edit]

The following list contains the 14 players in the Maldive's squad for the 2010 ACC Trophy Challenge:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CricketArchive – Maldives page". CricketArchive. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Maldives v Saudi Arabia, ACC Trophy Challenge 2010/11 (Final)
  3. ^ "ACC Trophy Challenge 2010 – Maldives". Asian Cricket Council. 5 December 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 

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