Mozambique national cricket team
Flag of Mozambique
|Twenty20 debut||14 May 2011 v Botswana (lost by 5 wickets)|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Affiliate member (2003)|
|First international||21 March 2004 v Rwanda at Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa|
|As of 31 October 2016|
The Mozambique national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Mozambique in international cricket matches. The Mozambique national cricket team, which is administrated by the Mozambican Cricket Association, is an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Mozambique is also a member of the African Cricket Association. The Mozambique national cricket team has competed in the World Cricket League Africa Region and the ICC Africa Twenty20 Championship.
Mozambique became an affiliate member of the International Cricket Council in 2003. An affiliate member is the lowest possible membership and, as of October 2016[update], it is held by 56 countries. Affiliate members can not play Test matches.
50 over cricket
Their international debut came the following year, when they played in the African Affiliates championship which was the first stage of qualifying for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. They would finish in 6th place after only defeating Rwanda
Mozambique, as a member of the African Cricket Association, competes in the World Cricket League Africa Region which is a 50 over competition for African countries that aren't full member of the ICC. For this edition, they competed in the third division as they drawn to meet Sierra Leone, Morocco and Rwanda. In the opening match against Sierra Leone, they scored a six wicket win after they bowled out the opposition for only 197. In return, Kaleem Shah top scored with 55 to give the team their first up victory. Kaleem Shah scored the first century of the tournament in the next game against Morocco to get the team to 275 from 50 overs. Morocco in return could only muster up a score of 196 with Shah being the best bowler. The final group game saw Mozambique win the match against Rwanda by 112 runs to finish on top of pool 2. In the semi-final stage, they took on Ghana and Zainul Patel dominated the bowling with 4 wickets to help in getting the team through to the final. In the final game of the tournament, top scorer Kaleem Shah top scored in the final with him scoring 77 in the 89 run victory to move Mozambique to the next division.
Division Two was held in Tanazina with five teams competing for a spot in Division 1. For Mozambique, they had to compete against Botswana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia
World Cricket League
- 2008: Division Five 8th place
World Cricket League Africa Region
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|Name||Born||Batting style||Bowling style|
|Bineesh Vadavathy(c)||Mozambique||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Syed Kaleem Raza Shah||Right-handed||Right-arm spin|
|Rodriques Q. Zefanias||Mozambique||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|Elísio Acácio Chitsondzo||Mozambique||Right-handed||???|
|Christiaan Louw||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Sadraque Mangachaia||Mozambique||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Belardo Jorge Mbebe||Mozambique||Right-handed||Right-arm spin|
|Atishay Gupta||Mozambique||Right-handed||Right-arm spin|
|Ramalingam Karthick||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Devon Thomas Martin||Right-handed||Right-arm spin|
|Mohammad Shahzad||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|Sagar Ramesh Pania||Right-handed||???|
|Dylan Sean Schoeman||Mozambique||Right-handed||Right-arm orthodox spin|
|Ahmed Amla||Coach||Carlos Jaime Mandlate||Manager|
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- Scorecards from the African Affiliates Tournament, from ICC, retrieved 5 July 2006
- "Pool 2: Mozambique v Sierra Leone at Benoni, Apr 23, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "Pool 2: Mozambique v Morocco at Benoi, Apr 24, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "Pool 2: Mozambique v Rwanda at Benoi, Apr 25, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "Semi Final: Mozambique v Ghana at Benoi, Apr 27, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- "Final: Mozambique v Sierra Leone at Benoi, Apr 28, 2006". Retrieved 31 October 2016.